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Rainsville residents to vote on alcohol sales in Nov.

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Rainsville could "go wet" if voters approve the measure in the general election. (Source: WAFF) Rainsville could "go wet" if voters approve the measure in the general election. (Source: WAFF)
RAINSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Voters in Rainsville will get the opportunity this fall to decide if they want legalized alcohol sales in their town. 

The subject was the topic of discussion at Monday's city council meeting. The council approved the measure unanimously, and set the referendum to be held in the November general election.

More than 520 validated signatures from registered voters in the town told city officials to set it up for a vote. Other towns in DeKalb County have had an easy transition in "going wet," with others facing difficulties in the change.

Councilman Joey Graham said it took Fort Payne several tries, but Collinsville passed it on the first try. Graham said it would provide some beneficial tax money that would go back into the community.

"We haven't got anything set in stone, but what we're looking at right now is having it earmarked for four different things," Graham said. "Schools, parks, roads and anything to do with bringing in new jobs to the city."

The general election is November 4.

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