Statesboro votes to bring liquor into city limits


Eden Hodges, Editor-in-Chief

In an almost 3-to-1 vote, Statesboro voted to bring liquor within its city limits in municipal elections Tuesday.

The final count passed the referendum 1305-457. Mayor Jonathan McCollar won his reelection as mayor in a 1493-266 vote, competing against Register-native and minister Ernest Lawton.

For years, package shops have not been able to sell liquor within the city limits of Statesboro, but this all changes after the passing of the referendum.

Details like how many licenses will be allowed or how close liquor stores can be to residential areas, schools and more are still being decided, with Mayor McCollar asking for community input, according to the Statesboro Herald.