Panama City Beach leaders have voted to ban beach drinking during the month of March as part of larger crackdown on spring break partying.

The city council approved the ban on beach drinking during a special meeting to address spring break issues.

The Panama City News Herald (http://bit.ly/1HhKIi3) reports that the city and the county are considering additional measures to curtail spring break rowdiness after seven partygoers were shot and injured at a spring break party this year.

Local officials say they want to clean up the city's image after negative publicity from the shootings and an alleged sexual assault that happened during other spring break festivities on the beach behind a popular nightclub.

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Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com