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By: 4 July 2011 One Comment

Remember when we threw a fit last year about the city of Benton’s fireworks ban on the Fourth of July?

Well, here’s a small reminder that the Benton City Council lifted that ban in May after it had been in place for seven years. Also, vendors can once again sell fireworks inside the Benton city limits. Also, residents are only allowed to set off fireworks between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on July 3-5.

Ah, but what of a burn ban? The ordinance is rather silent as to that, but it’s not an issue this year — the most recent burn ban in Saline County was lifted on June 26.

There’s another change in place this year as far as fireworks go. The traditional fireworks display put on by the city at Tyndall Park has been moved to Airlane Drive at the former Benton Airport.


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