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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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Vote on liquor and wine sales set in south Mississippi city

Voters in one south Mississippi city will decide this week whether they want wine and liquor to be sold along with beer. WDAM-TV reports Collins will hold a referendum on wine and liquor sales on Tuesday. Beer sales have been legal in the city limits for decades, although surrounding Covington County prohibits all alcohol sales. Collins City Clerk Suzette Davis ...

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Voters in Fulton say yes to in-city beer, liquor sales

FULTON — City of Fulton voters have approved the sale of beer and liquor inside the city limits. Aldermen will now have to set guidelines and regulations for the alcohol sales to determine when and where it can be sold. Yesterday, voters in Fulton had to decide whether to legalize the sale of beer and light wine. Complete, but unofficial, ...

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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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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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City gives restaurants more time to serve alcohol

TUPELO — People will soon be able to buy alcoholic drinks until 1 a.m. every day in Tupelo. The city council approved the change in a 4-3 vote. New hours restaurants can serve alcohol approved by the council are from 10 a.m. until 1 a.m. each day. Current hours are 10 a.m. until midnight on Monday through Saturday and from ...

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