The Blue Laws

Getting tanked on Sunday night might be a difficult task for some.

If you want to ring in the New Year at your favorite watering hole, you better check ahead.

That’s because blue laws in both Georgia and South Carolina will keep many bars from operating on Sunday.

In Augusta, only businesses that derive 50 percent of gross sales through food, under state law, can be open that day. In South Carolina, bars without a seven-day beer and wine license won’t be able to operate.

I bet state troopers across the state are happy about this. It should serve to mitigate some of the drunk drivers who will be out celebrating.