Sparta Keeps Grocery Stores "Dry"

Grocery and convenience stores in Sparta will continue to be dry.

Voters in Sparta have rejected referendums that would have allowed the stores to sell beer and liquor. It's the third time in 20 years that voters have rejected the proposal.

There were a couple of questions on yesterday's ballot. One would have allowed liquor sales, the other beer sales. Both lost.

But the vote was closer this time than it was in 1996 and 1985.