Sunday, December 18, 2011
Packaged alcohol sales will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Canton.
Today is the first day of Sunday alcohol sales in Canton. In November, Canton voters overwhelmingly endorsed a referendum in support of packaged alcohol sales in liquor stores, grocery stores and convenience stores on Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the Canton City Council approved an ordinance that makes it legal—a step that Ball Ground, Woodstock and Cherokee County had already taken. Canton will not charge a separate Sunday alcohol license fee for businesses. So before you settle in front of the tube for some Sunday football, stop by these establishments and stock up on some brew. If your establishment has been omitted from the list provided by the city of Canton, please include the name, the address and the phone …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Watch the live stream of tonight's work session from the comfort of your home.
The Canton City Council is having its December meeting now. Among the items on the agenda: Open the PDF on this page for the full agenda. If you can't attend tonight's meeting, log on to Canton-Sixes Patch at 6 p.m. for our live video feed.
Sunday alcohol sales, cemetery regulations and park land donations are all on the agenda. Starting at 6 p.m., Canton-Sixes Patch will provide live coverage of tonight's meeting.
The Canton City Council will have its December meeting at 6 tonight. Among the items on the agenda: Open the PDF on this page for the full agenda. If you can't attend tonight's meeting, log on to Canton-Sixes Patch at 6 p.m. for our live video feed.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
A public hearing is set to discuss amending the county's alcohol ordinance to accommodate changes approved last month by voters.
Voters approved Sunday alcohol sales last month by 68 percent. Today, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners is set to determine the details of making that a reality. It could mean that residents will be able to buy beer and wine as soon as this weekend. A public hearing is set to discuss amending the county's alcohol ordinance to accommodate the changes. There are several decisions before the board. They need to decide whether or not to raise the license fee for those who want to sell on Sunday. It could possibly be a separate fee for Sunday, said Commissioner Harry Johnston. With the county "scrambling for revenue" it's likely some increase will occur, Johnston said. He said the county raised the fees when it went to liquor by the …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Here are some of the highlights from Canton-Sixes and nearby Patches for Nov. 17.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
Starting at 6 p.m., Canton-Sixes Patch will provide live coverage of tonight's meeting.
The Canton City Council meets at 6 tonight at City Hall. Among the items on the agenda: Open the PDFs on this page for the full agenda as well as the alcohol and cemetery ordinances. If you can't attend tonight's meeting, log on to Canton-Sixes Patch at 6 p.m. for our live video feed and minute-by-minute blog.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Almost all Atlanta-area localities that had it on the ballot approved Sunday package sales of alcohol.
Note: This article originally reported that Forest Park had rejected Sunday alcohol sales, but Clayton County has since announced an error in counting those votes. The article has been updated. Tuesday was a good day if you think Sunday should be like any other day when it comes to buying alcohol. Voters in cities and counties across Georgia had their first chance to approve package alcohol sales on Sundays, and almost all of them answered the question with a resounding yes. The details on when the new Sunday-sales ordinances will go into effect vary greatly. In some cases, cities have waited for the referendum results before picking a date. In most cases, voters’ support for legalizing Sunday sales between 12:30 and 11:30 p.m. was …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
It's election day. Find out where you can vote, when you can vote, what you need to bring and who you can call if you notice voting irregularities.
WHAT ARE THE ISSUES? WHEN CAN I VOTE? WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? WHERE DO I VOTE? WHY DO I HAVE TO DRIVE TO TWO PLACES TO VOTE? WHERE CAN I REPORT VOTING IRREGULARITIES?
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Canton joins other Georgia municipalities in putting Sunday alcohol sales into the hands of voters.
Canton could join other Georgia municipalities tonight in deciding to put Sunday alcohol sales into voters' hands. That's one of a number of items the City Council will discuss during its meeting. Other highlights include: Canton-Sixes Patch editor Rodney Thrash is at the meeting. Follow his live updates here for further contemplation and comment. Click on the PDFs on this page for the complete agenda of tonight's meeting as well as letters from City Manager Scott Wood and Chief Financial Officer Scott Wood. Post-script: According to Mayor Gene Hobgood, County Manager Jerry Cooper received an email from the United States Postal Service today. The Main Street post office has declined the county's offer to stay put. 6:51 p.m: The Canton City…
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday, June 9
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Bob Pepalis
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Atlanta Medical Group Target of Multi-Agency Probe Advocate: System Failed Slain Mom Johns Creek Voters Will Decide on Sunday Alcohol Sales Prominent Cumming Business Man Found Dead Back to the Chattahoochee Returns This Weekend