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Fulton, MS Voters to Decide on Beer Sales Oct 28

Fulton voters decide on beer, liquor next Tuesday – Itawamba Times

Fulton voters will decide whether or not to legalize the sale of alcohol within city limits.

On Tuesday, polls will open for a special election to determine two separate issues: Whether or not to allow the sale of beer and light wines of relatively low alcoholic content, and the same for liquors of higher alcoholic content. Either or both ballots can be answered with a “yes” or “no” vote.

If either beer and light wine or liquor sales are approved, the Fulton Board of Aldermen will set guidelines to determine how their sales are handled. For instance, the board can set an ordinance disallowing neon signs or other types of alcohol advertisements on the exteriors of businesses.

If voted in, the earliest any stores could realistically begin selling any alcoholic beverages would be either the very end of this year or the beginning of the next.

Next week’s election continues a trend in dry Northeast Mississippi communities taking advantage of a 2012 change in state law that allows county seats and cities with at least 5,000 people to vote on the sale of alcohol within their borders. Such a vote requires the signatures of at least 20 percent of the municipality’s registered voters. Those signatures were presented to the Fulton Board of Aldermen in September.


Nov 1, 2014 – Learn To Homebrew Day, Mississippi Edition

Learn to Homebrew Day (LTHD) was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage homebrewers to introduce their non-brewer friends and family to the hobby of homebrewing.


Here are the LTHD events being held in Mississippi:
(check back for updates)

Hattiesburg – at Beautiful Day Imports (across 49 from USM) – Noon until.
Hosted by Sam Sorrells (Gordon Creek Brewing)

Laurel – at Jitters Coffeehouse – 8am-2pm
Hosted by the Free State Brewers club

Ocean Springs – Mary C. Center – Time TBA
Hosted by the coastal homebrew club, Gulf Coast Brewers League

Vicksburg – Martin’s at Midtown (in the Beer Garden) – All day long.
Hosted by Delta Brews homebrew club