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Cook County legalizes Alcohol Sales

July 19, 2006

Cook County - Despite low voter turn out in the primary election, many voters in Cook County came out to vote on a highly debated topic.  The decision to allow liquor sales in the county was approved by only ten votes.

With a vote of 616 to 606 in last night's primary election, cook county is no longer a dry county.  Voters agreed to legalize liquor sales in the county.

Some local restaurants have already jumped at the chance to get a liquor license.  They believe it will not only help their sales but help the local economy as well.  "We just have beer. We can't serve liquor. SO if people want margaritas they have to go to Tifton or Valdosta and now they can come here," said restaurant manager Hector Nunez.

Business owners hope allowing alcohol sales will bring more chain restaurants and businesses to town.

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