Greenwood County voters will have the opportunity to decide whether bars and restaurants in the unincorporated areas of the county can serve alcohol on Sundays.
On Tuesday, Greenwood County Council unanimously passed third and final reading on an ordinance that will make way for a referendum on November's general election ballot. On that referendum, voters will have a chance to vote on whether bars and restaurants in the county can obtain permits to sell alcohol on Sundays.
The referendum question will pertain only to bars and restaurants and will have nothing to do with the sale of alcohol in grocery stores or convenience stores.
The exact language of the November question will be:
“Shall the South Carolina Department of Revenue be authorized to issue temporary permits in this county for a period not to exceed 24 hours to allow the possession, sale and consumption of alcoholic liquors by the drink to bona fide nonprofit corporations and business establishments otherwise authorized to be licensed for consumption-on-premises sales?”
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