- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

POLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Poplarville voters have approved the sale of beer and light wine inside the city limits.

Complete, but unofficial, returns from Tuesday’s election show 70 percent of those voting approved the beer sales.

Poplarville has been dry since the town was created in 1886. Mayor Brad Necaise says this is the first time in more than 30 years that this issue has been voted on in Poplarville.

A similar referendum passed in Picayune in 2011. However, Pearl River County is still a dry county.

The vote opens the doors to beer and light wine sales in grocery, convenience and general stores. Restaurants will also be able to profit from the sale of the adult beverages.

Necaise tells WLOX-TV in Biloxi (https://bit.ly/1hYsGka ) the city will draft ordinances governing beer and wine sales.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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