County leaders overturn Coca Cola ban

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Surry County’s ban on Coca-Cola has fizzled out. North Carolina County officials reversed course and overturned its ban on the Atlanta-based soda company. After county commissioners banned coke machines for the company’s criticism of Georgia Republicans, residents of Surry County gave their own message to the commissioners. Members of the public tell Commissioners, the county has far more serious problems, like deadly opioid addiction, than wasting time bragging about political rhetoric. Representatives from Coca-Cola Consolidated, an independent company, have called on the commissioners to reconsider their actions, noting that the company workers at Mount Airy. The spokesperson for Coca-Cola Consolidated told commissioners that more than 100 companies have spoken on Georgia’s new voting law. Their business was not one of them, but it was the only business affected in Surry County. The public hearing did not change his mind Eddie Harris, the commissioner who led the fight to ban the coca machines and wrote the letter to the company. His post went viral and he appeared on national television to voice his cause. Harris took advantage of the meeting to voice his concerns about voter fraud. Commissioner Larry Johnson, who abstained from voting on the previous Coke ban, introduced a bill to overturn it. Johnson voted this time, and the board overturned Coke’s ban with a 3-2 vote.

Surry County’s ban on Coca-Cola has fizzled out. North Carolina County officials reversed course and overturned its ban on the Atlanta-based soda company.

After county commissioners banned the coca machines for the company’s criticism of Georgia Republicans, residents of Surry County gave their own message to the commissioners.

Members of the public tell commissioners the county has far more serious issues, like the deadly addiction to opioids, than wasting time demagoguery on political rhetoric.

Representatives from Coca-Cola Consolidated, a separately owned company, have asked the commissioners to reconsider their actions, noting that the company employs three dozen workers in Mount Airy.

The spokesperson for Coca-Cola Consolidated told commissioners that more than 100 companies have spoken on Georgia’s new voting law. Their business was not one of them, but it was the only business affected in Surry County.

The public hearing did not change his mind Eddie Harris, the commissioner who led the fight to ban the coca machines and wrote the letter to the company. His post went viral and he appeared on national television to voice his cause.

Harris took advantage of the meeting to voice his concerns about voter fraud.

Commissioner Larry Johnson, who abstained from voting on the previous Coke ban, introduced a bill to overturn it.

Johnson voted this time around and the board overturned the ban on Coke with a 3-2 vote.

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