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HOLLYWOOD, Ala. (WHNT) — The town of Hollywood in Jackson County voted this week to go wet, which is a move town leaders say will benefit the town.

“TVA’s cutting back on their plants like Bellefonte and Widow’s Creek, and property tax isn’t coming in like it was,” Mayor Buster Duke says.

All those cut backs  means less revenue for the small town, where the population is around one thousand.

So when a petition to sell alcohol was turned in to Mayor Duke in January they started the process of getting an alcohol referendum on the ballot.

With a 98 to 55 vote this week that process became policy, joining three other Jackson County municipalities that already allow alcohol sales.

“We’re wet on both sides,” Mayor Duke says, “Scottsboro is wet up to our limits and Stevenson is wet down to our northern limits so we’re just sort of boxed in…

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