Hub Council approves alcohol sales at street festivals - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Hub Council approves alcohol sales at street festivals

Hattiesburg City Council members discuss whether to amend the city's alcohol ordinance Tuesday. Hattiesburg City Council members discuss whether to amend the city's alcohol ordinance Tuesday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

For the first time ever, visitors to Eaglepalooza and Hubfest this weekend will be able to legally drink alcohol on city streets. The Hattiesburg City Council Tuesday amended an ordinance, allowing for the sale, possession and consumption of beer and light wine at some downtown street festivals.

But, because an ordinance takes 30 days to go into effect, council members also suspended the enforcement of the current ordinance, allowing vendors with the proper permit to sell this Friday and Saturday.

"Right now, it's just a temporary suspension for those two events, only on those streets where the events are occurring," said Charles Lawrence, city attorney.

Also Tuesday, a motion to hire a Columbus law firm to help the city recover any financial losses from the 2010 BP oil spill failed because of a lack of a second.

Copyright 2013 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Jones County escapee turns himself in

    Jones County escapee turns himself in

    Sunday, August 13 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-08-13 18:41:00 GMT

    A Jones County escapee is back in custody after walking off a work detail Thursday. 

    More >>

    A Jones County escapee is back in custody after walking off a work detail Thursday. 

    More >>
  • Stone Co. parents bond with newborn during 'Golden Hour'

    Stone Co. parents bond with newborn during 'Golden Hour'

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:50:24 GMT

    New parents, Joshua and Abbye Sparks can't believe the coincidences of their first child birthday. They said their little one, Tyler Sparks, was the seventh baby born on July 17 2017 at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg. "So we were all laughing about how seven is his lucky number," Abbye said. But, both Joshua and Abbye say they truly believe luck had nothing to do with finally holding their first born. "He is our little miracle," Abbye said. The Sparks said ...

    More >>

    New parents, Joshua and Abbye Sparks can't believe the coincidences of their first child birthday. They said their little one, Tyler Sparks, was the seventh baby born on July 17 2017 at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg. "So we were all laughing about how seven is his lucky number," Abbye said. But, both Joshua and Abbye say they truly believe luck had nothing to do with finally holding their first born. "He is our little miracle," Abbye said. The Sparks said ...

    More >>
  • 15K in crystal meth seized, three arrested in Crystal Springs

    15K in crystal meth seized, three arrested in Crystal Springs

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:30:38 GMT
    Joshua Tremaine RobinsonJoshua Tremaine Robinson

    A week-long investigation led to the arrest of three Crystal Springs men and the seizure of approximately $15,000 worth of crystal meth.  Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents and Copiah County investigators discovered the drugs while serving a warrant at 215 Phyllis Ann Drive in Crystal Springs, according to a MBN press release. Investigators found approximately a pound of crystal meth and marijuana , which led to the men's arrest.  "A pound of crystal methamph...

    More >>

    A week-long investigation led to the arrest of three Crystal Springs men and the seizure of approximately $15,000 worth of crystal meth.  Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents and Copiah County investigators discovered the drugs while serving a warrant at 215 Phyllis Ann Drive in Crystal Springs, according to a MBN press release. Investigators found approximately a pound of crystal meth and marijuana , which led to the men's arrest.  "A pound of crystal methamph...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly