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The Anderson County Beer Board met Tuesday night for a show-cause hearing on the controversial beer permit issued to the Silver Dollar Saloon on Clinton Highway in Claxton and unanimously voted to revoke the bar’s beer permit after numerous irregularities and inconsistencies were found on the application for the permit.
The bar was granted a beer license thanks to a loophole in state laws last year, despite the fact that it is within about 300 feet of a church.
Anderson County’s beer ordinance requires bars to be at least 810 feet away from churches but in this case, the Silver Dollar Saloon is in the former home of Smokes and Boats, which predated The Rock Ministry Center and had its beer permit grandfathered after the church opened a few years ago. The loophole in state law allows a license for on-premises beer sales at a business if it is obtained within six months of the previous license-holder’s departure. In this case, though, conflicting accounts of who actually owned and managed the saloon negated that rule and the permit was revoked.
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