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Another alcohol vote in Tishomingo County?

Reported by: Susan Parker
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Updated: 8/13/2013 8:56 am
TISHOMINGO, Miss. (WTVA) — Pastor Tony Curtis spreads the word only these words are not in the Good Book.

They are petitions he plans to circulate with help from local churches in Tishomingo County.

"As of right now they are probably within 35-40 churches and within just a few days probably double that and even more and within a couple of weeks it should be in over 100 churches."

This is not the first time to seek support from the churches. Curtis and others planned on their influence to secure a victory in May elections on the sale of beer, light wine and alcohol. Despite their efforts, they lost on both measures.

"We did have a percentage of folks that thought we were going to win and they stayed home. We've learned our lesson," Brother Curtis said.

"That was kind of an upset to me to think we as Christians didn't step up when we were supposed to step up for this election," Tishomingo County Baptist Association Director of Missions Bobby Cobb said.

They may have to step up. Beer is on the shelves and selling well.

Opinion on this issue remains sharply divided.

"I think the people that want to get it are gonna buy it-whether it's here or another county, so if they're gonna make some profit on it they need to leave it like it is," Greg Cash said.

"I'll still work on their coolers because they will pay me, but I'm really not a fan. I thought we were doing just fine without it," Patrick Brooks said.

Their goal is to get 3,000 signatures-double what it takes to get the issues on the ballot.

The elections will be separate because it takes only two years to put the issue of liquor sales to a vote. It takes five years for beer.
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