Grovetown, Hephzibah, Blythe vote Tuesday

Voters in Grovetown go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether Sunday packaged alcohol sales should be allowed in the city.

If passed, the referendum would allow package, grocery and convenience stores to sell liquor, beer and wine on Sundays. A new Georgia law allows local communities to decide on Sunday sales.

If the referendum passes, Grovetown would become the only location in Columbia or Richmond counties to sell packaged alcohol on Sundays.

Election Day will be limited in Richmond County to local votes in Hephzibah and Blythe.

Two candidates – Sissi Carroll Dozier and Jeff Rowe – are seeking the Hephzibah Commission post held by Charles Dil­lard, who is not running. Also, Hephzibah Commissioner A. Frank Williams is being challenged for his seat by Jeffrey M. Malcom.

In Blythe, four candidates are seeking two city council posts. Incumbents James G. Adkins and Daniel Martin and newcomers Troy Harwell and Gary D. Thomas are seeking office.

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