By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – A petition to allow a vote on the sale of alcohol within Corinth city limits began circulating last week through an online effort.
A website at www.corinthforavote.com has links where copies of the petition can be downloaded. The text of the petition reads:
“I, the undersigned, being a registered voter in the City of Corinth, Mississippi, pursuant to section 67-1-14 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, petition the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Corinth, Mississippi to hold an election to determine whether to permit the sale and the receipt, storage and transportation for the purposes of sale, of alcoholic beverages and liquors within the municipal city limits of the City of Corinth, Mississippi.”
Legislation signed by Gov. Phil Bryant earlier this year allows a vote within the municipal boundaries of Corinth, a city with more than 5,000 residents and also a county seat, if 20 percent of registered voters sign a petition presented to the board of aldermen supporting a vote on the issue.
As of Sept. 15, the website listed the following businesses whose petitions could be signed: Pizza Grocery, Nickels Signs and Graphics, Lucy’s on Cruise, JT’s Falafel amp& Kabobs, Mi Toro, Lil’ Chicago’s Pub, Cafampé Mike’s, Dixie Coins and Southern Carports.
The number of signatures needed is about 2,400, according to the Alcorn County circuit clerk’s office.