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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -   A bill to allow Georgia cities to decide whether to allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays breezed through a Senate committee.  It could be headed to the Senate floor for a vote soon. 

The proposal would let voters decide in local referenda whether they want Sunday liquor sales.  Religious groups have consistently opposed it.

We talked to some liquor store owners who also are against opening on Sunday.

"I don't think it will pass in our community here. It's going to be left up to the local voters, and as before, I just don't think it will pass. I honestly hope it doesn't," said Billy Davis, who manages Alvin's Beer and Wine.

Supporters of the Sunday alcohol bill say the issue is not a moral one, but a question of economic fairness.

 

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