Posts Tagged ‘liquor’

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 Associated Press 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 Associated Press 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 Associated Press 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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