Legalized Sale of Alcohol Discussed in Several AL Towns

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Petitions are circulating in five small
towns in west Alabama to have votes on legalizing the sale of
alcohol.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that petitions are circulating in
Brent, Centreville, Fayette, Aliceville and Vernon. Proponents are
using a law the Legislature passed last year that allows towns as
small as 1,000 people to have liquor referendums. The previous
minimum had been 7,000 people.

The proponents have to get petitions signed by 30 percent of the
registered voters who participated in the last municipal election,
which would have been in 2008.

Centreville Mayor Tom Bamberg says he does not drink alcohol,
but he would not oppose a referendum.


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