Posts Tagged ‘bars’

Aldermen hear from business, home owners on noise ordinance

OCEAN SPRINGS — Twenty-eight people spoke during a public meeting at Ocean Springs City Hall about the city adopting a noise ordinance. Business and home owners spoke to the mayor and Board of Aldermen during a two-hour meeting. They expressed their opinions on the attraction of having bands at night all the way to the […] [...]

Coast city looking to quiet late-night bars, restaurants

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs city attorney John Edwards says it would be possible to have a draft of a noise ordinance for the city within two weeks. He said he could have something by the next Board of Aldermen meeting, but he cautioned city leaders many cities take their time adopting such an ordinance. […] [...]

City wants legislators to approve vote on restaurant/bar tax

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has approved a resolution asking for legislative authority to hold a referendum on a 1 percent tax on restaurant and bar sales to fund recreation, economic development and tourism promotion. The Mississippi Press reports the vote without comment at yesterday’s council meeting is for a “local and private bill” […] [...]

Nightclub owners voice concerns over proposed security ordinance

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg nightclub and bar owners say many smaller nightspots would be put out of business by a proposal to require on-site parking lots and at least three guards at every bar. The Hattiesburg American reports the City Council has scheduled a public meeting March 5 to hear public concerns. Ben Shemper, owner of […] [...]

Hub City bar owners balk at early closing

by Published: December 16,2010

Tags: bars, clubs, crime, entertainment

HATTIESBURG — It is looking less likely that Hattiesburg will make bars and nightclubs close earlier. The City Council has been discussing whether to mandate a midnight closing time. The city currently lets bars and clubs stay open until 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and midnight Sunday. The Hattiesburg American reports that during a public […] [...]

Alcohol vote on tap

by 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 […] [...]

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