Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new class — 2019

A crowd of more than 500 was on hand Sunday at the Biloxi Civic Center to see the city induct 13 new members into the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame.

High school and college football coach John Williams and former Indians basketball star Seber Windham, who now coaches at Biloxi High School, were among an impressive group of 13 inductees, which includes three Biloxi Boxing Club legends, a 165-pound walk-on center on the 1949 LSU Sugar Bowl team, two of the area’s best-ever high school baseball pitchers and a former Biloxi Dodgers pitcher who has distinguished himself over 40 years of umpiring high school softball.
Meet the Class of 2019
Gallery: Dozens of images from Sunday
See the program

News & notes: Weekly report, Drive Sober campaign, Shuckers, weather

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 143 calls for service, including 105 medical emergencies and five fires; the Police Department handled 2,079 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 48 building permits with a construction valuation of nearly $515,000;  and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

Labor Day Blitz: The Biloxi Police Department has increased its law enforcement presence along various roadways in Biloxi as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign leading up to the Labor Day holiday. To see the BPD’s press release, click here.

Barks and Brews: The Biloxi Shuckers continue their homestand with the Mississippi Braves at MGM Park tonight. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. and its Barks and Brews night so fans can bring their dogs! To visit the Shuckers website, click here.

Weather: Rain is predicted for the next couple of days. To see the weather forecast, click here. To see a Facebook post about this morning’s heavy rainfall, courtesy of Vincent Creel, click here.