Quitman residents vote on liquor sales - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Quitman residents vote on liquor sales

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Darton College receives new honor

    Darton College receives new honor

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:37:42 GMT
    Darton State College receives a new honor.It is ranked 6th in the country among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.More >>
    Darton State College receives a new honor.It is ranked 6th in the country among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education's annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.More >>
  • NFL domestic violence punishment a step in the right direction

    NFL domestic violence punishment a step in the right direction

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:34:28 GMT
    Silke Deeley, Liberty House Executive DirectorSilke Deeley, Liberty House Executive Director
    The director of an Albany women's shelter is glad the NFL is sending a strong message against domestic violence .Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put tough new punishments in place for players who commit domestic violence. More >>
    The director of an Albany women's shelter is glad the NFL is sending a strong message against domestic violence .Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put tough new punishments in place for players who commit domestic violence. More >>
  • Albany fire department recruits 15 firefighters

    Albany fire department recruits 15 firefighters

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:29:55 GMT
    Richard Lynn, Albany FirefighterRichard Lynn, Albany Firefighter
    More than a dozen men and women begin their careers as Albany firefighters. Within a couple of hours, some of those men and women will work at stations throughout the county to serve and protect our community.More >>
    More than a dozen men and women begin their careers as Albany firefighters. Within a couple of hours, some of those men and women will work at stations throughout the county to serve and protect our community.More >>

Quitman - Business at Quitman's Steak and Seafood Grill is good, but owner Suellen Dell says one thing could make it even better. "People still go to Valdosta because they would rather have a drink than they would wine or beer," said Dell.

People who dine here now can have a glass of wine or beer with their meal, but liquor is off limits. Dell is hoping Quitman voters will change that Tuesday. "This is the first step in helping this economy grow and bringing business back and bringing people here to see what Quitman is about," said Dell.

The sign on the door of Steak and Seafood Grill urges people to vote yes on the liquor referendum. But other people around town are handing out flyers asking voters to vote no. "I'm afraid all its going to do is bring a lot of crime," said Ann Ring.

If the referendum is passed, Ann Ring and Doris Renfroe say restaurants that choose to serve liquor will lose their business. "I will not accommodate the restaurants in Quitman if they sell liquor because I don't approve of it," said Renfroe.

"It's just going to cause trouble," said Ring.

But Dell says this isn't a moral issue. "It's definitely an economic issue," said Dell.

And its an issue that's now in the hands of the voters.

posted by ashley.harper@walb.com