2011-01-26 / Front Page

City to vote for liquor by the drink

by MCL staff writer

For the first time in recent history, the voters of the city of Colquitt will approve or disapprove of a referendum for the purpose of authorizing sale of alcohol by the drink. This took place on December 17, 2010.

At a prior meeting Councilman ReCarlos Williams made a motion for the sale of malt beverages (beer) and wine to be sold on Sunday from 12: 30 p. m. until 12: 00 a.m. and the sale of alcohol to be sold by the drink. That motion failed due to no second.

Charles Grant, owner of Grant’s Bar and Grill on U.S. Hwy. 27, came before the mayor and council at the December 17 meeting requesting the liquor referendum by the drink for Colquitt.

Councilmen voting in favor of calling a referen- dum for a liquor sale by the drink were city commissioners Grady Jarvis, ReCarlos Williams, and Buren Griffin. George Williams voted no.

At that same meeting, 2011 alcoholic beverage licenses were issued to Crooked Oak Golf Club of Colquitt retail sales of malt beverage (beer) and wine for on-premise consumption; Grant’s Bar & Grill, LLC retail sales of malt beverage (beer) and wine for on-premise consumption; Country Boy’s Petro retail sales of malt beverage (beer) and wine for off-premise consumption; Food Mart retail sales of malt beverage (beer) and wine for off-premise consumption; Joe Wilkin’s IGA retail sales of malt beverage (beer) and wine for offpremise consumption; Rite Aid of GA, INC retail sales of malt beverage (beer) and wine for off-premise consumption; Daryl’s Place retail sales of malt beverage (beer) and wine for on-premise consumption; Red’s Liquors, INC. retail sales of malt beverage (beer) and wine and distilled spirits (liquor) for off-premise consumption; The Pantry, Inc. retail sales of malt beverage (beer) and wine for off-premise consumption and Ron-Cam Convenience Store retail sales of malt beverage (beer) and wine for off-premise consumption.

At that same meeting, all councilmen voted to reduce the alcohol administration renewal fee from $125.00 to $75.00.

A special election will be called on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 so the registered voters of Colquitt can vote for or against the sale of distilled spirits (liquor) to be sold by the drink inside the city limits of Colquitt.

Distilled spirits cannot be sold legally outside the city limits in Miller County.

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