Mayor Seeks Cuban Team Visit, Trade Interest, more Biloxi News

From:  City of Biloxi   8/21/17   GCN

"I don't think our visit could have gone any better," Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich said today after his four-day visit to Cuba last week.

Gilich's trip to Havana followed up on his goal to bring the Cuban National Baseball Team to Biloxi for a series of games at MGM Park. But the mayor also used the opportunity, in visits with Cuban leaders and U.S. representatives, to discuss potential trade benefits in a Biloxi-Cuba relationship.

The consensus from the leaders the Biloxi group encountered: The time to build a relationship is better today than it has been in the last six decades.

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Shuckers begin final homestand this evening

The Biloxi Shuckers, a half-game behind Southern League South division-leading Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, open their final homestand of the season tonight, facing the Mobile Bay Bears.

The game is the first of a 10-game series at MGM Park. The first pitch is scheduled to be thrown out at 6:35 this evening.

The Biloxi Shuckers fell short in a chance to take first place on Sunday night, dropping their road trip finale to the Jackson Generals 6-2.

This evening the Shuckers will wear military-themed jerseys during the game, part of a season-long "Military Monday" salute to the military. Active duty and retired military can buy $7 reserved level tickets with a valid ID, or a $12 ticket that includes a hot dog, chips, and drink.

Live coverage beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Cruisin' WGCM AM-1240/FM-100.9 and the Shuckers Radio Network.

Find more at the Shuckers website
 
News and notes

The week that was:  Last week the the Biloxi Fire Department answered 128 calls for service including 83 for medical and one fire, the Police Department answered 2,251 calls for service and the Community Development Department issued 37 building permits with a total construction valuation of almost $950,000.  To see the reports, click here.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council will conduct another budget workshop Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a regularly scheduled council meeting at 1:30 p.m.  To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.

Bike Biloxi: Biloxi Main Street will hosts its monthly Bike Biloxi bicycle ride on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Biloxi Visitors Center. Bring your own bicycle or rent one of 10 bicycles from two Zagster locations, Biloxi Visitors Center and MGM Park.  Make sure you have a bicycle helmet and light to participate.  For more information, call the Biloxi Main Street office at 228-435-6339.

RSVP: The induction ceremony for the 2017 class of the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame is Sunday at the Biloxi Civic Center on Howard Avenue.  Have you RSVP'd? Call 228-388-7170 or email cbell@biloxi.ms.us. To learn more about those being honored, click here.