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Oconee Voters Will Decide on Sunday Alcohol Sales

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night voted unanimously to put two Sunday sales referendums on the November ballot.

One of those referenda, if approved by a majority of voters, will allow the sale of beer and wine in grocery, convenience and beverage stores in the county on Sundays.

The other will allow for the Sunday sale of beer, wine and liquor by the drink in area restaurants.

In other action at the meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a rezone for a small shopping center at the corner of Hog Mountain Road and U.S. 441, but only after adding a condition that prohibits left turns into and out of the property.

By the end of qualifying at noon Wednesday, three candidates registered to seek the open slot on the Board of Commissioners in the special election in November.

Marcus Wiedower qualified on Monday, and Ben Bridges and former commissioner Chuck Horton qualified on Tuesday. All live in the area around Watkinsville.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.