Commissioners deny alcohol licenses, discuss street lights and school zone speed cameras in closed session

Macon-Bibb County Commissioners held a Committee of the Whole meeting, executive session and regular meeting Tuesday evening


Convenience store alcohol licenses and street light applications dominated discussion at Tuesday’s meetings of the Macon-Bibb County Commission.

The county no longer allows alcohol licenses for convenience stores that do not sell fuel or fresh food that includes five kinds of fruits and vegetables.

Two stores appealed alcohol license denials during the commission’s committee of the whole meeting that preceded their regular session.

Commissioners also went into executive session, which Commissioner Virgil Watkins questioned why closing the meeting was necessary to discuss school zone speed cameras. County Attorney Duke Groover said it was due to possible pending litigation.

Here are the highlights from the meetings captured in live tweets. Note: The spelling of Reliance Food Mart incorrectly defaulted to Reliant in some of the following tweets.

Civic Journalism Senior Fellow Liz Fabian covers Macon-Bibb County government entities and can be reached at [email protected] or 478-301-2976.