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Lucedale residents approve sale of beer and light wine

Lucedale residents approve the sale of beer and light wine. (Photo source: WLOX News) Lucedale residents approve the sale of beer and light wine. (Photo source: WLOX News)
LUCEDALE, MS (WLOX) -

Lucedale residents have spoken. They wanted to be able to purchase beer and light wine and that will happen soon. Tuesday Lucedale residents voted for the sale of beer and light wine. According to Lucedale Mayor Doug Lee, 323 voted in favor and 267 voted against the sale.

"I'm pleased with what the people decided. It's just a new time for the city. I think that it's a good move. It's what the people wanted. So I am happy," said Mayor Lee.

Mayor Lee said city leaders will need to create an ordinance to regulate when beer and wine will be sold and how it will be sold within the city limits of Lucedale. He expects that decision to be complete soon and the sale of beer and wine to happen sometime early in 2016. George County will remain a dry county.

A petition for the sale of beer and light wine was credited by businessman Pat Jones and presented to the city board of alderman back in October, Mayor Lee said.

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