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Sunday alcohol sales approved in SC municipalities

SPARTANBURG (AP) — Voters in a number of South Carolina communities have agreed to allow diners to have a drink on Sunday.

Media outlets report that referendums to allow alcohol sales in bars and restaurants were approved Tuesday in Spartanburg and Greenwood counties. Similar referendums were approved by voters in Sumter and Lake City.

In Spartanburg County, the measure was approved by about 10,000 votes. In Lake City the referendum allows beer and wine sales in restaurants and allows beer and wine to be sold in stores.

In communities that approved the alcohol sales businesses and nonprofits may apply for permits through the Department of Revenue to begin selling alcohol on Sundays.

Supporters have said that allowing Sunday sales should boost business at local restaurants.

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