Meet the Boosters of Biloxi in New Cemetery Tour, more Biloxi News

From:  City of Biloxi   10/20/17   GCN

Visitors to this year's Old Biloxi Cemetery Tours will be able to meet some of Biloxi's earliest and biggest promoters when the award-winning event kicks off Sunday.

"Greetings from Biloxi," a tip of the hat to prominent tourism leaders of days gone by, will be the theme of the 11th annual walking tour, which takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday and 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Old Biloxi Cemetery on U.S. 90, midway between the Biloxi Lighthouse and the White House Fountain.

Re-enactors will appear in character, telling visitors about the life and experiences of 16 former notable Biloxians.  The performances are continuous, meaning those attending can drop by anytime during tour hours to see all re-enactments.

The complete lineup in this year's cemetery tours:

Brandy Mills portrays Norita Lopez Yerger; Young and old Laura Hinsdale by Kathe Newcomb and Gracie Mills Nolan McSwain by A.J. Lawson; Mary Mahoney by Leonie Johnston Simmons; Capt. Louis Gorenflo by Bill Collins; Jean Guilhot by Jim Russell; Charles B. Foster by Jeff O'Keefe; Tony Ragusin by Clayton Pennylegion; Jean C. Delauney by Edmund Boudreaux; Cora White by Kelly Norris Olin; Sie Simon by Cree Cantrell; Gus Stevens by Bryan Rosetti; F. "Yankie" Barhanovich by Boyce Deaton; Dubaz Brothers Band by Mark Dubaz; and Lauraine Barbour Power of the Biloxi Little Theatre by Tina Johnston;

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Ordinances would focus on events, loitering, panhandling

The Gilich administration is proposing three measures to help deal with two hot-button issues: events that disproportionately tax city resources and the problem of aggressive panhandling and loitering outside high-profile areas of the city.

The proposed special events ordinance and amendments to the ordinances on loitering and panhandling are on the City Council agenda for Tuesday. Councilmembers are expected to vote on the issues at a subsequent council meeting.

The three measures have been in the works for weeks, and are being placed before the council a week after a half-dozen downtown business leaders complained at a City Council meeting about aggressive and abusive loiterers and panhandlers outside their businesses.

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City seeks input on updated mitigation plan

The City of Biloxi is seeking public input to help update its Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management Plan.

The hazard mitigation plan identifies and assesses the risks from natural hazards faced by the community and how to best minimize or manage those risks. Having an updated hazard mitigation plan is necessary to qualify for federal mitigation funds.

As part of the update, Biloxi residents are being asked to review the plan and leave a comment.  The comment section will be open Monday, Oct. 23 through Monday, Nov. 13. 

Approval for the updated plan is set to go before the Biloxi City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 14 during its 1:30 p.m. meeting.  Citizens are welcome to comment on this plan during the citizens' comments portion of the city council meeting.

See the plan and leave a comment.
 
Released by Vincent Creel and Cecilia Dobbs Walton