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Old 01-11-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Most of the counties and towns that are dry in Alabama have been dry since prohibition.
What's really dumb is many of the dry counties have "wet cities" within them. So basically they make it convenient to get booze if you live in town, but they're going to make you drive 15 miles if you live in the country.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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Man, threestep you seem like a real positive and fun guy. Exactly what I'm looking for. Maybe when I get down there we can hangout sometime OR better yet let me know what part of the state you live in and I'll be sure to stay clear of there. Been doing a lot of research and correct me if wrong but college students are usually broke, so rooms for rent near universities are usually cheaper. And since students can't work fulltime and are usually gone for summer, winter and spring break, non students in the area have a better shot at fulltime work. I've found more than a fair share of places to rent for under $400 a month I would say thats cheap. Glad everyone else on here and who I've talked to there seem cool, because Three makes the place seem like a drag.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Tillmans corner in Mobile is your destination.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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What's really dumb is many of the dry counties have "wet cities" within them. So basically they make it convenient to get booze if you live in town, but they're going to make you drive 15 miles if you live in the country.
See, it used to be the WHOLE county was dry or the WHOLE county was wet. You'd have enough signatures for a petition to have a vote, and then the folks inside the city would vote wet and the ones in the county would vote dry. And with slightly more county than city folks voting, there was no chance of a majority for wet.

So, about 25 years ago, Decatur's legislators got together with a few others and came up with the city option. A city could vote to go wet, while the county could stay dry.

And so it was. Decatur was the first.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Yeah, it used to be that all of Monroe County was dry, but I noticed when I was at the new Wal-Mart in Monroeville a few months ago that they had a beer/wine isle.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Yes there are many wet towns within dry counties now. Decatur, Florence, Jasper, Fort Payne, Enterprise, Guntersville and Thomasville all come to mind. The previous poster was correct, if it was up to those entire counties those places would still be dry. It's amazing to me to see that townspeople even in small towns think so much differently than folks out in the country.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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Arab just went 'wet' last year. The first vote failed by 16 votes because many ppl thought it would pass and didn't bother to vote. Second time it passed by large margin. There are still plenty of ppl who live here that are against it and think it is evil.

The city makes a nice amount because a license to sell liquor is something like 5K or more and that doesn't include the tax on booze which is high too.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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I would strongly suggest Hokes Bluff (by Gadsden). Or Steele.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock
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I would strongly suggest Hokes Bluff (by Gadsden). Or Steele.
Spot On.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Gadsden,Al
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Anywhere on Sand Mountain,and of course Hokes Bluff and Piedmont.
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