Farragut to vote on wine in grocery stores

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Voters in Farragut will have a chance in November to decide if grocery stores will be able to sell wine along with food.

Knox County Election administrator Cliff Rodgers says workers stopped counting and verifying signatures to get the referendum on wine sales for the Farragut ballot when they hit 800.

To meet the measure on the ballot, supporters had to gather at least 782 signatures, which equals 10 percent of voters in the most recent gubernatorial race in Farragut.

The nonprofit group, Red White and Food, has gathered signatures across the state for the wine in retail stores petition campaign.

In communities where the referendum passes, retail stores will be able to sell wine starting July 1, 2016.


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