Elizabethton man seeking support for liquor store referendum

Mar 26, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Elizabethton Star

The local businessman owns numerous rental properties in the area, along with a strip mall that presently houses Lighthouse Market and the Tan Shack on West Elk Avenue.Earlier this year, Chappell notified Carter County Administrator of Elections Tracy Harris of his intent to seek a ballot referendum allowing package stores within the City of ... (more)

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1 - 18 of 18 Comments Last updated Dec 29, 2012
ABC

Johnson City, TN

#1 Apr 3, 2012
I don't think this will go through.
non-drinker

Alcoa, TN

#2 Apr 3, 2012
I hope it does, not because I would be the first customer but why should Johnson City get sales tax that we need. I'll vote for it.
Independent

Johnson City, TN

#3 Apr 3, 2012
I hope it goes thru as well. Go over to the stores at the corner of S Roan and University Parkway and see where all the cars are from.
ABC

Brentwood, TN

#4 Apr 3, 2012
non-drinker wrote:
I hope it does, not because I would be the first customer but why should Johnson City get sales tax that we need. I'll vote for it.
What about local Churches rallying against it?
Independent

Johnson City, TN

#5 Apr 4, 2012
ABC wrote:
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What about local Churches rallying against it?
Why should they get to make the rules? They don't pay any taxes.

When you're paying your own bills, you get to make your own rules. How many other people had parents that told us that?

Churches don't pay the bills.
Common Sense

United States

#6 Apr 7, 2012
That's a good point Independent.
What is the issue

Johnson City, TN

#7 Apr 7, 2012
Why should the Church rally against something that is perfectly legal & has been since Prohibition was lifted? The Repeal of Prohibition in the United States was accomplished with the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution on December 5, 1933. Let the man open any "legal" business he wishes & if the citizens of Carter County cannot obtain alcohol there, then the neighboring counties will be happy to serve them & obtain the revenue for themselves. It is 2012, 79 years post Prohibition & alcohol is legal to sale & obtain over the age of 21.
Vote Yes

Johnson City, TN

#8 Nov 6, 2012
I just voted to have wine and package stores here in Elizabethton. Why would anyone want to let our tax dollars continue to go to Johnson City? One stop liquor store has got rich from Carter County for more than 30 years. Its not a religious issue at all. People are gonna drink if the choose, JC will be glad to continue to benefit if we don't vote this in today. Go vote for liquor!!!
wow

Charlotte, NC

#9 Nov 7, 2012
hope this never happen
Peter

Johnson City, TN

#10 Nov 7, 2012
If passed, this will hurt the meth business in Carter County.
info

Jonesborough, TN

#11 Nov 7, 2012
it was passed!!!!! liquor in e-town!!!!!
LeRoy

Jonesborough, TN

#12 Nov 9, 2012
Wonder if Richard S. knows how many people has died from his hot dogs? I am older than Richard and can`t remember us having package stores in Betsy town.
Interest

Jonesborough, TN

#13 Dec 28, 2012
Mr. Chappell is not an Elizabethton resident. Why should he prosper from our county and pay Johnson City taxes?
Agree

Jonesborough, TN

#14 Dec 28, 2012
Just because CHAPPELL is really a NAVE why should his profits pay for a house on Boone Lake. We have a lake here. He needs to be checked out before selling any beverage. He has a shady past until marrying Naves daughter.
Drunk

Johnson City, TN

#15 Dec 29, 2012
I'm still going to drive to one stop and get my liquor because I have bought it there for years why stop now
Mat

Garland, TX

#16 Dec 29, 2012
You Tn folks are strange.
Drunk

Johnson City, TN

#17 Dec 29, 2012
Mat wrote:
You Tn folks are strange.
why u say that
Drunk

Johnson City, TN

#18 Dec 29, 2012
Peter wrote:
If passed, this will hurt the meth business in Carter County.
it want hurt it a bit

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