Commissioners table proposal for election


A proposal for a special election to allow alcohol sales by retail spirits licenses – or liquor stores – seven days a week in LeFlore County was tabled until next week by county commissions on Tuesday.

A motion by Vallard Campbell to approve the election died for lack of a second, but a second motion to table the issue passed.

Northside Liquor Store owner Pat Gilham had suggested the election, saying Wal Mart recently “put down a big sum of money” and hired a lobbyist to get a statewide election allowing Sunday liquor sales by retail stores like itself, which already is open on Sundays.

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