annual report on public improvement projects and initiatives should be
arriving in homes and businesses throughout the city within the next
10 days, but an online version of the 12-page, full-color production
is now available.
of the City ’04 includes status reports on the Caillavet Street
revitalization initiative; construction of the Biloxi sports complex
and Popp’s Ferry causeway park; the Hope VI affordable housing
initiative; and the proposed Kroc Center of Hope at Yankie Stadium.
year’s report features an overview from Mayor A.J. Holloway, along
with columns by Dr. Paul Tisdale, superintendent of Biloxi Public Schools;
and Coast Transit Authority executive director Kevin Coggin, who reveals
plans for the new downtown Biloxi transit center.
of the City -- which fulfills a state mandate that the mayor provide
an annual report to the City Council and public -- also contains information
and charts detailing the city’s financial condition and other growth
over the past decade.
read the report for yourself, click
Ross among headliners this weekend
Ross, Sawyer Brown and Brooks & Dunn are among the performers you’ll
find on Coast stages this weekend. To see the complete listing of this
weekend’s entertainment, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Convention and Visitors Bureau, click
Council meets twice on Tuesday
Biloxi City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m.
to consider revisions to the zoning map for areas along Old Highway 67,
and during the council’s 6 p.m. meeting, Mayor A.J. Holloway will
greet members of the Hibernia Marching Society and proclaim March as “Irish
Heritage Month” in Biloxi.
mayor also will recognize students in the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce’s
Junior Leadership Program, and present certificates to winners in the
16th Annual Mississippi Coast History Week art contest.
see the complete agenda and available resolutions, click
approaching for city elections
Registrar Lucien Brown Jr. is reminding Biloxians that two key deadlines
are approaching concerning the May 3 party primaries, where voters will
cast ballots to select Democratic and Republican nominees for the June
a public notice in today’s Bay Press, Brown notes that those wishing
to register to vote or change registration information must do so before
noon on April 2, and those wishing to qualify as candidates must do so
by 5 p.m. on March 4.
read about more and see Brown’s expanded office hours to accommodate
And, if you’d like to see other online voter information, click
- Bank on it: Mayor A.J. Holloway presented a Certificate
of Achievement to executives of BancorpSouth this week during the ribbon-cutting
for the bank’s downtown office, which was restored to its original
1899 appearance, when it opened as the Dukate Theater. Said Holloway: “By
making this commitment, BancorpSouth is making a statement about downtown
Biloxi. That statement is that downtown Biloxi is alive and its future
holds much promise.”
talk: Sgt. Jackie Rhodes of the Biloxi Police Department
gives tips for driving on fog-shrouded roads in this week’s “City
Desk” webcast. You can also hear more about Biloxi’s
involvement in the Special Olympics World Games, and get updates
on several city construction projects. To listen, click
- Afternoon drive: Find
out how road work is impacting traffic by checking Traffic Update,
which the city Public Works Department updates each weekday. To see
the current report, click