October 21, 2009 9:46:00 AM
The Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission on Tuesday approved Sunday liquor and wine sales in Columbus, effective immediately, and extended the time allowed for weekday sales by 30 minutes.
Now on-premises alcohol sales are allowed on Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to midnight.
The Columbus City Council Sept. 2 voted to send a petition to the ABC requesting Columbus be allowed to extend its on-premises weekday alcohol sales and to sell wine and liquor on Sundays.
The ABC issued preliminary approval of the new sale hours Oct. 6 and signed the hours into law Tuesday.
The city''s ordinance previously allowed for the sale of alcohol only from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
B commented at 10/21/2009 5:31:00 PM:
But we cant go smoke fee, what is wrong this town???
Drunk Man commented at 10/22/2009 8:42:00 AM:
Wooooo Whooooo! We can drank our way to prosperity!!! *Hiccup* I can go to all of the fine establishments here in Columbus and drank during the NFL games and during the races. *Hiccup* Lets get hammered on Sundays and save our city with all the money we are gonna bring in!!! *Hiccup* We are gonna grow our community by this kind of progress!! I'll drank to dat!!! *Hiccup*
JBIN commented at 10/23/2009 10:58:00 AM:
The city needs to worry about prohibiting smoking in restaurants. Starkville is a joy to visit because of this ordinance.
Lee commented at 10/23/2009 1:18:00 PM:
You can already buy beer on Sunday, I say that is enough.
Greg commented at 10/23/2009 5:35:00 PM:
I agree with B and JBIN. I guess the town is run by smokers that like to drink! Maybe the town is counting on the increase in DUI's and the subsequent fines to bring money into the town.
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