FREE Self-Defense Class

Ladies, mark your calendars. Jerry Roberts, a State Constable and retired Captain from Charleston County Sherriff, is hosting a FREE self-defense class for women, June 14, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Folly Beach Public Safety. If you ever walk from your office to your car at night or go from the grocery store to your vehicle in an empty parking lot or ever find yourself on the streets alone, this class is for you. You will learn techniques to fend off an aggressor and how use the Kubutan, a … [Read more...]

SANDSPUR – June 2013


Maybe you have trouble climbing stairs. Maybe your elderly parents aren’t as spry as they used to be. Maybe a friend has a child with handicaps. Maybe you own a business, and want to attract as many customers as possible. The issue of accessibility will affect us all, sooner or later. Folly Beach has made a lot of progress on being accessible, and we’re getting visitors because of it. … [Read more...]

Mayor’s Message June 2013

Once again, I ask that you remember victims of tragedy – those in Oklahoma who lost loved ones in the recent tornado. Lives were changed forever in that 15 minutes. This is a grim reminder that Hurricane Season will soon be upon us. Now is the time to prepare to deal with this if it arises. Just when we think it can’t get worse than fighting for re-nourishment dollars to save our beach, the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service proposed March 25th to include about 740 miles of coast from the … [Read more...]

SANDSPUR – May 2013


Folly Beach: All America City? Folly Beach has been named a finalist – one of 20 – in the prestigious All America Cities competition. Often called the Nobel Prize for civic accomplishment, the awards are given to only 10 communities each year. Only 12 South Carolina cities have ever received this award. Charleston’s city limit signs still mention the designation, even though the award was received in 1978. … [Read more...]

Mayor’s Message May 2013

I start this month’s article with a sad heart. We need to hold the families and friends of the Boston bombing victims in our thoughts and prayers. This was another reminder of how fragile our society is and how easily we can be devastated by evil behavior. And it’s a reminder of the price we pay for having an open society built on individual freedoms. Please also say a special prayer for the people of West Texas. The explosion there reminded us of the high price our first responders are … [Read more...]

Mayor’s Message April 2013

It’s sad to report the loss of one of our “Folly Family.” Thomas (Big Tom) Thiel died in an early morning fire at his home March 22nd. Our community will feel this tragic loss in the days, months, and years to come. This tragedy begs us to discuss the steps we can take to make our homes safe from fire: We all need working smoke detectors. If you have them, make sure they are fully functional and the batteries are in good shape (the rule is: change the batteries twice a year when you … [Read more...]

Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Folly Beach


Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Folly Beach will be on Saturday, April 20th 9-12 noon at the Folly Beach Fire Station. Vaccination fee does not exceed $10.00 per animal. All dogs must be leashed and cats in a box or carrier. You may also purchase your or renew your Folly Beach Pet License at this time.  Call Public Safety, 588-2433, for more information. … [Read more...]

Folly Beach DHEC Meeting – March 5th 2013


Watch the March 5th Folly Beach DHEC Meeting online. Folly Beach DHEC meeting from City of Folly Beach on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Folly Beach Festivals website


Here's the link to the new Folly Beach Festivals website. If you would like information on the upcoming Sea & Sand festival please click here. Folly Beach Festivals website … [Read more...]

Special Primary Election Information


The special election for the District 1 Congressional seat, formally held by Tim Scott, will be March 19, 2013. If a candidate in neither primary gains 50 percent of the vote, there will a runoff election with the two top candidates. Run-Off Election: April 2, 2013 General Election: May 7, 2013 … [Read more...]