Alabama's Last Dry County Votes to Allow Alcohol Sales

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Mar 02, 2016 12:40 PM
Alabama's Last Dry County Votes to Allow Alcohol Sales

While the majority of the focus on Super Tuesday was related to the various presidential primaries and caucuses, some other localities had elections as well. In Clay County, Alabama's last dry county, two cities voted to allow alcohol sales.

Residents in the Clay County cities of Ashland and Lineville voted Tuesday to legalize alcohol sales.

Alcohol sales will still be illegal outside the cities. But the vote means alcohol can now be sold legally in at least part of each of Alabama's 67 counties.

Opponents argued against legalizing alcohol sales on moral and public-safety grounds. But supporters say allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages will help stimulate business in the rural, east Alabama county.

Alcohol sales outside of the cities of Ashland and Lineville will remain illegal.

Welcome to the 21st Century, Clay County!