Freed-Hardeman University president opposes West Tennessee liquor referendum
The Jackson Sun in Tennessee reports:
Henderson Mayor Bobby King says he will vote in favor of liquor sales in his community this fall because of the potential for economic growth and increased tax revenue.
His colleague, Alderman Robert C. “Bobby” Barnes, will vote no, citing his Christian faith and beliefs against alcohol consumption.
At least six referendums on liquor stores or liquor by the drink are on ballots across West Tennessee this fall. The votes generate debates that cross economic, political and religious lines. Nowhere is that more evident than in Henderson, a city of about 6,300 people that is anchored by Freed-Hardeman University.
The university is affiliated with the Church of Christ.
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