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white lightnin

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Jul 20, 2012
 
What are the projections as to how much revenue will be made with the sale of liquor in Smithville? Anyone who wants to have wine or other liquor can access it from any surrounding city, and the remainder of the minimum wage earners can't afford it. So, how much is this going to add to the economy in this little town?
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Jul 20, 2012
 
Don't know that anyone has put pencil to paper, but I believe there is a lot of revenue and taxes spent out of county for beer and wine that should stay in DeKalb County. But the churches are against it, and will line-up to oppose. Its going to take a DUD-style PR campaign to get one passed around here.
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Passing this won't lower your land or sales tax.

More Tax dollars will be needed to prevent and catch DUI's.

There will be a alcohol related deaths.

It isn't even close to being worth it.
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Passing this won't lower your land or sales tax.
More Tax dollars will be needed to prevent and catch DUI's.
There will be a alcohol related deaths.
It isn't even close to being worth it.
It will mean more money spent in this county for businesses in this county and jobs in this county. The vast majority of the people who imbibe in this county do so responsibly. All who do, buy it anyway out of county. Its silly to think there are going to be more DUIs or or deaths just because we buy in this county vs the next.
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<quoted text>It will mean more money spent in this county for businesses in this county and jobs in this county. The vast majority of the people who imbibe in this county do so responsibly. All who do, buy it anyway out of county. Its silly to think there are going to be more DUIs or or deaths just because we buy in this county vs the next.
It won't take in enough to change this county for the better.

A responsible majority doesn't make a highway more safe.

Willing to risk a life? Not me.
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This county needs everything BUT liquor for sale. We need some companies who are willing to come to this county and provide jobs for the blue collar workers. The only thing we have making a dime are the hair salons, the hamburger joints, and the lawyers. We are dying on the vine, folks. The city and county commissioners need to have a look at this county NOW, not ten years down the road (not that any of them will probably be around by that time). Our youth have absolutely no reason to stay in this county unless dear old Dad or Granddad provides an inheritance of some sort for them to make a living. There's more to life than a drink with dinner. Let's provide the means to have dinner first!
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Jul 20, 2012
 
i say let's vote it in and use the money to add on a room at the new courthouse building that would be real handy a place to party and drink and the money going back to the county or is it the city
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You all miss the point. Selling alcohol in this county will not increase usage. Only keep the money spent in county to benefit our citizens.
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Alcohol is stupid, go ahead vote it in and watch evil prevail, that is one thing wrong with this country, pass this pass that just to pad your pockets with the almighty dollar. This country is going down, judgement on this heathen God rejecting world is coming. Even so come Lord Jesus.
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Alcohol is NOT stupid, the ones who abuse it is stupid. Everyone that drinks buys from surrounding counties. Even Smith County has it. I think it would bring more revenue to our county and save time from driving 30-45 minutes to get it.

People that drink WILL purchase it.., no matter where we have to go to get it. It isn't illegal but abusing it is. The ones whom abuse it, will be punished accordingly.

My wine is shipped to my house so I don't have to leave the driveway to get it. When I do go to liquor store I usually spend couple hundred bucks just so I have it on hand. And I am a very light social drinker.
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Jul 21, 2012
 
Will this lower sales or land taxes?

Will this reduce the amount of DUI's?

Other than a few more dollars for local government to blow and convenience for users, what are the advantages?
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I love how everyone is against liquor stores bc it ruins lives but everyone is okay with the pill problem in this county bc I don't see anyone bitching about that
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Jul 21, 2012
 
@break, it creates new small businesses & jobs, and it conveniences local patrons. It has nothing to do with taxes or government, my opinion.
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Jul 21, 2012
 
just sayin wrote:
I love how everyone is against liquor stores bc it ruins lives but everyone is okay with the pill problem in this county bc I don't see anyone bitching about that
no, not everyone is okay with the pill problem again it is personal responsibility so why don't we just add an adult bookstore to help bring in revenue this county deserves REAL jobs with benefits and retirement plans, etc. don't just live for the day If the liquor stores sold 100 bottles a day it still won't bring in that much revenue for the city after state taxes....
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Jul 21, 2012
 
@thoughtless, who are you, the mayor? You still miss the point, see my last comment.
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Jul 21, 2012
 
Tennessee wrote:
You all miss the point. Selling alcohol in this county will not increase usage. Only keep the money spent in county to benefit our citizens.
I dont drink, but a fact is a fact. I lived in El Paso Texas along a Mexican Border for 13 years, was born and raised in Simi Valley, California and finally I lived in Nashville, TN. When I moved to Smithville TN which at the time was a Dry County. I was confused and actually amazed at the number of DUI's that cam out of Dekalb County some of who were Smithvillian's drinking and driving on the way back from wherever it was they had driven (many miles away) to buy liquor. Check this article out and comment please. I am curious to learn what Smithville thinks when it comes to money and lives.

