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Starkville approves Sunday alcohol sales

 

Starkville restaurant owner Jay Yates speaks in support of Sunday alcohol sales, at a crowded Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night.

Starkville restaurant owner Jay Yates speaks in support of Sunday alcohol sales, at a crowded Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night. Photo by: Young Kerby

 

Starkville citizen Buck Swain Tuesday speaks against Sunday alcohol sales in Starkville.

 

Bethany Stich addresses the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday night in support of extending the hours of alcohol sales.

 

Starkville Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas Tuesday night speaks in support of extended alcohol sales in Starkville as Ward 6 Alderman Roy Perkins listens.

 

 

Tim Pratt

 

Touting messages of progress and development, the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday took another step toward allowing Sunday alcohol sales. 

 


The board voted 4-3 to amend its alcohol ordinance and allow businesses in the city to sell beer on Sundays. Businesses such as grocery stores, service stations, restaurants, bars and nightclubs are included, Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas said. The changes won''t go into effect for another 30 days.  

 


The board Tuesday also voted to petition the State Tax Commission to allow restaurants, bars and nightclubs to sell liquor and wine by the glass on Sundays. The Tax Commission has to approve those changes before they can go into effect, Dumas said. 

 


Liquor stores are run by the state and still won''t be open on Sundays, he said.  

 


Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins was the most outspoken city official to vote against the amendments. He cited religious convictions and criticized proponents of Sundays sales who say the amendments could lead to more businesses and tax revenue in the city.  

 


"Money isn''t everything," Perkins said. "It''s not going to get you into heaven." 

 


During a 10-minute speech, Perkins spoke passionately and at one point drew jeers from some of the residents standing in the back of the packed courtroom in City Hall. 

 


"I wish we could pass a law that would require people to go to church on Sunday," Perkins said.  

 


The statement was followed by cries of "unconstitutional" and other comments. 

 


But Perkins'' sentiments were similar to those who had criticized the plan during the public hearing earlier in the meeting. Most cited religious and moral concerns, while others were afraid of an increase in drunken drivers and alcohol-related crimes.  

 


Judge Jim Mills spoke out against the change.  

 


"We''re constantly having problems (involving alcohol)," Mills said. "If you take the time to come to court, city or county, you will see the courtroom packed like it is tonight. And 95 percent of it is because of the effects of alcohol." 

 


Marnita Henderson, the Republican candidate for mayor who lost to Democrat Parker Wiseman this spring, also was opposed to Sunday sales.  

 


"Starkville is a certified retirement community," Henderson said. "Does the sale of Sunday alcohol help draw new retired residents? I think not." 

 


Henderson asked the board to put the Sunday sales issue up for a referendum.  

 


"If you feel you must proceed with this, at least let the people vote and, if it passes, so be it, but at least it is a community decision," she said.  

 


Ward 5''s Jeremiah Dumas has been the Board of Alderman''s biggest proponent of Sunday alcohol sales.  

 


"I think the key thing is we have to look at the depth of the issue," Dumas said. "We can''t make generalized assumptions about crime and these other things." 

 


Allowing Sunday alcohol sales would give the city a progressive image in the eyes of businessmen looking to set up shop, Dumas said. He also called the city''s alcohol ordinance "archaic" and said the amendments are needed to stay competitive in the global marketplace.  

 


"The reality is we have not yet reached our potential," Dumas said. 

 


Dumas also acknowledged how divisive the ordinance amendments have become.  

 


"I''ve been called the anti-Christ," Dumas said. 

 


Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk, Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker and Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey voted with Dumas in favor of Sunday sales. Perkins was joined by Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver and Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn Sr. in opposition. The votes were identical when it came time to vote on whether or not to petition the State Tax Commission.  

 


 

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Article Comment TM commented at 8/19/2009 8:27:00 AM:

Why in the world did they limit sales to restaurants and bars? Why no package stores? I thought this was about freedom! I guess not. Did the restaurant and bar lobby pay off the aldermen?

Which is safer drinking at a restaurant and driving home or buying at a package store and then drinking at home?

 

Article Comment Leeroy Jenkins commented at 8/19/2009 9:15:00 AM:

Well most package stores are closed on Sunday but there should definitely be cold-beer sales at convenience/grocery stores on Sunday too. I am sure it is only a matter of time before that becomes a reality.

And year TM, you'd figure they would see that taking it home to drink would me much safer that going out to a restaurant to drink and then driving home.

