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Sunday alcohol sales bill derailed
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ATLANTA — A bill that would have allowed Sunday alcohol sales in Georgia stores was pulled from committee just before it was scheduled for a vote.

The measure's sponsor, state Sen. Seth Harp, yanked the bill Wednesday after conceding that he didn't have the votes to get the bill through the Senate Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee. Harp said he would push the bill another day.

The bill would allow local communities to decide whether grocery and convenience stores should be able to sell alcohol on Sundays. It's failed to win approval for the last two legislative sessions and is opposed by Gov. Sonny Perdue, a Christian conservative who doesn't drink.

Georgia is one of three states that don't allow stores to sell alcohol on Sunday. The other two are Indiana and Connecticut.

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