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Decision on beer hours will be up to commission

While some county commissioners would like to see a referendum on extending beer sales hours, it appears the commission will have to decide the matter if it is addressed.
While some businesses in the county have asked the commission to authorize 24-7 beer sales to even the playing field after the City of Smithville extended hours recently, County Attorney Hilton Conger told the mayor and commissioners Monday night that a referendum was not possible.
Officials have said that the commission may discuss scheduling a public hearing to give locals a chance to voice their opinions on the matter.
The commissioners ...


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