 

Article Comment A. commented at 8/19/2009 9:31:00 AM:

Just becuase you buy at a package store does not mean you are going home to drink.

 

Article Comment TM commented at 8/19/2009 9:35:00 AM:

I just received an email from Jeremiah Dumas (Starkville Alderman). He assures me this article is wrong. Sales of beer and light wine will be allowed in stores (grocery, gas, etc). Hard liquor sales will not be allowed in stores since this against MS state law.

 

Article Comment Leeroy Jenkins commented at 8/19/2009 11:08:00 AM:

That's awesome

 

Article Comment pickle commented at 8/19/2009 11:45:00 AM:

In this article we've got an alderman proudly putting his cultural ignorance on display, a defeated mayoral candidate trotting out a strawman argument, and a judge resorting to hyperbole to try to make his point.

Luckily we've got some leaders who care about moving Starkville forward.

 

Article Comment BJ commented at 8/19/2009 11:51:00 AM:

Since when did promoting public drunkeness become "progress" or even "freedom". Any citizen may drink any quantity at any time at home. The issue is what is best for the public.

 

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/19/2009 12:02:00 PM:

If all of you people spewing religious views as a reason against it would take a step back. I mean, seriously. If you took religious views out of the picture what would you have to complain about? Hell, it says in the bible that Jesus turned water into wine!

90% of the people that supported the ban are probably the same kind of Christian that do whatever they choose so long as someone from church doesn't see them doing it. And those hypocritical people are the one who have non believers wondering why they want to be Christians in the first place.

 

Article Comment Mike commented at 8/19/2009 12:15:00 PM:

One aspect of the law change I haven't noticed much discussion on -- the revision of the church / school proximity clause. From what I understand it is still 250 ft. but has been changed back to straight line distance instead of "by foot" distance. So hypothetically if your building is separated by 249 feet of solid concrete from a church but it is a 750 foot walk from the church to your front door, you can no longer sell alcohol. Is this correct?

 

Article Comment Emily Jones commented at 8/19/2009 12:16:00 PM:

"Does the sale of Sunday alcohol help draw new retired residents? I think not."

True, but does the sale of Sunday alcohol help draw new students to MSU? I think so.

 

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/19/2009 12:23:00 PM:

Mike: That wasn't on the board's agenda to discuss last night. Just the Sunday sales.

Emily: Sunday sales won't draw new MSU students and more than a brand new shopping center would. This isn't about the students. It's about the locals. You know, the ones that people seem to forget about August through May.

 

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/19/2009 12:25:00 PM:

Mike: That wasn't on the board's agenda to discuss last night. Just the Sunday sales.

Emily: Sunday sales won't draw new MSU students and more than a brand new shopping center would. This isn't about the students. It's about the locals. You know, the ones that people seem to forget about August through May.

 

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/19/2009 12:25:00 PM:

Mike: That wasn't on the board's agenda to discuss last night. Just the Sunday sales.

Emily: Sunday sales won't draw new MSU students and more than a brand new shopping center would. This isn't about the students. It's about the locals. You know, the ones that people seem to forget about August through May.

 

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/19/2009 12:26:00 PM:

Sorry about the (now) quadrupal post. My computer had a hissy fit. :)

 

Article Comment good grief people commented at 8/19/2009 12:40:00 PM:

College kids and high school kids have been drinking over there--underage--for as long as I can remember. The city needs to do something about that.. start checking into that.. but that would hurt taxes.. so I am sure they will not do that.. Sunday will not matter--the underage kids will still drink and get DUI's and endanger others. They need to fine a couple of bars!

 

Article Comment Thinks this is silly commented at 8/19/2009 1:57:00 PM:

While it's true that money won't get you into heaven, having a beer isn't going to keep you out.

 

Article Comment kennek commented at 8/19/2009 2:27:00 PM:

Josh, ur ignorance of the Bible shows; The water that was turned into Wine, was called New Wine. it meant it was nothing more than juice, it has to go thru Fermentation to aquire the acohol to become the Wine that u and other Drunks love to drink an be Ignorant...or is Ignorance is just one of your Birth Marks.
Were you a crack baby..? Don't Quote the Bible till u have all the Facts straight.

You will Reap what you Sow.

 

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/19/2009 2:41:00 PM:

Kennek: Who the hell are you to call me an ignorant, drunk, crack baby? That very Christian. You sound like a typical Southern preacher... scaring everyone into fearing doing something "wrong" by telling them that their thoughts are wrong because you read it in a book that someone from above told you to follow in a dream one night. Let me know when you come off of that cross. I'm gonna need the firewood soon.

