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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Beer and Light Wine on Ballot in Mississippi County

If you want to be able to buy beer or light wine -- whatever that is -- in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, you had better hope voters in a special election on Dec. 11th pull the "Yes" lever.

Yalobusha County Board of Supervisors agreed to hold a special election on legalizing the sale of beer and light wine. The Yalobusha Progressive Organization submitted a petition with 2,312 valid signatures. Even though the petition had more than the required 20 percent of the county's registered voters, it missed the deadline for the measure to appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

The group trying to repeal Prohibition in the county had hoped to benefit from a higher turnout during the general election, which includes the Mississippi gubernatorial race.

1 comment:

Butch said...

Good luck to my fellow Mississippians! I don’t know how good their chances are though. The anti-freedom groups and theocrats are pretty strong here. For an example: http://majorityinms.com/2007/09/19/vote-no-yalobusha-county/