Why Rogersville Will Never Have Liquo...
New Arrival

Lake Worth, FL

#22 Aug 26, 2007
I was wondering why nearby Towns like Greenville and Morristown are the the closest towns where you can purchase liquor,Those towns don't look like they have major declining statistics ,in fact they say that Greenville Tn, Is a nice town to relocate and retire to and there economy is a lot stronger than Rogersville economy is. Laws,Rules and Regulations bring in Dollars for the economy if they are enforced.Something will need to be done soon in Rogersville based on the need for upgrading and or building new schools this money has to come from somewhere,I am not for raising taxes at all seen it been there done that seen .Give the people of Rogersville something instead of simply votoing to raise property taxes,Use the Liquor licenses as a form of revenue to Update and or build these new schools that are so desperately needed.
I see that the problem is not Holy rollers the problem is change, no one likes change.
Robin honestly

Miami, FL

#23 Aug 26, 2007
Just wondering, does Morristwon have liquor by the drink?
Wholla there boy

Ringgold, GA

#24 Aug 26, 2007
JB Tempet wrote:
All the Holy Rollers are the reason.....
I don't see Rogersville as getting liquor by the drink within the next 50 years.
Look at the stink that the Holy Rollers raised when El Pueblito got a beer permit.
I and probably the vast majority of residents would be for liquor by the drink in order to get some better restaurants in town but a very vocal minority won't let Rogersville enter the modern age.
Wholla there Boy...
I take it that you are referring to good people, Christian people that you are calling "Holy Rollers", or people who feel that alcohol is wrong for a community, and that is their right to beleive that, you are using slang language toward "God's" people. Now I don't know if you are a Christian or not, and I'm not a preacher, however, I am a Christian and I've never said a word against liquor by the drink, nor against any restaurant that wanted it or that got it. But for you to put down God's people is more evil than if they got the liquor by the drink. I think I would crawl in a hole and pull the dirt in over me for comments like that. You don't see good people trashing you, do you. Do you think you will live forever? And what do you think is going to happen when you die. Would you not want to have someone in a church, say a "Holy Roller" be able to say some good things about you. But even if they did, You have to answer to our God son, you may get to hear your words again, but this time straight from the lips of our Lord. You have no promise of tomorrow, people die from accidents each day and from other reasons, and your time could come a lot shorter than you thnk before you can get your forgivness. I pray not, I pray that you will stop and read your post and appologize to a lot of people, but to God in particular. Not having liquor by the drink is what's killing this town, this town is not dying. There is a lof of towns around that sell liquor by the drink, there are liquor stores in most of the surrounding towns, you will never hear me tell you not to go visit them, so don't blame everything on "God's People". The Bible say that in the end there will be the Good and the EVil, and the Good will win because they are God's People.
I THINK

Schaumburg, IL

#25 Aug 26, 2007
all the good church people would save alot of gas money if we had package stores...they would never drink in a rest...but at least would not have to go out of town to purchase.,,but then again i doubt they would want others to see them...so it is a wash....sad but we live with a lot of hypoc..
What ever

Dillon, SC

#26 Aug 26, 2007
Whats wrong with one drink? My grandparents had one drink everyday, they lived to be in ther 80s & 90s and went to Church all the time. Jesus drank wine, what^s the issue. A little wine is good for the stomach, even doctors will tell you the same. As long as you don^t get drunk it^s not a SIN. There are more Sin here on the forum than this issue will ever be. Lets take a poll, How many people do you no that goes to Church that takes a DRINK. Be Honest. Everyone will know at least 10 from a single church, this includes wine.
Mike Hunt

Knoxville, TN

#27 Aug 26, 2007
You know why beer isn't allowed to be sold until 12 pm on Sunday here?

The Baptists don't want anyone to get a head start on them.
Darren Rimer

AOL

#29 Dec 7, 2007
bible belt conservatives
Woopie

Columbia, TN

#30 Dec 7, 2007
To the person who was complaining about Rogersville getting a strip club and a bar. I'm all for it! I hate driving out of town for it....
Hardtimes

AOL

#31 Dec 8, 2007
Actually, private clubs do have liquor-by-the-drink and have had it for as long as I can remember.
I know the Eagle's Club did...back in the day...McDonald's Country Club, etc.
I don't know the law as to private clubs vs public establishments.
light drinker

Maryville, TN

#32 Dec 8, 2007
Don't you have to take your own bottle to these clubs and then pay to have the drink mixed? I've never been there but that's what I heard.
I wanted dinner and a good glass of wine last night so we took our money to Kingsport. My doctor said a glass of wine a day is good for my high cholesterol. Boones farm is NOT good wine. Good wine is sold at the package stores so I go to kingsport for that also.
All alcohol makes you drunk if you're going to abuse it. I'll never understand why they sell beer and boones farm but won't sell good wine. Children need to be educated about a lot of things in life. I was educated to believe alcohol was a glass of wine with a good dinner. And yes my family went to church.

