Tue., March 19, 2013 4:41pm
Members of the Georgia House are expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would lower the legal blood alcohol limit for people behind the wheel of a boat or people hunting. The bill is named for 11-year-old Kile Glover as well as 9-year-old Jake and 13-year-old Griffin Prince. All three were killed in boating accidents on Lake Lanier in 2012. Prosecutors have charged the boater behind the Prince accident with boating under the influence.
Mon., December 17, 2012 2:00pm
The city council on Tybee Island has repealed a ban on drinking alcohol on the beach, though they say the ban was rarely enforced. An amended ordinance also officially legalizes drinking on public streets, parking lots and sidewalks, which has also been historically permitted.
Mon., November 19, 2012 6:13pm
So far in 2012, there have been eight rapes reported at the University of Georgia. National trends find there is often a spike at the beginning of the school year each fall.
Tue., October 23, 2012 3:30pm
Savannah officials are considering reversing a ban they put in place six years ago against people under 21 entering bars and nightclubs. The ban was aimed at curbing underage drinking and drug use. But City Council member Tony Thomas says police reports are showing the problems just moved to other areas where teenagers hang out.
Mon., September 24, 2012 9:02am
An indoor shooting range planned for Powder Springs is going to serve alcohol. The Powder Springs City Council has approved an alcohol license for the Governors Gun Club.
Tue., May 15, 2012 1:30pm
Sunday sales of alcohol won't be allowed in Douglasville any time soon. CBS Atlanta reports that the city's mayor on Monday vetoed a measure that would have put Sunday sales on the November ballot. The mayor also vetoed a bill that would have let bars serve alcohol later on Saturday nights.
Thu., March 8, 2012 3:20pm
The vote was one of several around Georgia on Tuesday, when many cities and counties added Sunday alcohol sales to their ballots for the Republican presidential primary.
Fri., July 8, 2011 1:06pm
Georgia's home-grown liquor industry is getting a new player. Officials at Milledgeville-based Georgia Distilling Company say, they now have federal and local permits and soon expect their state permit to begin operation. A company official says, the state permit follows the federal and local ones, so he's planning on opening in two months.
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.
Tue., April 12, 2011 10:51pm
A bill that would allow communities to decide if they want local stores to sell alcohol on Sundays is heading to the Governor's desk. The bill survived many hurdles before passing in the state House late Tuesday.