Sabbath day becomes a day to sell alcohol in Sylacauga

SYLACAUGA, Ala. (TAB) — With only 689 votes the Sabbath day became another day to sell alcohol in Sylacauga.

The city’s residents voted Sept. 22 for the first time on Sunday alcohol sales with 68 percent a “yes” and 32 percent a “no.” The City Council will certify the election Sept. 29 at noon.

The vote follows the passage of Sunday alcohol sales in three St. Clair County cities and two Marshall County cities, despite opposition from local Alabama Baptist pastors and the Alabama Citizens Action Program.

Sylacauga Mayor Doug Murphree recently declared his support of Sunday sales because of the increased sales tax and economic development that he thinks will come to the city because of it.

According to the ordinance, alcohol will not be sold before 1 p.m. on Sundays.

To read articles on Marshall and St. Clair counties, visit and search “Sunday alcohol sales.”

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