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Tifton Ordinance May allow Festival Goers to Drink on the Street

Tifton Ordinance May allow Festival Goers to Drink on the Street
Tifton Ordinance May allow Festival Goers to Drink on the Street
Posted at 4:45 PM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 14:07:26-04

TIFTON, Ga. (WTXL) - A proposed ordinance would let festival goers enjoy alcoholic drinks on the streets in Tifton.

City council members are voting today on an ordinance written up by city attorney Robert Wilmot. He modeled the ordinance after those in Savannah and Macon.

If approved, it would allow restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks in approved cups and let patrons walk around festivals with the drinks.

People would also have to wear approved wristbands to show they are of age. The ordinance would apply for the Rhythm and Ribs Festival and the Rock the Block in July.

The city council will vote on the matter tonight in its regular meeting.