Oxford mayor considers veto of liquor decision

By The Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Oxford Board of Aldermen have approved an ordinance that would allow occasional Sunday sales of alcohol.

Mayor Pat Patterson tells the Oxford Eagle that he has two weeks from Tuesday’s action to decide whether to veto it.

Aldermen voted 4-3 to allow on-premise alcohol sales from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on certain Sundays, such as those after University of Mississippi football games and on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Valentine’s Day when those holidays fall on Sundays. New Year’s was not included in the list.

If Patterson does not veto the resolution, aldermen can take the request to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control board.

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com