UPDATE: Barbour OKs liquor bill

JACKSON – Gov. Haley Barbour has signed legislation that will allow liquor and beer to be sold at a planned $300 million resort at Bay Springs Lake in Tishomingo County.

Liquor and beer are illegal in Tishimongo County, but the legislation gives the Bay Springs area resort status and makes the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink in restaurants legal.

Also, liquor elections would be held in the other three proposed state resort areas — in the city of Flowood; in part of the city of Pearl near the Mississippi Braves minor-league baseball park; and in the city of Picayune.

Flowood and Pearl are suburbs of Jackson, in the central part of the state. Picayune is in the south.

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The bill is House Bill 1441.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Read more in the Daily Journal Tuesday.

 

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