Alcohol sales question will be on McDonough ballot

The McDonough City Council voted at its Feb. 18 regular meeting to put the question of extended Sunday alcohol sales on the next municipal ballot.

The move is in response to the so-called “brunch bill” passed by the Georgia General Assembly which allows municipalities to change the start time for Sunday sales by referendum from 12:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. City officials noted that Henry County and the cities of Hampton, Locust Grove and Stockbridge are also considering whether to put it on their ballots, and it passage could create an issue of competitiveness where local businesses in the county are not all on the same level.

Council members stressed that the vote did not reflect their opinions on the issue either way, but was to allow citizens the opportunity to vote on it.

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