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Organizers suspend campaign to bring vote on liquor

PHILADELPHIA — A petition drive for a liquor election in Philadelphia has been temporarily suspended, organizers say. The Neshoba Democrat reports organizers say they will resume the drive once the Justice Department rules on a bill that allows a vote on legalizing liquor sales in cities like Philadelphia with populations of at least 5,000. The law, once approved, would take ...

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Another Rankin County city to vote on liquor sales

BRANDON — A vote on liquor sales is coming this fall in Brandon as Rankin County continues to shed its dry county status. It’s a change that began in 2009 when 77 percent of Flowood residents voted in liquor sales. Pearl later followed when it voted to allow liquor sales by the glass. But Brandon isn’t allowing a free flow ...

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Bryant signs bill legalizing in-city liquor sales

JACKSON — The governor has signed a bill that would allow a vote on legalizing liquor sales inside the limits of cities with populations of at least 5,000 people. Under Senate Bill 2497 other residents of the county would not have a vote. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Gov. Phil Bryant signed the bill Monday. The old law required ...

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House approves measure allowing dry counties to sell alcohol

JACKSON — Mississippi House members want some cities in dry counties to be able to vote on allowing alcohol sales. House members voted 67-52 today for Senate Bill 2497, which now returns to the Senate for more work. As changed by the House, the bill would allow cities with 5,000 or more people in dry counties, as well all county ...

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Houses passes bill allowing alcohol sales in dry counties

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has passed a bill to let mid-sized municipalities in dry counties decide if they wish to allow sales of liquor by the glass at restaurants and hotels. Voters in municipalities with at least 5,000 people would be allowed petition for a vote on the issue. At least 20 percent of registered voters would have to ...

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City asking lawmakers for 'qualified resort status'

PHILADELPHIA — The city of Philadelphia has asked the Mississippi Legislature to give it “qualified resort status.” The Neshoba Democrat reports the city wants the designation to attract national chain restaurants and to allow all restaurants in the city to serve wine and liquor by the glass. The issue could require a citywide referendum. Mayor James Young says he’s fielded ...

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City leaders want vote on sale of alcohol

CORINTH — The City of Corinth will ask the Legislature to approve a city-only vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages. The Daily Corinthian reports the board of aldermen voted 5-1 yesterday to present a resolution to lawmakers now meeting in Jackson. But opponents argued the city is unfairly cutting Alcorn County residents out of the process. State law requires ...

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City gets approval for Sunday liquor sales

OXFORD — The state has approved limited liquor sales in Oxford on Sundays, beginning with Mother’s Day. Mayor Pat Patterson tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the Mississippi Department of Revenue has approved restaurant sales of wine and liquor on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, the Sundays nearest University of Mississippi football games and, when they fall on Sunday, Valentine’s ...

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Prentiss County voters elect to stay dry

PRENTISS COUNTY — Prentiss County voters soundly rejected an effort to legalize alcohol sales in the county with about 63 percent of voters against coming out from under Mississippi dry laws. Official vote totals showed 2,167 voters supported the referendum while 3,657 voted against it in Tuesday’s special election. Of the county’s more than 17,000 voters, The Northeast Mississippi Daily ...

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City Council changes liquor sales ordinance

PASCAGOULA — The Pascagoula City Council has tweaked a local liquor ordinance to allow sales on city property along the riverfront where restaurants have been proposed. The Mississippi Press reports the council voted 4-3 Tuesday to approve the change. The ordinance previously did not allow the sale or consumption of alcohol in public areas throughout the city and that included ...

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