alcohol

Business & Education
3:34 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Gadsden Moving Forward With Sunday Alcohol Sales

Credit albeer.org

Gadsden City leaders have set 6 a.m. as the time when alcoholic beverages may begin to be sold on Sundays.

The Gadsden Times reports city council unanimously approved the start time during a meeting on Tuesday. Gadsden voters approved of Sunday sales in an Aug. 26 referendum. The newspaper reports that city ordinances prevent alcohol sales between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on other days of the week.

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Alcohol Sales-Alabama Towns
4:07 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Ruling Could Impact Alcohol Sales In Ala. Towns

A judge in Blount County is being asked to rule on a 2009 state law that could impact alcohol sales in Alabama towns.
Credit by Brett Tannehill

A judge in Blount County is being asked to rule on a 2009 state law which had led to alcohol sales being allowed in several dozen Alabama towns. The communities that could be affected by the ruling are in "dry" counties around the state.

Some attorneys suggest that if the judge rules the law unconstitutional, then those small "wet" towns across the state could dry up.

Alex Smith, an attorney for the city of Oneonta, says a ruling that the law is unconstitutional has the potential for creating "judicial and legislative chaos."

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Controversial Brew
4:31 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Beer Firm: State OKs Brew With Controversial Name

Tim Pearce Flickr

A beer distributor says Alabama's alcohol board has reversed an earlier decision to ban a beer over its name, and will now allow it to be sold in the state.

The Birmingham Beverage Co. said in a statement that Alabama's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will allow the sale of Dirty Bastard Beer.

State officials could not immediately be reached for comment on the decision.