Alcohol vote on tap


Published: January 11,2010

Tags: bars, hospitality, municipal government, restaurants

NEW ALBANY — New Albany voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether beer and light wine will be legal to sell and possess within the city limits.

Union Countians United for Progress secured more than 1,000 signatures to force the vote — the same group that promoted a countywide election to allow liquor and wine in Nov. 2008.

The election will be held at the Union County Courthouse, with the polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal said promoters have said the election is an economic issue, and opponents have posed it as a moral question.

To pass, more than 50 percent of participating voters would have to approve the referendum. If it fails, supporters cannot compel another election for five years.

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