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June 26, 2007

Lee County--  A proposal to bring liquor stores to Lee County may not get off the ground.

Commissioner Dennis Roland brought up the idea.  He says some of his constituents requested he look into the matter. Commissioners thought they could put it on a ballot for voters to decide.

Tuesday night, they found out voters would have to start a petition and get 35 percent of last year's 14,000 registered voters to sign.  That's nearly 5,000 signatures. Some Lee Countians think allowing package stores would benefit the county.

"I believe it would be good for the growth of the county, especially, said John Bullington.

Commissioner Roland says the county loses thousands of dollars to other areas with the purchase of packaged drinks but he doesn't think a petition drive will get started.

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