The booming metropolis of Sylva needs to plan for future growth, and so it is considering expanding its ETJ. Supposedly, the planning extravaganza that taxes without representation was spurred by interest in gerrymandering dry and wet zones, which is all too common a factor in annexation.

Oddly, Sylva is in the news for trying to get booze money another way. An ABC store will soon open in nearby Cashiers. It is expected this will siphon revenue away from Sylva. The town is therefore entering negotiations with Jackson County for a greater share of revenue from the existing store.