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City Council alcohol law work session rescheduled to May 27
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Originally scheduled for today, Statesboro City Council rescheduled a work session on a proposed new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance to May 27 at 3 p.m.

At last week’s regular City Council meeting, officials noted that the city attorney would not be available to attend today’s meeting. So they postponed the meeting for two weeks and then also made it earlier in the afternoon than originally proposed.

The council previously released two versions of a draft of the new ordinance.

Version A would prohibit people under 21 years old from entering an establishment that "by name, common usage, knowledge and/ or understanding … constitutes a bar, night club, lounge or similar business."

Version B, labeled "More Permissive for Those Under 21 Years of Age," would not prohibit younger adults from entering bars and nightclubs outright. But it would require bars that wish to admit patrons under 21 to obtain an Under 21 Permit and adhere to certain rules, identifying all patrons under that age with a distinctive wristband.

Both versions are available for public inspection as a single document at the city’s website, www.statesboroga.gov. On the menu bar, click on “Mayor & Council,” go to the “Agendas & Minutes” page, and then select the packet for May 27.

Meanwhile, a regular City Council meeting will be held Tuesday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m.