Prentiss County to vote on legalizing liquor sales - - Jackson, MS

Prentiss County to vote on legalizing liquor sales

 BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Voters in Prentiss County will decide Tuesday whether to allow liquor sales throughout the county.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Citizens for New Business and Growth launched the effort after an August referendum in Booneville to legalize beer and light wine sales in the city failed by 21 votes.

Churches in the area have been fighting the effort, mainly through signs and newspaper advertising and letters to the editor.

Gary Walker, spokesman for the citizens' group, said the organization has spent money on advertising and petition circulation. He says it's now up to the voters.

If the measure is approved, final authorization would have to come from the state.

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