BARRY WOOD v. DECATUR COUNTY TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 26, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Michael Ivey, Parsons, Tennessee, for the appellant, Decatur County, Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Howard F. Douglass, Lexington, Tennessee, for the appellee, Barry Wood.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

Applicant filed a petition for writ of certiorari against Decatur County challenging the denial of his beer permit application. The trial court reversed the decision of the local beer board on the basis that the sale of beer was allowed due to Decatur County’s status as a Tennessee River resort district. Because we conclude that Decatur County’s ordinance restricting the sale of beer within two thousand feet of a church remains in effect despite Decatur County’s status as a Tennessee River resort district, we reverse the decision of the trial court. Reversed and remanded.

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