Tybee Island Rejects Permit for 'Orange Crush'

10:09 AM, Dec 21, 2012   |    comments
Sand sculptures on display during the Savannah College of Art and Design Sand Art Festival on the North Beach of Tybee Island
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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island's city council decided against approving a permit for the annual Orange Crush spring break gathering, which has been unsanctioned in years past.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the council voted 4-2 against the permit after discussing a variety of scheduling conflicts. Several events are being held in April, and Councilwoman Wanda Doyle said that she did not want the city holding more than one event a day.

The Morning News reports that councilmembers also raised concerns about parking and security.

Kechia Matadin of Crush Fest LLC said there would be 30 Savannah police officers and sheriff's deputies providing security. Councilman Barry Brown said 100 officers would be needed.

The mayor predicted some form of the event will be held, whether it's officially sanctioned or not.


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