"Dry" Counties

"Dry" Counties

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    "Dry" Counties

    After reading some of the threads that specifically deal with alcohol and guns, I was wondering.

    How many of you live in a "Dry" county ?

    I dont mean that its so hot out that the local water holes are drying out. What I mean is that here in Arkansas, we have many counties that are designated as "dry" meaning that NO alcohol can be sold here.

    It can be consumed in private, but not in public. There are no PDQ's, 7-11's, Walmarts or grocery stores that sell alcohol of any kind.

    Its a local thing, having been voted by the residents of that county. One county next to me is not dry, but the surrounding counties are.

    So carrying a concealed weapon to a resturaunt around was never even entered into the equation. However going east to Little Rock, before the law was amended to include it, one had to pay attention where they were carrying.

    Im wondering, is this just southern thing are do any other states have the "dry" counties.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    Here in Colorado we dont have that issue , Alcohol laws are statewide . With that being said , some of the best " sipping whisky" i have ever drank came from older gentlemen in " dry countys " in North Texas and Oklahoma . A good " Shine still " is i fear a lost craft , the kids and grand kids of the old moonshiners all seem to have went to the easy money of meth labs or pot plots nowdays . No matter your view on booze , its sad to witness the end of an era .. and a culture that actually spawned such sports as nascar . When i was but a lad i worked for the " last moonshiner in baca county " and hauled shine over a 4 state area. He just did it because he had since the 30s or so , but he made fine whiskey, and incidentally paid for me a gto judge lol . Rest well Turk .... wherever you wound up .
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    I'm in north Texas and our county is 'dry'.

    Nearest liquor store is about 12 miles away, at the county line to the west. The neighboring county is 'wet'.

    Texas passed a law a few years back that individual towns can vote to go 'wet', even if the county is 'dry'. Another city in our county did that, they have a liquor store there.

    With the closest liquor store being 12 miles away and in another county, there are a LOT of drunk drivers on that stretch of two lane road, plus the neighboring county gets the sales tax revenue. I don't drink, so being 'wet' or 'dry' doesn't really affect me, but the drunks on the road do, and the loss of the sales tax revenue does.

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    That brings back memories!! Living in Missouri and being married to someone whose parents family lived at or near Mountain Home Ark., you knew you were close to the state line when the liquor stores started to pile up. And once you crossed the line you couldn't find a liquor store or honky tonk. Man that was beautiful area. I need to make a trip back.

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    Dry County Here.......

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveT View Post
    I'm in north Texas and our county is 'dry'.

    Nearest liquor store is about 12 miles away, at the county line to the west. The neighboring county is 'wet'.

    Texas passed a law a few years back that individual towns can vote to go 'wet', even if the county is 'dry'. Another city in our county did that, they have a liquor store there.

    With the closest liquor store being 12 miles away and in another county, there are a LOT of drunk drivers on that stretch of two lane road, plus the neighboring county gets the sales tax revenue. I don't drink, so being 'wet' or 'dry' doesn't really affect me, but the drunks on the road do, and the loss of the sales tax revenue does.
    Same here - except the nearest beer is in Oklahoma..........

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    Fayette is wet.

    Unless it's changed recently, Bourbon County here is dry and Christian County is wet. Always had a chuckle at that.
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    If I remember right, Jack Daniels is made in a dry county.

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    Well Ben parts of Arkansas are now "wet" including Mountain Home.

    There are some vicious animals in that area, but your weapon won't do you much good against them. Ticks and chiggers are far worse than Copperheads, Bear and wild hogs.

    I lived there for 10 years. Got bit by a tick that caused a serious swelling on a certain part of my anatomy. I had to go to the emergency room. For a long time after that my nickname was "Tick Dick."

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    It was a long time ago Puppy. Being a city boy all my life, I just loved the area and Northfork Lake. I caught my first stripper there.

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    I grew up in a dry county in West Tennessee. You could only buy beer from the gas station, and nothing harder... not even a fine wine.

    I don't understand it either. It sure seems stupid to me, but I don't get to make the laws.

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    I caught my first stripper there.


    Stripper or Striper ?




    You know...Striped bass the fish and Stripper... a female that removes clothes while dancing...

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    You got me Hotguns. It shows you I'm not a spell champ. I think I'm going to sit back and laugh a little too.

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    Catching Stripers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Hennessy View Post
    It was a long time ago Puppy. Being a city boy all my life, I just loved the area and Northfork Lake. I caught my first stripper there.
    Golly...you city boys had ALL the fun! Wish I had!

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    The problem here is that the county is "sorta dry;" no package stores, but there are a lot of "private clubs" with $2-5 annual memberships open to anyone.

    The nearest package store is about 20mi one way or 30mi the other, so they either go to the store and start drinking on the drive back, or go to the "clubs," get tanked and drive home.

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