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GA communities split on Sunday alcohol sales

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DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- Georgia lawmakers passed a bill earlier this year, to give local governments the choice to ban the sale of alcoholic beverages in stores. Now local communities have voted.

Several North Georgia communities took to the polls, on Tuesday, to vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

Fort Oglethorpe, Tunnel Hill, Varnell, and Whitfield County will all voted no on the issue.

Dalton, Lookout Mountain, Eton and Cohutta all voted in favor of allowing Sunday liquor sales.

The State of Georgia had a ban on Sunday package sales until a bill passed in April, giving local governments a choice.

Dalton city leaders voted unanimously in May to put the issue on the ballot.

Georgia is one of three states prohibiting Sunday retail sales.

The effective dates will vary by municipality.

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