McCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Pike County supervisors have voted to ban
bars within 1,500 feet of church properties.
Supervisors voted 4-1 this week to adopt the ordinance. Board
president Tazwell Bowsky voted against the plan, saying the
prohibition exceeds the 400-foot limit allowed in state law.
The 1,500 feet in Pike County runs from the property line of a
church to the door of a bar.
The penalty is $500 per offense.
The ordinance exempts bars that have been in business more than
a year. It doesn't apply to areas inside town limits.
The ordinance takes effect immediately.
Information from: Enterprise-Journal,
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