Posts Tagged ‘liquor’

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 […] [...]

Bryant signs bill legalizing in-city liquor sales

JACKSON — The governor has signed a bill that would allow a vote on legalizing liquor sales inside the limits of cities with populations of at least 5,000 people. Under Senate Bill 2497 other residents of the county would not have a vote. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Gov. Phil Bryant signed the bill […] [...]

House approves measure allowing dry counties to sell alcohol

JACKSON — Mississippi House members want some cities in dry counties to be able to vote on allowing alcohol sales. House members voted 67-52 today for Senate Bill 2497, which now returns to the Senate for more work. As changed by the House, the bill would allow cities with 5,000 or more people in dry […] [...]

Houses passes bill allowing alcohol sales in dry counties

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has passed a bill to let mid-sized municipalities in dry counties decide if they wish to allow sales of liquor by the glass at restaurants and hotels. Voters in municipalities with at least 5,000 people would be allowed petition for a vote on the issue. At least 20 percent of […] [...]

City asking lawmakers for ‘qualified resort status’

PHILADELPHIA — The city of Philadelphia has asked the Mississippi Legislature to give it “qualified resort status.” The Neshoba Democrat reports the city wants the designation to attract national chain restaurants and to allow all restaurants in the city to serve wine and liquor by the glass. The issue could require a citywide referendum. Mayor […] [...]

City leaders want vote on sale of alcohol

CORINTH — The City of Corinth will ask the Legislature to approve a city-only vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages. The Daily Corinthian reports the board of aldermen voted 5-1 yesterday to present a resolution to lawmakers now meeting in Jackson. But opponents argued the city is unfairly cutting Alcorn County residents out of […] [...]

City gets approval for Sunday liquor sales

by Published: February 1,2011

Tags: alcohol, liquor, municipal government, state government

OXFORD — The state has approved limited liquor sales in Oxford on Sundays, beginning with Mother’s Day. Mayor Pat Patterson tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the Mississippi Department of Revenue has approved restaurant sales of wine and liquor on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, the Sundays nearest University of Mississippi football games and, when […] [...]

Prentiss County voters elect to stay dry

by Published: December 15,2010

Tags: alcohol, county government, liquor

PRENTISS COUNTY — Prentiss County voters soundly rejected an effort to legalize alcohol sales in the county with about 63 percent of voters against coming out from under Mississippi dry laws. Official vote totals showed 2,167 voters supported the referendum while 3,657 voted against it in Tuesday’s special election. Of the county’s more than 17,000 […] [...]

City Council changes liquor sales ordinance

by Published: December 9,2010

Tags: hospitality, liquor, municipal government, restaurants

PASCAGOULA — The Pascagoula City Council has tweaked a local liquor ordinance to allow sales on city property along the riverfront where restaurants have been proposed. The Mississippi Press reports the council voted 4-3 Tuesday to approve the change. The ordinance previously did not allow the sale or consumption of alcohol in public areas throughout […] [...]

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