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Pigeon Forge leaders move forward after liquor vote passes

5:57 PM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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The third time was the charm for a measure to approve liquor by the drink in Pigeon Forge. Now city leaders are figuring out how to move forward.

Voters in Pigeon Forge approved liquor by the drink on Tuesday by 100 votes. It's the third time in three years that a liquor by the drink referendum has appeared on the ballot.

"They'll have to obviously contact the ABC folks with the state. And then from us, from our perspective, they'll have to get the necessary forms and things of that nature filled out. Don't know exactly what those are yet, again we're still learning, but that will be the first step though," said Eric Brackins, Pigeon Forge assistant city manager.

Sevierville and Gatlinburg both already have liquor by the drink.

Pigeon Forge is not the only city where residents said "yes" to liquor by the drink. Referendums also passed in Church Hill, Etowah, Madisonville, Mt. Carmel, Rogersville, and Winfield.

A liquor by the drink measure failed in Huntsville.

Package store referendums also appeared on some ballots. Voters in Etowah and Winfield approved the measure, while residents of Huntsville and Oliver Springs denied it.

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