jolly green “Shrek” appears at dusk this evening on
the Town Green, kicking off a St. Patrick’s weekend of music
Main Street Biloxi’s outdoor airing of “Shrek 2” begins
at 6 p.m. on the Town Green. Main Street asks those attending to wear
green clothing and to bring one canned food item for admission.
Elsewhere this weekend, you’ll find Faith Hill at the Grand in
Biloxi for a Brett Favre Fourward Foundation benefit, Rascal Flatts at
the Coast Coliseum, and, of course, the St. Patrick’s run Saturday
morning in downtown Biloxi and Hibernia Marching Society parade taking
to the streets Saturday afternoon at 2.
For details on these events and more, courtesy of the Mississippi Gulf
Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click
City Council meets Tuesday afternoon
The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. will consider a resolution
seeking state approval for the city to give $350,000 to the St. Vincent
DePaul Society to construct a new community facility.
The donation would be made over a five-year period under the resolution.
To read the complete agenda and available resolutions, click
CDBG hearing coming up
The public will have a chance to comment on the city’s Community
Development Block Grant program for the ’04 program year during
a hearing on Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Municipal Building.
Meantime, you can review the highlights of the program year, including
a narrative and detailing of activities and accomplishments for the year,
in the Publications section of the city web site. To see the listing
of the CDBG reports and other publications, click
News and notes
- Election essentials: You can find a list of candidates,
detailed ward maps, and other information about the upcoming city
elections in the Voter Information section of the city web site.
To see it,
- State of City delivery: By the time you read this,
the U.S. Postal Service should have Biloxi saturated with the annual
State of the City mailout. About 26,000 copies of the ’04 report
began arriving in Biloxi mailboxes Thursday and were scheduled to all
have been delivered by this afternoon. Extra copies will be available
Tuesday at Biloxi public libraries, and you can also read the document
online on the city web site.
- On the web: Get the latest on issues of note on “City Desk,” the
weekly webcast hosted by Gary Michiels. To listen to this week’s
program, click here.
- So long to a Prince: A host of community leaders and
developers gathered this week to mark the retirement of Bill Prince,
who, as the city’s Building Official for the past 16 years, has
helped oversee historic levels of construction. To read more, click
- Traffic update: How’s road construction
throughout Biloxi impacting the flow of traffic? To find out, click