 

Article Comment KJ commented at 8/19/2009 2:46:00 PM:

Bravo!

 

Article Comment Why commented at 8/19/2009 2:52:00 PM:

I have lived in starkville my whole life and I cant tell you how many people I know that died because of drunk drivers. I am only 21 and I have plenty friends that drink. But seriously why allow people to drink on sunday. I mean is it that bad that you have to drink 7 days a week.. Watch the DUIs and Death rate go up.I dont think anyone has a good reason WHY we should sell beer on Sunday. Another note you tell everybody that they cant smoke in resturant and bar whatever. I smoke and I understand that but you are going to put more people at risk by just letting students drink themselves away. Great idea.

 

Article Comment Why commented at 8/19/2009 2:59:00 PM:

I have lived in starkville my whole life and I cant tell you how many people I know that died because of drunk drivers. I am only 21 and I have plenty friends that drink. But seriously why allow people to drink on sunday. I mean is it that bad that you have to drink 7 days a week.. Watch the DUIs and Death rate go up.I dont think anyone has a good reason WHY we should sell beer on Sunday. Another note you tell everybody that they cant smoke in resturant and bar whatever. I smoke and I understand that but you are going to put more people at risk by just letting students drink themselves away. Great idea.

 

Article Comment Why commented at 8/19/2009 3:05:00 PM:

I have lived in starkville my whole life and I cant tell you how many people I know that died because of drunk drivers. I am only 21 and I have plenty friends that drink. But seriously why allow people to drink on sunday. I mean is it that bad that you have to drink 7 days a week.. Watch the DUIs and Death rate go up.I dont think anyone has a good reason WHY we should sell beer on Sunday. Another note you tell everybody that they cant smoke in resturant and bar whatever. I smoke and I understand that but you are going to put more people at risk by just letting students drink themselves away. Great idea.

 

Article Comment Leeroy Jenkins commented at 8/19/2009 3:13:00 PM:

@Why-
Thanks for making us read your senseless post 2 times. Why allow people to drink on Sunday? It isn't anyones decision to "LET" people drink on Sunday/ That is up to the individual, not the community of senior citizens, government or people pissed off because they can't smoke in bars.

 

Article Comment Leeroy Jenkins commented at 8/19/2009 3:14:00 PM:

Kennek sounds like an old person just trying to get into heaven now. Have a beer and shut the hell up.

 

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/19/2009 3:17:00 PM:

Sorry Leeroy. My comments were directed towards Why.

 

Article Comment why commented at 8/19/2009 3:22:00 PM:

Thanks for your rude comments but your not 21 and watched 4 of your friends died because of drunk driving. I guess if it happens to you, you will understand.

 

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/19/2009 3:54:00 PM:

Why: While I'm sorry for your losses, drunk driving doesn't have any more to do with Sunday sales than it does with Saturday sales. That seems to be something the religious folks are using now that some of them realize how dumb it sounds when they say it shouldn't be allowed because it's Sunday... the Lord's day.

Isn't everyday the Lord's day? Why pick on Sunday? Pick Wednesdays since some people go to church then as well and I'm less likely to want to drink in the middle of the week.

 

Article Comment good grief people commented at 8/19/2009 4:22:00 PM:

like I said before--it does not matter if you say only sell it Monday Tuesday and Wed.. people will stock up--of age and under age and they will drink and get drunk! The fact is--each person needs to take control of their actions. Take control of their relationship with God. We just need to pray for the drunkards.

 

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/19/2009 4:32:00 PM:

Good grief has a great idea...

Why don't you religious people pray for all of us "drunkards" in Starkville.

We need the prayers and yall need the practice.

 

Article Comment Darrell commented at 8/19/2009 4:35:00 PM:

Do the people against this think that if ppl cant buy it on sunday then they just won't drink. No, they are going to drive to West Point or Columbus to buy. Your just letting those tax dollars go to competing towns and guess what, the resident is still going drink one way or another. But on the other hand. It really wont drive up sales that much because smart ppl bought their sunday beer on saturday. So there are pros and cons to both sides of the fence.

 

Article Comment Charlie commented at 8/19/2009 4:58:00 PM:

This is all about Freedom.

