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Our Views: Pettiness of alcohol ordinance shows up again
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A little less than six years ago, a Georgia Southern University professor brought before the Statesboro City Council legitimate concerns about clubs/restaurants near the campus giving away alcoholic drinks at no charge, holding alcohol drinking contests and the targeting by the clubs of young women in particular to abuse alcohol. But instead of focusing on the problems caused by a few clubs and crafting laws to effectively stop abuses at those clubs, the council chose to overhaul the entire alcohol ordinance. At the time, we argued the city went too far in setting a time specific happy hour, regulating what restaurants could charge for alcoholic beverages, setting a one drink per person limit per purchase and other silly rules regarding seating and dancing.
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