Brandon voters approve sale of liquor

The Associated Press

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Restaurants in Brandon will soon be able to serve liquor.

Voters in the Jackson suburb approved a referendum Tuesday that will allow liquor sales within the city limits.

Mayor Butch Lee says aldermen will quickly act on an ordinance for liquor sales to be done at restaurants only.

Brandon is the seventh Mississippi city to approve liquor sales over the past eight months.

Unofficial tallies show that 3,051 voters said yes and 1,910 said no. That includes absentee ballots, but affidavits. There were still fewer than 100 affidavit ballots to be counted — not enough to change the outcome of the election.

As a cost-saving measure, all six wards voted in City Hall and paper ballots were used.