Helen Georgia / Government Corruption
BEWARE if visiting HELEN! They have decided to raise revenue by fining the tourist that visit. They invite you for Oktoberfest and having a few beers and fun and look for reasons to fine otherwise law abiding citizens for revenue for their town. They allow some of the restaurants to not have restrooms if they are close enough to a public restroom. This could be just a few feet away from the establishment and you might think you could carry your drink with you. This is not the case, as they have passed an open container ordinance. There will be police waiting around the restroom and they will write you a citation for an open container. This fine is $400. The best thing to do is stay away from the corrupt town.