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Tupelo council approves Go Cup ordinance

The Tupelo City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday in favor of temporarily allowing people in one part of the city to take alcohol out of bars and restaurants in a special cup.

Posted: Mar. 20, 2018 7:05 PM
Updated: Mar. 21, 2018 6:53 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tupelo City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday in favor of temporarily allowing people in one part of the city to take alcohol out of bars and restaurants in a special cup.

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The go cup ordinance will only apply in the downtown area, and it will only apply for 6 months.

This comes after Mayor Jason Shelton and some council members visited Gulfport, Hattiesburg and Ocean Springs, three cities with a go cup ordinance. They reported no issues with the law.

However, some council members during Tuesday's meeting expressed concerns about loosening the city's alcohol restrictions.

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