South Cobb Walmart loses bid to sell alcohol
by Kim Isaza
October 09, 2012 12:55 PM | 2589 views | 11 11 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA – County commissioners on Tuesday rejected a request from a south Cobb Walmart store to sell alcohol, despite its proximity to a church.

The vote was 4-1, with only Chairman Tim Lee in support of the sales. County ordinances prohibit sales of package alcohol within 600 feet of churches and schools, and the Walmart on Barrett Parkway near the East-West Connector is just over 200 feet from the front door of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

The church has been there for decades, and the Walmart has been open a few years. The county’s license review board had recommended approval of the sales permit.



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informant
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October 18, 2012
i bet anybody $100 dollars 90 % of the people that go to that church drink on a daily basis. So it doesnt matter if they sell it.
KJV Only
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October 11, 2012
And all of God's people said, "AMEN"
30127
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October 09, 2012
I have to agree with the commission on this one.

All reasonable measures should be taken to prevent Baptists from having easy access to beer, wine or liquor. I agree with the pastor that allowing people of the moral character of his flock to buy alcohol could only have the worst consequences. The public good has been served by the commission's decision.
Too funny
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October 09, 2012
"There are three truths in life:

1.Jewish people do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

2.Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.

3.Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store."
PSresident
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October 09, 2012
I could care less if they're near a church or not, because I do whatever I can to piss Baptists off regardless. But the fact is, this particular Walmart is so ghetto as it is, adding alcohol to the list of what the little gang bangers that shop there try to shoplift just adds logs to the fire that this store has already brought to the area. The neighborhoods surrounding this Walmart are FAR from from good any more - and when the place first opened, they sold over a dozen handgun and other gun and weapons magazines in their rack. Nice. Shows the local flavor well. So in this case, forgetting the church stuff, they were right to keep alcohol away from the local kiddies.

There are something like 6 Walmarts within 8 miles of this area - we didn't need this one or the clientele that wound up migrating with it. Another suburb bites the dust - thanks Walmart. This is why I take my money to Costco.
informant
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October 18, 2012
costco is a part of wal-mart.......
Watcher...
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October 09, 2012
Comissar Lee gets it WRONG again!
Kennesaw Realist
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October 09, 2012
Why is there a prohibition on selling alcohol near a church?
J. S.
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October 09, 2012
Prayer will still get the job done. Thank You Commissioners for doing the right thing. Shame on you Tim Lee for wanting this to pass.
Kennesaw Realist
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October 09, 2012
If your faith can be harmed by someone selling alcohol less than 600 feet away, perhaps it is not as strong as you think it is.
Just Wait
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October 09, 2012
Good for the Board to stand up to WalMart. WalMart should have thought a little more before throwing up another store wherever they wanted.
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