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Walton County Commissioners discuss possible beach reopening

Walton County Commissioners will vote on whether to reopen the beaches on Tuesday. (WJHG/WECP)
Walton County Commissioners will vote on whether to reopen the beaches on Tuesday. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 23, 2020 at 11:32 PM CDT
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Walton County beaches are still closed, but that could soon change.

The board of county commissioners held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss options for reopening the beaches. A decision will be made at the next county commission meeting on Tuesday.

Commissioners will discuss reopening the beaches on May 1, to all beach activities, without any time restrictions.

Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson Jr. spoke at the meeting about how his office would enforce whatever decision the commission makes.

"It will obviously be a challenge, there's a lot of things involved with this, and at the end of the day this will become less and less a law enforcement being involved issue and this will become more of a personal responsibility over a period of time right now it’s going to be a little challenging because you're going to have tens of thousands of people that are going to maximize what the board's position is," said Adkinson.

All Walton County beaches have been closed since April 2.

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