Judge voids vote to allow liquor sales in Barling - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Judge voids vote to allow liquor sales in Barling

Posted:

FORT SMITH (AP) - A Sebastian County judge has voided the election results that approved the sale of liquor in Barling.

The Southwest Times reports that Circuit Judge Steve Tabor ruled Tuesday that Arkansas law and state Supreme Court precedent are clear that when a county or district votes to prohibit liquor sales - then no portion of that county or district may hold a local option election.

Booneville attorney Erik Danielson challenged the Nov. 6 election in which Barling voters approved liquor sales by a nearly 2 to 1 margin.

Danielson said that because the entire southern district of Sebastian County had banned liquor sales in 1944 - then state law requires the entire district to vote on whether a single city can allow liquor sales and Tabor agreed.

 

Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Metro Radar

    Metro Radar

  • Child Support

    Cobbs has plenty of company

    Cobbs has plenty of company

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:21:34 GMT
    Former Razorback Cedric Cobbs is put in jail...accused of owing more than $10,000 in child support. He's not alone.
    More >>
    Former Razorback Cedric Cobbs is put in jail...accused of owing more than $10,000 in child support. He's not alone.

    More >>
  • Sherwood brothers take police departments to court for scanner lawsuit

    Sherwood brothers take police departments to court for scanner lawsuit

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:00:25 GMT
    Two Sherwood brothers battled the North Rock and Little Rock police departments Thursday for encrypting their police radios. Jeremy and Brandon Mullens want open access to all police radio traffic.More >>
    Two Sherwood brothers battled the North Rock and Little Rock police departments Thursday for encrypting their police radios. Jeremy and Brandon Mullens want open access to all police radio traffic.More >>