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Voters say "yes" to Sunday alcohol sales

Posted: November 7, 2012 - 12:14am

North Augusta will soon be amongst area cities that allow Sunday alcohol sales.

The local question was on Tuesday’s ballot and 68.48 percent voted “yes” according to election results from the Aiken County Registration and Elections office.

Restaurants will be able to sell alcoholic liquors by the drink for on-premise consumption. Grocery and convenience stores will be able to sell beer and wine seven days a week for off-premise consumption. Liquor stores are not included.

Businesses choosing to sell alcoholic liquors by the drink or beer and wine on Sundays will have to apply through the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

There will be a $100 nonrefundable filing fee to process the application. A permit will cost $50 per Sunday or businesses may choose to purchase a 52-week temporary permit for $3,000.

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