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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
Man charged with faking marriage to visit inmate
May 22, 2013 13:32 GMT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a man faked a marriage certificate so he could visit a woman held in the Johnson City Detention Facility.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/14QBr9L ) reports investigators discovered the ruse after the May 14 visit by 32-year-old Robert S. Hicks of Elizabethton. Hicks was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal simulation. He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a court appearance Wednesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after investor confidence was boosted by a Federal Reserve official's comments that the U.S. central bank should stick with its super-easy monetary policy.
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IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.