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Fireworks still up in the air

October 20, 2010

    The Decatur Fire Department's Assistant Chief, JIm Hitchcock, said at Tuesday night's city council meeting that no determination has yet been made on whether to hold the Callithumpian Fireworks show here Saturday night.
    Although a countywide burning ban was lifted by the county commissioners on Monday, it was "with reluctance" that the five fire chiefs in the county recommended dropping the ban, Hitchcock said.
    Extremely dry conditions continue in the area, especially in the northern half of the county. (See story on page 2A for safety tips issued by the chiefs.)
    Hitchcock said a determination on whether or not to go ahead with the fireworks will be made Friday. "For now, we will play it by ear," he said.
    Mayor John Schultz said he hopes the annual display can be held, "but we must put safety first."

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