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Group looking to get beer/wine sale referendum on ballot

FULTON — Citizens may soon have to vote on whether or not to legalize the sale of beer and light wine within the Fulton city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports a Fulton special interest group known as the Concerned Citizens for Fulton’s Future is currently seeking the necessary support to bring the sale of beer and light wine ...

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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 from its adoption, which would ...

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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 counties to another wet county. ...

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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 says bringing liquor sales to ...

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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 downtown Art Walks. The Hattiesburg ...

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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 5,000 people to vote separately ...

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Raise Your Pints shifts gears

Raise Your Pints is moving on to the next phase of its mission. “We’re still going to stay relevant, but it’s going to be more of an education and promotion type aspect where we continue to educate retailers about craft beer, help upcoming breweries, help with beer events, homebrew competitions, things like that,” said Craig Hendry, RYP president. “We don’t ...

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Voters say yes to in-city liquor/wine sales

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 counties on legalizing wine and ...

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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 gallons of beer in one ...

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Association report: Rolling out lager is big business

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new economic impact report released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) titled America’s Beer Distributors: Fueling Jobs, Generating Economic Growth & Delivering Value to Local Communities provides the first-ever comprehensive report on beer distribution companies’ total impact on national and state economies. The report, produced by Dr. Bill Latham and Dr. Ken Lewis of the ...

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