Blount County Voters To Decide Future...

Blount County Voters To Decide Future of Alcohol Sales

There are 73 comments on the NBC13.com story from Sep 28, 2008, titled Blount County Voters To Decide Future of Alcohol Sales. In it, NBC13.com reports that:

Voters in Blount County are drawing sharp battle lines for a showdown over alcohol sales on November 4. That's when voters will decide whether to approve alcohol sales for what is now a dry Blount County.

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betty

Oneonta, AL

#62 Nov 13, 2008
i was not counting on oneonta to get a red lobster but i thought maybe down where the new higway close to locust fork i think would get new things and blount county would get the tax money from it pretty soon the people of oneonta can not pay for all that we need from our house taxes
just a few words

Apo, AE

#63 Nov 13, 2008
I am military but I call Blount Cty home, and if things are the same as they were when I had to go away then I say go wet. Wet or not the drunks are on the roads every night even during the football games, and why not use the money for the county? If you drink the stuff you will get the stuff, so why not use it to help a town that needs the help. For the good church going folks, dont worry the fact that the county is wet it doesnt change a thing, the church doors will still open on Sunday but the road getting to the church may be a little smoother.
Grown up

Tallahassee, FL

#64 Nov 27, 2008
VOTE DRY wrote:
If Blount County goes wet we will lose $359,000 a year that TVA provides each county that is dry. That means every man woman and child in Blount county will have to drink 144 cans of beer a year to equal that amount.
WOW. Where are you getting beer at 22 cents a can. I'd like to stock up. I don't know if it's true that TVA pays Blount County $359,000 to stay dry.(Actually, I doubt it.) But I really would like to pick up some of that beer.
Blount County's population in 2004 was 54,988 (it's probably larger now but well use the 2004 data). That would mean that the alleged TVA allowance is $6.50 per person. If that buys everyone 144 beers, they have to cost less and 23 cents each.
I say, as a trial, let's buy 100,000 of the 23 cent beers and resale them at ...say...a dollar. Then we could pay back the original $359,000, be $850,736 to the good and have some brew to kick back with while we consider what to do with out ill-gotten gains.
betty

Oneonta, AL

#65 Dec 16, 2008
what is up with the sheiff dept i guess the new sheiff will be in with the good all boys let us people have a say in this we need somebody that will work for the people.
bringBCinto21st century

Allgood, AL

#66 Aug 15, 2010
concerned wrote:
What you have to realize is that right now you can't go to a restaurant in Blount county and have alcohol with your meal,if it goes wet you can therefore more drunk drivers on the roads. Not to mention that a certain restaurant in Cleveland would love nothing more than to charge you $3 a bottle of beer to go along with your $50 steak. Trust me thats all they want the county to go wet for, it has nothing to do with them being concerned about education. Also to the people who approve going wet, would you have a problem with me opening a bar/saloon next door to you that stays open until 4am on the weekends? How about some topless girls to go along with that? And maybe even a few parking lot brawls here and there? You better think about everything that comes along with being wet before you vote!
"Concerned," you are an idiot. Its people like you that make this so frustrating to discuss.
Bama 46

United States

#67 Sep 8, 2010
I would like to think that most people in Blount County would like to have the same opportunity to buy a bottle of wine or a six pack of beer and take it home to consume in a civilized and rational manner as is provided in most any other county. Everyone seems to be worried about a bunch of uneducated "Red Necks" getting access to alcohol and going wild and tearing up the country. Those kinds of people are already there and will continue to be whether Blount County goes wet or not. I believe research shows when a county goes wet the number of alcohol related traffic violations go down. If sleezy bars are allowed to operate without restriction, then a host of problems will come with that situation. I believe it is high time that Blount County votes to keep revenue from alcohol sales in the county. I have lived in areas that are "wet" and is is nice to be able to buy a bottle of wine or beer at the local grocery store. I can assure you that did not present a problem for the community. You have those who will bend the rules and cause problems with or without legal alcohol, Laws are in-place to punish those that cannot act responsibly.
Chad

Pasadena, MD

#68 Sep 2, 2012
I grew up in Oneonta and Blount County and now I'm a chef in DC, it's sad to view the ignorance of some over this subject. Change people, change. Deal with it and move on. The extra financial benefits from will be a huge addition to the county in schools, rodas, city repairs, etc.... Not to mention, it would be nice to have some additional food options in the city. When I do come home to visit its a pain in the ass to have to drive a good distance to get dinner where I can have a beer with it. It's almost like some of the people there have never been out of the county lines and they fear what they dont know.

