South Carolina Alleviates Sunday Alcohol Laws

The State

Charles Duncan

South Carolina will soon be seeing a change in when they are allowed to purchase drinks.

Back in February, the state of Indiana had just repealed their Blue Law, and it looks as if others are following suit. Just yesterday, more than 6 counties in the state of South Carolina provided input onto their ballots about expanding their privileges for buying alcohol on Sundays. Some states, like Georgia, have had an alcohol curfew, where certain shops and stores outside the city of Atlanta cannot buy alcohol after a certain time. However, places such as Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and the Carolinas have excluded Sundays for alcohol purchase. Before South Carolina’s voting process, the retail sale of liquor statewide was permitted from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. Now, all of that is about to change.

Voters in counties known as Greenwood and McCormick have approved their liquor retailers to go ahead and sell, but it has only encountered one restriction so far: the only two items up for sale would be beer and wine. McCormick County has also approved for restaurants around the area to sell alcohol as well.

To see what other counties in South Carolina are getting involved in the vote, please read the full article here.

If you would also like to know what other states are under the Blue Law, please click to read the list here.