should blount county alabama go wet

should blount county alabama go wet

Created by wondering on Oct 24, 2008

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Oneonta, AL

#1 Oct 25, 2008
did any one see the report on tv about the golf courses, and their beer sales , reckon how much longer , we will get the dry county money , if we get it at all , lord i hope they dont ,sue the county ,.
pete

Oneonta, AL

#2 Oct 25, 2008
yes we seen, reckon how many people in blount did not have any ideal booze was being sold in our dry county , a lot of us , man if this county gets sued , that is not going to be good , i dont know but they may have , who knows , lets hope not ,

“I'm here, where are you?”

Since: Oct 08

Blountsville, AL.

#3 Oct 30, 2008
Half the people in Oneonta didn't even know there was a golf course, let alone alcohol sales. I think the membership for the course pays for the alcohol and it's not sold, but distributed instead to save from the sales tax. But who knows.

If they have a legal private license, then I don't think they can sue anyone for abiding by the liquor laws of the City and ABC
thinking

Oneonta, AL

#4 Oct 31, 2008
i dont under stand how one gets a private license in a dry county,!! if a subdivision which is what a golf course is ,can get a private , liquior, license, then why cant , other subdivisions , have one , is my question? if a road has three or more residents on it in blount county , that is not all family is it not concidered a subdivision here ,
vanita

Allgood, AL

#5 Nov 3, 2008
State laws allow a private country club with a dining room that seats X number of people and employs a professional chef to sale alcohol. And yes it is sold. I am a member and I buy it there.
justin

Blountsville, AL

#6 Nov 5, 2008
Arn't we all glad that blount co. is still special (yea they ride the short bus to school so they or special) Let all that alcohol money go to jefferson co , saint clar. guntersville and now Arab check the 8 tags in the parking lot. Keep all the christal meth labs going in the county while the sheriff goes out drinking and carring on in other countys Special Damn Stuppid
concerned

United States

#7 Nov 6, 2008
Do all you people that want alcohol sales legalized in Blount County care about anything good. Alcohol leads to sin. Do you actually want money from sin to be put in our county? It does not matter that it is sold down the road. Let the evil doers drive down the road. Whether you think it is a sin to drink or not, alcohol usually leads to sin. Such as: DUI's, murder, abuse, robbery, etc. Some of the figures I read said that we get $359,000. for being a dry county. I know the drunks and low life people that want alcohol sales probably do not read. Some of you people might try reading the Bible. Money from sin will not promote anything but sin. I do not want a bunch of drunks hanging around where I live. Back to God. We've seen by the election results that there are more non Christians in the U.S. than Christians or either the Christians that voted for that immoral man (and I use the term loosely) must not know what a Christian is. So I would not be worrying about where I can get my next drink,(you know there will not be anything to drink in Hell). I would be concerned as to where my soul is going when Jesus comes back and takes the Christians home. I am not perfect by no means, but I can read and I do try to do what the Bible says. Most people do not read the Bible because they do not want to know what God wants them to do and the ones that do occasionally read it don't believe it.
Brandon

Birmingham, AL

#8 Nov 9, 2008
@concerned:

I am a Christian as well, and I voted that Blount County go wet.

I know you mean well, but to say in absolution that 'Alcohol leads to sin' is forgetting the Bible that you reference. If it is like you say and alcohol leads to sin, then Jesus's first miracle (John 2:1-11) led an entire wedding party to sin. If that is also true, then what about the part of the Bible that says 'Woe to the man that causes his brother to sin'?(I think it's Matthew 26:24) This would mean that it would have been better for Jesus not to have been born, and since he 'caused' his brothers to sin, would have sinned himself, which you and I know not to be true. Also, calling the people that want alcohol sales (like myself)'drunks and low life people' is not what we as Christians are called to do. If you are too busy insulting people for a difference of opinion, then you cannot be a good witness to them, because they will think that everything you say comes from one of those 'Christians' in the derogatory sense of the word, which is bad for us all. I - like you - am also not perfect, and I do not claim to be, but I do pride myself in having learned how to have an intelligent discussion over highly controversial topics without resorting to the name-calling that you have displayed.

Bible references aside, I have also seen references that we get $XXX amount of money from the TVA for being a dry county. I've also read articles that say the TVA is probably going to be getting rid of that incentive in the next couple of years. If we lose that money, then the schools and other programs that use this money will no longer have it, and in a dry county, no way to replace it.

@everyone

If you got to this part without skipping over it, I appreciate your time in hearing me out.

Thank you,
Brandon
learning the ropes

Birmingham, AL

#9 Nov 9, 2008
I agree with Brandon and calling names is not the answer. Or at least not the intelligent one. More ways to bring money to an area that struggles enough already do not sound like a bad idea and plus that can lead to economic growth in this area which as well all know needs it. People with one sided views lead to legislation not passing on important issues when they fail to see both sides of the coin. Plain and simple. Look at what that would have done for this county. I'm disappointed that It did not pass
literate

Oneonta, AL

#10 Jul 26, 2010
@concerned
I agree - you are not perfect. Far from it. I do however agree that Blount County should not go 'wet'. This would lead to things like zoning laws - and the inevitable increase in property value which we all want to avoid. which means the guy up the street would no longer be able to live in an abandoned bus and crap in a bucket. Keep Blount county beautiful - throw your trash out onto the highway.
MoveBCintothe21s t century

