Group Pushing For Alcohol Sales In Saline County Files Appeals

Sep 8, 2014

A group backed by Walmart and Kum & Go has filed an appeal with the Arkansas Supreme Court to let Saline County residents vote on whether not to legalize alcohol in the Nov. 4 election.

Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips ruled in a lawsuit last week that a petition to place alcohol sales on the November ballot in Saline County fell short by nearly 90 signatures. Phillips had disqualified 159 signatures.

But the group called Our Community, Our Dollars say there are enough valid signatures to place the issue on the ballot. They say the Saline County Clerk's Office didn't certify 720 signatures once it believed the threshold to place the issue on the ballot had been reached.