SC may stop Christmas, Thanksgiving liquor sales

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina legislators want to ban liquor sales on Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Republican Rep. Dennis Moss of Gaffney said Wednesday his legislation is about family values. Moss said liquor store employees in his district have said they don't want to work on Christmas and Thanksgiving and they didn't have to for years.

That's because governors had routinely issued executive orders barring liquor sales on those holidays. But Moss said that changed a couple of years into former Gov. Mark Sanford's administration when he stopped issuing the orders.

Moss said he's also worried about people who are down on their luck buying alcohol on those holidays, getting drunk and creating domestic problems at home.

The bill is to be discussed at a House subcommittee meeting Thursday.

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