Macon gas station owners appeal vote denying alcohol license

The owner of a west Macon store is appealing a Bibb County commissioners' vote revoking its alcohol license.

On July 17, the commssioners voted against renewing the license for Super Gas at 2760 Montpelier Ave.

That happened after Sheriff David Davis wrote a letter to commissioners saying Super Gas, also known as M & M, had been a "magnet for mischief in the neighborhood."

He said the store and surrounding area was a gang hangout, and that officers responded to 144 complaints there in the past year.

The store's owners, Behal Petroleum, appealed the vote to Bibb County Superior Court last week.

Their appeal argues that the county failed to follow due process in denying the permit.

They claim that county officials did not present any evidence that the Super Gas owners violated any laws or regulations.

They argue that Sheriff Davis initially recommended that commissioners renew the license, until they questioned him about crime around the Super Gas.

Behal's appeal asks that Bibb County judge overturn the county ruling.

No court hearing has been set on the case.

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