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Sunday Booze Is Now Legal in Oconee County

^Everyone in Oconee County this morning.

Restaurants, groceries and convenience stores in Oconee County currently selling beer, wine and alcoholic drinks are free to do so on Sunday.

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners changed the county’s alcoholic beverage ordinance on Tuesday night by adding hours for sales on Sundays, but did not require license holders to get new licenses.

So all the existing license holders needed to do on Sunday was ring up the sales when customers brought the beer and wine to the cash registers or fill the drink orders when customers made them.

Not so in the county’s four cities, however, where Sunday sales remain illegal.

Voters approved Sunday sales in the unincorporated parts of the county in two separate referenda, one for groceries and convenience stores and one for restaurants, on Nov. 8.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.