Mayor: Columbus not likely to take up Sunday sales

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of Columbus says a special election on Sunday alcohol sales is unlikely to happen in her city this year.

At least 10 Georgia cities have chosen to put the issue on the ballot in 2011 after the Georgia Legislature passed legislation giving municipalities the option to hold a referendum. Columbus does not have a scheduled election this year, and a special election would have to be called. Nancy Boren, the city's director of elections and registration, says that would cost taxpayers about $100,000.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson says proposing spending that kind of money on the measure right now "just wouldn't fly."

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