By David Ibata and Johnny Edwards
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Three more cities, in Fulton and Gwinnett counties, confirmed Friday they will allow Sunday alcohol sales by local retailers to begin this weekend.
Union City in south Fulton County, and Auburn and Braselton in Gwinnett County, will allow the sales after residents voted in referendums Nov. 8 to approve the practice.
State law limits Sunday sales to to the hours of 12:30 to 11:30 p.m. Individual cities are free to adopt stricter limitations; Jonesboro, for example, prohibits alcohol to be sold on Christmas Day, which falls on a Sunday this year.
Residents in localities throughout the state – including 51 in metro Atlanta -- were asked in the Nov. 8 election whether they approved of package liquor sales on Sunday.
Here's the latest list of cities near Atlanta to begin Sunday sales this weekend: Alpharetta, Auburn, Avondale Estates, Braselton, College Park, Duluth, East Point, Grayson, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Union City, Villa Rica and Woodstock.
Winder allowed Sunday sales to begin Nov. 13.
Voters in the city of Atlanta also approved Sunday sales, but under an ordinance passed by the City Council in October, the sales will not begin until Jan. 1.