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Change in fireworks laws come just ahead of July 4th

New modifications say residents must stop setting off fireworks at midnight on Independence Day. (Source: WALB) New modifications say residents must stop setting off fireworks at midnight on Independence Day. (Source: WALB)
But Big Bang Fireworks Owner Michael Pearlman said they're still expecting a lot of business in the coming days regardless of these changes. (Source: WALB) But Big Bang Fireworks Owner Michael Pearlman said they're still expecting a lot of business in the coming days regardless of these changes. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

New modifications say residents must stop setting off fireworks at midnight on Independence Day. 

That's two hours earlier than last year. 

On any day, fireworks can only be lit from 10 in the morning until 9 p.m. 

But Big Bang Fireworks Owner Michael Pearlman said they're still expecting a lot of business in the coming days regardless of these changes. 

"Everything is still legal, nothing has changed in what you can shoot or how you can shoot it, just how late you can shoot it. People are still going to buy fireworks no matter what time they can shoot them until. Everybody loves fireworks," said Pearlman.

The law also changed the rules on New Year's Eve. 

Instead of being able to set off fireworks until 2 a.m., they now have to finished by 1 a.m. 

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