Aldermen schedule special election for liquor vote

CORINTH — The Corinth Board of Aldermen has scheduled a special election Dec. 11 on the sale of liquor in the city.

The Daily Corinthian reports aldermen voted 5-1 to schedule the special election for a city-wide referendum.

Supporters of a vote on the liquor issue had been gathering signatures since September and presented the board with the petitions.

A new state law changed the eligibility requirements for municipalities that may hold liquor elections. The petitions must include the signatures of at least 20 percent of the city’s registered voters.

Alcorn County was a wet county for 21 years until 1989, when Alcorn County voters ended liquor sales and, in a city election, Corinth voters said “yes” to beer sales. Liquor elections failed in 1993 and 2005.

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