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Liquor sales allowed next to church

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The Jackson Mayor and Board of Aldermen granted consent to TeeED Off Golf, LLC, for the sale of intoxicating liquor at 121 W. Main St., next door to Grace Baptist Church.

The City had received no objection to the request. No one from the public except the applicants, Scotty Miget and his wife, had spoken about the matter at a study session Jan. 2. State law prohibits the sale of alcohol within 100 feet of a church or school, but it allows cities to waive or modify this requirement.

Scotty Miget said he plans to sell cold beer to his customers.

In other action

• Public hearing: No one from the public spoke at a public hearing to consider a text amendment to the zoning ordinance regarding tow companies, defining them and setting restrictions.

The aldermen later approved the text amendment to the city ordinances.

• Financial statement: The city’s semi-annual financial statement was approved. (It was published in the public notices section of last week’s issue of The CBJ.)

• Outreach Board appointment: The aldermen approved the mayor’s appointment of Laura Dumey to the Community Outreach Board, filling an unexpired term ending May 2026.

• Civic Center playground: The aldermen granted a time extension to Play & Park Structures of Park Hills relative to the Civic Center Playground Equipment Project.

• Sales tax on food: During a comments session, Mayor Dwain Hahs expressed concern about proposed state legislation that would eliminate sales tax on food. He said the City of Jackson is opposed to this legislation because 18 percent of the city’s sales tax revenue comes from food sales.

Gregory Dullum has worked for The Cash-Book Journal for more than 25 years. Prior to becoming the editor in May 2017, he was production manager, circulation manager and reporter. Before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1988, he was editor of the Saint Louis Park Sailor, a weekly community newspaper in suburban Minneapolis, MN. A native of Minnesota, he returned there after graduating with distinction in 1978 from Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, with a degree in mass communications. His wife, Marie, whom he met in college, is a native of Zalma, a small town in southeast Missouri. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. Gregory may be reached at

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