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Tupelo officials allow Sunday alcohol sales

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Tupelo city officials have reversed a century-old ban on the Sunday sales of beer and light wine in restaurants and stores.

The city council made the decision Tuesday night in a split vote and will allow Sunday sales from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The new law does not effect regular wine and liquor, both of which still are banned for sale on Sundays.

Four council members voted in favor of Sunday sales; three voted against it.

Mayor Jack Reed Jr. said after the two-hour meeting that he will not veto the measure. It goes into effect in 30 days.

Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://nems360.com/

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