Tuscaloosa to vote on Sunday alcohol sales

TUSCALOOSA (WBRC) - Sunday alcohol sales could become a reality in Tuscaloosa.

Residents recently received cards in the mail advertising a special election on February 22 to vote on allowing the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

Residents are mixed on whether or not allowing Sunday sales will move the city forward financially or back morally.

"Well it looks like we're going to have a vote," David Tunnell of Tuscaloosa said. "If I had my way, we wouldn't even vote on it. I'm totally against it. I wish we were a dry county as a matter of fact."

Others oppose Sunday sales as a matter of religious conviction.

"I think we've done too much to degrade our country's society and getting away from some of our basic values," resident Jerrod Ellis said. "I think we should stick with it and respect that day."

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox says the issue is more than a moral one.

"From the council's point of view, it's providing equal access to all businesses here in Tuscaloosa," Maddox said. "And hopefully take those opportunities to seize on economic development in terms of conventions, restaurants and other businesses."

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