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Governor vetoes bill allowing transport of liquor through dry counties

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Mississippians to transport a limited amount of unopened alcohol through dry counties. Senate Bill 2526 was passed during the waning days of the 2013 session. The bill would let a person buy the liquor in a wet county and drive through dry […] [...]

Public hearing called to mull community’s new liquor law

NEW ALBANY — New Albany residents will get a look at the city’s new liquor ordinance at a public hearing on May 7. Local voters approved the sale of liquor and wine on March 19. The board of aldermen was to adopt an ordinance setting parameters not addressed directly by state law. Mayor Tom Kent […] [...]

Council approves new beer/light wine ordinance

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg City Council has adopted an ordinance to open downtown streets to the sale and consumption of beer and light wine during special events. The ordinance allows retailers with a current permit to sell beer and light wine on downtown streets closed for special events such as HUBFEST and the fall and spring […] [...]

Residents to vote on liquor sales during general election

PHILADELPHIA — A citywide referendum on liquor sales will appear on the June 4 general election ballot in Philadelphia. The Neshoba Democrat reports the board of aldermen set the date after being presented with a petition with 1,014 names certified in the city clerk’s office. State law allows county seats and towns of more than […] [...]

Voters say yes to in-city liquor/wine sales

by 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

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 […] [...]

City officials targeting BYOB nightclubs

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 […] [...]

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

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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