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West Ala. Towns Seek Legalized Alcohol Sales

By Associated Press

Tuscaloosa, AL – Petitions are circulating in five small towns in west Alabama to have votes on legalizing the sale of alcohol.

Monday's Tuscaloosa News reports petitions are circulating in Brent, Centreville, Fayette, Aliceville and Vernon. Proponents are using a law the Legislature passed last year that allows towns as small as 1,000 people to have liquor referendums. The previous minimum had been 7,000 people.

The proponents have to get petitions signed by 30 percent of the registered voters who participated in the last municipal election, which would have been in 2008.

Centreville Mayor Tom Bamberg says he does not drink alcohol, but he would not oppose a referendum.

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