Nov 14 10:29pm
Name: Judy Donovan
Subject: Wet or Dry
Comment: I would like to see the county go wet as I feel this county is as
wet as everyone goes to the next county or buy it on the black market. I
feel there is much more we have to worry about.
Nov 14 10:30pm
Comment: If the veterans votes weren't all in was the vote count legal? I
think that there would be less DWI if the county was wet, the cab drivers
would earn more pay, people would be more likely to call someone, or a cab
to pick them up for a local drive home if they over indulged, but a 15 to
30 miles fare is a different story, they are more apt to take chances
driving. Just my point of view.
Nov 14 10:30pm
Name: connie simkowiak
Subject: WET COUNTY
Comment: ya know i have lived here all my life....and this is ridiculous
that we have to drive to paragould to get beer or pay inflated prices at
the county line....also,we r supplying TAX for other counties other than
craighead ....this is a shame. i have never ,nor my husband have never
driven our car while drinking,but there are those who drive to the county
line through town instead of walking to the local store.SHAME ...SHAME
ON CRAIGHEAD COUNTY FOR BEING SO IGNORANT ON THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF HELPING
Craighead County to HELP the county to go forward with Common sence.....
Nov 14 10:31pm
Name: Mary Boozer
Subject: The Drought of 1944
Comment: I enjoyed the article very much.You should do more like it.I love
to hear about History.
Nov 14 10:33pm
Name: Dawn Layer
Subject: Wet or Dry
Comment: If it was put to a vote today, I am not certain what direction I
would go. However, if I am not mistaken, the last opportunity for the
community to express how they feel regarding this issue was in 1978 (I
remember it well as I was a Sophmore at ASU and voted for it to stay dry)
Since that time our community has nearly doubled in size and the makeup of
its citizenship is quite different. It doesn't seem quite right that they
have not had an opportunity to voice their opinion about this issue.
Personally, I think 25 years will have been long enough...
Nov 14 10:37pm
Name: robert clark
Subject: wet or dry in craighead country
Comment: i would vote it wet to keep the money in the country.cause it is
hurting the country to be dry cause people just go to a wet county and
bring it back into the country
Nov 14 10:50pm
Name: Roy Bowles
Comment: I personaly oppose the sale or use of alcohol as a drink. If you
compare quality of life, the number of and quality of resturaunts, the
number of and quality of hotels, the number of jobs and the quality of
jobs, the higher pay rates, the greater number of health care providers
and the better health care facilities, the better educational facilities
and the overall quality of housing in the Jonesboro area and compare it to
other towns in our area that have liquor stores and sell beer and wine in
their grocery stores, I think you would agree Jonesboro has benefited by
the VOTE DRY of long ago. I think it will be a sad day if Craighead
county were to vote wet again. Thank You for this oppertunity to share my
Nov 14 10:54pm
Name: JESSICA RODRIGUEZ
Subject: I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT DRY.
Comment: I GUESS IT WOULD BE OK IF EVERYONE WAS RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO
CONTROL THEMSELVES. BUT PEOPLE ARE NOT AND THATS WHY WE HAVE SO MANY
INJURIES FROM DRINKING AND DRIVING. WHEN I PUT MY CHILDREN IN MY CAR TO
COME HOME AT NIGHT I ALREADY WORRY. SO I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK IF
CRAIGHEAD WAS A WET COUNTY HOW MANY UNRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE WOULD BE DRIVING
AT THE SAME TIME THAT I AM DRIVING WITH MY CHILDREN. I AM NOT SAYING THAT
IT CAN'T HAPPEN NOW BUT, WHY SHOULD WE INCREASE THOSE CHANCES!
Nov 14 11:53pm
Name: Max Alexander
Subject: Dry Craighead County
Comment: Our County is a better place remaining "dry". Newcomers and
current residents alike appreciate the quality of life here, a quality we
would not have by voting wet. In some mysterious way, the proponents of a
wet vote seem to spin the surveys to indicate the current majority wants a
wet County. Past votes have shown this to be false. Please, voters,
don't ruin a good County. Neither Nestle nor any other company needs the
loss of alcohol-related absenteeism in the workforce.
Nov 15 12:30am
Name: Angie Jackson
Subject: wet/dry debate
Comment: I think that Jonesboro has made a horrible decision to stay dry.
Since Jonesboro is a college town it could make a lot of money from the
commerce of college-aged students buying alcohol. We could also have
better restaurants. Instead, Jonesboro has decided to stay dry which
makes all the commerce go to Trumann or other wet towns.