KETR Local
1:19 am
Wed February 11, 2009

Voters to decide for/against beer and wine sales

Paris, Reno – May's municipal elections could spark big change in Lamar County, as both the Cities of Paris and Reno are looking to go wet.

In Paris, voters will decide whether to allow the sale of beer and wine in local stores for off premise consumption, as well as approve or disapprove of the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only.

In Reno, voters will decide on the sale of all alcoholic beverages for off premise consumption.

This is the first time such a measure has been put on the ballot for either city. The item was required to be placed on the ballot after a petition with enough signatures was submitted.

Early voting for the May 9 election begins April 27. Paris and Reno residents can vote at the old Post Office in Paris, located at 231 Lamar Avenue.

Last November, voters in the City of Greenville said yes to two propositions, approving the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption, as well as an end to the need to join a private club in order to purchase alcohol at local restaurants.