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June 12, 2007

Lee County--  Lee County commissioners are considering a change that could pour money into the county by bringing in more alcohol.

As you drive along Highway 19, you may notice there are no liquor stores after you cross into Lee County. Commissioner Dennis Roland says a lot of his constituents want to be able to buy bonded liquor in the county.

He says the county loses a lot of tax revenue when people travel to package stores in surrounding counties.

"Also certain people believe that we cannot attract certain first rate restaurants and hotels until we have it where we are known as a wet county," said Roland.

If commissioners agree, the issue would be put on a referendum for Lee County citizens to vote on.

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