More cities seeing liquor referendum petitions

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With Corinth already scheduled for a referendum on liquor sales, voters in at least four others have started petition drives for such an election.

The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/T4Jv0a ) reports that organizers in Senatobia, Philadelphia, Iuka and Brookhaven are collecting signatures under a state law that allows some municipalities to hold liquor referendums.

A new state requires county seats and cities of more than 5,000 do so if 20 percent of the registered voters call for it.

If the measure passes, the city's governing body would decide whether to allow only restaurant sales by the glass or package stores as well.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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