Do Dry Counties Have More DWI?
Texas has more alcohol-related traffic accidents than any other state. Of course, it has more people driving more miles than almost any other state. At the same time, California has a larger population driving more miles of driving than any other state, yet it has fewer alcohol-related crashes than Texas.
With its larger population, California should have more alcohol-related accidents than Texas. However, there’s one very important difference between the two states: Texas has a large number of dry (prohibition) counties whereas California has none.
Research has long demonstrated that the existence of dry counties increases alcohol-related automotive accidents and fatalities. For example, a recent study of about 39,000 alcohol-related traffic accidents in wet compared to dry counties in Kentucky found that a higher proportion of dry counties' residents are involved in such crashes.
The analysis suggests that residents of dry counties have to drive farther from their homes to consume alcohol, thus increasing impaired driving exposure.
Texas receives extra federal funding to permit it to clamp down on drunk drivers and is also dramatically increasing punishments in an effort to reduce DWI/DUI. Perhaps it should also eliminate one of the causes of drunk driving -- dry counties.
Excerpted from the article,“Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes: A Cause.” By David J. Hanson, Ph.D.
Jenine DiConti

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Jul 21, 2012
 
Another link: http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/DrivingIssue...

Over the past five years, completely dry counties in Texas had over three and one-half times the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities per capita than completely wet counties. Dry counties averaged 6.8 alcohol-related traffic deaths per 10,000 people, whereas wet counties had 1.9 deaths per 10,000 people. This, according to data from the National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

This is consistent with earlier research elsewhere. For example, a study of about 39,000 alcohol-related traffic accidents in wet compared to dry counties in Kentucky found that a higher proportion of dry counties' residents are involved in such crashes.

It appears that residents of dry counties have to drive farther from their homes to consume alcohol, thus increasing impaired driving exposure.



Reference: http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/DrivingIssue...

Alam, Hina. Statistics show alcohol-related deaths don’t play favorites with wet/dry issue. Lufkin Daily News, October 29, 2006.
See Also

Dry County Traffic Crashes
Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes: A Cause
Dry County Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes
Alcohol Consumption and Taxes: Wet vs. Dry Areas
Tax Revenue Up but not Alcohol-Related Problems
Wet or Dry? Legalize Legal Alcohol Sales?
Dry Counties in the United States
Jenine DiConti

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Jul 21, 2012
 
I think Dekalb County is losing tax revenue to the surrounding counties. If normal people want wine with a meal or drinks after work they are forced to drive out of Smithville to buy it causing them to spend money on gas, groceries etc. while there in that town. McMinnville, Cookeville and Nashville are profiting. I couldn't get my friends to come out from Nashville to visit me because they expect drinks to be served at the same place for dinner or if we all want to hang out at home they are forced to oblige the town and not drink - responsibly even. If they could purchase alcohol here then money they would save on the drive could be spent on other things right here in Smithville, TN. Heck they might even stay over night and spend it on the lake, rent jest skis, a boat, buy groceries for lunch and barbecue and go back to Nashville and promote the town. There would be more tourists. I think the problem is the town needs to decide what they really want. Either they want revenue which means tourists or they don't want tourists which means no revenue. So what is it going to be? Leave us alone or Come on in folks, we welcome you! Eat drink and be merry!
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Jul 21, 2012
 
Jenine DiConti wrote:
<quoted text>I dont drink, but a fact is a fact. I lived in El Paso Texas along a Mexican Border for 13 years, was born and raised in Simi Valley, California and finally I lived in Nashville, TN. When I moved to Smithville TN which at the time was a Dry County. I was confused and actually amazed at the number of DUI's that cam out of Dekalb County some of who were Smithvillian's drinking and driving on the way back from wherever it was they had driven (many miles away) to buy liquor. Check this article out and comment please. I am curious to learn what Smithville thinks when it comes to money and lives.

Do Dry Counties Have More DWI?
Texas has more alcohol-related traffic accidents than any other state. Of course, it has more people driving more miles than almost any other state. At the same time, California has a larger population driving more miles of driving than any other state, yet it has fewer alcohol-related crashes than Texas.
With its larger population, California should have more alcohol-related accidents than Texas. However, thereÂ’s one very important difference between the two states: Texas has a large number of dry (prohibition) counties whereas California has none.
Research has long demonstrated that the existence of dry counties increases alcohol-related automotive accidents and fatalities. For example, a recent study of about 39,000 alcohol-related traffic accidents in wet compared to dry counties in Kentucky found that a higher proportion of dry counties' residents are involved in such crashes.
The analysis suggests that residents of dry counties have to drive farther from their homes to consume alcohol, thus increasing impaired driving exposure.
Texas receives extra federal funding to permit it to clamp down on drunk drivers and is also dramatically increasing punishments in an effort to reduce DWI/DUI. Perhaps it should also eliminate one of the causes of drunk driving -- dry counties.
Excerpted from the article,“Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes: A Cause.” By David J. Hanson, Ph.D.
So let's pass the law so these people won't drink and drive, after all it's the dry county's fault.
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Jul 21, 2012
 

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the dekalb county natives DON'T WANT LIQUOR STORES...GET IT? it won't pass just a waste of time to even discuss it

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