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UPDATE: Liquor store sales up during epidemic while demand puts ABC in bind

By JACK WEATHERLY A number of liquor stores are doing a booming business during the corona virus outbreak, causing delivery problems for some. The state Alcoholic Beverage Control agency, meantime, has taken steps to make things more efficient. The ABC started allowing curbside deliveries on March 16 and will extend it until April 30, with the possibility of stretching it ...

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Mississippi city will vote on legalizing alcohol

Voters will soon decide whether alcohol sales will be allowed in Houston, Mississippi. WCBI-TV reports constituents will vote Tuesday on two points – whether to allow the sale of beer and light wine and whether to legalize the sale of liquor. Chickasaw County Development Foundation Director Sean Johnson started a group called “Houston Forward” and collected enough signatures to get ...

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Mississippi town to decide whether to allow alcohol sales

Enough signatures have been gathered to call for a vote on whether to allow alcohol sales in a dry Mississippi town. WCBI-TV reports a group called “Houston Forward” created a petition to add beer, wine and spirits to local restaurants and stores. Voters will decide whether to approve alcohol sales June 27. Chickasaw Development Foundation Director Sean Johnson founded “Houston ...

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Ole Miss seeks to expand beer sales at non-athletic events

The University of Mississippi is seeking state approval to sell beer at more locations on its Oxford campus. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors last week approved an application by the university for resort status for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Pavilion arena and adjoining outdoor areas. The Oxford Eagle reports a university lawyer told county supervisors that Ole Miss plans to ...

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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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City changes rules on serving alcohol outside

MERIDIAN — Some restaurants in downtown Meridian can legally start serving beer, wine and cocktails to customers dining at tables on sidewalks. The city council recently changed the rules that regulate alcohol consumption on public streets. The new policy allows alcohol to be served at tables that restaurants put on sidewalks just outside their buildings, said Michael Goggans, a former ...

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CRAFTING A BREWERY — Natchez Brewing Co. renovating historic downtown building

If their schedule holds, Pat and Lisa Miller will finally be able to take the word “home” out of the description of their brew before the summer ends. The husband-and-wife entrepreneurs have begun work on their new craft beer brewery, dubbed the Natchez Brewing Co., in an historic building in downtown Natchez. Renovations on the building at 413 Franklin St. ...

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Tupelo residents to enjoy a drink a little longer

TUPELO — Starting Friday, alcohol can be sold until one a.m. in Tupelo restaurants and bars. The city council approved the ordinance a month ago, triggering the extended sales of beer and light wine beginning Friday. Area residents are still weighing in on the new hours: 10 a.m. until 1 a.m. each day. Previously, the hours were 10 a.m. until ...

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