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Cobb delays Sunday sales

MARIETA, Ga. -- The Cobb County Board of Elections voted Friday to hold a second countywide election for Sunday alcohol sales.

Sunday sales passed in the March 6 election, but a former state lawmaker sued because voters in six Cobb cities did not have the county issue on their ballots.

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Many of Cobb's cities approved their own Sunday sales on March 6th or last November.

But former State Rep. Roger Hines argued they should have also been allowed to vote on alcohol sales in unincorporated portions of the county as well, since they also pay county taxes.

The elections board said it wasn't worth a costly legal fight they probably couldn't win.

The judge in the case must still approve this settlement, which is expected.

All Cobb County residents will now get to vote on the issue again.

It will be put on the July 31 primary ballot to save taxpayer dollars, since that election is already scheduled.

If it passes again, sellers and customers will have to wait until at least Sunday, Aug. 12 for sales to start. 

Sunday sales would have started June 3 under the first vote. In other words, this means at least a two month delay, assuming it passes the second time.


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