Lafayette, GA, (WDEF)- Locals hope a petition
will bring hard alcohol to their bars and restaurants.
Staff at the Chattanooga Street Tavern have actively supported the campaign and believe social media is the key to making their voices heard.
Bar owner Michael Lovelady,"The petition is an online petition that we saw online and we put it on our facebook page".
Amanda Bryant who has worked with Michael since his latest bar opened says,"Thousands of hits on Facebook, I've had phone calls, i"ve had people coming in just to see how they can sign the petition."
Mayor Neal Florence told News 12 off camera.
"When this becomes a major issue we will address it but right now I have no comment to make"
Carmen Kirk who runs a local business feels,"We have to travel at least 30 minutes to buy any type of liquor, it's changing in all the counties, so i believe it should change here as well."
One local man says he has not drank in over 2 decades but he believes his community is ready.
Robert Vineyard,"This is supposed to be a free country, they have taken a lot of that away from us, you should be able to drink when you getting ready to drink".
Over 200 people have signed the petition both online and in person and the goal is to hit 1000 signatures as soon as possible.