BIRMINGHAM (TAB, rocketcitynow.com) — Two more Alabama cities have voted to allow Sunday alcohol sales. In both Guntersville and Albertville on Aug. 25, voters approved Sunday sales but votes were close in Albertville.
The Albertville vote was 1,162–1,001 in favor of Sunday alcohol sales, according to rocketcitynow.com. In Guntersville the margin was larger with 940–409 in favor.
Joe Godfrey, executive director of Alabama Citizens Action Program, said money plays a large part in the passing of Sunday alcohol sales.
“The pro-alcohol folks have a lot more money to promote a ‘yes’ than the opponents. … On the other hand churches that are fighting Sunday alcohol sales must scrape together a little money from their missions and ministry accounts in order to voice heir opposition.
But when alcohol-related problems arise, Godfrey said, it’s churches that are called on help.
The Sunday sales will not start until all votes have been certified, a process that takes about a week on average.
See the Sept. 3 issue for the full story.