1) Freedom from your religion
2) Freedom to be responsible for myself
3) Freedom to enjoy a legal beverage
4) Freedom for a restaurant owner to sell what he wants when he wants as long as it's legal

By the way...Roy Perkins should be impeached. He is a sorry excuse for an elected official.

 

Article Comment Dumas gone down commented at 8/19/2009 5:11:00 PM:

This is all ridiculous. All drinkers already have 6 days to drink and kill others. Why not give conservative, hard working Christians one day to spend with their family in a smoke free, alocohol free environment?

 

Article Comment Hard Worker commented at 8/19/2009 5:15:00 PM:

I agree with Dumas gone down! The majority of the elderly and the working class is opposed to the current ordinance which was forced down our throats by a mere 4 citizens (I refrain to call them leaders). Jeremiah Dumbass must realize that his personal initiatives (his campaign was partially funded by the Restaurant Association, of course he's all far it.. he owes them) will probably kill any chance the BOA has of getting the bond process done for a municipal complex. His legacy will live on, for better or for worse!

 

Article Comment Dumas gone down commented at 8/19/2009 5:16:00 PM:

The current puppy dog game (Eric Parker following Jeremiah Dumbass) is quite embarassing to the city of Starkvegas.. It should end soon, if the Board is to set examples and not be followers!

 

Article Comment Dumas gone down commented at 8/19/2009 5:17:00 PM:

The current puppy dog game (Eric Parker following Jeremiah Dumbass) is quite embarassing to the city of Starkvegas.. It should end soon, if the Board is to set examples and not be followers!

 

Article Comment Howard Roark commented at 8/19/2009 5:26:00 PM:

First, We do not have the right to force restaurant owners to provide a Christian environment in their establishments regardless of the day of the week, just as we don't have to eat in said restaurants I don't care how hard you work.
Second, I call myself a Christian and I see no problem with alcohol consumed responsibly in moderation any day of the week. If you do then you must have extra pages in your Bible.
Third, this was not rammed down anyone's throats. Jeremiah Dumas, Sandra Sistrunk, Richard Corey, and Eric Parker all had seven day sales as part of their campaigns. Everyone knew who we were electing. The people decided in May and June.
Fourth, if you tie the municipal complex to decisions on alcohol you need a lesson in civics one has very little to do with the other thanks for trying to derail the process, but I understand that's politics. If the municipal complex fails because of seven day sales it is not the fault of our elected officials but ignorance and pigheadedness of the electorate.
Fifth, calling someone a dumbass isn't very Christian, that's a fine example you set. Typical hypocrite.
Finally I don't know why I waste my time on stuff like this because you can't teach stupid.

 

Article Comment Todd commented at 8/19/2009 5:29:00 PM:

I love Jesus just as much as the next person..and i can tell ya i'm excited over Sunday sales. not only will i get to sleep late on sunday but i can go to Old Venice and have a beer! and it also gives gigging bands one extra night to make an extra buck. so all you wussies out there should shut your trap and have a pabst blue ribbon.

 

Article Comment Todd commented at 8/19/2009 5:31:00 PM:

I love Jesus just as much as the next person..and i can tell ya i'm excited over Sunday sales. not only will i get to sleep late on sunday but i can go to Old Venice and have a beer! and it also gives gigging bands one extra night to make an extra buck. so all you wussies out there should shut your trap and have a pabst blue ribbon.

 

Article Comment kennek commented at 8/19/2009 6:42:00 PM:

yes..Mr. Jenkins ur are a Juke Joint Owner...So Josh Must be one of your male Strippers, or Call Boyz.

Both of u are just plain Ignorant. Go shoot urselves to save more clean air for Us to Breath; You Both are Fould Mouthed No Nothings; as far as having a beer..make mine Coors Light, I will be drinking at Home, not in a bar or resturant, to drive home Drunk...like most of ur customers do. Josh...ur an idiot, IQ...prob in the low teens. Yes u are not a crack baby..it's because u came out of the behind-hole.

 

Article Comment kennek commented at 8/19/2009 6:46:00 PM:

Howard if u would lowere ur prices..maybe u could sale more..u greedy bas...rd !

make mine coors light. Mr. howard Doark

 

Article Comment Josh commented at 8/19/2009 8:50:00 PM:

This is my last comment on the matter, simply because kennek is one of those dumb people who bring you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Kennek, I'm completely surprised that you would call me foul mouth and then call Howard a bast**d you hypocritical Christian a$$hole. You sir, have yet to see me foul mouthed. Feel free to email me if you would like to see my true "foul mouthed side".

