Brownsville Voters Approve of Liquor Store Measure

7 Eyewitness News Staff

Brownsville voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide whether liquor should be sold at retail package stores in their city.

In April, a group of private citizens got enough signatures on a petition to place the liquor store measure on the ballot.

At the close of voting, the Haywood County Election Commission reported there were 695 votes to allow retail package stores and 503 votes against the measure.

Supporters of the measure said adding liquor sales in the city will bring in extra tax revenue.

The election commission has until Monday to verify the official vote totals.

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