LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF)- A Lawrence County man is working to let
voters decide whether to legalize alcohol sales across the county.
Wayne Gash owns Fisherman's Resort just
outside of Town Creek, which means he is just outside where he can legally sell
alcohol at his restaurant. Gash said he and other business owners want the
wet-dry issue on a ballot and are about to start a petition.
Some county commissioners agree with Gash.
With International Paper set to close, supporters said legalizing alcohol sales
county-wide could help regain some tax revenue.
"We're trying to keep the taxes that's going
out of the county in Lawrence County. We're having a lot of factories that's
closing, and we're wanting to try and get a wet-dry issue on the ballot where
the people, the citizens of Lawrence County, can vote," said Gash.
It will take 3,500 signatures from registered
voters to get the wet-dry issue on a ballot.