North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountain's Fannin County is Split...

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Fannin County nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia is almost split in half regarding the upcoming beer and wine referendum to be voted on in November.  Business leaders and real estate developers would like to see the referendum pass so that the playing field can be opened up to attract nicer restaurants, boost tourism, create jobs, and keep revenue in the county.  There was an article in the local paper, The News Observer written by Brian Finnicum regarding this issue.  It seems that a group of people who would like to see this referendum pass have been using this article without Brian's permission as supporting the liquor referendum.

 The editor and staff of The News Observer believes as most everyone else in the county that this referendum is a very important issue for all residents in Fannin County.  But The News Observer wants to make it clear that they try to cover all opinions of both yes and no sides.  They try not to take either side of the issue in reporting the news.


It comes down to every voter deciding for themselves when it comes time to vote.  The newspaper staff would like people to know that it is not supporting either side but urges every eligible voter to vote. 

For more information about voting on this issue and when to vote, see my article posted on Active Rain:
Beer and Wine Referendum


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Laura Cerrano
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Donna, I'm surprised there would be such a debate about this when it would open up many possibilities and a better economy.  I hope they vote yes, keep us informed!
Oct 01, 2007 01:01 AM #1
Donna Yates
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Carole:  It's a matter of opinion, I guess.  Many residents feel it will change the small town mountain feel which is what people actually come here for.  They want to escape the big city feel and all that.  So, it's an interesting situation for sure.  When I wrote my first blog on this, I didn't think that much about it, but it's turning into a very important issue for our mountain county.

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