Commissioners did right thing on alcohol vote
October 14, 2012 01:45 AM | 1087 views | 9 9 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

I would like to commend and thank the Cobb County Commission for refusing the Alcohol License to the Walmart, located on Powder Springs Road near the East-West Connector. It is refreshing to see our elected officials standing up under pressure and doing the right thing, and respect the property of a church.

We have watched over the past few years as little by little, alcohol is now being either served or sold on the majority of our streets where businesses are located. I live in Smyrna, off Concord Road one mile from South Cobb Drive. In that distance, we have two restaurants, one nightclub and three service stations where alcohol can be served or sold. Also the Kroger on the corner of Concord and South Cobb Drive, which opened less than a year ago, has a very long aisle which is devoted to nothing but alcoholic beverages. That aisle in my opinion, is the most impressive one in the store. Whatever one’s desires are, I would think that Kroger can fill those needs on that aisle. All of these businesses except one are open seven days each week and Kroger is open 24/7.

All of the businesses listed above are interspersed along the way with a few homes that have survived the business encroachment.

Again, thank you commissioners for doing the right thing.

Lillie Wood
Smyrna
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Cobb Native
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October 16, 2012
Walmart knew the law and how close they were when they built. They assumed they would be able to bully and overwhelm the commissioners and church. Good for the commissionion for standing up to them. There are way too many cars in that lot to say they are losing business.
maylib
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October 15, 2012
Jesus drank wine. In fact, he insisted it was his blood. It's included as part of a sacrament. But, you cant sell it near a church?

Heck, you need wine for MANY recipes. Beer too...

What are we protecting here? Other than ignorance?
Too funny
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October 14, 2012
Can someone offer a remotely coherent argument for why there is a 600 foot buffer between an establishment that sells alcohol and a church?
Kenneth D. Parrott
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October 15, 2012
The smarmy tone of your question illustrates rather well the utter pointlessness of trying to "coherently" explain anything at all about this to you.
Parot
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October 15, 2012
Apparently Mr. Parrott can't.

Kenneth D. Parrott
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October 19, 2012
@Parot,

Sounds like "won't bother with a waste of time" means "can't" to you. Not surprising.
Too funny
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October 19, 2012
I agree it is tough to explain something that defies explanation, so it's better just to opt out behind a counterattack.
Kenneth D. Parrott
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October 20, 2012
@Too Funny,

Explain the differences between the colors blue and green to someone who was born blind.
Watcher...
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October 14, 2012
I appreciate Mrs. Wood's comments.
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