(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER Cocke County Relay for Life was honored with a proclamation by Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore during Monday's meeting of the Cocke County Legislative Body. Relay for Life will have its grand celebration on May 3 and May 4 at Hedrick Field at Cocke County High School. From left are Relay co-chairs Cindy Holt and Katie Thomas, Relay volunteer Tina Kilgore and Mayor Moore.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-03-19 09:18:34)
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—Local vs. state control was a theme Monday for the Cocke County Legislative Body.

The CLB passed two resolutions concerning proposed state legislations that could impact the county. In both cases, county leaders pointed out the importance for decisions to be made on the local level rather than in Nashville.


House Bill 0102

The first resolution, which was presented by CLB member Michael McCarter, addressed House Bill 0102.

The bill pending in the House addresses where distilleries may be located in Tennessee without holding a referendum; allows any licensed distillery to obtain special retail permit to sell the distillery's own products on the licensed premises.

“Cocke County was the 45th county in the state to opt in on the distillery legislation,” said McCarter. “Currently, the Beer Board determines the distance requirement and hours of operation.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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