But since Rick Tanner
has made his
support public, he
gotten threatening letters and phone calls.
Well, for Whitfield County and the City of Dalton, It is a politically turbulent topic -- Tanner
tells me liquor by the drink hasn't been on the ballot in the last three years -- and the last two times -- It was shot down.Now, a city version AND a county version will hit the ballots this November -- and Tanner
support has sparked a pretty threatening response.Rick Tanner has served as the director of the Northwest Trade and Convention Center for the last three years.He
supports allowing people to buy liquor on Sundays at 12:30 in the afternoon, until midnight, at restaurants and hotels.Tanner
believes it will help the trade center become self sufficient -- and bring more money into the county.But there are those who don't like his
says, "I'm getting anonymous phone calls and letters from people that are very upset about my position and the position of the trade center with regard to Sunday sales."Tanner
says, this is just one of four anonymous letters he
received.The letter and envelope has no signature or return address.Tanner
says, it's not as bad as the half dozen phone calls -- telling him to "watch his
says, "You kind of go back and forth.
has filed a police report -- he
is not pushing to press charges.But, he
WILL say his
opinion on the rule hasn't changed ... Tanner Sunday Liquor sales effects their ability to persuade developers to attach a hotel to the Trade Center
says, "I feel like it's my job to do everything in my power to ensure that we see that pass for the benefit of everybody in the community."