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Beer advertising questioned
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While a City of Smithville statute apparently prohibits signs advertising beer, from being seen outside the business, City Attorney Vester Parsley told the mayor and aldermen Monday that the code may not be enforceable on constitutional grounds.Former alderman W.J. (Dub) White brought the matter of local businesses he suspects of violating the local beer ordinance in front of the city council at the most recent meeting of the board, and Parsley told him that he has checked into the matter and found that although they may well be in violation of the law, the law may have to be changed.“Tennessee has a statute which says that we cannot prohibit people who sell beer from advertising at least one sign outside of their business,” Parsley said. “They cannot advertise the type of beer, but they can advertise beer. Our ordinance talks like it would prohibit it all the way.