Wet or dry is a question now for two Alabama towns

By Sherea Harris

THORSBY, AL (WBRC) - Two Alabama cities will vote on alcohol sales Tuesday.     

"Wet-dry" referendums will be held in Good Hope, located in Cullman County, and in Thorsby, in Chilton County.

Voters are usually divided on whether or not to allow alcohol sales in a dry city, but more Alabama cities are passing these referendums.
In January, voters in Jemison made alcohol sales legal.     

A store employee at Jemison Exxon says since March, business has increased significantly. Beer and wine sales are steady.

Nearby in Thorsby, folks will vote on a referendum tomorrow. Only one person of those interviewed plans to vote "yes."

Some who are against alcohol sales are concerned of more alcohol-related accidents, which scares Dorothy Robinson.

"My nephew was hit by a drunk driver when he was four. He still suffers from it. He's got one kidney," said Robinson

"We believe in staying away from alcohol. But I can see both sides of the vote because it will bring more money to Thorsby," said Chad Foshee.

Good Hope is also voting on alcohol sales Tuesday

FOX6 spoke to Mayor Corey Harbison. He says though the council remains neutral on the matter, it doesn't want to see bars and clubs pop up in town if the referendum passes.

The voting in Thorsby and Good Hope are at City Hall from 7am to 7pm.

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