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Liquor referendum passes in Quitman

Quitman - You'll soon be able to buy liquor by the drink in Quitman.

The liquor referendum passed 121 votes to 100 Tuesday.

The results were surprising to some Quitman residents, but many think it will be good for the city's economy. "I think its a good idea because of the revenue it will generate for the city. Instead of people spending their money in other counties, they'll spend it in Brooks County," said Link Tyler.

Only restaurants that apply for special permits will be able to sell liquor by the drink.

Eleven and a half percent of registered voters in Quitman turned out for the special election.

posted by ashley.harper@walb.com