State of City, MLK events postponed

Two upcoming city events of note have been postponed because of the spike in COVID-19 numbers.

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich announced Friday that the State of the City luncheon organized by the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce has been postponed from Tuesday, Jan. 18 to Tuesday, April 19 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

Organizers of the Coastwide MLK Celebration announced in a Facebook post over the weekend that the MLK events have been postponed until Feb. 3-6, and the MLK Parade and Battle of the Bands will take place Sunday, Feb. 6.

News & notes: Gaming, departmental reports, pools, council

Gaming numbers: The Biloxi casinos took in $94.4 million in December, the largest December on record by the state’s count. To see the latest report, click here.

Weekly reports: To see the latest from the departments of Fire, Police and Community Development, click here.

Swimming pools: The Biloxi Natatorium will close at 5 p.m. today and the Donal Snyder Center pool will be closed on Tuesday because of a lack of staff. For other closing dates and to confirm reopening of the pools, call the Parks & Recreation office at 228-388-7170.

City Council: Biloxi City Council does not meet this week. The next schedule meeting is set for Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a special called meeting on proposed amendments to the Land Development Ordinance regarding trees. Both meetings will be held at Biloxi City Hall. To visit the council page, click here.