The Senate earlier this month approved legislation that would allow local communities to vote on whether they want to permit stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.
The House is poised to act this week.
The Georgia Food Industry Association - which represents grocery stores - has 10 lobbyists working the issue and has spent more than
$2,000 so far to keep food flowing in the state Senate this session.
The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores has spent more than $3,000 feeding House members.
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