Preservation series launches on Howard Avenue

The 10th Annual Preservation in May series kicks off tonight with a tour of Howard Avenue.

Those attending will be able to tour 18 sites along the east Biloxi roadway to learn more about past and present sites along Howard Avenue.

“We want people to see what Howard Avenue used to be like,” Biloxi Historic Administrator Bill Raymond said.  “We also want to show people that the area is still a vibrant retail district.”

The tour, which runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m., begins at two locations: the historic West End Hose Company No. 3 Fire Museum at 1046 Howard Ave. and near the front of Ellzey’s Hardware, at the corner of Howard and Lameuse Street. 

The Biloxi Tour Train will be on hand offering continuous courtesy rides.  Participants are encouraged to visit all the stops and register for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a downtown business of their choice. 

Preservation in May is organized by the City of Biloxi, Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Biloxi Main Street, Biloxi Public Schools District, University of Southern Mississippi, and Local History & Genealogy Department of the Biloxi Public Library.
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Podcast: Spring break, homelessness and more

Councilman Paul Tisdale had about 20 of his constituents call him with concerns about spring break, so he thought he would arrange a meeting between those residents and Police Chief John Miller, Fire Chief Joe Boney and Community Development Director Jerry Creel.

Those 20 residents and about 40 more turned out Wednesday night at the Donald M. Snyder Sr. Community Center.

Tisdale speaks about that issue and the proposed initiative to deal with homelessness in Biloxi in this week’s City Desk podcast.
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