- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Union Parish voters in Ward 3 will go to the polls on May 3 to vote on a number of liquor law reforms that could permit alcohol in the last remaining dry ward in the parish.

Ward 3 touches Spearsville, parts of Farmerville and some unincorporated areas of the parish.

Police Jury President A.J. Smith, who represents the affected area, tells The News-Star (http://tnsne.ws/1jLtHgd ) on Tuesday the movement to bring alcohol to the area started when the Bridges Grocery Store management wanted to sell beer.

Joe Bridges, who owns the grocery store, said passing the proposals would help keep revenue in the parish because the current laws force people to go elsewhere to spend money.

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Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com