Posts Tagged ‘alcohol’

Raise Your Pints shifts gears

by Clay Chandler Published: March 28,2013

Tags: alcohol, Beer legislation, Craig Hendry, homebrewing, Raise Your PInts

Raise Your Pints is moving on to the next phase of its mission. “We’re still going to stay relevant, but it’s going to be more of an education and promotion type aspect where we continue to educate retailers about craft beer, help upcoming breweries, help with beer events, homebrew competitions, things like that,” said Craig […] [...]

Voters say yes to in-city liquor/wine sales

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2013

Tags: alcohol, drinking, elections, liquor, poll, referendum, sales, vote, voter, Voting, wine

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 […] [...]

Home-brewing beer will be legal in July

by Associated Press Published: March 20,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, bill, brew, brewer, brewing, drinking, executoive, governmor, home, lager, law, legislation, legislative

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill into law allowing home brewing of beer. Senate Bill 2183, which takes effect July 1, will allow people over 21 to make their own beer, as long as they don’t sell it. A household with one resident over 21 will be able make up to 100 […] [...]

Association report: Rolling out lager is big business

by MBJ Staff Published: March 18,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, beer distribution, beer truck, economic impact, employer, employment, job, lager, work, worker

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new economic impact report released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) titled America’s Beer Distributors: Fueling Jobs, Generating Economic Growth & Delivering Value to Local Communities provides the first-ever comprehensive report on beer distribution companies’ total impact on national and state economies. The report, produced by Dr. Bill Latham and […] [...]

Regulators give nod to new liquor store hours

by Associated Press Published: March 6,2013

Tags: alcohol, city government, liqour store, liquor, package store, state agency

CORINTH — Corinth’s request for two changes in the hours for the local sale of liquor has been approved by Mississippi regulators. The Daily Corinthian reports the Alcoholic Beverage Control agency recently approved package stores to have hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, rather than the state regulation of 10 a.m. […] [...]

Council to debate new ordinances for nightclubs

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council is set to consider tighter controls on nightclubs in hopes of reducing repeated disturbances that have kept police busy. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the ordinance will be considered tomorrow. It would apply to all nightclubs — broadly defined as any establishment that serves alcoholic beverages and provides […] [...]

City officials targeting BYOB nightclubs

by Associated Press Published: February 18,2013

Tags: alcohol, drinking, entertainment, license, liquor, nightclubs, nightlife, public safety, regulation, secutty, shooting

TUPELO — Officials say eliminating “bring your own bottle” nightclubs could help control littering, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assaults in Tupelo. The proposal would require a city beer permit or a state alcohol permit for establishments that serve alcohol and provide entertainment, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. “For me, it’s safety,” said Tupelo […] [...]

State nixes city’s new liquor store ordinance

by Associated Press Published: February 14,2013

Tags: alcohol, city government, kiquor, law, liquor store, municipal, municipality, package store, retail, state government

SOUTHAVEN — The state of Mississippi has barred plans by the city of Southaven to require liquor stores to be farther apart and farther from churches and schools. The Mississippi Department of Revenue informed the city this week that the agency and state law controls  operation of liquor stores. State law keeps liquor stores 250 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Voters overwhelmingly say yes to in-city liquor sales

by Associated Press Published: January 31,2013

Tags: alcohol, booze, city, drinking, election, liquor, municipal, municipality, poll, sales, vote, voter, Voting

SENATOBIA — Voters have approved a proposal to legalize the sale of liquor inside Senatobia’s limits. Complete but unofficial results show the issue passed in Tuesday’s special election by a three-to-one margin. A new state law allows city-only votes on liquor. Previously, all liquor votes in Mississippi have been county-wide, even though liquor and wine […] [...]

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