In other news, I think your last comment proves just how stupid someone can be when they try to talk big behind a keyboard. It's almost as if I'm reading the comments of a 15 year old in a text war with her boyfriend...

"Nu Uh, u R!"

Come back and play with the big boys when you get out for recess, ok?

 

Article Comment tom brown commented at 8/19/2009 10:51:00 PM:

i agree with the board of aldermen with their decision to allow sales on sunday....if people are fearful of irresponsible behavior i think we all have our share of that in general. establishments should be more cognizant of who and how much they serve....jay yates of the veranda was interviewed on the ten o'clock news and mentioned in may be able to hire more personnel...responsible growth is imperative to the golden triange.

 

Article Comment MixLogic commented at 8/20/2009 12:30:00 AM:

I'm curious as to how these pious, self annointed protectors of all things right and holy in our community will feel when Christianity becomes the minority religion in this country and some other pious figurehead of the new majority religion decides to create laws and rules that take away the rights of Christians to live their lives the way they want to....in other words they attempt to legislate through the filter of their religion. For example they may pass laws proclaiming "no fishing, cutting the grass, flying kites, eating out, drinking ice tea, listening to music, telling jokes, swimming or attending an unsanctioned church on Sunday" because of their desire to protect the sanctity of the day. For alderman Roy Perkins to proclaim , "I wish we could pass a law that would require people to go to church on Sunday,", is completely and utterly irresponsible. He should pray that the separation of church and state that has served us for so long continues to preserve his right to worship God in whatever fashion he sees fit.
Thank you Starkville Board of Alderman for your brave vote to protect my rights to have a glass of wine at a local restaurant on Sunday if I see fit.

 

Article Comment shwilliams commented at 8/20/2009 9:20:00 AM:

People that want to drink will find a way to drink no matter what day of the week it is! The bottom line is the bar owners want to make the extra money on Sunday. Starkville not allowing alcohol sales on Sunday was a tradition of a higher standard. College towns already have such a problem with underage drinking and students consuming unbelievable amounts of alcohol. Six days a week is enough alcohol for anyone! How dreadful some of these comments are especially about Christians. I am sure the Christians do not mind if you so desire to drink until your heart and liver are content. The problem is they just do not want to be killed by a drunk driver on their way home from church! But,do not worry the people that are so determined to drink 7 days instead of 6 will still be hungover from the night before and not be on the street until late Sunday evening.

 

Article Comment Rob commented at 8/20/2009 10:26:00 AM:

How is it that Mr. Perkins is an elected official who's completely ignorant and disrespectful of the Constitution of the United States? To even joke about legislating that residents go to church is un-American. The residents of that ward should be ashamed that he is their representative. Someone please impeach him.

 

Article Comment Wow commented at 8/20/2009 10:34:00 AM:

Talk about making a mountain out of a mole-hill. I went to college in a small southern town (very similar to Starkville) that allowed alcohol sales after noon on Sunday. I worked in a restaraunt and I can count on both hands the number of times someone actually came in and ordered a beer. If they did, it was on a Sunday night during Football season while they were watching a game. And the one to two beers most had could hardly be called binge drinking.

Sunday sales are not going to turn sane people into crazy driving drunkards. It also will not impact the lives of those who drink very much. It will, however, bring restaraunts to Starkville. I think Buffalo Wild Wings was mentioned specifically, and it is true. A restaraunt with an emphasis on sports will not come without Sunday sales. These people are trying to help the Starkville economy. The hateful comments made about Christians are uncalled for, and the hateful comments made BY Christians are embarassing.

 

Article Comment Leeroy Jenkins commented at 8/20/2009 11:12:00 AM:

Kennek - do everyone including your family a favor and drop dead. It's is old people like you who give human beings a bad name. Oh By the way...did you know that there is no such being as God?

 

Article Comment Fred commented at 8/20/2009 11:17:00 AM:

@Kennek

What does this have to do with you anyway? You are West Point trash. I am sure your fingers outnumber your teeth.

