Liquor Was Big Winner in Election

Liquor Was Big Winner in Election

There are 30 comments on the WTVC Chattanooga story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Liquor Was Big Winner in Election. In it, WTVC Chattanooga reports that:

Seven area cities or counties had alcohol questions on the ballot yesterday... and in virtually every case, alcohol won.

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Dunlap Shopper

Dunlap, TN

#1 Nov 14, 2008
I'm glad to see Liquor in Dunlap was
voted in.People where driving to Chattanooga getting there glasses of cheer and spending there money.This way the revenue will stay here.Now
we can SHOP DUNLAP FIRST.
Cher

Rossville, GA

#2 Nov 17, 2008
WOW! I know you are so excited about having the liquor sales in your small city. But.... with the accident on Friday morning killing two of your residents and seriously injuring another, does this really make alcohol sales seem so important? A strong message needs to go out about drinking and driving. It doesn't mix and a group of your fine citizens needs to get the word out more than ever. It has been a problem in the valley for a long time and now it will only get worse.
Angie

AOL

#4 Jan 7, 2009
Cher wrote:
WOW! I know you are so excited about having the liquor sales in your small city. But.... with the accident on Friday morning killing two of your residents and seriously injuring another, does this really make alcohol sales seem so important? A strong message needs to go out about drinking and driving. It doesn't mix and a group of your fine citizens needs to get the word out more than ever. It has been a problem in the valley for a long time and now it will only get worse.
Regardless if we can buy it here in Dunlap or not, people are still going to drink if they want to. It's so annoying that people think that selling it here will cause more people to drink. People are driving to Jasper and Chattanooga and buying it, spending extra gas and our county doesn't get anything from it. So, it doesn't make sense that people act like it will change anything.

Now, drinking and driving is stupid, but where its sold has nothing to do with that.
Hypocrite

Madisonville, TN

#5 Jan 8, 2009
I know for a fact the closer it is the more likely you r to drink and we all know alcohol plays an extremely large factor in car accidents, adultry, and stupidity. Hell, I am gulty of that. Don't be naive! Where it is sold has alot to do with it. You can grab a beer at the local store, a special occasion you can drive to jasper or chatt, to put liquor in your town is asking for more future alcoholics and problems of every type. Those that have been driving that far to get a fix on liquor more than 3 or 4 times a year need to revaluate theirselves because they've got issues
Angie

AOL

#6 Jan 10, 2009
well I guess we all have our opinions. I happen to dissagree with you though. Oh well :)

I drink more than 3 or 4 times a year, but I have no issues. I don't cheat on my hubby nor do I drink and drive. Your naive if you think that people don't drink around here just because its not sold here. I'm not ganna get into some kind of argument about it...your intitled to your opinion. Plenty of us are responsible drinkers. If someone wants to abuse alcohol they are going to regardles of where they bought it.
flyon thewall

Cordova, SC

#7 Jan 11, 2009
ppl have been driving out the county for yrs.. now maybe we can get good resturants, where you can have a drink with dinner.. glad Seq. county is out the dark ages. ppl that are going to drink will drink. no matter where its sold, As for as the couple getting killed, that was to bad, if they had been home with their children things would have been different, they made a bad choice and this is a choice ppl make regardless where they buy liquor.
Johnny T

Dunlap, TN

#8 Feb 15, 2009
You have passed this it will never come to pass. The
entrenched old "families" want total control of your booze. They make money off the boot leggers now. They just need to get a piece of the pie.
dunlaptn dot net

Dunlap, TN

#9 Feb 16, 2009
I hope it keeps people home instead of driving drunk.

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Caring

Pikeville, TN

#10 May 9, 2009
Does anyone know who got the liquor reform bill started?
herman newman

Chattanooga, TN

#11 May 9, 2009
I know one thing im going to be carful when i leave the nest on friday and saturdays. This time if i get runned over it will kill me. Who care band play mustang sally and let the jack flow.
flooding waters

United States

#12 May 10, 2009
i'm glad to see the liquor passed. let it be known, i am a 21 yr old male college student. born and raised in dunlap. I do drink liquor more than 3 or 4 times a year, my friedns and i party about once a month. but we're responsible about it. whenever me and my friends throw a party rule number one is there is ALWAYS at least one sober person at the door collecting car keys and they put them up for the night that way people cant drink and drive. instead we always have designated drivers if someone needs a ride.
people who are gonna drink will do it anyway, im glad my tax money off of it will stop going to hamilton county and will stay here. because i do enjoy a glass of wine with my meal every now and then, lol now when i go to blue orchid bistro i won't have to bring my own wine
Taxpayer

Brunswick, GA

#13 May 11, 2009
Caring wrote:
Does anyone know who got the liquor reform bill started?
If you are talking about the referendum taken to the election office to have it put on the ballott, Linda Jones, a city resident, officially took it there.
Caring

Pikeville, TN

#14 May 20, 2009
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are talking about the referendum taken to the election office to have it put on the ballott, Linda Jones, a city resident, officially took it there.
I'm asking who got it started?Who used the cities money to get it set up to be put on the ballot?You may be surprised.
damn yankee

Pikeville, TN

#15 May 20, 2009
herman newman wrote:
I know one thing im going to be carful when i leave the nest on friday and saturdays. This time if i get runned over it will kill me. Who care band play mustang sally and let the jack flow.
and I too know one thing- you are NOT Herman Newman. i know Herman, and he cant even sign his own name-let alone use a computer.
what a sad, sad, lonely person you must be to have to assume someone elses identity-let alone a local who EVERYONE knows- to play on the interwebs
Part timer

Chattanooga, TN

#16 May 20, 2009
go back to where you come from yankee
Tidbit of Info

Brunswick, GA

#17 May 21, 2009
Caring wrote:
<quoted text>I'm asking who got it started?Who used the cities money to get it set up to be put on the ballot?You may be surprised.
I heard that Mayor Wagner actually had the petition drawn hp with the city attorney's help but have not been able to verify. What have you heard?
Caring

Pikeville, TN

#18 May 21, 2009
Tidbit of Info wrote:
<quoted text>I heard that Mayor Wagner actually had the petition drawn hp with the city attorney's help but have not been able to verify. What have you heard?
I was at the meeting the night that Jennifer Greer and George got into it over that.George was not allowed to do that because of his position.Jennifer told him he better not have used city money to pay Steven Greer.George was so mad that I thought he was going to knock Jennifer out of her chair.You could tell from his answer that he did use the taxpayers money to do this.Also heard he is trying to open a liquor store here in Dunlap.Pays better then Mayor!
Word

Dunlap, TN

#19 May 30, 2009
This is pretty interesting. Can we put a animal shelter on a ballot? How does this petition thing work here?

I do not drink but am considering starting. What is the best thing to start with? How much is too much?
curious

Pikeville, TN

#20 Jun 5, 2009
Congradulations on the three kelly's being approved for a liguor license to start a liquor store in Dunlap.

Since: May 09

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#21 Jun 5, 2009
What is a three kelly's?

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