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City sets hearing on Sunday alcohol

COLUMBUS — The Columbus City Council has scheduled a public meeting on Aug. 31 on a proposal to allow the sale of liquor in bars and restaurants on Sundays.

The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex.

The city’s current ordinance allows for the sale of alcohol only from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

The proposed would allow on-premises alcohol sales from 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.

A city council vote could come later. The Mississippi State Tax Commission also must approve the proposal.

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