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Liquor permitted to be sold on Sunday

DEREK AMAYA, For Tech Talk
Staff Reporter

The city of Ruston can enjoy alcohol all weekend after the City Council voted to lift a ban that allows restaurants to serve alcohol on Sunday.

In a 3-2 vote, the ban was lifted to help economic development within city limits, supporters said.

Those in favor of the ordinance believe it will increase Ruston’s economy and bring a change of atmosphere to restaurants.

Opponents of the ordinance believe some local businesses only support the ordinance because it will put more money in restaurant owners’ pockets.

However, they say this benefit is minimized when compared to the potential increase in crime.

Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said the council believes this ordinance could enhance economic development in the community, growth in local businesses and provide citizens with broader choices of restaurants on Sundays. Continue reading Liquor permitted to be sold on Sunday