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American Legion Post 519 in Thomasville loses alcohol license

The Thomasville American Legion Post 519 has lost it's alcohol license. (Source: WALB) The Thomasville American Legion Post 519 has lost it's alcohol license. (Source: WALB)
In September, video of a brawl during a party at the facility was posted on Facebook. (Source: WALB) In September, video of a brawl during a party at the facility was posted on Facebook. (Source: WALB)
Jr. Vice Commander William Simmons (Source: WALB) Jr. Vice Commander William Simmons (Source: WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

American Legion Post 519 in Thomasville no longer has an alcohol license.

On Monday night the city council voted to suspend the license for a year because of problems with violence at the post.

In September, video of a brawl during a party at the facility was posted on Facebook.

American Legion leaders and Thomasville Police spoke at Monday night's hearing.

"If your goal is to eliminate the American Legion, then you're doing a good job. We're showing up here regardless of what the problem is, and you know what? That's so unfair. The city council has already decided that we're a trouble spot," explained Jr. Vice Commander William Simmons.

"June 8th 2013 through current 2016, we responded 27 times," said Chief Troy Rich with the Thomasville Police Department.

The post commander resigned following a hearing before the council in October.

The post's alcohol license was previously suspended in 2014.

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