While commissioners Clarence Grindle and Tim Bowden stood pat on their decision not to allow the issue to go before the voters, District 3 Commissioner Clarence Stowers changed his vote. He said that while he had not changed his mind, he was changing his vote because he was “sick of all the attacks on my family. My wife and mother have both been attacked over this issue.”
He added that the county clerk and deputy clerk “can’t even do their jobs” for all the requests for public records and phone calls surrounding the issue.
The issue of allowing the people to vote on Sunday sale of beer and wine for convenience stores and restaurants in the county has been batted around since February
Very few BOC work sessions or regular meetings were free of public comment on the issue.
The July 17 meeting was the last chance for the issue to be placed on the November General Election ballot.