James Salzer has a piece up about opposition to the Sunday Sales law in rural Georgia.
Metro Atlantans who don’t understand why the Legislature seems reluctant to approve Sunday alcohol sales need only drive 240 miles southeast to this flatland of red-brick storefronts and quiet streets.
Polls show overwhelming support in metro Atlanta for a bill that would let voters decide whether stores can sell beer, wine and spirits on Sundays.
But in places like Blackshear, a southeast Georgia town bookended by mammoth Baptist churches, many people consider Sunday alcohol sales anathema to their way of life. In interviews last week, some locals said they weren’t even sure beer, wine and spirits should be sold the other six days of the week.
Legislators in rural areas are hearing lots of feedback against the law. Well then, I certainly hope they’ll vote against it. And if it does come to pass, they can join their constituents in voting against it at the polls. No one says Blackshear has to go wet on Sunday.