Atlantic Beach officials end meeting in screaming match

The Atlantic Beach Finance Committee meeting was just coming to an end Friday morning when town officials began arguing.

In the video, you'll see Councilman Jake Evans start yelling at Mayor Pro-Tem Carolyn Cole, who had been presiding over the committee meeting.

Then you'll see Mayor Retha Pierce jump in with her thoughts.

The officials don't appear to be arguing about any of the specific issues they discussed.

Arguing during Atlantic Beach town meetings is nothing new, but in this case the meeting had already ended when Evans started yelling at Cole.

Several things were discussed at the meeting, including the fact that trash had not been picked up because they town owes the waste pick up company. You can read that story here.

The town also discussed plans for the upcoming May Bike Fest scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.

In the meantime, Governor Nikki Haley has ordered a new election to be held in Atlantic Beach because the town has failed to set a date itself. You can read that story here.