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Boro liquor store rules debate shifts toward local zoning and state law
Mayor: zones and distances can serve to limit number of shops; council majority prefers 10 p.m. closing time
Planning and Development Director Kathleen Field, left, and Statesboro City Manager Charles Penny, right, hold a zoning map during the Dec. 21 work session so that Statesboro City Council members could see the zones where liquor stores would be allowed. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
Without taking any votes last week, Statesboro’s mayor and council informally agreed on a liquor store ordinance that mostly follows the state’s minimum requirements, using only local zoning and state distance requirements to limit the number and placement of stores.
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