Tishomingo County proceeds with Sunday beer sales

county_tishomingo_greenBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

IUKA – The Tishomingo County supervisor who cast the deciding vote last week to allow Sunday beer sales wants to change his vote.

However, lack of a second to his motion to do so at a Monday recess meeting of the board caused the motion by District 1 Supervisor Brandon Grissom to die, leaving the county to proceed with the original motion allowing Sunday sales.

In a 3-2 vote on May 5, Grissom, District 3 Supervisor Danny Ryan and District 5 Supervisor Greg Collier voted to approve Sunday beer sales, while District 2 Supervisor Nicky McRae and District 4 Supervisor Steve Thorne voted against.

Grissom said Monday that he had promised voters that he would be “honest, fair and ethical” in his votes, and he wanted to change his vote because both sides of the issue had not been fairly represented at the May 5 meeting.

After his first motion died, a second motion by Grissom to change the hours of Sunday sales to noon-6 p.m. “so as not to interfere with church” also died for lack of a second. A motion by Ryan, however, was approved, saying the board would consider voting on a change of hours “at a future time.”

A notice will now be posted for the required three weeks, and Sunday sales will proceed based on the original motion, said county attorney Philip Whitehead.

Under the original motion Sunday sales will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m., but will not begin before the week after Memorial Day.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com

  • barney fife

    About time. The additional revenue will be welcomed.