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"We live outside of town in a fairly rural area and it's hard for us to get to a liquor store and when we do go it's pretty expensive with a small selection, so I think it would probably increase selection and improve the price," says Kroger shopper Stephanie McCarter.
It seems wine is one of the only things on the shopping list you can't buy at the Donelson Kroger on McGavock Pike.
"It continues to be one of the more requested items we have in our stores," says Kroger spokesperson Melissa Eads.
Eads says Kroger and other supermarkets have been trying to get wine on their shelves for several years now. In 2013, they're encouraging the legislators that support their cause to try a new tactic. Opponents are left to wonder how many times the issue has to be raised and defeated for it to go away. Bard Quillman of the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association says because Tennessee law prohibits liquor stores from selling anything other than wine, liquor and beer with high alcohol content, letting larger, more versatile companies in on their territory could be devastating to the small business owner. Eads says it's best to let the consumer decide. House Speaker Beth Harwell and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey have both voiced their support to let wine be sold in grocery stores. The House session is set to start Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 2 2013, 10:17 PM CST
Arrest made in fatal shooting in Memphis
May 23, 2013 19:55 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another.
The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/188G97s ) reports that 21-year-old Setric Hall has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, attempted second-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony.
He's being held in the Shelby County Jail.
Police say the shootings occurred Wednesday night. Officers found a 26-year-old man on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead there, and later identified as Devin Cox.
A few minutes later, officers responded to another location, where they found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
Police believe that Hall was trying to shoot his girlfriend when the 22-year-old man intervened.
The girlfriend was not injured.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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