Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.
Alcohol will now be sold until 3 a.m. Monday through Sunday. District 3 Councilman David Anderson Jr. cast the lone nay vote during Thursday’s council meeting because he said he did not have a problem with the ordinance as it was.
During Mayor Pro-Tem Charles Frasier’s report, Public Works Director Guan Ellis informed the council of a significant raw-sewage spill from a force main that occurred sometime Monday.
About 325,000 gallons of raw sewage was estimated to have made its way into Peacock Creek.
CH2M is working to add a new line to the sewer system, according to Ellis, because it is possible that another spill will happen again on the current line. A similar spill occurred last October.
Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division is requiring the city to monitor the area for a year.
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