DeKalb voters approved the measure in March.
Sunday Alcohol Sales
Monday, April 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
DeKalb County voters approved the measure Tuesday by a wide margin.
DeKalb residents voted in large numbers on Super Tuesday to allow liquor sales on Sundays in unincorporated areas of the county, including Tucker and Stone Mountain (the City of Stone Mountain voted to allow Sunday sales months ago). Some voters at local precincts said the issue was a primary reason to go to the voting booth. The vote will allow stores sell beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks seven days a week if they choose to do so. Mitt Romney got the most votes in the county among Republican candidates in Tuesday's presidential primary, though Newt Gingrich won the state. Sunday Sales (by percentage) Yes: 72.34 No. 27.66 Presidential primary (by percentage) Bachmann .44 Gingrich: 36.40 Huntsman: .62 G. Johnson: .19 Ron Paul: 10.42 …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Super Tuesday, dog park vote, and more.
Hello Patch readers! Here are five things to know as you get your work week started: This week's weather: Monday through Wednesday, highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s (windy on Monday); Thursday and Friday, highs in the lower 70s; Saturday, highs in the mid-60s. Cheapest Gas prices for Monday, Mar. 5: According to information provided to Georgiagasprices.com over the last 36 hours, the Phillips 66 at 5032 Annistown Road has the "cheapest" gas at $3.65 a gallon, followed by the Phillips 66 at 2696 Rockbridge Rd., $3.66 a gallon. Coming in at number three is the Chevron at 4091 Redan Rd., $3.67 a gallon. Patch will update cheapest gas prices daily on Five Things to Know. Math Homework Help: If you've ever wondered "How can I help my child …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Local residents can now help decide the alcohol issue in unincorporated DeKalb.
Early voting started this week on the March 6 presidential primary, but some voters may not realize the ballot has another issue that Georgians care deeply about: Sunday alcohol sales. The alcohol vote would allow booze to be sold on Sundays in unincorporated DeKalb County, which includes Tucker, between 12:30 and 11:30 p.m. Every registered voter in DeKalb can vote on unincorporated Sunday sales, according to the DeKalb County Office of Elections. In the Republican presidential primary, voters will choose from nine candidates: Michelle Bachman, Newt Gingrich, John Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Buddy Roemer, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Some of the candidates have dropped out of the race but did so too late to be removed …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
City of Stone Mountain moves to close dog park until further notice after hearing residents' complaints last month.
The Stone Mountain City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to temporarily close the dog park at Poole and Third streets. The "closed" signs are due to go up today. The move comes after council members during last month's work session heard some city residents who live near the dog park share problems such as noise, parking, pet owners and their dogs walking on private property. People can start buying alcohol from retail establishments in the city starting this Sunday, Dec. 11, 12:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. The council also voted to amend the times for sale for alcohol beverages. The council also voted to table the proposal for a cell phone tower at McCurdy Park. Mayor Patricia Wheeler said another location is being investigated that would not …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Cell tower development proposed at McCurdy Park.
The Stone Mountain City Council has its regular business meeting tonight at 7:30 at the courthouse. Items on the agenda include: New Business New Ordinances and Resolutions
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Voters in the City of Stone Mountain approved buying booze on Sunday.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
There are a couple of important steps to go first.
Voters in the City of Stone Mountain approved Sunday alcohol sales in the Nov. 8 election, but don't plan just yet on buying liquor on Sunday from any of the three stores in the city that sell it. In fact, check back in December. Before you can legally buy alcohol on Sunday in the city, the municipality first has to amend its alcohol ordinance, explained city manager Barry Amos. The initial reading of the amended ordinance will be at the City Council work session next Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Then he said there will be a second reading and vote determining when Sunday alcohol sales will start at the City Council's regular business meeting, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. On Nov. 8, voters in the city decided on Sunday alcohol sales, Educational …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Voters approve Sunday alcohol sales in the City of Stone Mountain.
Here are the unofficial and incomplete election results from DeKalb County's Election Summary Report late Tuesday night: DeKalb County SPLOST: Yes- 62.18 percent No-37.82 percent City of Stone Mountain, Sunday alcohol sales: Yes- 70.64 percent No- 29.36 percent City of Stone Mountain City Council, Post 1: Richard Mailman (incumbent): 94.26 percent Write-in votes: 5.74 percent City of Stone Mountain City Council, Post 2: Clause Friese, 19.58 percent; Denise D. Glenn, 25.17 percent; Mozell Sims Hurley, 7.69 percent; Cyril Mungal (incumbent), 47.09 percent. City of Stone Mountain City Council Post 3: Chakira Sallee (incumbent): 95.92 percent. Write-in votes: 4.08 percent.
Polls close at 7 p.m.; check back with Patch for live blogs about election results.
Patricia E. Garrett lives in the City of Stone Mountain, where three council races -- two of them uncontested -- Sunday alcohol sales and Educational SPLOST were on the ballot. "Yes, alcohol sales should go through," Garrett said. "If people are going to drink, why should they stock up on Saturday?" She voted "no" to E-SPLOST. Venet Charles voted for the only item on the ballot in unincorporated DeKalb, E-SPLOST. "I think it's OK for us to be taxed," said Charles, who went to Crossroads Presbyterian Church to vote. "We need to get over that." But Lawrence Buchthal, who accompanied Garrett to the Champion Middle School gym where she voted, doesn't agree with extending E-SPLOST. He lives in unincorporated DeKalb. "I don't mind paying taxes…