Henagar votes to go wet

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — In DeKalb County residents voted “wet” Aug. 23 to allow alcohol sales within the city limits of Henagar, a community that has banned alcohol sales since its founding in 1855.bottle of beer

With a population of more than 2,300, the sale of packaged beer and wine by private vendors had previously been prohibited in Henagar.

Waaytv.com reported at 7:37 p.m. that the votes on the referendum during municipal elections lined up in support of alcohol sales, despite efforts by David Hairston, pastor of Henagar Baptist Church, who helped organize a “Vote NO to alcohol sales” yard sign campaign Aug. 11.

The final vote tally was 388 (57 percent) “yes” and 290 (42 percent) “no.”

The Alabama Baptist will continue to cover this wet/dry referendum vote. Look for further coverage in an upcoming issue.

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