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Moist issue back in court
In March 18 Issue

“To my knowledge there has never been a case like this in the commonwealth,” said County Attorney Mark McGaha. “—challenge to an issue which did not change the status quo.”

He was speaking of the recent filings challenging the decision by Julia H. Adams on the moist election in Russell County.

In a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict it is pointed out that the judge did not void the election in Jamestown though it contained the same wording which, in part, lead to her voiding of the precinct elections.

The result of that election in Jamestown had been a “No” vote.

Attorney A.C. Donhaue, attorney for the group who's suit challenged the election said, “We specifically excluded Jamestown in the case.”

He pointed out that since the total vote was a “No” on the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city the desire was to leave that alone.

“That 'No' stands for three years,” Donhaue said.

If challenged and voided the election could be held again, while a certified election denying sales would prevent another vote on the issue for that three-year period.

Donhaue said he was in the process of preparing a reply to that motion, when an appeal was filed under the same name, which he said negated the need for a reply to the motion.

Local Businessman Greg Shaw is the name listed in the appeal, and the motion.

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