- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Southaven’s proposed smoking ban is still being drafted, but that didn’t stop people from voicing their opinions about it during a Board of Aldermen meeting.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1hIGXV5 ) a resident and business owner voiced their opposition Tuesday night to the proposed smoking-free ordinance that could affect restaurants, bars and public working places.

Donna Wadford, owner of Wadfords Grill and Bar, which she said was the only cigar bar in the city, told officials that she worried about the impact the ordinance would have on her business.

Don Daniels, a former president of the local tea party group, accused city leaders of trying to take away the “freedom” of citizens if they adopted the ordinance.

Mayor Darren Musselwhite told residents no decision has been made about the ordinance.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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