Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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(WMC-TV) - There is a new push to put pressure on Tennessee lawmakers for a referendum vote on wine in grocery stores.
The group Red White and Food knows about the challenges ahead but it insists it has Tennesseans on its side. The group hopes a new campaign will prove it.
The concept of being able to buy wine where you buy food has been debated in Tennessee for more than a decade.
"Thirty-six of the 50 states allow this," said Jarron Springer, who spoke on behalf of Red White and Food. "Majority of our bordering states allow this."
Red White and Food is a coalition of retailers and consumers who want wine in Tennessee grocery stores.
The group kicked off a new postcard campaign. You can find the "Wish Wine Were Here" postcards in places like Kroger. The goal? The group hopes people in favor of having wine in grocery stores will them out and send the cards to lawmaker, putting on the pressure to get a referendum on the ballot.
"Allow local government to have referendums, so citizens can vote in those areas," said Springer. "That's how liquor sales and package by the drink come into a community."
Two years ago, a Middle Tennessee State poll found nearly 70 percent of Tennesseeans want wine in grocery stores. Just 17 percent opposed it and 13 percent were undecided.
One of those against it was Josh Hammond. He runs Buster's Wine and Spirits in Memphis. Earlier this year, he said mom and pop stores statewide are in jeopardy if wine is sold in grocery stores.
"To change the rules and literally put us up against corporate giants like Kroger and Wal-Mart and Costco. It puts us at a competitive disadvantage," said Hammond.
"It's hard for me to believe that they can't compete because other states and other competitors are able to do that," said Springer.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>