alcohol

Alabama ABC Board Approves Selling “To-go” Alcohol until January 4

On Monday, December 14, the Alabama ABC Board unanimously voted to adopt an amendment to Emergency Rule 20-X-6-.19ER. This allows businesses and restaurants to sell alcohol “to-go” until January 4.   The amendment was requested by Chambers of Commerce across Alabama, numerous businesses and licensees. The amount of alcohol sold is restricted to .375 liters of spirits, two bottles of…

All Tuscaloosa Bars Shut Down for Two Weeks

The City of Tuscaloosa, in response to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, has decided to close down all bars. The bars will be closed for two weeks starting at 5 pm on Monday, August 24. Mayor Walt Maddox along with University of Alabama officials announced the decision to close down the bars during a press conference Monday. After in-depth…

Medical Breakthroughs: Alcohol use + Depression commonalities + Benefits of laughing

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. That’s according to new CDC research. The report shows more than half of deaths were due to drinking too much over time, from conditions like cancer, liver disease and heart disease. Depression may be far more common than previously believed. A study at Yale University…

Montgomery to Change Downtown Alcohol Policy on January 1

Montgomery city leaders announced this morning that they will be changing their policy which has allowed people to walk around in public with open containers of alcohol in the downtown entertainment district. Starting January 1, that will no longer be allowed. In a statement, the city acknowledged that the¬†downtown entertainment ordinance, established in 2012, had drawn customers downtown and energized…

Troy Residents Vote to Allow Sunday Alcohol Sales

Troy residents have voted to allow Sunday alcohol sales, after a special election Tuesday. Approximately 73% voted yes, with 27% voting no. Troy city leaders will meet Monday to finalize the count.   Categories: Montgomery Metro, News, Troy Tags: alcohol, Troy

Alcohol May Have Been Factor in Elmore Co. Fatal Crash

Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor in the deadly crash in Elmore County. The accident happened Sunday morning on Redland Road east of Wetumpka. Cpl. Jess Thornton tell al.com a car driven by Ryan Patrick Masters, of Tallassee, left the roadway, hit a ditch and overturned. Thornton says Masters was pronounced dead at the scene and he was…

Grand Jury to Consider Charges Against Former Astronaut

A grand jury will review evidence against a former space shuttle commander charged in the traffic deaths of two girls in Alabama. Court records showed Tuesday that reckless murder charges against 59-year-old James Halsell of Huntsville are being sent to grand jurors in Tuscaloosa County. Members could indict Halsell or refuse to return charges against the one-time astronaut. Halsell was…

Booze Ban Bad for ‘Bama Business?

In a recent special session, Gulf Shores voted to ban alcohol on beaches. The ban is effective immediately and lasts until April 17th. Many are worried the ban will stop Spring Breakers from heading down south, possibly hurting cities where the economy depends on Interstate travel. Like the city of Greenville, where warmer weather means people start heading for sunny…