WARNER ROBINS -- At a meeting Monday evening, the City Council approved times for Sunday alcohol sales, becoming the first Middle Georgia municipality to officially repeal the ban on package sales.
City Council voted 4-2 at the council meeting to allow businesses to sell liquor by the drink and by the package from 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Sundays. Sales will begin this Sunday.
Councilmen Bob Wilbanks and Tom Simms Jr. -- backed by Mayor Chuck Shaheen -- voted against the measure because they wanted to allow sales from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. initially to allow the community and law enforcement to get used to the change.
The other City Council members said they did not want Warner Robins businesses to be at a disadvantage when Perry and Centerville approve the maximum times allowed by state mandate.
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