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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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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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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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One city rejects liquor, another works on newly passed law

ASHLAND and CORINTH — One Northeast Mississippi city’s voters have voted down legalized liquor sales while another city’s leaders have started exploring their community’s new liquor law. Ashland voters have rejected a proposal to legalize the sale of liquor inside the city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 120 voters cast ballots against the proposal, while 109 voted in ...

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Voters say yes to liquor, wine sales in city

CORINTH — Voters in Corinth have decided to permit the sale of liquor and wine in the city. Beer sales already are allowed there. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported unofficial results showed 68 percent of voters approving the measure. It was the first election under a new state law that allows city-only votes on liquor. Previously, all liquor votes ...

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Liquor opponents get no answers from aldermen

CORINTH — The Corinth board of aldermen has declined to get into discussion of what liquor rules it might put into effective if sales are approved by voters next week. Liquor opponents pressed aldermen to announce how they planned to control how liquor is sold and where it can be sold. Corinth voters will decide Dec. 11 whether to approve ...

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Community's plan to seek resort status nixed at board meeting

HOULKA — A proposal to seek resort status for the town of Houlka in Chickasaw County is being dropped. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports town officials dropped a plan to circulate a petition during a board of aldermen meeting. Resort status could allow alcohol to be sold within the city limits. Several areas in Mississippi have resort status, including ...

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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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Voters to decide on alcohol sales tomorrow

BOONEVILLE — Voters in Booneville, which bills itself as the City of Hospitality, will decide tomorrow whether to welcome sales of beer and light wine. The proposed ordinance defines light wine as less than 5 percent alcohol — about the usual amount for beer and for wine coolers. Gary Walker’s group “Citizens for New Business and Growth” launched a petition ...

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Living the low life 

Mississippians may be drinking as much as they ever have but they ain’t drinking the good stuff Despite a downtrodden economy and jobless rates in double-digits, Mississippians continued to reach for the wine and spirits in 2009. While they drank more liquor last year, people turned to cheaper brands, according to a recently released report by the Distilled Spirits Council ...

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