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      Store owners pay fines for underage sale of alcohol

      Thirteen people were on the Moultrie City Council's agenda Tuesday for selling alcohol to an underage police operative in October.

      / Cody Long

      Thirteen people were on the Moultrie City Council's agenda Tuesday for selling alcohol to an underage police operative in October.

      Two of those local stores or restaurants changed ownership and so the former and new owners appeared before the Council. The store owners had to pay a $1,000 fine or surrender their alcohol licenses for 30 days.

      The owner of Bentley's, Caleb Meister, told Council members the person who served the beer in his restaurant was not an employee. Meister says it was a musician who took it upon himself to step in for a server.

      City Attorney Mickey Waller says the ordinance doesn't distinguish between an employee and anyone else serving alcohol, according to the Moultrie Observer.

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