Alcohol Service Approved in Carthage


Alcohol will soon be served in Carthage restaurants. The decision was reached by Carthage City Council in a 3 to 1 vote. Times of service will be Monday-Thursday from 12pm-10pm, and Friday-Saturday from 12pm-11pm. Restaurants will have to pay a $1000 licensing fee for the permit. A 60/40% ratio of food to alcohol per check is required. Fines for breaking the rule start at $500 up to $1000, and repeat offenders will lose the license, according to City Clerk Penny Spears. Revisions to the ordinance are being finalized and will be signed off on this month.