Orangeburg retirement home wants alcohol license

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A church-affiliated retirement community in Orangeburg is seeking approval to serve beer and wine after its bid to serve liquor was rejected by state officials.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported (http://bit.ly/13XZUZJ) that the president and CEO of The Oaks says the retirement home will drop the request for a liquor license. A number of people complained about the application.

The Rev. James McGee has pointed out moderate alcohol consumption is often recommended by doctors.

The Oaks submitted the applications to allow residents and guests to buy alcohol in its dining room. The Oaks currently allows residents to bring alcoholic beverages to the dining room.

The Oaks is an independent, nonprofit corporation. Its board is appointed by the United Methodist Church, although the church does not own it.

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Information from: The Times & Democrat, http://www.timesanddemocrat.com

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