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A spirited fight breaks out over local alcohol bans in Arkansas
A spirited fight breaks out over local alcohol bans in Arkansas

Mary Jackson knows a secret about selling beer and whiskey in this backwoods burg of a few scattered souls: Some customers guzzle booze before breakfast. The hard-core drinkers wait for her 67 Liquor store to open at dawn — men in hunting caps and camouflage pants, their pickups idling outside, cigarettes glowing in the dark. For decades, Jackson's ramshackle cinder-block store with the drooping barbed-wire fence has been the only show around, a county-line spirits dispensary drawing customers from nearby jurisdictions — some 60 miles away — that have outlawed alcohol sales. But a controversial statewide ballot measure could ruin Jackson financially and...

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