Hall cities: No special hours for New Year’s Eve for by-the-drink outlets

If your New Year’s Eve activities include getting together with friends at your favorite Hall County watering hole, you’ll find that no special provisions have been made since it falls on a Sunday this time around.

Gainesville will enforce its Sunday 12:30 p.m.-midnight rule for the sale of beer-, wine-, and liquor-by-the-drink. The same for Oakwood where such sales are permitted on Sundays 11:00-midnight. And ditto for Flowery Branch which has the same hours as Oakwood.

Some places have tweaked their hours to accommodate New Year’s Eve revelers. Athens-Clarke County is one. Sales which normally are not allowed past midnight Sunday will be allowed to continue until 2:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve.