Tickets on sale for Christian festival at MGM

MGM Park will host its first-ever Christian Concert on Saturday, April 1, the Inaugural Unity Christian Music Festival, an all-day alcohol-free event open to all ages and free to children 7 and under.

The Grammy-winning group Anthem Lights, which claimed the 2015 K-LOVE fan choice award on I-Heart Radio and has more than a half-million subscribers on YouTube, will headline the festival, which is a benefit for Youth For Christ.

The event will feature live music, free inflatables for all ages and free pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Joining Anthem Lights is national touring Christian artist Moriah Peters, whose single “Brave” was a Top 10 favorite on Christian charts.

Also appearing will be Red Roots, triplets from Hurley, Miss., who have relocated to Nashville and have played their Christian Country for concerts and festivals across the country.
See ticket information
See Anthem Lights on You Tube
See Moriah Peters online
See the Red Roots online


Election update: Ward 4 down to two candidates

The race for the Ward 4 council seat, which represents areas of west Biloxi north and south of the Bay, became a two-man field Friday after candidate Nick Patano withdrew from the race.

As a result, two candidates will meet in the Ward 4 Republican primary on May 2: incumbent Robert L. Deming III and Rodney McGilvary. There are no Democrats running for the seat.
See election info and candidate lineup


News and notes

First responders appreciation: The city placed flyers on vehicles parked in the public lot at Jackson and Ohr streets in downtown Biloxi, notifying car owners that the lot would be closed Tuesday to allow public safety personnel to park while attending an appreciation picnic sponsored by Merit Health and the city. Those first responders who were on the scene of the March 7 bus-train collision are being honored from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m . Parking spaces would remain open for nearby businesses, including the Subway sandwich shop and the office of Dr. Jules Eustice.

Meanwhile in east Biloxi: Paving began and was completed this morning south of Division Street on Laurel Court and Kuhn Street in east Biloxi, and paving is scheduled to be applied Tuesday to Strangi, and, by the end of the week on Seal Avenue, where the final segments of curbing were being installed today. To read more and see photos, click here.

City Council agenda: You’ll find two dozen measures on the City Council meeting agenda for Tuesday, including the Belle La Vie planned community proposal and a measure to rename a park on Benachi for the late Clare Sekul Hornsby. To see the complete agenda and supporting documents, click here.

Rail meeting: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich on Tuesday is asking the City Council to begin a process to consolidate seven of Biloxi’s 29 rail crossings and for CSX and the Mississippi Department of Transportation to help the city improve safety at existing crossings. The meeting to discuss rail crossings will be held immediately after the 1:30 p.m. City Council meeting. For background on the issue, click here.