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Booneville voters approve legalizing beer, wine, hard liquor

Residents of a city in northeastern Mississippi have voted to allow the sale of alcohol. Two questions were on the ballot Tuesday in Booneville. One was on legalizing the sale of beer and light wine. The other on legalizing the sale of liquor and wine with more than 5% alcohol. News outlets report that each question received more than 60% ...

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Work to upgrade Northpark theater starts; Rainbow Co-op reopens in mall

By JACK WEATHERLY Work to transform the former UA Northpark 14 into a multi-screen theater with a bar area and power recliners began Tuesday. The Northpark Mall bought the theater in September 2018 and began weighing options for best use of the property. It decided that an updated theater was the best option. United Development of Southlake, Texas, which had ...

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Vote set on alcohol sales in 1 of Mississippi’s dry counties

It could soon be possible to buy beer or liquor in part of one of Mississippi’s last five dry counties. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Friday that referendums are set for Oct. 15 to allow alcohol sales in Booneville in Prentiss County. One measure would allow sales of liquor and full-strength wine. The other would allow sales of beer ...

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ELLIOTT FLAGGS — Looking for wine? Let’s give Mississippi convenience and choices

Did you know that 38 states currently allow the sale of wine in grocery stores? Unfortunately, Mississippi is not one of them because our alcohol laws are undoubtedly antiquated. As the newly appointed chair of Looking for Wine?, a coalition of consumers and businesses building support for the passage of legislation to allow wine sales in grocery stores in currently ...

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Mississippi: Veggie burgers must be clearly labeled

Mississippi is considering new rules that let companies continue to use food-labeling terms such as “veggie burger” and “vegan bacon,” as long as the terms are prominently displayed so consumers understand the products are not meat. The state agriculture department on Thursday proposed new regulations for plant-based products that are sold as alternatives to meat. The regulations came in response ...

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Executive Sous Chef Jackie Seavey wins the Final Table of World Food Championship

Jackie Seavey, executive sous chef at Island View Casino Resort was declared champion of the 7th Annual World Food Championship. Chef Seavey competed May 17, 18 and 19 in The World Food Championship’s Final Table in New Orleans, keeping it a secret until a special two-part docu-series on CNBC revealed the winner. Seavey mastered three Cajun/Creole Challenges in the final ...

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Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association elects new officers Board of Directors

Pat Fontaine, Executive Director, has announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors that will serve a two-year term. “Each member brings vast knowledge and experience to the association. They are tremendous leaders in the industry as well as in their communities. It is an honor to have these gentlemen guide our association. Sincere appreciation goes to ...

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Spanish Club restaurant opens

By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com Okay, I get it that an old guy might not get something new and hip. But when it’s not really new, I, an old guy, don’t totally get that. That is the Sophomore Spanish Club, which is a hip in a way. The décor of the latest restaurant in the District at Eastover has these ‘90s ...

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Ole Miss athletics announces beer sales plan

Ole Miss Athletics has confirmed the sale of beer in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the final three home football games of the 2019 season, starting October 19 for the game against Texas A&M. Beer will also be sold at The Pavilion at Ole Miss during the 2019-20 men’s and women’s basketball seasons and will continue into baseball season. The university’s announcement ...

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Southern Miss is latest to sell beer at football games

The University of Southern Mississippi is joining a nationwide trend of universities selling beer at football games. The university announced Monday that it will sell beer and light wine at M.M. Roberts Stadium beginning with its Sept. 28 game against University of Texas at El Paso. USM officials say they’re waiting until the year’s second home game to get employees ...

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