Folly Beach booze ban up for vote tonight

The alcohol ban on Folly Beach became permanent after a 4-3 vote at Tuesday's council meeting.

Folly Beach’s booze ban got final approval in a 4-3 vote tonight.

Drinking on the beach has been illegal since shortly after a July 4 melee that safety officials called a riot and blamed on drinking.

After the July 4 incident, council outlawed alcohol on the beach through Labor Day, then extended the ban through the end of the year.

The ban became permanent tonight.

Read more here later.

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