Winona aldermen waver on Sunday beer sales

Mississippi State NewsThe Associated Press

WINONA, Miss. (AP) — The Board of Aldermen put off a decision Tuesday night on whether to allow beer sales on Sunday after dozens of people spoke against the proposal.

WCBI reports about 50 people attended the public hearing, but only 4 spoke in favor of permitting Sunday sales. Three businesses submitted petitions in favor of Sunday sales.

Opponents cited safety and health issues while supporters said selling beer on Sunday would boost the local economy.

A convenience store owner last month asked the aldermen to allow Sunday sales.

After Tuesday night’s discussion, aldermen said they wanted more time before making a decision.

 

  • DoubleTalk

    While I think giving it a break on Sunday (not selling) to be the thing to do, I can’t follow any safety or health reasons that apply to Sunday that do not apply to the other days of the week. Boost the economy ? I doubt it. Those that want it on Sunday will buy it before hand or get it from the local bootlegger.

  • DoubleTalk

    While I think giving it a break on Sunday (not selling) to be the thing to do, I can’t follow any safety or health reasons that apply to Sunday that do not apply to the other days of the week. Boost the economy ? I doubt it. Those that want it on Sunday will buy it before hand or get it from the local bootlegger.