The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday will seek public comments about
proposed zoning for areas along old Highway 67 in the Woolmarket community.
The issue is one of more than a dozen measures facing councilmembers
when they meet Tuesday at 1:30 p.m at City Hall.
Also scheduled to be discussed: requests for zoning changes on two
West Beach properties and a parcel fronting Brasher Road in north Biloxi.
To read the complete agenda and available resolutions, click
Biloxi Police on world stage in a special way
Biloxi Patrolman Louis Beck should be arriving in Japan today to
help carry the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” on the
final leg of its journey to the World Games in Nagano, Japan.
Biloxi Assistant Police Chief Rodney McGilvary, himself a longtime
Special Olympics volunteer, said Biloxi’s involvement in the
games represents a milestone occasion and honor for the city.
To find out more, click
Weekend lineup: Horsing around, Al Jarreau and George Jones
Among the noteworthy events taking place this weekend, you’ll
find the Gulf Coast Winter Classics horse shows continuing at the Harrison
County Fairgrounds, Al Jarreau on stage at the Beau Rivage, and George
Jones at the Grand in Biloxi.
To peruse the complete entertainment listings, as compiled by the
Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click
Mayor on the stomp
Mayor A.J. Holloway kicked off the workweek Monday with morning and
lunchtime speaking engagements to local audiences, and he traveled
to the state capitol to meet with key legislators Wednesday and Thursday.
A common issue at each of the presentations – the Biloxi Chamber’s “Breakfast
with the Mayor” and Biloxi Rotary on Monday before heading to
Jackson – was the detrimental impact that local residents would
face if legislators were to reduce the local share of gaming taxes.
Holloway had to pass up the Gulfport Rotary’s invitation to
speak at an awards ceremony honoring longtime Gulfport Athletic Director
Lindy Callahan, but the mayor couldn’t pass up the opportunity
to rib Callahan about his role in the intense high school football
rivalry between Gulfport and Biloxi.
To see Holloway’s comments that were read at the luncheon, click
News and notes
- Financially speaking: The city’s Comprehensive
Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2003 is now available online.
The 113-page document, which details the city’s financial health
through September 2003, turned into a time-consuming process because
government agencies across the country are using new reporting procedures.
To read the document, click
- Webcast: “City Desk” host Gary Michiels
brings up a variety of current issues in this week’s webcast.
To listen, click
- Traffic: Get the lastest on the status of road
projects – and how they’re impacting the flow of traffic – in
the Traffic Update. To see today’s report, click