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Schools want beer sales kept away
Ask city to maintain 300-foot distance
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The Warren County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to protest a plan by city officials to do away with distance requirements when it comes to selling alcohol near schools, churches and daycares.“This is very troubling,” admitted Director of Schools Bobby Cox concerning the city’s vote to lift distance restrictions when it comes to being allowed to sell alcoholic beverages.The distance is presently 300 feet from front door to front door. However, should the plan pass on second reading next month, then all limitations about alcohol sales would be lifted within the city of McMinnville. Warren County, outside the city of McMinnville, still maintains a 3,000-foot restriction between licensed beer stores, schools and houses of worship.“This sends the wrong message,” said School Board member Bill Zechman.