Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

S. Charleston OKs Fireworks Times, Penalties

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

S. Charleston OKs Fireworks Times, Penalties

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South Charleston City Council passed a new fireworks ordinance into law on Thursday night by a unanimous voice vote. The ordinance allows citizens to set off fireworks on four holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, July Fourth and New Years Eve.

"We ended up coming up with what I think is a really good piece of legislation. Mayor Frank Mullens said. "It came from a lot of different angles and it was good to get input from not only my staff, but my council members and citizens who were putting up with it every day.

The curfew for the release of fireworks on these holidays is set at 10 p.m., and 12:30 a.m. on New Years.

"It will be tough [to enforce], Mullens said. "We know that by the time we get up there after somebody sets a firework off, they're probably going to be gone, we understand that, but hopefully it is a deterrent. …

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