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Clarksville to vote on wine sales in stores

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Voters in Clarksville will decide in November whether to allow wine to be sold in the city's supermarkets.

Montgomery County Administrator of Elections Vickie Koelman told The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/1oAXBdy ) that enough signatures have been gathered and certified through petitioning to place the wine question on the November ballot in referendum.

Backers of the concept gathered 2,157-signatures approving the referendum's appearance on the ballot this fall.

Petitions have been circulating via the statewide "Red, White, and Food" campaign, and in Clarksville, the petitions were signed at Kroger, Publix and Food Lion stores.

The measure to possibly allow grocery store wine sales comes after Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly authorized supermarket wine sales in Tennessee earlier this year.