Sunday alcohol sales approved in Oxford

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Oxford Board of Aldermen has approved an ordinance allowing restaurants to sell liquor on Sundays.

The board voted 6-1 Tuesday. The ordinance will go into effect in 30 days.

If state regulators agree, Oxford restaurants will offer liquor, wine and beer by the glass every Sunday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

It does not affect retail liquor and wine sales, which are limited to state-licensed package stores. State law limits when those stores can operate.

After decades of a near-total ban on Sunday alcohol, the city in 2011 legalized Sunday sales by the drink on nine or 10 Sundays a year, including football weekends at the University of Mississippi. They also voted last year to allow Sunday sales of beer and light wine for off-premises consumption.

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