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Voters in Rankin County approve liquor sales on Ross Barnett Reservoir

RANKIN COUNTY — Residents have approved liquor sales at restaurants on the Rankin County side of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Complete but unofficial returns show more than 80 percent of those voting yesterday approved the liquor sales. Eligible voters were residents who live on property owned by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District and who were registered to vote. ...

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New Belgium bringing brew to Magnolia State

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — New Belgium Brewing of Ft. Collins, Colo., is adding Mississippi as its 37th state of distribution in March. Brands immediately available will include Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift, Trippel, 1554, Summer Helles and some Lips of Faith brands. The brewer went with a mix of wholesale partners across the state including Capital City Beverage, Mitchell ...

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Mississippi's beer of choice is Bud Light

When it comes to beer, the northeast loves Sam Adams, Pennsylvania opts for its native Yuengling, and California picks Corona. Blowfish, a “hangover cure” that promises relief after a night of heavy drinking, recently conducted a poll with AMP, a third-party research firm, to learn about people’s drinking habits across the U.S. The survey included 5,249 drinkers over the age ...

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Aldermen delay decision on beer sales after hearing opposition

WINONA — The Winona Board of Aldermen put off a decision Tuesday night on whether to allow beer sales on Sunday after dozens of people spoke against the proposal. WCBI reports about 50 people attended the public hearing, but only four spoke in favor of permitting Sunday sales. Three businesses submitted petitions in favor of Sunday sales. Opponents cited safety ...

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Another city approves liquor sales at restaurants

BRANDON — Liquor will flow in Brandon. The Clarion-Ledger reports voters yesterday approved a referendum that will allow liquor sales within the city limits. Including absentee ballots, 3,051 voters said yes and 1,190 said no. As a cost-saving measure, all six wards voted in City Hall and paper ballots were used. Brandon is the seventh city to approve liquor sales ...

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Voters in Ripley say yes to liquor sales

RIPLEY — Voters in this Tippah County community have approved two proposals to allow the sale of liquor. WTVA reports Proposition 1, governing sale of liquor and wine, passed by a vote of 887-721 in Tuesday’s voting. Proposition 2, to permit the sale of beer and what is described as light wine, was approved on a vote of 883-684. Tippah ...

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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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Commission gives nod to micro-distillery proposal

NATCHEZ — Businessman Doug Charboneau has cleared the first hurdle to opening a micro-distillery in Natchez. The Natchez Democrat report the city Planning Commission recommended to the board of aldermen an ordinance amendment that would add micro-distillery and micro-winery to the definition of micro-brewery. Micro-breweries are currently allowed in the city. The board of aldermen has the final say. If ...

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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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