Want to serve alcohol at a party in your home on Super Bowl Sunday?
In Georgia, you'd better plan to buy the booze on Saturday.
A new poll finds 68 percent of Georgians want the state's ban on Sunday package alcohol sales repealed. The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and also notes that 80 percent of those in metro Atlanta want Sunday sales.
While lobbyists for the hospitality industry are pushing for the extra day of sales, religious leaders vigorously oppose it. Those battle lines aren't going to change. The question is what average citizens want. State lawmakers on Thursday put forth a proposal to give local voters the option to relax the "blue" laws by allowing Sunday sales in grocery and convenience stores; the law, filed in the state Senate, would not apply to liquor stores.
What's your view? Should package alcohol sales be allowed on Sundays? The News-Times is conducting an online poll on the topic; the link is on the site's home page.
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