City of Cedartown to Vote on Sunday Alcohol Sales


The City Commission meets in the commission chamber at City Hall. (Blake Dodd/

Just days after the Polk County Board of Commissioners voted to put “Sunday alcohol sales” on the voting ballot, the Cedartown City Commission followed suit by also unanimously deciding to add the vote to the city ballot in March of next year.

        The vote for Sunday sales will coincide with the presidential preference primary on March 6, 2012.

        Citizens will be voting for Sunday sales by the package and Sunday sales by the drink. Package sales will take place between the hours of 12:30 pm and 11:30 pm.

        Local legislators have the flexibility to choose the time frame for sales by the drink, but the allotted time for package sales is predetermined by Georgia state law.

        Commissioner Dale Tuck noted that voting will be held in the Nathan Dean Center at Northwest Park on Lynton Drive in Cedartown.

        Tuck pointed to the poor conditions of the Goodyear Center as the reason for the change in location. 

        Commissioner Scotty Tillery was adamant about making sure that voters are informed of the time frame that the board plans to enact for Sunday sales by the drink.

        Sunday alcohol sales has been a hot button issue in Georgia and local communities, as Rockmart also voted recently to put it in the hands of the voters.