published Friday, August 15th, 2014

Lakesite, Red Bank get enough signatures to put wine on the ballot

NASHVILLE — Lakesite and Red Bank have joined the list of Tennessee cities that have collected enough petition signatures to let voters decide in November whether retail food stores may sell wine, proponents say.

Once the Hamilton County Election Commission officially approves the ballot measures, they will appear on municipal ballots in Lakesite and Red Bank on Nov. 4.

With an Aug. 21 deadline looming, the group Red White and Food is urging registered voters to get moving on petitions in Chattanooga, Collegedale, East Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, Soddy-Daisy, Walden and the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County.

Red White and Food is working with retail partners – including Bi-Lo, Food Lion and Publix stores – to facilitate the petition drive in eligible communities across the state.

See complete story in Saturday's Times Free Press.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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