Update: Greenville Co. Sunday alcohol sales petition falls short

Update (07/19/14):

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A petition to put Sunday alcohol sales on the November ballot for Greenville County did not reach the needed amount of signatures after more than 2,400 were disqualified, according to a report by Fox Carolina.

Original story (07/08/14):

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Voters in Greenville County could decide this fall if they want to allow alcohol sales on Sunday in unincorporated areas of the county.

A Greenville County restaurant owner on Monday turned in a petition with over 9,000 signatures that would require the county council to add a referendum to the November election that would allow voters the chance to decide on Sunday alcohol sales, according to a report by Fox Carolina.

Travelers Rest, Greenville and several other municipalities allow Sunday sales, but Sunday sales are currently prohibited in unincorporated areas in the county.

Read the entire report, including the restaurant owner's belief that religious discrimination prevented the referendum from originally moving forward as well as claims by some council members that adding the referendum would confuse voters, on FoxCarolina.com here.