The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 24, 2013

Councilman: Should city consider alcohol sales on Sundays?

By Jean Cole
jean@athensnews-courier.com

— A newly elected Athens city councilman made a bold suggestion Friday — that fellow council members consider legalizing the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays in Athens.

During a discussion of city projects, District 4 Councilman Joseph Cannon told council members he had been in a nearby city recently and realized a lot of people were going outside Athens to buy alcoholic beverages on Sundays. Although Athens voters approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in 2007, sales are banned on Sundays.