• McDuffie County Commission approves new gaming ordinance
By Linda Green

Sammie Wilson and Charlie Newton present a banner/flag honoring the 100th anniversary of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia. Photo by Linda Green.

A customized statute that is specific to game machine operations in McDuffie County has been approved by the McDuffie County Commission.
The commission approved an amusement game ordinance and an alcohol license ordinance during its Feb. 5 meeting.
Fred Guerrant, who retired as director of the county’s planning board in December, returned to present the game machine ordinance to the board.
“This ordinance has been amended and customized to McDuffie County,” he said. “It is not a cookie-cutter type ordinance.”
Guerrant said the new ordinance removes legal uncertainties and places the county a solid ground in the language, especially with licensing.
McDuffie adopted a rules of conduct regulating coin operated amusement machines and game rooms in July 2000 but a new state law, signed in April 2013, preempted the county’s ordinance.
The county in 2013 issued a moratorium on accepting game machine requests until it could have a more effective way to regulate use of game rooms and gaming machines within McDuffie County.

To read more on this story, see the Thurs., Feb. 13, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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