 

Article Comment kennek commented at 8/20/2009 1:46:00 PM:

i OWN A resturant there.......u doofus, and Josh...ur such a woose, and Leroy..u need to be saved man, before u find urself in Hell. God is real, it's been fun stirring u idiots up..lol lol lol lol. such a bunch of Kidz

 

Article Comment Money (the root of all evil) commented at 8/20/2009 2:26:00 PM:

Its not about morals, its not about being for or against it, its not about being a drinker or non-drinker, its not about being a progressive community, its not about drawing students to MSU, its all about MONEY!! Is it going to put more "buzzed" drivers on the road? I say it will but who really cares when you have more money in the bank. Money makes the world go round and that is the bottom line. The new mayor and aldermen are thinking in the aspect of $ signs. The more revenue we have the more money we can waste!!

 

Article Comment Money (the root of all evil) commented at 8/20/2009 2:40:00 PM:

I do think it is funny that when someone stands up for what they believe in like Christians do the people opposite them become vile and very defensive. I would rather live my life like Christians do and be wrong about Christianity than to live my life like all of the vile, unfriendly, hateful people that have commented on here and suffer the consequences. Now do I think it is wrong to drink? No! Do I think its wrong to be drunk? Yes! I just remember what happened on Oktoc Road last year and think about how many lives were effected by that. Will Sunday alcohol sales cause things like this to happen? We don't know but when its not a option it could prevent it. Like I said its about money!! We will be getting some more chain restaurants now that they can cater to the Sunday alcohol sales.

 

Article Comment Hypocrisy commented at 8/21/2009 12:04:00 PM:

I think the vile comments have come from both the Christians and non-Christians and most of the judging has come from Christians.

 

Article Comment kennek commented at 8/21/2009 12:35:00 PM:

why don't you ask ur wife Fred.

 

Article Comment Crystal commented at 8/21/2009 8:00:00 PM:

I think this is all ridiculous. If you do not want alcohol to be sold on Sunday do not buy it. It isn't that big of a deal. Also, if you have a problem with people buying and consuming alcohol on Sunday, simply stay home. Thanks.

 

Article Comment Craftea Peachas commented at 8/25/2009 5:31:00 PM:

I assume Mr. Perkins won't remain in his alderman spot for long, given the fact that he's apparently astoundingly unAmerican in his views about misusing the law to force the citizenry of Starkville to adopt his religion. As an aside: Being an idiot in public won't get you into heaven, either. Selling beer isn't a sin, fellow. Neither is drinking it. I'll wait here while you actually read the Bible in a vain attempt to correct me.

Additionally, it's easy for me to see how Parker Wiseman was able to defeat a candidate who prefers the image of Starkville as a boring, backward geezer farm as opposed to the thriving host to the largest university student body in the state that it could be, and SHOULD have been decades ago, were it not for the chronic metathesiophobia of its local politicians. You want a retirement community? Head south, take a left when you hit I-10. You'll be in bluehair central in no-time. (Look out though, those evil Floridians tend to sell beer on Sundays...)

Good work, free thinkers. Keep it up, and maybe one day I might actually find it worthwhile to move back. Or at least, I will visit.

 

Article Comment jeff duke commented at 8/25/2009 11:31:00 PM:

Has starkville completely forgotten about the whole seperation of church and state? An argument against alcohol sales on sunday based on religious beliefs sorta kicks that whole theory in the nuts.

Man I'm glad I finally got out of that town..lol

 

Article Comment Bo commented at 8/27/2009 4:50:00 PM:

New wine? What fundamentalist bible says new wine? It is funny that you point out that Jesus made new wine, because wine has to ferment. No question that he magically turned it from water into new wine. if he could do magic could he not ferment it magically?

 

Article Comment borntired commented at 8/27/2009 5:14:00 PM:

The best reason to drink on Sunday is, of course, Monday. A little prayin' never hurt neither.

Bo: Everyone knows He turned the water into O'douls.

 

Article Comment oxjds commented at 8/29/2009 5:48:00 AM:

As a Northener, I recommend that ALL of you hit the crack pipe a few times and get on with your lives. Aren't there far more important things that you could be caring about? Yeesh!

 

Article Comment angieb commented at 9/16/2009 12:46:00 PM:

they want to preach church, church, church, seriously, how many of these so called church goers don't drink. they call themselves christians yet they want to look down on, and judge people. hypocrites. retirement community??? seems to me more like a booming college town. if they would put the revenues from beer and liqour sales to good use then it would be a plus for the community.

 

Article Comment YY commented at 10/17/2009 8:42:00 PM:

I am planning to give my wife a big surprise with tiffany jewelry on sale as a birthday gift, but I don't know which one to choose, any ideas?

I get this tiffany and co from my grandmother when she passed, but I would like to know if it's definitely real, how can I do this?

 

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