Drunk drivers are everywhere, selling alcohol in the county will not add to that. Would you rather someone start driving in Jefferson County all the way through Blount County while they are drunk, cause guess what... It happens more than you know.

Change. Stop being so backwood minded.
houston

Oneonta, AL

#69 Sep 3, 2012
need the tax $ blount county has been out of debt for well over a year and the tax dollars in question go where all the other tax dollars go into the general fund to be distrubed thru out the state if the blount countofficals where so worried about the schools the the income that was use to pay of $5,000,000 of debt would already be goin to the schools truth is the county has no control over the tax revenue they (the state) gives the schools what they want them to have the only thing we are goin to get out of this is more drunk drivers on the road i can explain that to if your not smart enuff to nfigure that one out
Blount county voter

Oneonta, AL

#70 Oct 10, 2012
concerned wrote:
What you have to realize is that right now you can't go to a restaurant in Blount county and have alcohol with your meal,if it goes wet you can therefore more drunk drivers on the roads. Not to mention that a certain restaurant in Cleveland would love nothing more than to charge you $3 a bottle of beer to go along with your $50 steak. Trust me thats all they want the county to go wet for, it has nothing to do with them being concerned about education. Also to the people who approve going wet, would you have a problem with me opening a bar/saloon next door to you that stays open until 4am on the weekends? How about some topless girls to go along with that? And maybe even a few parking lot brawls here and there? You better think about everything that comes along with being wet before you vote!
LOL Altoona needs to stay abreast, no pun intended, of the news. Snead is getting a nudist camp! Maybe you like your sneak peeks without alcohol? Meth labs outnumber moonshine stills. Wake up Altoonie.
Tommy

Norcross, GA

#71 Oct 21, 2012
Maybe everyone should look up the history of Alcohol. It helped build this country. When it goes wet this time........Please refuse any revenue it brings in...... Please boycott all new business....... And please don't buy any gas or food from any business that sells it. I bet everyone does...... Smart people really do sound dumb!
houston

Oneonta, AL

#72 Nov 1, 2012
Tommy wrote:
Maybe everyone should look up the history of Alcohol. It helped build this country. When it goes wet this time........Please refuse any revenue it brings in...... Please boycott all new business....... And please don't buy any gas or food from any business that sells it. I bet everyone does...... Smart people really do sound dumb!
i dont do business now at those places and i dont want there money in the schools i would like the school system to operate like it should the schools dont need more money they need parents to be parents and be involed
houston

Oneonta, AL

#73 Nov 1, 2012
Bama 46 wrote:
I would like to think that most people in Blount County would like to have the same opportunity to buy a bottle of wine or a six pack of beer and take it home to consume in a civilized and rational manner as is provided in most any other county. Everyone seems to be worried about a bunch of uneducated "Red Necks" getting access to alcohol and going wild and tearing up the country. Those kinds of people are already there and will continue to be whether Blount County goes wet or not. I believe research shows when a county goes wet the number of alcohol related traffic violations go down. If sleezy bars are allowed to operate without restriction, then a host of problems will come with that situation. I believe it is high time that Blount County votes to keep revenue from alcohol sales in the county. I have lived in areas that are "wet" and is is nice to be able to buy a bottle of wine or beer at the local grocery store. I can assure you that did not present a problem for the community. You have those who will bend the rules and cause problems with or without legal alcohol, Laws are in-place to punish those that cannot act responsibly.
people in this county have the opportunity to by beer and wine just not here oh my bad they can by alcohol in blount its just that they might not can afford it where it is now
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#74 Nov 9, 2012
Your neighboring counties and your local bootleggers thank you for your support to keep legal "Demon lickker" sales out. If it makes closed little minds really believe it's not already there,then go in peace.

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