Many Georgia Cities and Counties Vote to End Restrictions on Sunday Alcohol Sales

Last week, voters in 105 cities and counties in Georgia voted to lift restrictions on Sunday alcohol sales, while 22 communities voted against changing the laws.

The restrictions had been in place for a century, The New York Times reports. Lawmakers in Georgia decided to let communities decide on whether to lift the ban, instead of trying to enact a statewide change.

Most urban areas, including Atlanta and Savannah, voted to lift the restrictions. The communities that voted to keep the ban are mostly rural. Bans of Sunday alcohol sales, instituted for religious reasons, were once common in southern states. Indiana and Connecticut still have statewide bans on Sunday alcohol sales, the article notes.

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