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If you want to read your favorite book in public to your friends, do it before 2:45 AM.

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Sec. 6-18-2. Definitions: Dance hall: A "dance hall" for the purposes of this chapter shall include any business where one of its purposes is conducting, facilitating or promoting public dancing on the premises. Live entertainment: For the purposes of this chapter live entertainment shall include, but is not limited to, any musical performance, theatrical performance, literary reading, and disc jockey performance, where the audience is present at the actual time of occurrence. Public entertainment: For the purposes of this chapter, public entertainment shall include live entertainment and public dancing. Public entertainment facility: A business which is open to the public and provides dancing or live entertainment, including but not limited to dance halls, is a public entertainment facility for the purposes of this chapter. (Ord. of 5-1-2001, § 1; Ord. of 12-4-2001, § 1) Sec. 6-18-3. Hours public entertainment prohibited; violation. It shall be unlawful for any public entertainment facility located within the boundaries of Athens-Clarke County to offer or provide public entertainment between the hours of 2:45 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Every person, whether acting as an individual owner, employee of an owner or operator for an owner or whether acting as an agent or independent contractor for the owner, employee or operator, who participates in or allows, directly or indirectly, the operation of a personal entertainment facility in violation of this section shall be guilty of an offense hereunder. Upon conviction such person shall be punished pursuant to the provisions of section 1-1-5 of the Code of Athens-Clarke County. (Ord. of 5-1-2001, § 1; Ord. of 12-4-2001, § 2)

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