Voters in more than a dozen cities and counties across Georgia decided to allow alcohol sales on Sunday. But alcohol wasn't such a popular candidate at the polls in Dublin, Ga. The city midway between Savannah and Atlanta is rich with Irish heritage, but on Tuesday a healthy majority of voters said "no Guinness on the Sabbath.”
State Senator John Bulloch of Ochlocknee said Thursday he’s resigning following a bout with meningitis. Colleagues say he took independent positions that hewed closer to his rural constituents’ needs than the party line.
Election results from the Georgia Secretary of State show that nearly 73 percent of voters in Cobb County approved Sunday sales in unincorporated areas of the county just northwest of Atlanta. About 75 percent of voters in Fulton County had approved the measure with most precincts reporting results.
Cobb County voters will decide in July whether to allow Sunday sales of alcohol. And Cobb County commissioners have decided to impose a $500 annual permit fee on liquor stores that decide to open on Sundays.
Voters in 39 Georgia communities will decide [Tuesday] whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Rome, Marietta and LaGrange are some of the municipalities voting on Sunday beer, wine and liquor sales. It's a decision already made in Savannah, where voters approved Sunday sales after state lawmakers left the matter up to local voters last year.
The Sunday alcohol sales referendum passed in scores of cities around the state on Tuesday and now some consumers want to know what’s next. The bad news: they probably won’t find the liquor store open this Sunday.
The early voting period started Tuesday in Georgia. More than 100 communities are voting on whether to allow retailers to sell alcohol on Sundays, in addition to selecting candidates. People on both sides of the issue are urging voters to go to the ballot box.