What are the legal hours of sale for alcoholic beverages?
Package stores with ABC permits may only open for business from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, Monday through Saturday. Package stores are not allowed Sunday sales and cannot open on Christmas Day.

Can I make homemade wine and beer?
Mississippi law provides that a person may make homemade wine for domestic or household uses only. Homemade wine cannot be sold. Wine is defined as a product obtained from the alcoholic fermentation of the juice of sound, ripe grapes, fruits or berries and made in accordance with the revenue laws of the United States.

Mississippi law does not allow someone to make beer or other malt products; and the law does not allow someone to make intoxicating or spirituous liquors. Homemade wine does not include any alcohol product made by distillation which is distilled spirits or hard liquor.

ABC on-premises permittees may make sales of alcoholic beverages at the permitted location between 10:00 a.m. and midnight, Monday through Saturday. Sales after midnight and Sunday sales by on-premises permittees may only occur if the hours for sale have been extended by the Department of Revenue.

ABC on-premises permittees in areas that have been granted resort status by the Department of Revenue are exempt from the above hours-of-operation restrictions. Package stores in resort areas are not exempt from the hours of operation above. 

Can I order wine over the internet to be delivered to my home?
No. It is illegal to bring wine into Mississippi and such products will be considered contraband.

Gov. Phil Bryant signed the homebrew bill, which means that starting in July, Mississippians can make their own beer.

The House of Representatives approved a bill earlier this month that would legalize home brewing in Alabama — the last state that maintains a ban on the activity. Representatives voted 58-33 in favor of the bill that would allow those 21 and older to make up to 15 gallons of beer, wine, mead or cider every three months so long as they are not in a dry county or city. The measure now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Final Project Storyboard

Nonlinear parts: History of liquor laws in the south, specifically Mississippi, and even more specifically, Oxford. Quotes from lawmakers on why laws are the way they are. Quotes from bar and liquor or beer store owners on their reactions on the laws we have here.

Video: the video portion of this project will include interview clips from law makers, alcohol distributors, students and b-roll from the craft beer festival, liquor and specialty beer stores, the square.

Graphics: I will include a map or a graph that shows county to county liquor laws in the state of Mississippi as well as have a list of some of the more bizarre liquor laws in LaFayette County.

Text: My text will be a full story, including photos and quotes from my sources. The video information and written information will overlap some but the article will go into more details that the video can’t show

What Works 4/1

Image

Jenn Ackerman spent the entire summer photographing the Kentucky State Reformatory, a mentally ill prison. The profound black and white images are published on Slate magazine’s website and their reporter David Rosenberg writes about her experience.

I chose this article because the pictures really did to me exactly what the photographer intended.

“My intention was to make the viewer feel what I felt when I was inside the prison.” Ackerman said.

This is a subject that I doubt many people know about, and in this case, pictures definitely speak louder than words. Her photos actually put you in that prison and make you understand the emotions that the subjects in the photos feel.

I think the quotes and explanations between a group of the photos is necessary and informative. If these pictures stood alone, the readers may not understand the intentions behind the photos. The quotes from Ackerman let audiences know that the pictures were not taken in an attempt to make the Reformatory look bad and it was nice to know that she has respect for the people who work there.

After spending a whole summer taking photos, it says a lot about the small group of photos that she chose out of probably hundreds. Each one says something different and tells a different story. I think the choice of using black and white for the photos was a great decision. I especially liked her explanation of that choice.

“When I went on the tour (of the prison), I didn’t see it in color; when I came back, I was trying to remember what it looked like, and I couldn’t remember any of the colors at all. I knew there was something so gritty and raw,” Ackerman recalled.

Julia Lish, a correctional officer, and psychologist Dr. Tanya Young were used a sources. I thought both of their quotes were very strong and gave good information and different perspectives on the situation.