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Old 11-28-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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I spent a week in Booneville MS over Thanksgiving. I was surprised that Prentiss County is Dry. Found out later that 6 counties in MS are dry. That seems rather backwards if you ask me. They need to get with the times. It would bring in more money to these counties so I don't understand the resistance. Anybody have an opinion on this?
I might end up moving there and I do like to have cocktails now and then. Not sure I want to deal with a dry county though..............
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Old 11-28-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: The South
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I spent a week in Booneville MS over Thanksgiving. I was surprised that Prentiss County is Dry. Found out later that 6 counties in MS are dry. That seems rather backwards if you ask me. They need to get with the times. It would bring in more money to these counties so I don't understand the resistance. Anybody have an opinion on this?
I might end up moving there and I do like to have cocktails now and then. Not sure I want to deal with a dry county though..............
Their counties, their rules. After you move down and become a resident, you will have a vote.
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Old 11-28-2018, 03:46 PM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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Most of the dry counties are in the eastern half of the state - away from the Mississippi River. I see a symmetric pattern with Arkansas - practically all the eastern third of that state is wet, while half the counties in the western 2/3 are dry.

My hypothesis is that this has to do with the antebellum "gentleman planter" culture being more prone to lavish parties, and that attitude simply stuck. They weren't all that Bible Belt in their attitude - and that alcohol permissiveness stuck. I notice even today, the Louisiana part of the Delta, at least, simply isn't as fervently Bible Belt as the rest of north Louisiana, and I'll bet the same holds true for the Delta-Hills dichotomy in Mississippi.
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I spent a week in Booneville MS over Thanksgiving. I was surprised that Prentiss County is Dry. Found out later that 6 counties in MS are dry. That seems rather backwards if you ask me. They need to get with the times. It would bring in more money to these counties so I don't understand the resistance. Anybody have an opinion on this?
I might end up moving there and I do like to have cocktails now and then. Not sure I want to deal with a dry county though..............
I think there are over 30 dry counties in Mississippi but there are wet cities within the dry counties. None are in Prentiss county though.

Sorry my info is wrong. After the Nov. 2017 election there are now 6 according to other sources.

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Old 11-28-2018, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I spent a week in Booneville MS over Thanksgiving. I was surprised that Prentiss County is Dry. Found out later that 6 counties in MS are dry. That seems rather backwards if you ask me. They need to get with the times. It would bring in more money to these counties so I don't understand the resistance. Anybody have an opinion on this?
I might end up moving there and I do like to have cocktails now and then. Not sure I want to deal with a dry county though..............
I think there wet cities in some of the dry counties.
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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This might help out.
https://www.dor.ms.gov/ABC/Pages/Wet-Dry-Map.aspx

The dry counties are, by and large, rural and majority-white with a minuscule Catholic population.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:18 PM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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This might help out.
https://www.dor.ms.gov/ABC/Pages/Wet-Dry-Map.aspx

The dry counties are, by and large, rural and majority-white with a minuscule Catholic population.
IIRC, you're from in or near the Delta. Do you think the legacy of the old plantation culture might have something to do with the scarcity of dry counties west of I-55?
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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IIRC, you're from in or near the Delta. Do you think the legacy of the old plantation culture might have something to do with the scarcity of dry counties west of I-55?
Could be. Could also be the large black population and the Catholic presence, too.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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Interesting that Rankin is listed as dry (with several wet municipalities), yet many restaurants and convenience stores in unincorporated parts of the county sell/serve beer?

Is the "dry" referring only to hard liquor?
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Interesting that Rankin is listed as dry (with several wet municipalities), yet many restaurants and convenience stores in unincorporated parts of the county sell/serve beer?

Is the "dry" referring only to hard liquor?
Yes.

That was the biggest surprise when I moved here. I was riding around looking for liquor stores and it finally dawned on me.
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