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Madison County Reverses Liquor Sales Ban

HUNTSVILLE, Ar. -- For the first time in almost 70 years, Madison County residents can buy liquor without crossing county lines.
HUNTSVILLE, Ar. -- For the first time in almost 70 years, Madison County residents can buy liquor without crossing county lines.

Owner of Luck of the Draw Liquor Store, Brent Hargis, said "I think it was a long time coming."

David Pemberton with Huntsville Chamber of Commerce believes opening the liquor store will help the community.

"It will increase the tax base because that's sales tax that we're collecting locally instead of being spent in other counties. Instead of a vacant lot we are getting property taxes on a building," Pemberton said.

Local businessman Brent Hargis is making his mark, setting up shop in Huntsville.

"We were one of the lucky three to draw a liquor permit for Madison County," Hargis said.

"Based on our population we are aloud three. This is the first permittee that has opened,” said Pemberton.


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