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Citizens will go to polls to decide on alcohol sales

RIPLEY — Voters in Ripley will vote Aug. 13 on whether to legalize the sale of liquor, beer and light wine within the town limits. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports he city board set the date for the election this week after about 800 of the city’s 3,800 registered voters petitioned for it. Alcohol is available for sale in areas within ...

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After successful vote, Aldridge wants additional liquor tax

IUKA — An Iuka man, who successfully petitioned to get an election on the sale of beer and alcoholic beverages in Tishomingo County, now wants an additional tax on liquor with the proceeds going to youth programs. Charles “Tubby” Aldridge tells the Daily Corinthian he is proposing a 2 percent tax be added to alcohol sales to go toward projects ...

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Coast city's first brewery in operation

GULFPORT — This Coast city’s first brewery is open for business. WLOX-TV reports the beer was flowing Saturday for the grand opening of Mississippi Brewing Company. Co-owner Samson Vasquez says the idea to open a brewery “just hit us” one night. Now, Vasquez says a dream is coming to fruition. As the ribbon was cut during the ceremony yesterday, Vasquez ...

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Entrepreneurs want ordinance change to add micro-brewery

NATCHEZ — Businessman Doug Charboneau and his son want to open a rum micro-distillery in the building that formerly housed King’s Tavern bar in Natchez. First, Charboneau must get the city to amend its ordinances to allow for micro-distilleries. Charboneau tells the Natchez Democrat if the change can be made, he’d like to open the micro-distillery in the first quarter of ...

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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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New alcohol law has county divided; opponents want restrictions

IUKA — Opponents of beer and liquor sales in Tishomingo County say they’ll push for strict limits on the newly legal trade. On the other side, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that at least two of the four gas station-convenience stores in Iuka plan to apply for a permit to sell beer. Voters narrowly approved the sales last week. ...

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U.S. Senate bill seeks to lower craft brewery excise tax

American Craft Beer Week has gotten a congressional boost. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is one of 18 bipartisan sponsors of legislation that would reduce the excise tax on brewers that make up to 6 million barrels of beer per year to $3.50 on the first 60,000 barrels and $16 on additional barrels under two million annually. Small brewers, defined as ...

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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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Beer wholesaler becomes inaugural recipient of award

TUPELO — Mitchell Distributing Company was recognized by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) as one of the top wholesalers in the country at the annual Wholesalers Excellence Meeting in Las Vegas. Mitchell Distributing was selected as an inaugural recipient of the Ambassadors of Excellence Award, an award granted to wholesalers who have earned “Top Performer” status for three consecutive years. Only seven ...

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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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