Recently WGNS aired a comment by Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg that highlighted the use of alcohol in the City of Murfreesboro. Mayor Bragg touched base on how much money is collected in taxes from beer that is sold daily.
City Recorder and Finance Director Melissa Wright told WGNS that on average, the city CURRENTLY takes in $277,775 per month in beer related taxes. That's well over $3-million annually. Looking back to 2009 - 2010, the numbers are indeed increasing. For example, in 2009 the city collected an average of $216,000 per month in beer taxes for an annual total of about $2.6-million. During that same year, liquor taxes earned the city about $640,000.
When hearing those numbers, one might be lead to believe that a fairly large percentage of local residents have a problem with alcohol.
Recovering from drugs and alcohol are tough obstacles to overcome. Pastor Eric Hines with the Spring 2 Life Christian Addiction Recovery center tells WGNS that those battling addiction can overcome their problems.
Hines told us the Christian Addiction Recovery program is available for anyone wanting to make a change in their life.
Contact information can be found on WGNSradio.com (below).
Pastor Eric Hines
Spring 2 Life
707 N. Maple St.
Murfreesboro TN, 37130
Mayor Tommy Bragg
City Recorder Melissa Wright