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Tattnall Commissioners approve alcohol issue to go to voters
Distilled Spirits

The Tattnall County Commissioners, at a called meeting on Monday, February 14, 2022, approved to allow the voters to decide the alcohol issue for the unincorporated areas of Tattnall County. 

At their previous meeting, just a week ago, the issue put before the commissioners died for lack of a motion.

In essence, the questions on the May 24, 2022, ballot will decide whether Tattnall is a "wet" or "dry" county.  However, the incorporated areas of Glennville, Reidsville, and Cobbtown have already decided this alcohol issue, with approval by their voters.

The May 24 ballot will have the following two questions on it:

(1) Shall the issuance of licenses for the package sales of distilled spirits be approved?

(2) Shall the governing authority of Tattnall County be authorized to issue licenses for beverage spirits by the drink, such sales to be for consumption on the premises?

Both of these questions on the ballot refer to retail package sales of distilled spirits (liquor) by the drink for Monday through Saturday.

By the commissioners' approval this past Monday to place the item on the ballot, the approval or disapproval of this alcohol issue will be decided by the voters on May 24.  The motion to approve was made by Commissioner Bill Kicklighter, seconded by Wayne Tatum, and unanimously approved by the commissioners.

Other items

Another agenda item was for the approval of a beer and wine permit for Bear's Store on Hwy. 301 N. of Glennville, with the application submitted by John T. Durrence.

A request to realign the FY 2021 budget was approved to cover CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) revenue of $262,211 for 2021.

Renae Haynes appealed to the commissioners on the deplorable conditions of Hilton Hall Road, on which she resides. She commented that emergency vehicles were not even able to access the road. The commissioners acknowledged that over two square miles of water is coming through that area, causing the water table to rise significantly, and that they would need to find out what is causing this.  Bigger pipes and raising the roads may be options, too. Haynes added that when dirt is delivered to the road, it is often dumped with stumps and tree limbs in the dirt.