“Woe Is Me !”

Since: Dec 07

Rogersville, TN USA

#33 Dec 8, 2007
Here's something else I don't understand: the package store at Allendale Shopping Center is in Hawkins County.
The (former) Green Lantern liquor store, which was further south, was likewise in Hawkins County.
Someone said it was considered "in the city of Kingsport" but I don't think Kingsport's city line went that far south.
NTL

Alexander City, AL

#34 Dec 8, 2007
Yes, that is in the k'port city limits-that is also why there are beer sales on Sunday in Hawkins county-there could also be liquor by the drink in Hawkins Co.,as long as it is in the k'port city limits.
moparedtn

Cleveland, TN

#36 Mar 2, 2008
Hardtimes wrote:
Actually, private clubs do have liquor-by-the-drink and have had it for as long as I can remember.
I know the Eagle's Club did...back in the day...McDonald's Country Club, etc.
I don't know the law as to private clubs vs public establishments.
McDonald Hills was a BYO situation, as my father owned the restaurant there at one time.
Beer and wine coolers only, anything harder had to be brought in by the customer and kept behind the bar, with the bartender metering it out.
I can't speak on the Eagles' Nest, don't know the situation there.
moparedtn

Cleveland, TN

#37 Mar 2, 2008
Hardtimes wrote:
Here's something else I don't understand: the package store at Allendale Shopping Center is in Hawkins County.
The (former) Green Lantern liquor store, which was further south, was likewise in Hawkins County.
Someone said it was considered "in the city of Kingsport" but I don't think Kingsport's city line went that far south.
The package store you're probably referring to is the one next to the BP station, up close to the I26 interchange. That one is definitely in Kingsport city limits.
moparedtn

Cleveland, TN

#38 Mar 2, 2008
Info on a restaurant obtaining a liquor by the drink license:
http://www.tennessee.gov/abc/lbdobtain.html
This license is state controlled by the Alcoholic Beverage Commission. If one is fortunate enough to obtain one, they also are allowed to serve beer.

The procedure for getting a beer license is a whole nuther critter, as each local county (and many towns/cities) have "Beer Boards".

For example, the city of Rogersville currently allows only these places to have one:
1. El Pueblito
2. TN Chicken Wing joint, whatever it's called
3. The AFW post
That's it. The city has kept it to 3 for a long time and pretty much one of these has to give theirs up in order for another place in town to get one....and you better have a good lawyer/know folks on the board to stand a fighting chance even then.

Anyone remember the restaurant that was in Hale Springs Inn about 10 years ago?
The owner tried like heck, and spent a ton of money, trying to get a permit for beer/wine on premises....to no avail.
Needless to say, he didn't last too long there, even though he was a professional chef with a really nice setup out there.

Yes, you're fighting the FBC types and the fella that operates Short Mountain Silica if you even contemplate opening a nice place and serving drinks in this town.
It's a shame, really.
Rogersville is home

Crossville, TN

#39 Mar 2, 2008
What the heck is that "bar" out on 11W just pass Short Mountain Silca? Its located on the lake side of the road.
Waldo

Columbia, TN

#40 Mar 2, 2008
moparedtn wrote:
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The package store you're probably referring to is the one next to the BP station, up close to the I26 interchange. That one is definitely in Kingsport city limits.
Nope he's talking about the one in the shopping center where the Winn Dixie used to be. It's in Hawkins county, but it is still inside the Kingsport city limits. Kingsport city permits liquor sales.
moparedtn

Cleveland, TN

#41 Mar 2, 2008
Yeah, that's in the county obviously.
The county doesn't have the limit of 3 like the city does, but they're not much more likely to issue one either.
That joint you refer to does beer/coolers only.
Jambles

United States

#42 Mar 2, 2008
No one MAKES you drink. Too many old people in Rogersville that have a voice in the system. Therefor, NO ONE can have it if they don't want it. Sagebrush in Johnson City serves some stout mixed drinks, though. Hooters, on the other hand, is a little watered down.
Update

Knoxville, TN

#43 Mar 2, 2008
The Inn will be able to serve "spirits". Thanks to Ken Givens getting special legislation passed.

The Green Lantern was located in the area where the Auto Parts stores are now. Next to Arby's.

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