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Corinth seeks city-only liquor election


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CORINTH -- The city of Corinth will ask the Legislature to approve a city-only vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages. 


The Daily Corinthian reports that the board of aldermen voted 5-1 Tuesday to present a resolution to lawmakers now meeting in Jackson. 


But opponents argue the city is unfairly cutting Alcorn County residents out of the process. 


State law requires a county-wide vote on liquor issues even though liquor could be only sold by the drink or in package stories in cities of 2,500 people or more. 


Corinth was a wet county for 21 years until 1989, when Alcorn County voters ended liquor sales and, in a city election, Corinth voters said "yes" to beer sales.  


Referendums on the sale of liquor failed in 1993 and 2005. 


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