Mentone, Alabama which is located just a few miles from the Chattooga County line on Lookout Mountain will remain dry under a new bill that was signed into law last week by Alabama Governor Bob Riley (R). 

The new bill will allow communitites of 1,000 or more to vote on alcohol sales even if they are located in a dry county, like DeKalb County.  Previously the law stated that only communities of 7,000 or more could have such a referendum.  The new bill means that towns like Henager, Collinsville and Rainsevill in DeKalb County can join Ft. Payne in selling alcohol.

According to the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, 26 of Alabama’s 67 counties are dry, but 12 of those counties have wet cities like Ft. Payne.