Folly Beach council contemplates referendum on alcohol ban

Booze ban begins on Folly Beach

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - The alcohol ban on Folly Beach could soon rest in the hands of its residents as the Folly Beach City Council prepares to meet Thursday night to discuss putting a referendum on the ballot for the general election in November.

If the council approves to put a referendum for a permanent ordinance banning alcohol on the beach on the ballot, the residents will have the chance to decide later this fall.

On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance ordering a 60-day ban on alcohol on the beach following last week's 4th of July melee.  That ordinance runs through Labor Day weekend.

If you're caught with alcohol on the beach, you could be fined between $200 and $1,100.

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