Residents in Randolph County want to ...

Residents in Randolph County want to end county's 'dry' status

There are 29 comments on the KAIT-TV Jonesboro story from Oct 10, 2013, titled Residents in Randolph County want to end county's 'dry' status. In it, KAIT-TV Jonesboro reports that:

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR - A group of Randolph County citizens are working to collect enough petition signatures to get the issue of alcohol sales placed on the November 2014 ballot.

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jim

United States

#2 Oct 12, 2013
cathouse mouze wrote:
it is time for a change and let the people vote on whether they want to remain dry or go wet.
it need to be wet,but if is does become wet those cop around there are really going to be dickscause they think they are above the law
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#3 Oct 13, 2013
It is a no-brainer to make this county wet. It is not like we have no drunks here, we just don't have the tax money from it. I know the churches will fight this even though most members drink themselves. Now is the time for Randolph County to become a step closer to joining the modern world.
You know its a shame if they want something on the ballot it just shows up, however if the people want to vote on something its a major deal. It was a shame they didn't have to gather 3500 votes to put the tax increases on the ballot, or the same number to put the new pool on the ballot.
Let the people vote for wet or dry!
guest

Ashburn, VA

#4 Oct 13, 2013
Guest wrote:
It is a no-brainer to make this county wet. It is not like we have no drunks here, we just don't have the tax money from it. I know the churches will fight this even though most members drink themselves. Now is the time for Randolph County to become a step closer to joining the modern world.
You know its a shame if they want something on the ballot it just shows up, however if the people want to vote on something its a major deal. It was a shame they didn't have to gather 3500 votes to put the tax increases on the ballot, or the same number to put the new pool on the ballot.
Let the people vote for wet or dry!
Where can I sign this petition?
Tax payer

United States

#5 Oct 13, 2013
I want to sign it also!!
Im a Tax payer also

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Oct 13, 2013
I vote NO! I don't want my family to get Hirt from some drunk person or get killed! Driving drunk!!!! I go to church and CHURCHES WANT ALOUD IT!!! It will not pass!!!
Tax payer

United States

#7 Oct 13, 2013
Yeah well they said that pool tax crap wouldn't pass either yet here we are :-/
Guest

Ashburn, VA

#8 Oct 13, 2013
Im a Tax payer also wrote:
I vote NO! I don't want my family to get Hirt from some drunk person or get killed! Driving drunk!!!! I go to church and CHURCHES WANT ALOUD IT!!! It will not pass!!!
Some people will continue to drink and drive. Do you actually think that by staying a dry county that it will keep those type people from entering our county? Join the real world. We could use those tax dollars!
Im a Tax payer also

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Oct 13, 2013
Tax payer wrote:
Yeah well they said that pool tax crap wouldn't pass either yet here we are :-/
Your so right! But the cities wants it to pass too. Because more city revenue when the sheriff or police pull the drunks over. You forgot this is a small towns in a small county! The pools and schools will be safer when the county and cities stay DRY! I want worry! Because its not going to happen. My church family will vote NO...
lrgp

Foley, AL

#10 Oct 14, 2013
You must be registered to vote to sign the petition.
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#11 Oct 14, 2013
It would be nice to pass a law to make churches pay taxes also. Every building that becomes empty is made into a church, I think some may even be looking to make a port-a-potty into one.
My 2 Cents

Ash Flat, AR

#12 Oct 14, 2013
I don't want any family to get hurt by some drunk driver. But lets face it there is the moose legion and country club where people go get drunk all the time. people go to liquor stores all the time and bring beer back in this county. there are drunken parties every weekend and probably every day. If people want to drink they are going to drink and they already are. Except now we don't have the extra tax revenue from the sale of that liquor to put more police on the streets to stop drunk drivers and the extra money for fire and emergency response when accidents do happen. Just my opinion. Just because you aren't for drinking doesn't mean you should be against us going wet.
Im a Tax payer also wrote:
I vote NO! I don't want my family to get Hirt from some drunk person or get killed! Driving drunk!!!! I go to church and CHURCHES WANT ALOUD IT!!! It will not pass!!!
info

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#13 Oct 14, 2013
I believe that there will be a limited number of full blown pkg stores, stores/quick shops can sell retail, and restaurants will be allowed to sell beer and wine by the drink with a license.

will bars/nightclubs/liquor by the drink places be allowed?

liquor sales, clubs, and such allowed near churches and schools?
info

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#14 Oct 14, 2013
heard there were about 25 drinking places in the city limits of Pocahontas before it was shut down in the early 50's. even with the increased population, seems a bit much if that many are allowed again.

hopefully the number of bars and "by the drink places" will be regulated.

will be interesting who might end up with the 3-4 package store permits in the county. random drawings or insider awards of those valuable permits?
Teacher

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Oct 14, 2013
Usually a random draw. You have to pay a non refundable fee. Rich folk can buy several chances. Good luck. I love taxes I don't pay. Go wet.
info

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#16 Oct 14, 2013
is it correct that individual townships can vote to remain dry if the county goes wet?
I believe parts of greene county are dry.

would that be by separate election later or by the vote on the original wet/dry issue?
In the know

Jonesboro, AR

#18 Oct 28, 2013
There is nothing wrong with having a drink, Its just like anything else you have to use your head. Randolph County is losing a lot of Revenue. These Bible thumpers in this town need to worry about the meth labs and keep eye on her children. I know a few people in this town that would not miss any church services and their children are high on meth or whatever they can get their hands on right out of mommy and daddys medicine cabinet. Thank you whoever corrected that ladies spelling.
Bud

United States

#20 Oct 29, 2013
It has really helped Sharp County, they give moe drunk ticket and make a ton. Also business and industry is popping up everywhere. This should solve most of the economic woes for the county. Drink moe and live in prosperity.
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#21 Oct 29, 2013
It comes down to taxes, Randolph county is a poor county and needs the tax. Making this county wet won't make anymore people drink it will just keep the money here. In fact you will have less drunks on the road like 115 because they will get their booze in town. Anyone that drinks is already drinking and nothing will change except how far they will have to drive. A lot of the church folks that refuse to sign a petition will vote to make this area wet if it gets to the ballot. Its a shame people fear their church and are afraid to sign a petition to allow a vote. Both booze stores on the state line are great spots to see church folks, plus the country club and the other private clubs. Randolph county is the wettest "dry" county I have ever seen.
Give a Damn is broken

Mason, TN

#23 Nov 1, 2013
Im a Tax payer also wrote:
I vote NO! I don't want my family to get Hirt from some drunk person or get killed! Driving drunk!!!! I go to church and CHURCHES WANT ALOUD IT!!! It will not pass!!!
I'm a tax payer also, Well not to be rude to you churches about over half of you are nothing but hipacrits so if making this a wet county I say go for it.
Joe

United States

#24 Nov 13, 2013
It's a bad idea. I will not sign the petition, I will not vote for it. The extra tax dollars will be needed for additional law enforcement, etc. It's all cause and effect.

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