Rocky Patel said business at the Rossville Thriftway convenience store slows down on Sunday.
That’s when he sticks a cardboard sign to the beer cooler reminding customers they can’t buy alcohol.
“On Sunday, things die around here,” Mr. Patel said Thursday as a customer purchased two six packs of Budweiser Select beer.
Georgia lawmakers last week took back up debate a move that could change that.
Rep. Roger Williams, R-Dalton, added his old bill to a new one that already passed the House. If the bill passes, his amendment would give local voters the decision on whether to allow Sunday beer and wine sales in convenience stores and grocery stores.
Georgia is one of three states now with a prohibition on all Sunday alcohol sales. The others are Connecticut and Indiana.
The measure faces an uphill climb, though, with church groups rallying against it and Gov. Sonny Perdue hinting at a veto.
I love the name “Rocky Patel.” That is a great American.
By the way, any truth that Sonny, while in the legislature, voted in favor of a local option on Sunday sales? Also, I remain convinced that the arguments against are without merit.