McCaysville, Ga. – Polls have closed and votes have been tallied in the City of McCaysville 2019 General Election.
The hot topic on the ballot for this 2019 election was Sunday alcohol sales within city limits. The proposal and reading of the new ordinance was met with little opposition and overwhelming favor at public hearings and City Council meetings.
Although, there appeared to be little opposition to the new ordinance the final count of the votes told a different story with the votes being split on the yes/no question.
Ordinance 19-08-13 currently reads that a licensed establishment within city limits would be allowed “Sunday sales of malt beverages and wine for consumption on the premises”.
These sales can include beer or wine (hard ciders will also be allowed) on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.
Voters ultimately decided to allow these sales with a final tally of:
- Yes (in favor) – 90
- No (opposed) – 87
Thomas Seabolt will remain as Mayor of McCaysville, beating out opponent Rodney Patterson. Incumbents Larry Collis and Sue Beaver will also remain as members on the City Council. Newcomers Gilta Carter, Susan Kiker, and Jason Woody will take the three seats vacated by previous council members.
***These election results are unofficial until being certified by the Secretary of State’s office***
- Thomas Seabolt – 117
- Rodney Patterson – 63
- Jason Woody – 146
- Gilta Carter -131
- Larry Collis – 122
- Susan Kiker – 120
- Sue Beaver – 112
- Steve Stanley – 93
- Tamberlyn Tanner – 48
- Nathan Turpin – 69