In Oct. 15 IssueBy Greg WellsTimes Journal Managing Editor
The matter was decided in court, for now and an election will have to be held.
Circuit Judge Vernon Miniard ruled that, "This is a democracy and this is why elections are held to determine the will of the people…"
Miniard was ruling on the lawsuit brought by the county attorney on behalf of the county judge and fiscal court. That lawsuit had sought to block a wet-dry election in the Lake Precinct, and questioned the vote in Jamestown.
The decision came down Tuesday afternoon and when asked later that day if he would appeal the decision County Attorney Mark McGaha said he was unsure and would have to ask the county judge.
He said however that based on the judge's ruling the election would have to be held in Jamestown and Lake Precincts sometime between early November and early December to comply with the law.
The vote would be on whether to allow alcoholic beverages to be sold by the drink in restaurants seating 100 or more people.