Mississippi town says no thanks to beer on Sundays

Published 9:31 pm Monday, May 13, 2019

The Wesson Board of Aldermen decided not to amend its relatively new alcohol ordinance after much discussion at its recent meeting.

The current ordinance in Wesson states that no beer can be sold on Sundays, only Monday through Saturday. Beer can also be purchased in any restaurant in Wesson that opts in to the ordinance that allows them to serve by the glass.

Liquor is sold in Wesson due to laws pertaining to Copiah County.

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Several residents voiced their opinions on why beer should or shouldn’t be sold in Wesson on Sundays.

“I think Wesson has made progress by allowing beer sales,” said Ward 4 Alderman Mike King. “It brings us into the 21st Century.”

At the end of the meeting, the board made no decision to amend the ordinance, but only to clean up the language so that all sales will be excluded on Sundays, including beer sales by the glass in restaurants.

“We realize that each person has a different opinion, and that doesn’t make a person good or bad,” said Mayor Alton Shaw. “A difference of opinion should not infringe upon friendships.”

Alderman Jarrad Ashley, who owns a business that sells beer, recused himself from the discussion.