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BRETT KITTREDGE — Pandemic lesson: Prohibition policies don’t make us safer

On March 12, the Senate overwhelmingly killed a bill to permit direct shipment of wine in Mississippi. This vote didn’t age well. The bill would have made Mississippi the 44th state in the country to allow consumers to purchase wine and have it shipped directly to their house. Currently in Mississippi, a control state, you are limited to what the state has ...

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HUNTER ESTES — Poll shows Mississippians overwhelmingly want alcohol freedom

A recently published survery showcase overwhelmingly strong support for allowing wine to be sold in grocery stores across the state of Mississippi. The Looking For Wine coalition, in conjunction with Spry Strategies conducted the poll which found that 75 percent of Mississippians support the policy change. The survey comes as further testament that Mississippians are in favor of increasing alcohol freedom in ...

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HUNTER ESTES — Is government stopping you from getting your bottle of wine?

Mississippi’s laws that limit who can sell alcohol and where you can purchase it need to be modernized. Let me paint a picture with a short story: The year is 2020, on a sunny day you decide to stop by the grocery store on the way home to pick up a bottle of your favorite wine. Unfortunately for you, Mississippi ...

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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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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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Mead makers hoping for a dilly comeback for ancient drink

By JACK WEATHERLY Mead goes back thousands of years in cultures around the world, but these days it’s on the fringes. If you are a Game of Thrones nut, you know that a cup of Starbucks coffee was accidentally left on a table while everyone was downing great quantities of mead.  Or surely you’ve caught the “dilly dilly” television commercials ...

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Mississippi sues over mail-order shipments of wine, liquor

Mississippi officials are suing four mail-order wine sellers, saying they illegally shipped wine and liquor into the state. Attorney General Jim Hood and Revenue Commissioner Herb Frierson announced the lawsuits Thursday, saying they were asking a judge to order the shippers to stop sending alcohol to Mississippians. Hood says agents found companies were shipping without any independent check to prevent ...

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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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