Posts Tagged ‘liquor’

One city rejects liquor, another works on newly passed law

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 […] [...]

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

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 […] [...]

Aldermen schedule special election for liquor vote

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 […] [...]

Officials to mull special election for liquor referendum

CORINTH — Aldermen will consider setting a special election for a city-wide referendum on the sale of liquor. The Daily Corinthian reports the issue is on the board’s agenda for tomorrow night. Supporters of a vote on the liquor issue have been gathering signatures since September and now have the required 2,400 signatures on their […] [...]

Empty buildings prompt residents’ call for alcohol sales

NEW HOULKA — Some residents of New Houlka are circulating a petition trying to get support for resort status in the Chickasaw County town. Supporters tell WTVA-TV empty buildings are a symbol of several businesses that have closed their doors and left town over the years. They think resort status would generate revenue by allowing […] [...]

‘Wet’ supporters hope for special election on alcohol sales

CORINTH — Supporters of a vote on liquor sales in Corinth hope to get a special election scheduled before the end of the year. Petition drive spokesman John Orman tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the group would not have the 2,400 required signatures in time for the city board meeting on Nov. 6. He […] [...]

Organizers suspend campaign to bring vote on liquor

PHILADELPHIA — A petition drive for a liquor election in Philadelphia has been temporarily suspended, organizers say. The Neshoba Democrat reports organizers say they will resume the drive once the Justice Department rules on a bill that allows a vote on legalizing liquor sales in cities like Philadelphia with populations of at least 5,000. The […] [...]

Another Rankin County city to vote on liquor sales

BRANDON — A vote on liquor sales is coming this fall in Brandon as Rankin County continues to shed its dry county status. It’s a change that began in 2009 when 77 percent of Flowood residents voted in liquor sales. Pearl later followed when it voted to allow liquor sales by the glass. But Brandon […] [...]

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