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Fight intensifies over Pigeon Forge liquor vote results

Jim Balloch, Knoxville News Sentinel • Jan 9, 2013 at 6:01 AM

The legal fight over the controversial Pigeon Forge liquor by the drink referendum is turning into a not-so-merry- go-round ride.

With trial scheduled to start Thursday, there has been a change of lawyers for the pro-liquor group Forging Ahead, a renewed dispute over whether that group will be in the case, and a move to toss a lawsuit because the city of Pigeon Forge itself is not a party.

It all began when Concerned Churches and Citizens of Pigeon Forge, or CCCPF, which opposes liquor by the drink, sued the Sevier County Election Commission. CCCPF argues that results from a Nov. 6 election adopting liquor by the drink should be voided because about 300 ineligible voters were allowed to cast ballots. The measure passed by 100 votes.

Read more at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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