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Wine OK; beer, mixed drinks a no-go in Robbins

Posted September 17, 2008

— Voters served up a cocktail of "ayes" and "nays" Tuesday night when they voted on three alcohol referendums.

Voters narrowly approved wine for sale, 50 percent to 49 percent. They rejected similar measures for beer and mixed drinks.

Outstanding provisional ballots could change the unofficial results.


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  • davidgnews Sep 17, 2008

    chrislherring - I understand your passion but ABC or not, it won't keep people from finding a drink when they want one.

    It makes better economic sense to let it happen, because all of the local liquour money will just go to adjacent counties. Or back to the area bootleggers.

  • ONEHARDHEAD Sep 17, 2008

    Not allowing beer and liquor sales makes you backwards? You big-feeling, overeducated-for-your-intelligence imports need to mind your own business and let the people of Robbins mind theirs. And as for you, Mr. Leonardo, you need not be afraid of us "evangelicals", but you need to fear the one who put us here!

  • readme Sep 17, 2008

    This is a complete joke and in my opinion is unconstitutional. You should not be able to take away rights from a group (beer drinkers) just because they are outvoted. What if they vote to not allow Mexican food? Where do we draw the line? I grew up in a dry county and it was a total joke. We just drove to the county over and gave them our hard earned money.

  • Dr. Ben Dover Sep 17, 2008

    "What's scary is that the goal of most Evangelicals is to use the government to force this sort of puritanism on the entire population of the United States."
    This is Sarah Palin, folks. As mayor of Wasilla (less than 8,000 people), she tried to have certain books banned from the local library. When the head librarian refused, Palin had her fired. Only after public outcry was the librarian reinstated.
    This was published in the News and Observer, folks. Look it up.
    Of course, you'll discount it as "Liberal Media Bias".

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  • RainierBeer Sep 17, 2008

    OK will that be Boone's Farm or Cline Zin?

  • angora2 Sep 17, 2008

    MD 20/20 doesn't cost much.

  • batcave Sep 17, 2008

    The only thing it can be is that somebody in power will be making money off the wine sales,And they don't like beer.

    This is most likley the case, having worked in booze and food in SC it is why they had the mini bottle thing --cause local big wigs owned the distributorships.

  • batcave Sep 17, 2008

    Only in the bible belt.
    Not True, there are local municipalities and counties all over the country that don;t allow booze. can't buy beer in a grocery in PA , whats up with that.

  • batcave Sep 17, 2008

    What's scary is that the goal of most Evangelicals is to use the government to force this sort of puritanism on the entire population of the United States.

    Our laws are based on judeo christian values, if someone shoots you or robs you they can be arrested.anti- Drinking laws like Busing is just social engineering.