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3 Midstate cities to vote on wine sales in November


Murfreesboro has become the latest Middle Tennessee city to be able to decide whether wine can be sold in retail food stores in the city.

The Rutherford County Election Commission notified Red White and Food that the required number of signatures have been turned in to allow a referendum for wine sales in November.

"Residents of Murfreesboro have been very supportive of the campaign to allow wine sales in Tennessee's retail food stores," said Susie Alcorn, Red White and Food campaign manager, in a press release. "We are grateful to all of the citizens of Murfreesboro who took the time to sign the petition."

To get the wine referendum on the ballot, eligible communities, those that already allow liquor-by-the drink, liquor stores or both, must submit petitions to the local election commission with at least as many signatures at would equal 10 percent of the city's residents who voted in the last gubernatorial election.

The petitions must be completed and verified by the local election commissions by Aug. 21.

The communities of Fairview and Lebanon had already submitted enough qualified signatures to have a referendum in November.

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