- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 8, 2014

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Oktibbeha County supervisors are reviewing the first draft of a proposed nuisance ordinance aimed at local nightclubs.

The Commercial Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1g301Mq) the proposal as currently written would have nightclubs close at 1 a.m., remove patrons from the premises 30 minutes later and require owners to provide at least one bonded security guard per 100 patrons inside and outside the facility.

It provides that violations would be a misdemeanor with a maximum $900 fine, not more than 90 days in jail or both.

The ordinance will go into effect 30 days after board approval.

Supervisors haven’t said when they will take up the matter again.

Sheriff Steve Gladney says the ordinance is modeled after one adopted last year in Lowndes County.


Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, https://www.cdispatch.com

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