Tuesday, March 6, 2012
In today's election, Cobb County residents voted in favor of Sunday alcohol sales by a landslide.
No shocker here. Unincorporated Cobb County has given its nod to Sunday sales of alcohol. The county follows various cities and other jurisdictions throughout the state that have done so. The state legislature passed a law last year that allowed cities and counties the right to make their own call on the issue. Other cities in Cobb that had the issue up for a vote were Marietta, Austell and Powder Springs. See results below and click on each city for details. Other cities—Kennesaw, Acworth, Smyrna (click one for details)—passed the measure in November 2011. Those in favor of Sunday alcohol sales pointed to the fact that with all of the other surrounding areas now having Sunday sales, it was only fair. 40.77% "I think it's important for …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Letter to the editor: All southern states contiguous to Georgia have now adopted social host laws. The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce hopes parents and other adults step up to their responsibility for deterring and preventing underage drinking on private property
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
We don’t really know how things went so wrong for the parents from Menlo Park, CA, who face 44 counts of suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Bill Burnett, a Stanford University professor, was arrested the night after Thanksgiving over a basement party thrown by his son, 17, to celebrate a high school football win, reported Leanne Italie. The story didn’t report how the alcohol showed up, or if this was the first time police responded to a call at this location, or what precipitated the call that led police to find teenagers drinking alcohol at this home. Instead, the story attempted to examine whether holding parents legally responsible through the use of “social host” laws–laws designed to hold individuals responsible…
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Smyrna voters have said they want the ability to purchase alcohol in stores on Sundays. But what does the Bible really have to say about drinking in moderation?
Having grown up in the church, I have noticed certain issues over the years that divide Christians both young and old. One of these topics is whether or not it is appropriate for a Christian to consume alcohol. This debate has continued, it seems, because there is really no clear-cut answer in the Bible. Or is there? I recently had a conversation with two of my most respected Christian friends and was amazed at how different each of their views on alcohol were. I decided I wanted to try to get to the bottom of this debate once and for all. My friends and I were hanging out at my apartment, discussing the current state of Israel of all things, when the conversation somehow segued to drinking alcohol. More specifically, is it okay for a …