Posts Tagged ‘alcohol’

Craft beer festival set for March

by Associated Press Published: January 14,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, brewery, city, community development, craft beer, drink, festival, microbrewery, tourism, tourist, visitor

TUPELO — This city will host a craft beer festival with samples of at least 60 different beers. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the March 2 festival in comes about a year after the state enacted a law increasing the legal limit of alcohol by weight in beer. The law opened the state for […] [...]

Council clears way for two downtown microbreweries

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council has approved a change to the city’s land use code to allow microbreweries to open in the city’s downtown area. The Hattiesburg American reports two breweries are currently equipping to begin brewing by spring. Southern Prohibition brewery, owned by John Neal and Quinby Chunn, is remodeling a former furniture […] [...]

Aldermen approve ordinance governing new liquor law

by Associated Press Published: January 3,2013

Tags: alcohol, city, government, hospitality, law, liquor, municipal, municipality, ordinance, restaurant, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

CORINTH — The Corinth Board of Aldermen has approved an ordinance governing the sale of liquor inside the city. Corinth voters approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in a Dec. 11 special election. The ordinance was approved yesterday. The Daily Corinthian reports the ordinance generally mirrors the regulations of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control division. […] [...]

One city rejects liquor, another works on newly passed law

by Associated Press Published: December 19,2012

Tags: alcohol, beer, bill, city, election, government, law, liquor, municipal, municipality, package store, poll, referendum, restaurant, spirits, vote, voter, Voting, wine

ASHLAND and CORINTH — One Northeast Mississippi city’s voters have voted down legalized liquor sales while another city’s leaders have started exploring their community’s new liquor law. Ashland voters have rejected a proposal to legalize the sale of liquor inside the city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 120 voters cast ballots against the […] [...]

Voters say yes to liquor, wine sales in city

CORINTH — Voters in Corinth have decided to permit the sale of liquor and wine in the city. Beer sales already are allowed there. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported unofficial results showed 68 percent of voters approving the measure. It was the first election under a new state law that allows city-only votes on […] [...]

Craft beer lobby now to push for ‘growler’ sales

JACKSON — Buoyed by recent success in changing Mississippi’s beer and brewing regulations, the craft beer lobby was set to push next year to change laws to allow the sale of “growlers,” large containers of fresh draft beer to go. But upon review, it’s already allowed. And some gourmet beer outlets already have been selling […] [...]

Liquor opponents get no answers from aldermen

CORINTH — The Corinth board of aldermen has declined to get into discussion of what liquor rules it might put into effective if sales are approved by voters next week. Liquor opponents pressed aldermen to announce how they planned to control how liquor is sold and where it can be sold. Corinth voters will decide […] [...]

Community’s plan to seek resort status nixed at board meeting

by Associated Press Published: November 20,2012

Tags: alcohol, alderman, beer, city, elected officil, election, government, liquor, municipal, municipality, Politics, referendum, resort, vote, voter, Voting, wine

HOULKA — A proposal to seek resort status for the town of Houlka in Chickasaw County is being dropped. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports town officials dropped a plan to circulate a petition during a board of aldermen meeting. Resort status could allow alcohol to be sold within the city limits. Several areas in […] [...]

Put down that margarita, report says booze contains as many empty calories as Big Gulp

by Ross Reily Published: November 15,2012

Tags: alcohol, Big Gulp, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, New York, obesity

NEW YORK — Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found. Soda and other sweetened drinks — the focus of obesity-fighting public health campaigns — are the source of about 6 percent […] [...]

Aldermen schedule special election for liquor vote

by Associated Press Published: November 7,2012

Tags: alcohol, city, election, government, liquor, municipal, municipality, Politics, poll, vote, voter, Voting

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 […] [...]

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