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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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Regulators give nod to new liquor store hours

CORINTH — Corinth’s request for two changes in the hours for the local sale of liquor has been approved by Mississippi regulators. The Daily Corinthian reports the Alcoholic Beverage Control agency recently approved package stores to have hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, rather than the state regulation of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ABC ...

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Council to debate new ordinances for nightclubs

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council is set to consider tighter controls on nightclubs in hopes of reducing repeated disturbances that have kept police busy. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the ordinance will be considered tomorrow. It would apply to all nightclubs — broadly defined as any establishment that serves alcoholic beverages and provides entertainment, such as music, games, ...

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City officials targeting BYOB nightclubs

TUPELO — Officials say eliminating “bring your own bottle” nightclubs could help control littering, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assaults in Tupelo. The proposal would require a city beer permit or a state alcohol permit for establishments that serve alcohol and provide entertainment, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. “For me, it’s safety,” said Tupelo police chief Tony Carleton. He ...

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State nixes city's new liquor store ordinance

SOUTHAVEN — The state of Mississippi has barred plans by the city of Southaven to require liquor stores to be farther apart and farther from churches and schools. The Mississippi Department of Revenue informed the city this week that the agency and state law controls  operation of liquor stores. State law keeps liquor stores 250 feet away from churches and ...

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City leaders set election date for liqour/wine vote

NEW ALBANY — New Albany aldermen have voted to set an election for March 19 to decide whether liquor and wines of more than five percent alcohol by weight can be sold inside the city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Mississippi law requires the board to hold an election if a group presents petitions asking for the vote ...

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Voters overwhelmingly say yes to in-city liquor sales

SENATOBIA — Voters have approved a proposal to legalize the sale of liquor inside Senatobia’s limits. Complete but unofficial results show the issue passed in Tuesday’s special election by a three-to-one margin. A new state law allows city-only votes on liquor. Previously, all liquor votes in Mississippi have been county-wide, even though liquor and wine can be sold only within ...

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Craft beer festival set for March

TUPELO — This city will host a craft beer festival with samples of at least 60 different beers. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the March 2 festival in comes about a year after the state enacted a law increasing the legal limit of alcohol by weight in beer. The law opened the state for more imported and domestic craft ...

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Council clears way for two downtown microbreweries

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council has approved a change to the city’s land use code to allow microbreweries to open in the city’s downtown area. The Hattiesburg American reports two breweries are currently equipping to begin brewing by spring. Southern Prohibition brewery, owned by John Neal and Quinby Chunn, is remodeling a former furniture warehouse to house a 20-barrel ...

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Aldermen approve ordinance governing new liquor law

CORINTH — The Corinth Board of Aldermen has approved an ordinance governing the sale of liquor inside the city. Corinth voters approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in a Dec. 11 special election. The ordinance was approved yesterday. The Daily Corinthian reports the ordinance generally mirrors the regulations of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control division. The city will ask the ...

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