Officials urge safety with fireworks celebrations

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Remind residents of county to observe laws, be respectful of neighbors

By Glen Jennings

It’s almost time to celebrate America’s birthday, but Shelby County officials are warning residents to take care and celebrate responsibly.

Officials say that residents, when letting the fireworks fly, should be aware both of their neighbors and of the law.

Shelby County Sheriff Mark Moore said both local ordinances and state laws limit where and when people can shoot off fireworks.

“They need to be cognizant that the county ordinance was signed into effect on the fifth day of June, 2018,” he said.

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