Grovetown, Hephzibah, Blythe vote Tuesday

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 5:18 PM
Last updated 6:06 PM
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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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Taylor B
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Taylor B 11/07/11 - 08:37 pm
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Who would have thought SB10

Who would have thought SB10 would go up for approval in CC before RC... hope it passes

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 11/08/11 - 08:51 am
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Well, don't hold your breath

Well, don't hold your breath for passage. This is a poorly advertised election held by itself, independent of a major office on a regular Tuesday. The only ones going to the polls will most likely be the extremely conservative retirees for whom Sunday sales smack of the Devil's work. Historical turnout figure is less than the local Bin Laden fan club.

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Riverman1 11/08/11 - 09:10 am
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I hope it passes. I'm going

I hope it passes. I'm going to feel absolutely deliciously evil if I can walk into a store in Columbia County, Georgia on Sunday and buy booze. Exhilarating.

Frank I
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Frank I 11/08/11 - 07:57 pm
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Riverman, the issue is not up

Riverman, the issue is not up for vote for the whole of CC, only for the city of Grovetown.. and it's likely that RC will have it to vote for the whole of the county before CC... the commission is looking to put it on the ballot in the March primary...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/08/11 - 08:25 pm
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Frank1, understood. How do

Frank1, understood. How do you feel about the referendum?

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