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Old 03-06-2018, 04:45 PM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY
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I have a potential job that I might be moving to Jonesboro for. We'll be moving from Louisville and am curious what the city is like.

Can I get a good pour of bourbon in town? Yelp was no help. Decent selection at liquor stores?

Where is the "nice" area of town with newer construction homes and amenities?

Do you always use MEM as your airport? If not, where and why? I'm not a big fan of the prop plane idea out of the local airport that I read about. Air Choice One?

What are good day trip activities nearby? My wife and I love to hike and visit small towns that have some history and charm.

What areas should I avoid? I know about West Memphis, but are there areas of Jonesboro and surrounding areas to avoid, and why?

How friendly are the people in the region? I am used to Louisville, where strangers talk to strangers like they have been long lost friends, and my wife isn't looking forward to leaving that.

What else should I know about your fair city?
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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Jonesboro is, I think, in a dry county. While there are private clubs (you can usually buy a membership for less than $10, and they usually include a free drink), you'll have to drive over to a wet county to find a liquor store.
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:42 PM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY
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Jonesboro is, I think, in a dry county. While there are private clubs (you can usually buy a membership for less than $10, and they usually include a free drink), you'll have to drive over to a wet county to find a liquor store.
Eesh, just confirmed what you said as accurate. Strike one. What else?
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:49 AM
 
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I have a potential job that I might be moving to Jonesboro for. We'll be moving from Louisville and am curious what the city is like.

Can I get a good pour of bourbon in town? Yelp was no help. Decent selection at liquor stores?

Where is the "nice" area of town with newer construction homes and amenities?

Do you always use MEM as your airport? If not, where and why? I'm not a big fan of the prop plane idea out of the local airport that I read about. Air Choice One?

What are good day trip activities nearby? My wife and I love to hike and visit small towns that have some history and charm.

What areas should I avoid? I know about West Memphis, but are there areas of Jonesboro and surrounding areas to avoid, and why?

How friendly are the people in the region? I am used to Louisville, where strangers talk to strangers like they have been long lost friends, and my wife isn't looking forward to leaving that.

What else should I know about your fair city?
I think maybe you are asking for to much, But still better than Louisville. There are liquor stores not far away once you get out of the city.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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Eesh, just confirmed what you said as accurate. Strike one. What else?
Mosquitos galore as Jonesboro is pretty much surrounded by rice fields.

When I was going to college there the two places to get alcohol were Trumann and Paragould, both about 30 miles away.
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:45 PM
 
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There is a beer and wine store (maybe no liquor?) on highway 63 south of town, past Bono, as a tiny section of a wet county (Greene) extends across the road between Craighead (Jonesboro's County) and Lawrence County, another dry county to the south - literally just enough land to place a liquor store on!
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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As for dry city or county, many of us in AR have learned to live with this. First of all each election more cities and counties go wet and while you wait for that to happen you find a near by location to buy your booze. We lived here in Benton County for 5 years before it went wet. We just ventured the few miles to Mo and bought out supply or down to Wash county. When we lived for 13 years in a town north of Dallas we did the same.Our town was dry but the next one over was not. After we left the town we had lived in became wet.
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Old 03-25-2018, 08:00 AM
 
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These liquor laws are so lame what good does it do? Takes tax money and businesses out if Arkansas or to the next county. These little cry babies are not going to stop people from buying a 6 pack or a bottle. Just burns up gas and because of the drive promotes more drinking and driving.
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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These liquor laws are so lame what good does it do? Takes tax money and businesses out if Arkansas or to the next county. These little cry babies are not going to stop people from buying a 6 pack or a bottle. Just burns up gas and because of the drive promotes more drinking and driving.
that was my argument when we lived in Lewisville, TX. In our case it was just as close to go to the next city over to buy our liquor. Of course the huge Baptist church in town made sure we didn't buy any naughty stuff in our town. Finally the forward thinking people won out and realized how much tax revenue was being lost.
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Same thing happened to us when we lived in Dodge City, KS. Sunday was dry day there so we traveled over to the next little Kansas town over - I think it was about 19 miles away to buy our beer. Oh well. Weird, old laws, but, if the writers had a reason of some sort that they thought was Biblical - I'm not gonna put it down (to an excess, any way). It really doesn't stop anything from happening, but you can't fight City Hall, eh?
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