Pike County puts limits on location of bars

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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