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City leaders set election date for liqour/wine vote

NEW ALBANY — New Albany aldermen have voted to set an election for March 19 to decide whether liquor and wines of more than five percent alcohol by weight can be sold inside the city limits.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Mississippi law requires the board to hold an election if a group presents petitions asking for the vote signed by at least 20 percent of the registered voters; they have no choice.

The local group “New Albany Spirit” turned in part of the petitions Jan. 23 and the rest Jan. 29. The circuit clerk’s office validated 1,081 signatures, slightly more than the 1,056 required. The number of current registered voters is 5,280.

 

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

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