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City Businesses Can Start Sunday Sales on Nov. 25

Package and convenient stores in Douglasville will be able to sell alcohol on Sunday, Nov. 25, thanks to an overwhelming show of support at the polls Tuesday.

Package and convenient stores in Douglasville will be able to sell alcohol on Sunday, Nov. 25, thanks to an overwhelming show of support at the polls Tuesday. City voters passed the law with 2,429 votes, or 70 percent, to 1,060 votes against, or 30 percent.

When the City voted to put it on the ballot they also voted on the revised ordinance, setting an effective date of Nov. 21, a Wednesday. The County, however, only voted to put it on the ballot and have not yet voted on the  effective date. The next scheduled voting meeting of the County Commission is Nov. 20, so it could be as early as Nov. 25.

Douglas County voters approved Sunday Sales with 34,305 votes, or 63.46 percent, and 19,754 votes against, or 36.54. And Douglas County approved Sunday Sales by the Drink with 34,354 votes for, or 63.20 percent, and 20,004 votes against, or 36.80 percent.

"It's obvious the people of Douglasville and Douglas County want this," said Richard Segal, chairman of Yes for Douglas County (video attached). "Clearly the people of this County want to keep dollars in Douglas. We're pleasantly surprised as well. We thought it would be a lot closer."

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The Case For and Against Sunday Sales

Christopher Lee Raley November 07, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Huge win Sunday Sales! Congrats, keep the winning streak going. Prohibition on all levels have failed. These people took the risk of public scrutiny to bring this to the people's attention. Hell Richard doesn't even drink. I do though, and so does about 65% of Douglas County. Cheers Douglasville Celebrate!
JDB November 08, 2012 at 02:55 PM
I went to college in a dry county and witnessed first hand the poor decisions people make (not just students) being forced to drive out of county to purchase alcohol. While this is just opening up sales to Sunday, I can all but guarantee it will actually cut down on people that DUI. Forcing people to drive out of county or to a restaurant/bar to get their alcohol is a recipe for, not only DUI, but open containers. More people will now be likely to get what they need at the store, take it home, and stay off the roads. I, for one, am glad to see most people were able to look at this logically and not give in to the propaganda this will somehow result in increased DUI.
John November 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM
dang ima be drunk 7 days instead of 6 I gotta start jogging to keep this belly down
Civic Action November 12, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Like the Sunday ban was keeping anyone from drinking on Sunday? As if.

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