What you need to know about visit by POTUS, VEEP

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be in Biloxi later today for a Coast Coliseum campaign rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces Mike Espy in a runoff election Tuesday.

Here’s what you need to know about today’s event:

Police have said motorists citywide should expect traffic delays, road closures and detours – some with short or no notice – before, during and after the 8 p.m. rally.

The Coliseum began allowing people onto its grounds at 8 this morning. However, doors to the Coast Coliseum will not open until 5 p.m. 

The Coliseum is charging $5 a vehicle for parking. 

Vehicles can enter the Coliseum from only two entrances: the south entrance on U.S. 90 and the entrance closest to the CSX railway on Beauvoir Road.

Those entering the Coliseum itself can enter only through the south entrance and will pass through a metal detector. Expect long lines.

Only those who have registered online will be admitted. To register, click here.

No pocket knives or weapons will be allowed. No posters, banners or signs may be brought into the event. No cameras with a detachable lens are permitted. No tripods, monopods, selfie sticks or GoPros are allowed.
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News & notes: Weekly report, council meeting

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 137 calls for service, including 88 medical emergencies and six fires; the Police Department handled 2,024 calls for service; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports – Community Development report was unavailable at this writing – click here. 

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council will hold its last meeting of the month Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall.  To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here