Breaking: Sunday package liquor sales in Loganville passes

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Update: Officials with the City of Loganville confirm that after the votes were counted at the close of voting on Tuesday, the Special Election Referendum of package stores in the city being able to sell “malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits” on a Sunday passed. According to Robbie Schwartz with the city of Loganville, the vote passed with 49 people voting for it and 17 against.

Early voting is already under way at Loganville City Hall in a Special Election Referendum on whether packages stores in the city should be able to sell “malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits” on a Sunday.

The Loganville City Council voted in November last year to approve the Special Election Referendum, which will take place on March 21. The City Council had already voted to allow for the Referendum to be on the ballot in the November 2016 election to fill the seat vacated by the death of Councilman Chuck Bagley, but since Councilman Danny Ford was the only qualifier, there was no other need for an election. However, the owners of the two package stores in Loganville requested the special election in order to level the playing field. Package stores in adjoining areas are allowed to be open on a Sunday. City Manager Danny Roberts, who made the request to the council in November, said at the time the cost of the special election would be about $3,000.

Early voting for registered voters is during business hours Monday to Friday between now and March 17 at the Loganville City Hall on Pecan Street in Loganville. The election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Rock Gym precinct, 153 Main Street. The only question on the ballot is, “Shall the governing authority of the City of Loganville be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.?”

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