Shannon Bar Center Of Debate
SHANNON, Miss. (WCBI)-Shannon Alderman have blocked the reopening of a popular Shannon bar. Memphis business owner and former owner of O’ Hara’s, 55 year-old P.J. Newton says she had everything ready to reopen O’Hara’s except for her special exception permit. The board voted 4-1 June 4 to deny a special exception. Alderman say residents showed up to the meeting with 200 signatures against the reopening of the bar. Newton says the bar will cater to the gay community. Newton plans to appeal the denial of her special exception.