Sunday alcohol sales will not be allowed in Banks County after the issue failed in Tuesday’s election.
When the votes were tallied Tuesday night, it was reported that 3,206 Banks Countians voted against Sunday alcohol sales, while 2,909 county residents voted yes.
Voter turnout was 71 percent in Banks County Tuesday with 6,222 of the county’s 8,761 voters casting a ballot.
Banks County voters followed those across Georgia in the presidential race with Mitt Romney being the top vote-getter. Romney received 5,353 votes in Banks County, while President Barack Obama received 779 votes. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 59 votes in Banks County.
The majority of Banks County voters are against charter schools with 3,318 voting no on this amendment and 2,624 voting yes. State-wide results are not available yet.
See this week’s issue of The Banks County News for more election coverage.
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The bible thumpers have spoken, as they place themselves upon God's judgement seat and cast their votes for abolishing beer but secretly practicing fornication and adultry (behind closed doors of course), fill their lungs with carcegens, destroy their temple veins with fat and blockages from fried chicken on Sunday's all you can eat buffet. They have no clue that God is getting ready to spew the church out of his mouth, while they sing their praises to God and let widow's, homeless, and hungry children of God go without. I want to see what these thumpers say when Banks County taxes their homes to the point of losing it. No worries, they'll be singing in the choir while lusting for the person on row 4 from the back. Um, I give Longhorns, Outback, Ruby Tuesday and Appleby's a year and they'll move the 1000 yards to the top of the hill into Jackson County where Sunday sales was approved.
Putting God first when you vote is always a good thing. If folks don't want to hang around because they can't drink one day a week then don't let the door hit them on the way out.
Putting God first eh? Have you asked a neighbor if he needs help? Have you as the poster above said, help the widows, homeless, hungry or do you fill your belly first? Do you give clothes? Food? Money to help these people pay bills or in need? Do you even read God's word and practice the two commandments Jesus spoke of?? If you put a tree in your home you are celebrating a paegan ritual! Do you go to church on Christmas Day? Or are you secretly doing as the poster mentions and hide while giving Satan honor? And you dare place yourself in judgement you Hypocryte!! As God says, thump away, for there's a special place prepared and it ain't on streets of gold!!
amen let's let the one's who voted against it pay the tax increae's that will shut their whiney little mouth's
Good riddance to any alcohol selling business that does relocate. This nation needs to get back to it's roots and reclaim true and pure living standards.
Pride commeth before a fall or did you miss that part? A return ot our roots would entail murder during the Salem witch trials are you the one to light the match? You who do not know your bible are thumping the wrong book. Put down the porno and read God's word before speaking.
Thank goodness the people of Banks County were not afraid to vote for morals and better judgement. This should send the message to the Commissioners and to others wishing to bring businesses into the county that thrive on alcohol sales. Clearly the people don't want it.
Why stop at alcohol? Why not shut down stop-n-go's that sell Playboys (that puts you in a bind don't it)? We can't forget condoms for those baptists and their lust. . Hell, don't stop we still have fatty hamburgers, fish resturants (God's instructions to not eat unclean meat). Can't sell cola's, there's caffene you know! Shut down the theatre, you know there's sex and violence! Then there's the gun shops, (killing any animal). Doctors and pharmacy's must go, (no faith in God). Courts, can't have anyone placing themselves in judgement can we?. Book stores gotta go if they sell any bible other than the KJV a revised version (it don't matter that the KJV is a REVISED version!) All the churches must close because there shall be no other gods before the true God and Sunday is not the true sabbath! Want me to keep going, Naw don't really have to since thumpers just show how ignorant they really are.
