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Checkpoints on Folly Beach to be removed on Thursday afternoon

By Live 5 Web Staff and Summer Huechtker | May 11, 2020 at 6:18 AM EDT - Updated May 11 at 4:19 PM

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Checkpoints on Folly Beach will be removed this Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.

This after City Council held a special emergency meeting Monday afternoon.

Council voted to change checkpoint times to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Thursday afternoon at which time the checkpoints will be removed.

City leaders have also lifted an exercise-only on the beach rule.

Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin said with the latest loosening of restrictions on many restaurants from Gov. Henry McMaster, he expected the governor to not extend the state of emergency order.

Goodwin said that would probably play a big role in Folly Beach City Council’s discussion.

Goodwin says while he is disappointed withCharleston County’s decision to file a lawsuiton Friday, that is not what the special meeting was based on.

“I will say that upfront, before anything happens on Monday, the first I’m going to say when they meeting gets called to order is nothing that this council’s going to do today, is predicated on what county council has done. It’s all predicated on what the governor has done and what they have deliberately worked so hard to do to protect the residents and the health and welfare of the people, diligently and methodically, along with the governor’s orders,” Goodwin said earlier.

Goodwin also says city council has discussed options of phasing in restrictions on the beaches with social distancing regulations in mind, but nothing is definitive yet.

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