Friday, Aug. 28, 2015    Login | Register           

Outdoor burning ban starts Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, May 1, the annual open burning ban will be enacted in Fayette County and 44 other counties surrounding metro Atlanta.

The ban is aimed at improving air quality over the summer months.

The ban lasts from May 1 to Sept. 30 each year. During that time frame, no outdoor burning will be allowed.

“it is very important for all citizens in Fayette County to follow the burn ban rules and regulations for the health and safety of our citizens during these months,” said County Fire Marshal and Commander David Scarbrough.

Developers wishing to burn debris from land clearing before Tuesday should contact the county fire department at 770-305-5414.

More information about the ban and safe outdoor burning practices is available online at www.fayettecountyga.gov.

Topic: 

Ad space area 4 internal

Government

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in July was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June.

Sponsored Content

Opinion

When I was a kid growing up in Kingsport, Tenn., my next-door neighbor, and a few years older than me, was Lonnie Bailey. He was the coolest guy I knew.

Community

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy. 42 S.

Sports

McIntosh 16, Fayette Co. 7 The Tigers got on the board first on a 1-yard run by Corey Andrews in the first quarter. The score remained 7-0 until the fourth quarter.

Lifestyle

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk.