Walkers and runners to descend on downtown Biloxi

Walk or run to downtown Biloxi this weekend, and you won’t be alone.

The 30th annual Mayor’s Cup Run takes place throughout downtown Saturday and you’ll see the Alzheimer’s walk taking place on the Town Green. Both events are Saturday morning.

Additionally, a safety fair with plenty of first responders and other demonstrations will be taking place in the Rue Magnolia area of downtown Biloxi.

In west Biloxi, you’ll find plenty of family activities and holiday cheer on display this weekend with Christmas at Beauvoir.

Your weekend preview also includes “Nunsense” at Center Stage, Ronnie McDowell at the Golden Nugget, and Seven Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience at Margaritaville.

To see details on the entire weekend lineup, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Council to consider Public Works director, Civil Service issues

The Biloxi City Council is expected to consider measures on Tuesday to hire a new Public Works Department director, establish slip fees at the city’s commercial harbor, and remove Civil Service protection for future city hires.

The issues are on the agenda for the council’s 1:30 meeting at City Hall, but public meetings also will be held at 10:30 to discuss the Civil Service issue and a proposal from Water Company of America.

To see the agendas and supporting documents for each of the meetings, click here.

For background on the mayor’s nominee to lead the Public Works Department, a vote delayed by a week, click here.

News and notes

Webcasting: Hear the municipal issues du jour in this week’s City Desk webcast. Visitors Center Manager Bill Raymond visits, offering news about upcoming events, news about the Mardi Gras museum, but not a hint about the new Christmas decorations planned for the Biloxi Lighthouse. Listen for yourself by clicking here.

DRC agenda: The Development Review Committee, which did not meet this week, has released its agenda for next week. To take a look, click here.

Planning agenda: Planning Commission members on Thursday will consider the proposed downtown Biloxi baseball stadium and conduct a tree hearing for the project. To see the Planning Commission agenda, click here.

Face it: The city’s Facebook page contains a gallery of photos from this week’s Breakfast with the Mayor presentation and a host of other posts. To see the page — be sure to click Like while you’re there —
click here.

Capital coverage: Chief Meteorologist Ken South of Jackson TV station WJTV News Channel 12 filed a story on the Katrina sculptures while in town the other day as part of his recurring South Bound travel vignettes. To see South’s story, click here.