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

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