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Cave Spring alcohol referendum passes

March 19, 2019--9:00 p.m.

Staff reports

By a wide margin voters in the City of Cave Spring approved all three questions in an alcohol referendum on Tuesday.

Voters said ‘yes’ to authorizing the city to issue licenses for the package sale of distilled spirits, as well as to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages by the drink, and to permit and regulate the package sale of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 and 11:30 p.m.

The vote margin was 4-to-1 in favor.

Cave Spring's alcohol vote wasn’t the only election Tuesday.

Voters in Chattooga County went to the polls to decide whether or not to continue a one cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which was implemented in 2013 and was used for infrastructure projects.

The SPLOST passed by a vote of 664 to 401.