Zoning issues dominate council agenda; other news and notes

The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday will consider five zoning issues – including an exemption for owner-occupied cottages – and appropriating nearly $50,000 for baseball and softball leagues.

The council’s meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. Also, council members will discuss the city’s appropriate to the South Mississippi Humane Society during an 11 o’clock meeting Tuesday morning.

To see the complete agenda and available resolutions for the afternoon meeting,
click here.

Weekend preview: Symphony, Sweat and more

The big game is Sunday, but among your weekend entertainment offerings on local stages are the Gulf Coast Symphony presenting “Mozart & More” Saturday night at the Saenger Theater, Keith Sweat at the Hard Rock, and Musiq Soulchild at the IP.

To see the complete listing of weekend entertainment, click here.

News and notes

Candidates, candidates: You can find the latest list of those who have announced intentions to run for municipal office in Biloxi in the Voter Info section of the city web site. To see the listing, and to find links to other voter info, click here.

School news: The Biloxi School Board, facing smaller pre-Katrina enrollment and cuts in state funding, is considering its options regarding the ‘re-purposing” of one of its elementary schools. For the latest on the issue, click here.

History week: The 19th annual celebration of History Week, an annual ritual sponsored by the city and the Mississippi Coast Historical and Genealogical Society, takes place Feb. 8 through 14 at the Biloxi Community Center on Howard Avenue. For details on the affair, click here.

Tree sculpting: Sculptor Marlin Miller hopes to be in the final stretch of his final sculpture on Beach Boulevard in Biloxi. Miller has been working for several days on the sculpture of osprey directly south of the Biloxi Cemetery. Reporter Mark Potter will be in town to report on the sculpture Saturday for a story scheduled to air Monday on the NBC Nightly News. For background, click here.