Pastors oppose Brandon liquor sales - - Jackson, MS

Pastors oppose Brandon liquor sales

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - Brandon Mayor Tim Coulter foresees a vote as early as October on whether sales of liquor by the drink would be allowed in the city.

Meanwhile, a Brandon minister says a group of pastors is organizing opposition to such an effort.

Pastor Rick Henson of Oakwood Baptist Church said he's been in touch with several other pastors who oppose selling liquor by the glass in the primarily residential city. Henson told The Clarion-Ledger that the pastors haven't met yet, but they are organizing an effort.

Coulter said he is considering hiring a company to survey residents on the question to see whether there is overwhelming opposition. Meanwhile, he says he expects citizens will begin a petition by the end of the summer.



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