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Apr 11, 2018

Judge ruling may impact state’s liquor laws

A South Carolina administrative judge’s ruling has potential to change how liquor license laws in the state are currently enforced. When Judge Deborah Durden ruled April 4 to deny the Five Points Roost, formerly known as the Pour House, a liquor license, she cited the business’s lack of sales from food as one of her […]

Jan 8, 2018

You don’t have to go home, but…

For those Columbians who enjoy booze for breakfast, at least one lawmaker is looking to make a memory of middle-of-the-night mimosas in The Metro. While the law dictates that most bars shut off their taps at 2 a.m., several have city permits that allow them to serve alcohol from dusk til dawn, and vice versa. […]

Apr 19, 2017

Booze ban unconstitutional

It took a ruling from the state Supreme Court to make it happen, but Aiken is set to get a Total Wine & More store. See, the problem was that South Carolina law prohibits any holder of a liquor license from opening more than three retail outlets in the state. Total Wine already had three […]

Aug 2, 2016

Church vs. State: Gaffney alcohol referendum going to voters

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — Despite opposition from pastors and church members, a referendum on allowing Sunday alcohol sales in stores and restaurants in Gaffney will go before the voters this fall. Local media outlets report that dozens of opponents turned out Monday night but town council voted 4-1 to allow voters to decide the issue. […]

Mar 9, 2016

New findings on alcohol abuse a sobering read

The fact that news is unsurprising does not necessarily make it any more pleasant. Such was the case with the result of a study published recently by the American Society of Addiction Medicine which found that more than 20 percent of lawyers reported engaging in behaviors generally considered consistent with problematic drinking. The nexus between […]

Nov 5, 2015

Orangeburg County moving to closing bars earlier

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Orangeburg County is moving to closing bars earlier in an effort to prevent violence at nightspots. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg  reports that the county council has given preliminary approval to an ordinance that would require all establishments serving alcohol to close between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. The ordinance […]

Apr 9, 2015

Coroner: SC college student died from heavy alcohol drinking

COLUMBIA (AP) — A coroner says an 18-year-old University of South Carolina student found dead in an off-campus home had four times the legal limit of alcohol in his body. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Charles Terreni Jr. had a blood alcohol level of .375 and that’s what caused his death. He was found […]

Nov 5, 2014

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 […]

Jul 2, 2014

Spartanburg County endorses Sunday alcohol vote

SPARTANBURG (AP) — Spartanburg County Council has given tentative approval to allow voters to decide if bars and restaurants can serve alcohol on Sundays. The ordinance endorsed Tuesday will require two more votes before voters get to decide on the sales, the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported. Councilman Michael Brown says the move would help economic […]

Jan 16, 2014

Senate approves concealed guns in restaurants

People with concealed weapon permits in could soon be able to carry their guns into South Carolina businesses that serve alcohol.

Jan 29, 2013

Insurance – Life – Application – Misrepresentations – Intent to Defraud – Directed Verdict

Shenandoah Life Insurance Co. v. Smallwood The evidence would have supported several explanations for why the decedent gave false answers to questions on his life insurance application about his alcohol and drug use.

Sep 12, 2012

Town bans beach drinking, joins bluenose club

FOLLY BEACH (AP) — The temporary ban on drinking on the beach at Folly Beach is now permanent. The city council on Tuesday voted 4-3 for final approval to permanently ban alcohol on the beach. Mayor Tom Goodwin cast the deciding vote.

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