Because the Piedmont City Council declined to add any city regulations onto a state law passed earlier this year allowing Sunday alcohol sales in the city, the law took effect immediately. It means residents can now legally buy alcohol on Sunday in the city.

Critics of Alabama’s tax system have long seen property tax as low-hanging fruit. While the state has a higher-than-average sales tax burden — including full sales tax on food, which few states charge — the state’s property tax rates are among the lowest in the country.

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