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Dacula Special Election Set for Nov. 6

Voters inside the city limits will decide whether or not to allow package stores in Dacula.

As a result of a , voters within the city limits of Dacula will head to the polls in November to decide whether or not to allow package stores to open in the city. The special election is set for Nov. 6 with advance voting to be held Oct. 15 through Nov. 2 at Dacula City Hall. The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 9.

The special election ballot will contain the following question:

“Shall the issuance of licenses for the package sale of distilled spirits be approved?” 

Will you vote yes or no on this question? Let us know in the comments.

Mark Chandler September 13, 2012 at 09:31 PM
I will vote NO on the liquor store and urge all I know to do the same! Have come from an alcoholic home, I know first hand about the violence, the infidelity, the terrified loved ones, the dangerous driving and the broken relationships.
Karen A September 16, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Mark, i feel your pain as i also have had alcoholism in my family. I don't know a family that has not had an alcoholic in it somewhere along the years. Alcoholics often have personality or depression problems and they abuse alcohol to self medicate or manage their problems. However, the majority of people are not alcoholics and we drink in moderation and responsibly. Having experienced what an alcoholic can do and be, we have reared children who drink responsibly, too. I will vote yes for the liquor referendum. We love Turtle Creek Liquor Store in Winder on Highway 81, and maybe they could open a store in Dacula.
David September 16, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Alcoholics don't need a store in Dacula to get their drink on. But having one closer may keep them on the roads a shorter distance.
joe September 16, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I am not a Alcoholic, but i am a strong Christian who likes to chill on the weekend with a drink at my home on the weekends. Building a store here in Dacula is not going to bring any more crime or problems, it will bring more tax revenue into the city that is now going elsewhere. When someone such as myself wants to by a bottle of liquor, its going to be bought, whether we need to drive 2 miles or 10. If some one does not like it, dont go there, dont give them your business. Just like i dont go to store that I dont care for.
Karen A September 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Amen, Joe.

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