Posts Tagged ‘referendum’

City wants lodging tax; money collected in error placed in escrow

HORN LAKE — Horn Lake hopes to get the ball rolling soon on a referendum for a hotel-motel tax that could generate thousands of dollars in revenue without taxing residents. The referendum is the latest chapter in the troubled history of the city’s hotel-motel tax, which dates back to 2002. State legislators approved a four-year […] [...]

Opponents of recreational bonds fail to get needed signatures

MERIDIAN — Opponents to a $14-million bond issue in Lauderdale County have fallen short of their goal to force a countywide election on the proposal. The Meridian Star reports the county circuit clerk completed the process of verifying signatures on a petition Wednesday. Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson says there were 1,338 valid signatures that […] [...]

Mayor wants ‘trial run’ of hotel/restaurant tax next month

GAUTIER — At the end of the this week’s Gautier City Council meeting, Mayor Tommy Fortenberry made a motion to use the June 4 ballot as a “trial run” for the 2 percent tax-levy issue. Fortenberry said he was concerned at the low turnout of the primary election and wants to make sure residents are […] [...]

Aldermen give nod to new liquor ordinance

NEW ALBANY — Aldermen have passed the ordinance that will implement the sale of wine and liquor on June 6. Mayor Tim Kent says the ordinance states that New Albany will follow the state’s regulations. City attorney Regan Russell tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the ordinance is to take effective date at least 30 days […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Voters reject additional tax on area restaurants

TISHOMINGO COUNTY — Voters in Tishomingo County have defeated a proposed 1 percent additional tourism tax. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports complete but unofficial returns showed 4,158 people voted against the measure to 3,268 in favor. Supporters proposed the tourism tax as an economic and job development engine for the county. It would have […] [...]

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