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Pub quest continues with beer board

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By Damon Lawrence

Roma L. Christopher isn’t giving up her quest for a beer permit. She re-filed her application last week. 
Christopher, who wants to sell beer at the Grill & Pub under a different name, appeared before the Roane County Beer Board on June 11. Chairman Copper Bacon got no response from the other four members when he asked for a motion to hear Christopher’s application.  
“The board is not going to listen to your application,” Bacon told Christopher.
She asked for an explanation, but wasn’t given one.
Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton had his beer permit revoked for a year on Feb. 12. Christopher wants to operate from the same location, 2224 Harriman Hwy., under the name 27/61 Grill-N-Pub.
Beer Board secretary Bobbie Tipton said Christopher’s application will be on the board’s July 9 agenda. The meeting is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. at the courthouse in Kingston.