89 Ga. cities vote Tuesday on Sunday alcohol sales

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(AP File)

ATLANTA -- A tally by the Georgia Food Industry Association finds that 89 cities throughout Georgia are set to hold Sunday sales referendums during this year's November general election.

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The group said the votes represent about 2.5 million Georgians.

Food industry association president Kathy Kuzava commended city and county leaders for giving residents the option to vote on the issue.

The new law passed earlier this year allows local leaders to ask voters to decide whether to permit grocery and convenience stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.

Georgia is currently one of only three states that prohibit Sunday retail alcohol sales.

The nearly 60 Metro Atlanta cities and counties holding Sunday sales referendums on Nov. 8 include:

* City of Atlanta

* Barrow County: Winder

* Bartow County: Cartersville, Kingston

* Butts County: Jackson

* Carroll/Douglas counties: Villa Rica

* Cherokee County: Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, Woodstock

* Clayton County: Jonesboro, Riverdale

* Cobb County: Acworth, Kennesaw, Smyrna

* Coweta County: Newnan, Senoia

* Dawson County: Dawsonville

* DeKalb County: Chamblee, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain

* Fayette County: Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Tyrone

* Fulton County: Alpharetta, College Park, East Point, Johns Creek, Milton, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Union City

* Gwinnett County: Berkeley Lake, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Norcross, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Suwanee

* Hall County: Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Oakwood

* Henry County: Hampton, McDonough, Stockbridge

* Jackson County: Braselton, Hoschton, Jefferson, Pendergrass

* Newton County: Covington, Porterdale

* Paulding County: Hiram

There will also be votes for unincorporated portions of Barrow and Cherokee counties.

The city of Rome originally planned to vote on Sunday sales this year, but later decided to postpone the election.

(Associated Press)

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