‘Wind Down Wednesday’ to make debut today

The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and other sponsors this evening will introduce “Wind Down Wednesdays,” a Town Green event designed to provide “relaxing and fun experience after a long workday.”

Beau Rivage plays host to a night of entertainment, food and refreshments from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the Biloxi Town Green. Refreshments for after-work socializing will be available for purchase, as well as light snacks.

Barbara and Company will perform their special blend of R&B, Old School, Blues and Motown hits.

Joining the Beau in sponsoring the affair are the City of Biloxi, Main Street Biloxi and Clear Channel Biloxi radio stations Magic 93.7, K99, 92.5 Beat and News Radio 104.9.

Plans are for one event per month in October and November and again in March through May of 2009 with different entertainment each month.

To print a flier about the event, click here.

Squirrel interrupts downtown power

Electricity to a number of downtown businesses was interrupted for 17 minutes Tuesday morning when a squirrel hopped onto an electric transformer on Howard Avenue, where workers are re-positioning utility poles as part of the reconstruction of the roadway.

Typically, says Gifford Ormes of Mississippi Power’s Biloxi office, lights may blink slightly when something like this happens, but a safety feature designed to protect linemen working in the area automatically shut down the power.

Said Mayor A.J. Holloway: “The power interruption might have caused a slight inconvenience, but this shows that the power company’s safety feature worked.”

And the squirrel? “He actually lived,” Ormes said. “He looked like he was bleeding a little, and I suspect he had a pretty big headache.”

News and notes

Flood watch: The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood watch for Harrison County until Friday evening. The coastal flood watch, which means that conditions are favorable for flooding, was issued because winds from Hurricane Ike are expected to “pile water onto the Mississppi Coast.” To read the entire advisory, click here.

Debris email: A new email address has been set up for residents and business owners to alert debris teams about debris that has been moved to the curbside. E-mail type of debris and location to debris@biloxi.ms.us.

Brown bag it: Donn Hupp will entertain at Biloxi Main Street’s Brown Bag Lunch on Friday, Sept. 19 at Margaret Tremmel Peresich Park. To print a flier about the evnet, which launches the 2008 Fall series, click here.