County Crossing supporters reach out to Governor

Posted by: Melissa Johnson - bio | email

Dothan, AL (WSFA) -  The controversy surrounding electronic bingo at Country Crossing is prompting local leaders to reach out to Governor Riley.

Houston County Commissioners, Dothan's Mayor, and the Chamber of Commerce President sent a letter to the Governor and the Chairman of his Gaming Task Force, David Barber.

You'll recall, Country Crossing narrowly escaped a state raid recently thanks to a last-minute restraining order.

Now, community leaders are asking the Governor to address the question of the legality of the machines in a more "civil" manner.

They say Houston County is not a "hotbed of corruption and crime" as some have implied.

A hearing on the matter is planned for Tuesday, January 20th.

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