THE CITY WIRE: Pastors, Liquor Store Owners Oppose Wet-Dry Petition

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The issue of whether to allow retail alcohol sales in Benton County represents a line drawn in the sand for some Benton County residents.

Angela Baer of Siloam Springs has read all about the statistics supporting a wet county, one that allows alcohol sales. She’s heard about the February study performed by officials and statisticians at The University of Arkansas that estimates the annual impact of retail alcohol sales in Benton County at $33 million.

The thing she is worried about, however, is the number one. That’s because she knows at least one job, her own, will be lost if voters choose a wet county. Click here to read the full story from our partners at

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