North Augusta voters pass Sunday alcohol sales measure

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 10:57 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 12:41 AM
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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.

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patriotgirl
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patriotgirl 11/07/12 - 08:42 am
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So,

So, this is just another tax. A product that is legal to sell 6 days a week (and a tax already paid by the store) will now be taxed again in order to sell on Sunday. Just call it what it is, folks.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 11/07/12 - 08:55 am
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Is somebody's math wrong. 52

Is somebody's math wrong. 52 Sundays in a year x 50 is $2600.00. Where does the extra $400 come in. To cover the costs I would add a $1.00 surcharge to beer, wine and drinks on Sunday or just add $.10 to every beer, wine or drink sold during the entire year.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/07/12 - 10:01 am
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The glorification of alcohol.
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The deference to human life and DUI fatalities. Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Prov 20:1

The creator knows the heart of his creation.

But when you are 49th or 50th out of 50 in success categories, who worries about wisdom.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/07/12 - 10:04 am
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If alcohol is a necessity to have fun
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why don't we serve it at the fair grounds? Or in prison? Or in church? School? Hospitals? Methadone clinics? Feeling good is what it is all about. Children drink wine and beer in Europe. Europe is progressive and has less clogged arteries.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 11/07/12 - 11:21 am
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PatriotGirl

You are right on! I interpret this to mean that since I already have a driver license, the city of NA can charge me a special fee to drive through the city limits on Sundays. This on a day with no more special meaning than any other day. SMH. Maybe a skilled attorney out there could take the city council to court?

recoveringaddict
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recoveringaddict 11/07/12 - 02:08 pm
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error at the polls

There were many people that live in the City of North Augusta that were given the wrong ballot yesterday. Many people, including my son did not have the alcohol referendum question on their ballot. This was an error by the election comission. How can this pass without everyone having the opportunity to vote.

jasper1
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jasper1 11/07/12 - 03:49 pm
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error at polls

I got an alcohol referendum but it pertained to granting temporary alcohol license to non-profit events who want to serve alcohol.

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