Tuesday, May 25th, Geneva city residents will decide whether or not to legalize the sell of alcohol in the city limits.
It's a seemingly simple answer. Yes, or no?
But when the question is whether or not to support the sell of alcohol in the City of Geneva, the answer isn't always so simple.
“It’s an emotional issue that's often discussed and has been for a number of years,” says Mayor Wynnton Melton.
Carol Powell plans on adding beer and wine to the menu at her restaurant if the city goes wet.
"Geneva’s broke. We're losing tax dollars every month, businesses are closing and we need some sort of other revenue," says Powell, "I’m within three miles of the liquor store and we see them going down there all the time, we need that money here, not in Florida."
But area religious leaders say alcohol isn't the answer to city's financial burdens.
"It would take a vast amount of alcohol to generate the revenue we need," says Maple Avenue Baptist Church Pastor Mike Shirah, "I think we'll have a problem with ready access for our young people. It'll be easily available for them; we'll have an increase in our family strife and struggles."
A “yes” vote would make Geneva the only municipality in Geneva County to sell alcohol.
A county-wide vote in November of 2008 went dry by only 91 votes; less than 1% of the total ballots.
"This here is your opportunity to go to the polls and vote it simply up or down within the city limits of Geneva," says Melton.
The vote will be held at the Geneva Community Center from 7 am till 7 pm.
Polling Place Distirct 1A
WALTON PARK RECREATION CENTER - 122 WALTON PARK DRIVE
Polling Place District 1B
ANDREW BELLE COMMUNITY CENTER - 1270 LAKE STREET
Polling Place District 2A
ROY DRIGGERS BUILDING (CIVIC CENTER) - 126 N. ST. ANDREWS STREET
Polling Place District 2B
WIREGRASS RECREATION CENTER - 620 6TH AVENUE
Polling Place District 3A
HOUSTON COUNTY FARM CENTER - 1701 E. COTTONWOOD ROAD
Polling Place District 3B
NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY - 1842 3RD AVENUE
Polling Place District 4A
DOTHAN UTILITIES COMPLEX - 200 KILGORE DRIVE
Polling Place District 4B
DOUG TEW RECREATION CENTER - 300 GARLAND STREET
Polling Place District 5A
WESTGATE RECREATION CENTER - 501 RECREATION ROAD
Polling Place District 5B
WESLEY MANOR RETIREMENT CENTER - 718 HONEYSUCKLE ROAD
Polling Place District 6A
VAUGHN-BLUMBER CENTER - 2715 FLYNN ROAD
Polling Place District 6B
WIREGRASS COMMONS MALL COMMUNITY ROOM - 900 COMMONS DRIVE