Forest Liquor Petition Being Circulated

By Associated Press

FOREST, Miss. (AP) – A petition is being circulated in Forest calling for a vote on the sale of liquor inside the city limits. A new state law allows city-only votes on liquor. Previously, all liquor votes in Mississippi have been county-wide, even though liquor and wine can be sold only within municipal boundaries. Scott County is dry. However beer is sold in the city of Forest. Several cities across the state have approved liquor sales including Senatobia and Corinth. The Scott County Times reports ( ) that the petition drive has been organized by local businessman Vance Cox, owner of Cox Chevron, and David Dearing, owner of The Party House. Cox says approval of liquor would attract the big chain and popular restaurants to Forest.

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2/1/2013 3:02:06 PM (GMT -6:00)

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