Weekend preview: Rummage sale, live entertainment

Bargain hunters will have a change to shop for a host of items, including furniture, small appliances, clothing and kitchen items Saturday at the City of Biloxi annual rummage sale, which benefits the city’s Heart Walk Team.

The event, which features items donated by city employees, begins at 8 a.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road.

Elsewhere: Vince Gill performs at the Beau Rivage, Clint Black and Mickey Gilley will be at the IP, and Brenda Lee and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will perform at the Golden Nugget.¬† Over at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, rap veteran Gucci Mane & Friends will perform.
See the rummage sale flyer


The inside story on the new city budget

Kenneth McKeown, who as director of Administration is the go-to numbers guy for the City of Biloxi, discusses the just-approved municipal budget in this week’s City Desk podcast.

The good news: City property taxes will not be increasing and no city services will be reduced. The bad news: Expenditures for the next fiscal year are still projected to surpass revenue for the year, which means the city plans to dip into its financial reserves to balance the budget. The challenge: Grow the economy to create new revenue.
Listen to the City Desk program


News and notes

Fallen officer benefit: Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up for¬†a benefit¬†for the families of the six recent¬†fallen and injured police officers in¬†Baton Rouge.¬† The benefit, “United in Blue,” will be the evening of Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Golden Nugget and tickets go on sale at the Biloxi Police Department on Monday at 2 p.m. ¬†For more information and to see the flyer, click here.

City Council meetings: The Biloxi City Council will meet twice on Tuesday. The first meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the municipal employee compensation scale, and the second will be a regularly scheduled meeting at 1:30 p.m. Both meetings will be at Biloxi City Hall, 140 Lameuse St.  To see the agendas for both meetings, click here.

Biloxi gets the nod: Bmail correspondent Keith Crosby, aka the GM at the Palace Casino Resort, calls to our attention MSN’s touting of Biloxi as the one of the best vacation spots “from sea to shining sea.” OK, so it’s only a picture and caption, but we’ll take it. To see for yourself, click here.