North Augusta voters pass Sunday alcohol sales measure

NORTH AUGUSTA — North Augusta will soon join other area cities in allowing Sunday alcohol sales.

The local question was on Tuesday’s ballot and 68.48 percent voted for it, according to election results released by the Aiken County Registration and Elections office.

Restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores will have the option to purchase a temporary permit to sell alcohol on Sundays. Liquor stores are not included.

Businesses choosing to sell alcohol on Sundays will have to apply through the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s Alcohol Beverage Licensing Office.

There will be a $100 nonrefundable filing fee to process the application. A permit will cost $50 per Sunday or businesses can choose to purchase a 52-week temporary permit for $3,000.