Mississippi County town to vote on wet/dry issue

Bassett Wet/Dry vote
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

(KAIT) - Bassett is a Mississippi County town just off Interstate 55 with only one convenience store.

However, according to the mayor, the owner of that Shamrock station turned in signatures to get the wet/dry issue on the November ballot.

While the mayor said the people will decide on the issue, he does fear that there will be problems because the town has no local law enforcement.

"I don't believe that we need a beer license for our town, because if we have a problem with it, it's going to take us quite some time to get law enforcement down here," said Mayor David Elrod.

He said he also fears a spike in drunk driving with people coming off of the interstate to get alcohol. However, residents of the town have a different opinion.

"It would be a lot easier and safer because it would keep people from going down to Joiner or Wilson and getting it," said Renia Tucker, who works at the Shamrock station.

The issue will be decided in November.

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