Weekend preview; football jamboree; other news and notes

Among the entertainment highlights this weekend are performances by Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, Ronnie McDowell and The Jordanaires, Brian McKnight, and Cabaret at Biloxi Little Theater.

And come Monday, you’ll have a chance to be part of a one-hour TV special being taped at the Coast Coliseum.

For details on these events and others, click here.

Biloxi hosts football jamboree this evening

The Biloxi Indians junior varsity and varsity squads will host a football jamboree this evening against Long Beach at the football stadium at the Biloxi High School campus.

To learn more about the evening — and to see more than a hundred photos from the Big Red Athletic Foundation dinner last night — click here.

Threat of rainfall persists, forecasters warn

Biloxi Emergency Manager Linda Atterberry advises that the threat of inclement weather may have diminished with the demise of Tropical Depression 5, but the possibility of heavy rainfall remains through mid-week.

The word from Atterberry and her weather sources:

“As the low pressure area persists across the region, above normal shower and thunderstorm activity can be expected, along with the threat of heavy rainfall, into early and mid-next week.”

To see image of the latest rainfall forecast
through Tuesday night, click here.

“Some areas may receive an
additional 3 to 5 inches of rain, with isolated higher amounts especially over extreme southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi.”

To see real-time radar, click here.

News and notes

Webcasting: Among the issues onthis week’s City Desk webcast are ongoing city budget discussions, the pending Katrina fifth anniversary, and more. To listen to the 12-minute program, click here.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council will discuss departmental budgets during a public meeting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Among the issues on the agenda for the council’s 1:30 meeting are a zoning request to allow a new gas station and convenience store on new Highway 67 and Rue Sanchez, and the city’s proposed Land Development Ordinance. To see the agendas for both meetings, click here.

Football registration: Registration for city youth football and cheerleading takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Snyder center on Pass Road. Football is open to children ages 5 to 12 and youth cheerleading is open to children ages 7 to 12. Both sports are $30 for city residents and $50 for each non-Biloxi resident. Proof of residency and birth certificate is required at time of registration; family discounts available for Biloxi residents. Questions? Email sports@biloxi.ms.us.