Voters in 2 Marshall County cities approve 7-day alcohol sales

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. - Voters in Albertville and Guntersville approved measures allowing for seven-day alcohol sales Tuesday night.

In Albertville, 1,162 people voted "yes" and 1,001 people voted "no."

In Guntersville, 940 people voted "yes" and 409 people voted "no."

The City of Guntersville solidly voted yes to seven day alcohol sales Tuesday. Mayor Leigh Dollar says the next step for Guntersville is for the council to hold a meeting to discuss and create an ordinance for sale hours.

"At the next meeting we have a public hearing, so the people can have an input, and always emails, and just conversations with the council, to let us know what people are thinking," adds Dollar.

Just a few miles down the road, the City of Albertville voted yes as well. However, the city was split by a smaller margin. Mayor Tracy Honea says from an economic standpoint, it's a big plus for the city.

"And if there's any city anywhere that needs a shot in the arm, and deserves a shot in the arm, I think it's Albertville. We're really proud of what's going on, and we've got a lot of good people doing a lot of good things and working really hard to get Albertville back on the map and being a progressive city," adds Honea.

Boaz voters will go to the polls to vote on seven-day alcohol sales in October.

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