Philadelphia to consider Sunday beer sales

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — Philadelphia alderman may decide next week whether to approve a proposal to allow beer sales on Sundays noon until 10 p.m., in restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores.

Board attorney Robert Thomas tells The Neshoba Democrat that if passed when aldermen meet Tuesday, the new ordinance would become effective in 30 days.

Alderman Joe Tullos says the change would help local businesses compete with the Pearl River Resort, where alcohol is available on Sundays, and with nearby cities such as Meridian, Newton and DeKalb where Sunday sales are allowed.

The current ordinance allows sales from Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. until midnight.

The Associated Press