PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) -- Philadelphia residents will vote June 4 on whether to allow liquor sales in the city.
The Neshoba Democrat reports the board of aldermen set the date after being presented with a petition with 1,014 names certified in the city clerk's office.
State law allows county seats and towns of more than 5,000 people to vote separately from their surrounding counties on legalizing wine and spirits if voters in a countywide election have rejected coming out from under the ``dry'' law.
New Albany voters approved liquor sales in a March 19 election. A liquor issue will be on the June 4 ballot in Brookhaven. Petition drives are under way in other cities.