The Newnan Times-Herald


Senoia to hold special election for alcohol sales

  • By Taylor Robins
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  • Aug. 08, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The city of Senoia will hold a special election concerning Sunday alcohol sales Nov. 6.

Voting will determine if the hours for sales of beer, wine and distilled spirits for consumption will be expanded on Sundays. Currently, such sales are allowed only between 12:30 p.m. and midnight. Also known as the “Brunch Bill,” the ordinance would allow sales from 11:30 a.m. on Sunday until 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Voting polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the voting day. Early voting will begin Oct. 15, at the Voter Registration Office, 22 East Broad St. and the Eastside Advance Voting Site, 65 Literary Lane, both in Newnan.

Senoia’s recent special election announcement – made Aug. 7 – comes after the council gave its first approval on two ordinances in June, regulating package sales of beer and wine in restaurants and voting to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would allow open containers of alcohol in a designated area.

The council voted to approve their second and final reading for the amendment July 16.

Under the ordinance, open containers of alcohol could be allowed in a “special entertainment district.”

According to the ordinances, open container refers to “any container, containing alcoholic beverages, which is immediately capable of being consumed from or the seal of which has been broken.”