#2.1.1 Tired of this Wolf in sheeps clothing, talking about us "thumpers" on 11/08/12 at 04:37 PM [Reply]
You are the prime example of todays problem in the churches in our country. You say "help the widows, homeless, hungry or do you fill your belly first?" What about you? I in fact do give as I am sure most other true Christians do. Why do you persecute so much? Such hate in heart, but yet try to preach peace and love?Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15. You need to take a hard look at just exacactly what it is you are standing for! No need in beating up everyone beacuse they dont want alcohol sold on Sundays, just no need. You only seem concerned with your taxes going up. And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him. MARK 12:17. Taxes are going to rise there is no avoiding it (especially with four more years) so we must press on, we choose to respect God and his morals by not allowing it! So if taxes go up, render what is theirs, but if we comprimse on the no alcohol on Sunday then we short change God! You need to stop acting all "Holier than thou" and realize what your standing for. As for calling folks hypocrites, So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. John 8:7. Listen Wolf you need to run on!
Clearly don't want it? did you even read the results of the vote? There were 300 less that took the time to vote for it. While the preachers were spewing their judgemental opinions of alcohol they were secretly running to Athens and Gainesville to have that margarita with their fajitas!! Preach on brother, have that drink cause no one will know but God himself!!
Am I the only person who couldn't even make sense of the actual ballot articulation...or lack thereof. I voted (unknowingly) against because of the cumbersome verbal puzzle.
I agree that existing businesses will just move up the street at some point and all new one will consider that when deciding where to locate. Just because you have certain religious beliefs, does not mean they should apply to everyone else. And the comment "Clearly the people don't want it" is not true of a vote that was only 52% against. Hope those people who voted against the measure don't complain when businesses leave or taxes go up to support the lost revenue.
Here we go again Banks Co. Property taxes rose due to milage rates for schools and next year will probably be the commissioner's turn to raise the taxes AGAIN. Mark my words, the people that voted against Sunday sales will be the very first to complain about the tax increases that will incur. I myself, will be the first to let the commissioners know that I voted for this sale of alcohol on Sundays in order to avoid a tax increase and/or relief of such the burden that has been put upon the property owners of Banks County. Gather by the buffet, you hit the nail on the head. LOL
I am pround of Banks County citizens for their decision. Taxes are going to rise whether there is alcohol in the county or now. If alcohol sales had passed, taxes would rise to support the extra law enforcement needed for the county and emergency response that is necessary for the "what ifs". There is so much more to the decision than what people like to think.
Right. To think we won't see taxes increase is just denying what is inevitable. As a mother of 4 I already pay my taxes and my childrens taxes as well. I will gladly continue to do so whatever the cost.
I was excited for it passing in Commerce. I was hoping for the same in Banks County. If you don't want to drink on Sunday, then don't buy it or order it from the restaurant. It is that simple!
As I read some of the above posts it scares me---- for YOU who make fun of Christians. I voted no and I probably have more county taxes to pay than all you put together. I am happy that people cannot drink in restaurants on Sunday. I find it hard to believe you make fun of people who go to church and live the best they can for the Lord. The day WILL come when you will have to answer to God for these words. You will not be able to deny them but if you are not careful he might DENY YOU!!
The land that is for sale in Jackson county just past Walmart,has doubled in price! Thanks to the Banks county voters that denied alcohol sales. You just now have given the revenue to the other counties. Thanks again for possibly increasing our taxes next year,AGAIN.
OMG just how stupid can the people of Banks County be? Do you think your church is going to help you pay your taxes? Give you a job? Do you realize Commerce just voted in alcohol for Sunday sales? Do you realize what you are going to lose? Do you not realize you are about to be a haven for closed resturants, closed business, and a drive thru for Sunday shopping? Just how backward and stupid are you people in Banks County? The commissioners are not the only morons there!!
Yall can pay to clean up the CANS an BOTTLES from JC.WHAT A JOKE THUMPER OR NOT.
I thougt the commisioners passed a ruling that they will not allow charter schools already.
All the business growth that some seem to want just isnt what is needed. Banks should just offer Jackson the land from soem where between Wendys and Macdonall Rd and on to the current county line. That area just seems to be a thorn in the side of every one and nothing but trubble. Then lets get back to farming.