Weekend preview: A diverse lineup of music and more

Among the headliners in town this weekend are Daughtry, Ron White, Burt Bacharach, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, and Simply Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute band.

To read details on these shows and other entertaining events, as detailed online by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Meet Dan Gaillet, the new director of the city’s Public Works Department

This week’s City Desk webcast introduces Dan Gaillet (say “guy-a”), who, as the new Public Works director, has a wealth of experience and a host of ideas to bring to the department that he says is vital to the quality of life in Biloxi.

To hear this week’s nine-minute program, which also features Chief Administrative Officer David Nichols, click here.

To see a photo and read more about Dan Gaillet, click here.

News and notes

The changing seasons: Biloxi Public Works crews were out today signaling the approach of the Carnival season with new banners being hung on poles throughout the downtown area. To see photos of the men at work, click here.

Eye on Biloxi: As Florida once again considers legalizing gaming, WEAR-TV, the Pensacola ABC affiliate, was in town this week to study the impact of the industry on Biloxi’s quality of life. To see the report, which aired earlier this week, click here.

Down at the Point: Bill Raymond, the ubiquitous manager of the Biloxi Visitors Center and overseer of city-owned historic sites, reports that excitement is on the way for two Point Cadet sites: the Biloxi Waterfront Park is aiming for a public dedication in March, and the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum has a goal of opening its doors in time for June’s Blessing of the Fleet. To see photos of progress, as seen in mid-December, click here.

New web site: February 13, 2014, the 315th birthday of Biloxi, is the target date for the launch of the city’s enhanced website. For a quick peek at the progress, click here.

Like and Follow Biloxi: Have you connected to the city’s new Facebook presence? Bmail and other news will now also be passed along through the city’s Facebook page. To Like the city’s Facebook page, click here. On Twitter, you should follow Biloxi at @CityofBiloxi.