With seven nods from Newberry County Council members, a referendum will be on the November ballot for Sunday alcohol sales in Newberry County.
With the final reading by county council the referendum is asking voters if they approve of Sunday alcohol going forward.
If the referendum is passed alcohol can be sold at both stores and restaurants and bar on Sunday.
If it fails then alcohol sales would be stopped from 12 a.m. Sunday until 12 a.m. Monday.
Also there is a September vote in the city of Newberry asking if alcohol can be sold only in bars and restaurants on Sunday. If it passes then the sales will be allowed in the city where it can be consumed on site.
But if the ordinance passes in the county it can be sold everywhere in both the county and incorporated areas.
County council chair Buddy Livingston had voted against at least one reading of the ordinance because he felt county council should make the decision but later learned that the voters had to make it and changed his vote Wednesday.
During the three readings of the ordinance to put the question on the ballot and at the Wednesday public hearing there was no opposition to the issue.
However, those with convenience stores did request that council put the question on the ballot.
It is hoped that the Sunday sales will increase revenue at the stores and taxes coming into the area.