Ultimately, councilors decided against getting rid of them entirely but are adding more restrictions. Legal fireworks like sparklers or spinners are only going to be allowed during the week of the fourth of July.
From July 1st through 6th, previous law allowed their use from June 23rd to July 6th. Councilors also voted to raise the fine on illegal fireworks from $250 to $2500.
The law passed with five to one vote. The new law goes into effect this coming July.
Devin Gooden graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism.
She has spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Business Management.
When she’s not reporting, Devin practices yoga, reads thriller novels and loudly cheers for her beloved Georgia Bulldawgs.