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Decatur votes to allow the sale of alcohol

Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 10:55 AM CDT
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DECATUR, Miss. (WTOK) - Decatur has spoken and it looks like alcohol will soon be sold within the city limits. A special election Tuesday asked voters to decide whether beer, wine and liquor may be sold there.

The results were recounted and stand at 191 to 105 on a referendum to allow the sale of beer and light wine. The vote on a second referendum to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor was 185 to 112 in favor.

The votes will be officially certified at a meeting Thursday, July 8, when the board of aldermen will discuss when sales will start, as well as the tax ramifications of the new laws.

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