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Vote passes in Climax to sell alcohol on Sunday

Vote passed in Climax to sell Alcohol on Sunday
Vote passed in Climax to sell Alcohol on Sunday
Posted at 4:55 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 13:54:29-05

CLIMAX, Ga. (WTXL) –  Many will be talking about this year's midterm elections for years to come, including those in a small south Georgia town.

Tuesday was historic in Climax, Georgia, as voters voted 'yes' to the sale of alcohol on Sunday. Once in effect, retailers will be able to sell malt beverages and wine between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

In many neighboring counties, retailers can already sell these beverages all week long. So Climax residents sometimes drive more than half an hour to buy their alcohol on Sunday.

Earlier this year, Christina Peed, the store manager of "Quick Buys," told City Council why she wanted to see Sunday alcohol sales on the November ballot.

"Instead of our tax money going to another state or another county, wherever they're having to go, it'll help up build our little community up,"said Peed. "I mean, we're not that big of a community. This is really a blessing for everybody."

The residents WTXL spoke to all say that this has been a long time coming, and they're excited to see how it's handled