Commission weighing alcohol license at store after sheriff warns of crime

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A convenience store used a public hearing Monday to try and get its alcohol license back after Macon-Bibb County Commissioners took it away because of the crime happening at the store.

Commissioners took the license away at the Super Gas or M&M Grocery on Montpelier Avenue. It happened after Bibb County Sheriff David Davis told commissioners his deputies responded to more than 100 calls at the store in the past year, including a murder.

“The commissioners have decided that overall, they thought it was more of a detriment to keep the business with an alcohol license and that’s there decision, and we’ll work with that” Sheriff Davis said. “But there is some real concerns with that business.”

Commissioners will make the final decision whether to keep the store’s alcohol license revoked at Tuesday’s commission meeting.