- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) - It’s taken a couple of days for Stone County to learn whether alcohol sales would be allowed in Wiggins.

Due to a computer glitch, Tuesday’s votes had to be hand-counted. Unofficial results showed most voters favored bringing the county out from under the state’s alcohol prohibition law. WLOX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1GNVFsC ) the vote count confirmed that Wednesday, officially making the county wet.

Residents now can possess beer, wine and liquor anywhere in the county, but the sale of adult beverages will only be allowed in Wiggins.

Residents say they’re ready to see their city grow.

Frank Darby says before the change, people would travel 10 miles to a liquor store or cross the county line to get alcohol. Now, he says they can spend their money at home.

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


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