Take your places! It’s Smokin’ the Sound time

Smoking the Sound, the powerboat races that run along front beach from east of the Isle of Capri to west of the Biloxi Lighthouse, will dominate the waterfront this weekend in Biloxi, with races taking place throughout the day Saturday and Sunday.

Viewing is available along the waterfront, with premium viewing atop the parking garages at the Isle or Hard Rock, from the pool deck at the Beau Rivage or from the schooner pier.

A race village allowing spectators a close-up look at boats will be set up east of the Isle of Capri, near the former location of the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center.

For specific times, admission prices and photos from last year’s Smokin’ the Sound, click here.

News and notes

Council meeting: The City Council’s next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, April 15.

Roadwork: City contractors will be performing soil borings – drilling 12-inch circular holes – on several streets in west Biloxi over the next couple of weeks. The work, one of the first steps in the long-term repair of streets, will take place initially on Saylor Drive, before venturing to streets in the Bent Oaks and River Place subdivisions. No road closures are planned, but motorists should use caution in the areas.

Webcasting: The “City Desk” webcast is on hiatus while the Biloxi-D’Iberville Press resolves technical issues.