Last updated: May 21. 2014 10:53AM - 1403 Views
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Voters in Troup County passed measures for Sunday alcohol sales on Tuesday, meaning licensed businesses in all of Troup County will soon be able to sell alcohol on Sundays.


According to Tuesday’s unofficial returns, voters approved package sales in the unincorporated area 3,698 to 2,452, a 60 percent approval. Sales by the drink was approved, but by a slightly more narrow margin at 3,605 to 2,589, a 58 percent approval.


With approval of the ballot measures, the County Commission can draft ordinances regulating Sunday package and drink sales.


County Commission approved putting the measures on the ballot in February, after representatives from several businesses, especially those close to West Point Lake recreation areas that draw tourists, said they were losing revenue to businesses in the cities on Sundays.


The unincorporated county joins West Point, LaGrange and Hogansville in allowing Sunday alcohol sales. Voters in all three cities and now the county have approved ballot measures for sales.


Election results are unofficial until Friday, when provisional ballots are counted and results certified.

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