Holmes County commissioners agreed to let voters have their say on allowing Sunday alcohol sales in parts of the county. The issue will be on the November general election ballot as a non-binding straw-poll.
Currently, businesses in Bonifay and a few other areas of Holmes County can sell alcohol legally under city ordinances. Supporters of Sunday sales want to allow the rest of the county to do the same. But, opinions have been mixed.
News Channel 7 talked to Holmes County residents about the controversial matter on Thursday. Based on our own poll, it appeared the issue of Sunday alcohol sales was still on the rocks for many voters. And, most people had their own reasons why they were for or against it.
For some, it was about religion. "Sunday is the Lord's day" David Leavins of Bonifay said, "We Christians need to bring the Lord back into public opinion."
Jose Baez told us, "We own a church in Westville. As Christians, I don't think on Sunday they should. But, that''s between them and God."
For others, their opinion of the issue was politically motivated. "If a person is of legal age, is a citizen, can vote and has everything in their favor, why not" Mia Chel Woullard of Bonifay asked.
And then, there were some people who just didn't seem to care.
"What's it matter if you drink Sunday, or Monday through Saturday?"