Tim Bennett and the inside story on Conference USA

OK, so you’ve heard about Conference USA baseball championship coming to MGM Park next week.

It’s going to be five days of top-flight college baseball, led by the top-seeded Southern Miss Golden Eagles, along with daily national TV exposure and thousands of baseball fans from across the country.

So what do you need to know about the Conference USA tournament? Tim Bennett, the head of Overtime Sports, who signed a three-year deal for MGM Park to host the tournament, has all the answers in this week’s City Desk podcast, recorded this morning at Biloxi City Hall.
Listen to the City Desk podcast


Biloxi Police honor fallen officers

Dozens of people – relatives of fallen officers, retired police officers, military personnel, and those on duty from Biloxi and neighboring jurisdictions – gathered today to honor the memory of Biloxi police officers who died in the line of duty.

During the ceremony, officers honored Lt. Michael Meaut, Officer Emory Wilson, Officer David Higginbotham and Animal Control Officer Nathan Mitchell, four Biloxi police officers who died while on duty.
See photos from the ceremony
Read comments from Biloxi Police Chief John Miller


News and notes

Hiller splash pad closed:  The splash pad at Hiller Park is temporarily closed so that repairs can be made to some of the property that has been damaged by the public.  The splash pad is set to reopen sometime next week.

Preservation series continues:  The 10th annual Preservation in May series continues tonight with “A Visit in Historic Oak Park Neighborhood”.  The walking tour begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Businessmen’s Park a the intersection of Forrest and Bayview Avenue.  To see more about the series’ events, click here