Corinth liquor election set for Dec. 13

BY LENA MITCHELL

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – Alcorn County supervisors Monday set a Dec. 13 election date for county voters to decide again if they want liquor sales in Corinth.

Chancery Clerk Larry McCollum presented petitions in favor of the referendum containing more than 1,500 valid signatures.

The law requires that an election date be set that is no more than 60 days from the date the petitions are judged to have proper signatures, said county attorney Wendell Trapp. The petitions are required to be signed by at least 1,500 voters or 20 percent of the electorate, whichever is fewer, he said.

The board accepted the circuit clerk's recommendation for the date to give him enough time to prepare ballots.

Only beer could be sold legally in Corinth since an election in the early 1980s when liquor sales were voted out.

During Monday's board meeting, officials said they didn't know who had prepared the petitions.

Lena Mitchell can be reached at 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@djourbnal.com