Voters say yes to in-city liquor/wine sales
Published: March 21,2013
NEW ALBANY — Voters have approved the sale of liquor and wine within the New Albany city limits.
Complete but unofficial returns show 57 percent of those voting approved the sale of liquor in Tuesday’s special election.
State law allows county seats and towns of more than 5,000 people to vote separately from their surrounding counties on legalizing wine and spirits if voters in a countywide election have rejected coming out from under the “dry” law.
New Albany had already voted in 2010 to allow the sale of beer and light wine.
Proponents of legalization touted the move as a boost to business.
The board of aldermen must now adopt an ordinance setting the parameters for liquor sales. Businesses also must get licenses from the Mississippi Department of Revenue.
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