Oneonta, AL

#11 Aug 6, 2010
concerned wrote:
Do all you people that want alcohol sales legalized in Blount County care about anything good. Alcohol leads to sin. Do you actually want money from sin to be put in our county? It does not matter that it is sold down the road. Let the evil doers drive down the road. Whether you think it is a sin to drink or not, alcohol usually leads to sin. Such as: DUI's, murder, abuse, robbery, etc. Some of the figures I read said that we get $359,000. for being a dry county. I know the drunks and low life people that want alcohol sales probably do not read. Some of you people might try reading the Bible. Money from sin will not promote anything but sin. I do not want a bunch of drunks hanging around where I live. Back to God. We've seen by the election results that there are more non Christians in the U.S. than Christians or either the Christians that voted for that immoral man (and I use the term loosely) must not know what a Christian is. So I would not be worrying about where I can get my next drink,(you know there will not be anything to drink in Hell). I would be concerned as to where my soul is going when Jesus comes back and takes the Christians home. I am not perfect by no means, but I can read and I do try to do what the Bible says. Most people do not read the Bible because they do not want to know what God wants them to do and the ones that do occasionally read it don't believe it.
You are insane! Its people like as to why there are no interested commercial investors in Blount County(especially Oneonta) and why there are 40 empty retail spaces that make Oneonta look ridiculous!
AAA

Gardendale, AL

#12 Oct 16, 2010
Um, I am a christian as well, and the bible does NOT saying drinking is a sin, it says getting drunk is a sin, bc if you actually read the bible jesus drank wine, so know your stuff before say something!
PAG

Oneonta, AL

#13 Nov 18, 2010
My husband and I lived in Walker County when Jasper was voted wet in the 1980's. Night clubs sprang up everywhere overnight and vehicular deaths because of alcohol rose significantly. With so many of Drummond Coal's mines shut down, the economy is nothing to brag about. Nothing good will come from legalized alcohol sales in Oneonta/Blount County.
Alan

Pinson, AL

#14 Aug 6, 2012
WE ARE ALL SINNERS AND ALWAYS WILL BE. BLOUNT IS A WET COUNTY AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE. YOU WERE SINNING AS YOU WROTE YOUR POST, SAME AS ME. ALL YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GET OVER YOURSELVES AND CHILL THE HELL OUT. BLOUNT IS NOT AS SPECIAL AS EVERYONE MAKES IT OUT TO BE, IF SO.....WHY DONT WE HAVE ANYTHING GOOD IN THE COUNTY? ALL YOU SINNERS GO OUT OF THE COUNTY INTO A WET COUNTY TO HAVE FUN AND SHOP AND WHATEVER. YOU ALL ARE ABOUT THE DUMBEST PEOPLE IF YOU THINK THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY A WET COUNTY. WALK DOWN THE ROAD LIKE I DO. COUNT HOW MANY BEER BOTTLES AND BEER CANS YOU SEE COMPARED TO COKE CANS. IF YOU DONT LIKE TO DRINK, DONT BUY IT, WELL ACTUALLY MOST OF YOU DO WHEN YOU GO INTO A WET COUNTY. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES ITS VOTED (NO) ITS STILL A (YES/ WET COUNTY) YOU ALL YOU THE CHILDREN TO GET IT VOTED NO. YOUR CHILDREN RUN TO BIRMINGHAM TO WATCH MOVIE IN A WET COUNTY. IF BLOUNT HAS ALL THIS MONEY BECAUSE THEY ARE A DRY COUNTY, WHERE THE HELL IS IT????????? HIGHWAYS ARE BAD, NO GOOD PLACES TO SHOP, NO PLACES TO WATCH A MOVIE, NO GREAY HIGHWAYS PAVED, ALL COVERED BRIDGES FALLING IN, ABANDONED HOUSES AND BUILDINGS THAT ARE TURNED INTO METH LABS/ TO TOP IN ALL OFF THEY OPENED A SHOOTING GALLERY IN LOCUST FORK. I GUESS GUNS IS OK, COMPARED TO DRINKING. GUNS ARE ALWAYS BE FIRED IN BLOUNT COUNTY AND METH LABS OPENING UP EVERYWHERE. I THINK THE MONEY ALL OF YOU CLAIM WE HAVE SHOULD BE USED ON STUFF THAT NEEDS TO BE STOPPED, OH WAIT IT CAN'T BE STOPPED BECAUSE BLOUNT DONT HAVE NO MONEY BECAUSE THEY ARE A DRY COUNTY, IT JUST GOES TO THE CROOKED SINNERS LIVING IN BLOUNT COUNTY. GROW THE HELL UP AND CHILL THE HELL OUT. IF ITS VOTED NO AGAIN, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO GO GET IT AND BRING IT RIGHT BACK TO A DRY COUNTY AND GET DRUNK. THEY WAY MOST PEOPLE TALK........METH IS BETTER THAN BEER. YOU SURE AS HELL DON'T TRY TO STOP METH AS MUCH AS BEER BEING SOLD. THE NEXT TIME YOU DRIVE DOWN THE Highway IN BLOUNT, STOP AT AND ABANDONED HOUSE AND I BET YA SEE A METH LAB CAUSE METH IS IN BLOUNT AND AGAIN ALWAYS WILL BE.

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