Tue., September 13, 2011 5:12pm
A tally by the Georgia Food Industry Association finds that 97 cities and counties throughout Georgia are set to hold Sunday sales referendums during the November general election later this year. The group said the votes represent about 2.5 million Georgians.
Thu., July 7, 2011 9:45am
Bulloch County Commissioners have decided to put a Sunday alcohol sales referendum on the ballot this fall. The referendum on Nov. 8 applies only to package sales of malt beverages and wine. Liquor can be purchased in the county only in restaurants with a license to pour.
Fri., July 1, 2011 8:23am
A federal judge blocked two sections of Georgia's immigration law, but the rest of the law is set to take effect. Beginning Friday, it will be a felony to use false documents when applying for a job. Another part of the law creates a board to investigate complaints about government officials not complying with state laws on illegal immigration. Several other laws take effect Friday in Georgia, including a law allowing billboard owners to clear state-owned trees that block views of their signs.
Wed., June 1, 2011 12:03pm
Voters in Athens won't have a chance to vote on Sunday sales of alcohol in stores until next year. Athens-Clarke commissioners say they are delaying a referendum on Sunday sales until the presidential primaries next year. The primary date has not been scheduled, but Georgia's usually is held in March.
Thu., May 26, 2011 1:01pm
Some cities and counties around the state are wrangling over putting the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in front of their voters. The main reason they may hold back this fall—is all about budget.
Fri., May 20, 2011 12:41pm
Momentum is picking-up across the state as more cities and counties prepare to put the question of Sunday alcohol sales to their voters. But many liquor stores owners are at best -- lukewarm -- on the possibility of another day of sales.
Tue., May 10, 2011 2:23pm
A Metro-rural split has opened up on the question of Sunday alcohol sales. Since Gov. Deal signed a law letting local governments put Sunday alcohol sales on ballots, a flurry of Metro Atlanta governments have committed to a vote. But more rural areas mostly haven't taken up the issue either way. The reluctance might not be all about conservative voters.
Thu., April 28, 2011 12:42pm
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill paving the way for communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores.
Tue., April 26, 2011 1:32pm
Woodstock, north of Atlanta, is the latest municipality to prepare to place Sunday alcohol sales on its November ballot. The move comes even though the governor has yet to approve the bill.
Wed., April 13, 2011 8:57am
State lawmakers worked into late Tuesday evening on the next to last day of the General Assembly session. Movement on a Sunday alcohol sales bill, immigration, and the state budget was included on Tuesday's agenda.