- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Closing time is getting a little simpler at bars in the University of Mississippi’s hometown.

The Oxford Eagle reports that aldermen voted Tuesday to make 1 a.m. the time when bars must stop selling alcohol every night of the week except Sunday, when bars must close at 9 p.m.

Previously, bars had to close at midnight on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, while staying open until 1 a.m. the next morning after a Thursday or Friday night. But bars could also stay open until 1 a.m. Sunday if the preceding Saturday saw an Ole Miss football game or was a national holiday.

Oxford Police Chief Joey East says the change will make the law less confusing.

The change takes effect Jan. 18.

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com

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