Lexington County stores open earlier this Sunday - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Lexington County stores open earlier this Sunday

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Sunday marks the first day people in Lexington County could go shopping for non-essential items before 1:30pm.

Leaders made a landmark decision to end blue laws December 23rd. The rule kept retail stores from opening early on Sundays. It also limited what you could buy before 1:30pm.

"America was founded on Christian principals," said Steven Peterson who is against the change, "and I believe that backing up shopping times into worship times for Christians is not a good thing to do. It abuses what Sunday represents for Christian people."

Nevertheless, employees who want to go to church on Sundays are still protected by state law to do so. 
   
The blue law change does not affect beer, wine and alcohol sales.

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