The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 1, 2013

Starting the new year with a bang

The News Courier

— Jeff Gessler of Trinity shops Monday at Fireworks Outlet on U.S. 31 north of Athens for Roman candles and other festive explosives for the New Year. It is illegal to shoot fireworks in the city limits of Athens but permissible in Limestone County. Firefighters warn users to keep a water supply readily accessible and to avoid people and buildings. Children should not handle fireworks.