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Forsyth County says yes to ‘brunch bill’ and earlier Sunday alcohol sales
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Forsyth County residents voted for earlier alcohol sales on Sundays.

Voters in the county approved moving up the earliest time restaurants can serve alcohol beverages by the drink from 12:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. The law only applies to businesses in unincorporated parts of Forsyth County, and it does not apply to grocery stores. Because the city of Cumming did not put the item up for a vote, the change will not apply to restaurants located inside the city limits. 

Residents approved of the item with 64.22 percent of the vote, or 58,648 votes.

In May, Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 17, the so-called “brunch bill,” which amended the state law and gave voters in municipalities the ability to decide the times.