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Vote set on alcohol sales in 1 of Mississippi's dry counties

Sep. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — It could soon be possible to buy beer or liquor in part of one of Mississippi's last five dry counties. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Friday that referendums are set for Oct. 15 to allow alcohol sales in Booneville in Prentiss County. One measure would allow...

Beer, wine for sale at home Missouri football games

Sep. 6, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Beer and wine will be sold at home football games for the Missouri Tigers for the first time Saturday. The Columbia Missourian reports that the taps are opening after the Southeastern Conference made a policy change this spring giving programs the option to sell alcohol in their...

Mississippi to start selling beer at home games on Oct. 19

Aug. 30, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will wait until the second half of the season to join the list of Southeastern Conference schools selling beer at home football games. School officials announced Friday that beer sales at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will begin Oct. 19 against Texas A&M. Beer also will be...

Ole Miss will be latest SEC school to sell beer at games

Aug. 30, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi will become the latest university nationwide to sell beer at athletic events. Ole Miss announced Friday that it would begin selling beer at football games beginning Oct. 19. The university also says it will sell beer at men's and women's basketball games...

Southern Miss is latest to sell beer at football games

Aug. 20, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is joining a nationwide trend of universities selling beer at football games. The university announced Monday that it will sell beer and light wine at M.M. Roberts Stadium beginning with its Sept. 28 game against University of Texas at El...

Illini hope beer sales at football games boosts ticket sales

Aug. 19, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials hope the start of beer sales in Memorial Stadium's general seating areas boosts slumping ticket sales for home football games. The Illini announced in April that beer sales would be allowed for the first time this fall in the stadium's general seating...

Northwestern State is latest to sell beer at football games

Aug. 18, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Northwestern State University will become the latest Louisiana university to sell beer at its football games. The Natchitoches (NAK'-a-dish) school announced its plans for this football season on Friday. The school will sell beer and alcoholic seltzers not only at football games,...

Livingston voters to decide if town stays dry

Aug. 18, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — Buying anything stronger than beer in the Louisiana town of Livingston has been next to impossible for quite some time, but that could soon be changing. WAFB-TV reports voters started a petition to loosen some of the town's alcohol laws, and the town's board of aldermen recently...

Tennessee to sell alcoholic beverages at home football games

Aug. 16, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is the latest Southeastern Conference school to sell alcoholic beverages at upcoming home football games. School officials say alcohol sales will begin with the second home game Sept. 7 game against Brigham Young. Southeastern Conference chancellors and school presidents...

Beer, spirit sale opportunities topic of Tennessee forum

Aug. 15, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University is offering a free forum about sales opportunities for craft beer and spirit distilleries. The school says the Aug. 29 forum is for current or first-time exporters who want to expand their markets. Tony Johnston is director of the third-year MTSU...