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Folly Beach one step closer to having 911 system

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) -

Folly Beach is one step closer to having its own 911 system once again and they hope to make the transition in three months.

According to Folly Beach town council member Eddie Ellis, the town wants to have its own system by midnight Sept. 30. Ellis says the plan is to hire three full time dispatchers and five part timers.

The second reading of the ordinance is July 12. Right now, the city pays $300,000 annually to be part of the county consolidated center.

Many people who live on Folly, told council Tuesday night, the consolidated center in North Charleston is too slow because many dispatchers aren't familiar with the Folly Beach area. 

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