The vote was 4-1, with only Chairman Tim Lee in support of the sales. County ordinances prohibit sales of package alcohol within 600 feet of churches and schools, and the Walmart on Barrett Parkway near the East-West Connector is just over 200 feet from the front door of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
The church has been there for decades, and the Walmart has been open a few years. The county’s license review board had recommended approval of the sales permit.
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