BRANDON, Miss. – Voters head to the poles Tuesday in Brandon to decide they want liquor by the glass sold in restaurants. Those for it say it will help growth within the city, but not everyone is on the same page, claiming that it is a safety risk.
“The increase of the consumption of alcohol in the city of Brandon, its going to bring with in an increase of alcohol related accidents and deaths,” said Pastor Floyd Steverson with the group NOAL. “We need to manage what we have better, rather than build a city on the back of broken lives, broken families, and broken homes.”
Neighboring cities, Pearl and Flowood already have zones in place to allow the sales of liquor by the glass, but if the law passes in Brandon it will be the first city in the metro area and the seventh in the state to take advantage of a new law that allows areas in wet counties with over 5,000 residents to vote on liquor sales.