Possible liquor vote in Tishomingo County racing the clock

By The Associated Press

IUKA — Charles “Tubby” Aldridge says he’s not giving up efforts to get a beer and liquor referendum on the November ballot in Tishomingo County.

The Iuka man has until the end of August to get the right number of signatures to bring about a vote.

If he doesn’t make the deadline, Aldridge tells the Daily Corinthian that he will still pursue the referendum even if it makes a special election necessary.

Hundreds of signatures Aldridge had already collected in a petition drive were rejected by the circuit clerk’s office. Officials say some were not registered voters and others were duplicate signatures.

Aldridge needs 20 percent of the county’s registered voters on the petition to force a vote to go from dry to wet.