Mayor to fight nude Tybee Beach

Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:10 AM
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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — The mayor of Tybee Island says more than 800 people who signed a petition calling for a nude friendly section of beach will need to keep their clothes on as long as he’s in office.

WTOC-TV reports Shawn Williams of Savannah has gotten 861 people to sign his petition asking Tybee city officials to make a portion of Georgia’s largest public beach clothing-optional.

Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman says he’s happy to talk with Williams, but his answer is simple. Buelterman says there’s “no chance” Tybee will allow nudity on its beach, at least not while he’s mayor.

The mayor says: “We are a family friendly beach, and we plan on keeping it that way.”

Williams says he plans to keep fighting Tybee City Hall anyway.

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jimmymac 07/10/14 - 08:46 am

From what I've seen in GA and SC not many people would want to see most people nude. Maybe only the hotties would show up!

foxsilong 07/10/14 - 11:19 am
Thank you Mayor Buelterman!

Shawn Williams buy your own land and start your own nude party.

bdouglas 07/10/14 - 02:09 pm
Sounds like the mayor is

Sounds like the mayor is trying to "nip" this in the bud. When this petition fails, you might say Mr. Williams will be red-faced and "embarassed" about it. Hope he can "bare" the emotional distress.

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