Familiar story, first reported in The Courier in Russellville, from past wet-dry battles
: The Conway County Legal Beverage Association
(liquor stores in Conway County) is paying for a campaign to fight an effort to have an election in nearby
to legalize alcohol sales
The same group spent even more to successfully fight a wet drive in Faulkner County
two years ago.
Business is business. The fewer competitors the better. But the brass of this anti-wet campaign is worth a note. The committee fighting alcohol sales in Johnson County is titled, "Stand Strong, Stay Dry, Be Safe."
Does that mean Conway County is unsafe?
CORRECTION: I originally wrote incorrectly that Johnson was a "neighbor" to Conway County. Dry Pope lies between. But Russellville would be a prize market.