50 Arkansas Dollar General stores to sell beer

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Fifty Dollar General stores in Arkansas have won state approval to sell beer.

The Southwest Times Record reports the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division on Wednesday considered applications from 64 of the stores to sell beer. All but 14 were approved.

The panel gave the nod to five stores each in Fort Smith, Little Rock and Pine Bluff, four each in Harrison and Paragould, and three in Fayetteville.

Other stores that received approval are in Altus, Augusta, Brinkley, Bull Shoals, Cherry Valley, Eudora, Flippin, Hughes, Lake Village, Maumelle, Mountain Home, Newport, Ozark, Paris, Redfield, Sherwood, Stuttgart, Tuckerman, West Memphis and Wrightsville.

Applications were denied in communities where there was local opposition, though those rulings can be appealed.

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