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One East Tennessee city is weighing whether to allow beer sales.

Leaders in the McMinn County town of Calhoun are looking for ways to increase revenue without increasing taxes.

"We're not about to shut down or anything like that, but money is tight," says Calhoun Commissioner Dewayne Jones.

One idea is allowing businesses to sell beer, but not everyone is happy about it. Some residents are concerned about safety.

"I'd rather see taxes go up on property or on road taxes instead of have teenagers out here getting killed in car accidents," says resident Amos Cabrera.

Beer sales are just in the discussion phase. Ultimately, it would be up to the commission to have a board vote .or have beer sales on a public referendum.

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