Waste Pro to use Saturday as catch-up day

Waste Pro will have a contingent of trash trucks in Biloxi neighborhoods on Saturday, working to pick up any trash that may have been missed today or over the past few weeks.

Six rear-load trash trucks and as many as three trucks equipped with booms will be working neighborhoods, following up on today’s weekly trash pickup day, when 10 trucks canvass the city to pick up residential trash, such as lawn clippings and tree limbs that might not fit in typical garbage cans.

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich on Thursday asked residents to haul trash to the curb for pickup to take advantage of the additional resources Waste Pro had committed to Biloxi.

“Forty-nine-point-five percent of the complaints they receive from their countywide contract are from Biloxi,” Gilich said, “and as a result Waste Pro committed these additional resources to addresses issues. We’d like to see them get caught up.”

Waste Pro, under the terms of its contract with the Harrison County Utility Authority, will not pick up trash generated by private contractors or tree services. Also not included in the trash pickup are tires, refrigerators, air conditioners or any hazardous material.


Registration on tap this weekend for youth leagues

The beginning of the school year means the City of Biloxi’s fall youth sports leagues are just around the corner.

On Saturday, the Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for its football and cheerleading leagues from 9 a.m. to noon at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road.

Football is open to children ages 5 to 12, cheerleading for ages 6 to 12 and fees for Biloxi residents range from $30 to $90, depending on the number of children registered.  It’s $50 per child for non-Biloxi residents.

A second registration will be held Saturday, Aug. 12. 

On Monday, registration for fall swimming lessons will begin.  From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Biloxi Natatorium, 1384 Father Ryan Avenue, the aquatics division will be filling more than a half dozen classes for ages 6 months to adults.

Lessons will be held Monday through Thursday for two weeks at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

The two-week sessions begin on Monday, Sept. 5 and fees for each session are $30 for Biloxi residents and $50 for non-Biloxi residents.

Birth certificate and proof of residency are required for all registrations.

Elsewhere this weekend: Finally Friday is tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Downtown Arts District off Rue Magnolia and Water Street, “All Shook Up” has been held over this weekend at Center Stage Theatre, and Friends of Hiller Park will host Bingo Night on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. at the Biloxi Elks Lodge 606, on U.S. 90.

Over at the casino resorts, Priscilla Presley, once known as “Mrs. Elvis Presley,” will be at the Beau Rivage, Gavin Degraw is at the Hard Rock and Ronnie Milsap performs at the IP Casino Resort.
See the football and cheerleading flyer
See the swimming lessons flyer
See the complete weekend lineup
See the August Community Calendar


News and notes 

Fall tennis: Registration for the fall beginner tennis clinic “Ready to Rally” will begin on Thursday, Sept. 7 and continue each Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 12 at the A.J. Holloway Sports Complex.  The clinic is $40 for six sessions for ages 8 and older.  To see the registration form, click here.

Council workshop: The Biloxi City Council will hold a budget workshop Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at City Hall. The session, part of a month-long series of public meetings to craft a city spending plan for FY 2018, will focus on capital projects and non-departmental funding, which includes libraries, museums, public transit and annual sponsorships.  To see the agenda for Tuesday morning, click here.  For background on the budget process, click here.

Flooding issues: Biloxi Emergency Manager Michelle Crowley reports that flooding issues remain this afternoon at Division and Bohn, and Crawford, Richmond and Kuhn streets. Water has subsided on other streets that had been inundated by this morning’s downpour. To see the weekend forecast, click here.