Lincoln County under burn ban again: Ban in effect until Oct. 8

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A burn ban is in effect for Lincoln County until Oct. 8, Lincoln County Civil Defense Coordinator Clifford Galey said Tuesday.

At the regular meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors, which was rescheduled from Labor Day to Tuesday, Galey said his recommendation is to extend the burn ban and re-evaluate conditions early in October.

The county was under a burn ban in early August. That ban was lifted later in the month.

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Burn bans are requested by the Board of Supervisors and are approved by the Forestry Commission.

According to state law, “Any person who knowingly and willfully violates a burning ban is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined not less than $100 and not more than $500.”

Galey also addressed the board on Monday night’s events, and how well the emergency services were able to combine to rescue Gabe Allbritton from the well he fell in around 5 p.m. Labor Day. Galey said everyone worked well together, and said they were lucky it all worked out.

In other regular business, the board addressed solid waste bills, school bus turnarounds and right-of-way maintenance.

Representatives from Region 8 Mental Health Services came to address the board with its annual report.

A group working to sell honorary bricks for locals who have served in the military, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2618, addressed the board to talk about accomplishments and goals. When the group sells enough bricks, the idea is to pave around the flagpole and current Lincoln County Veterans Memorial in front of the Lincoln County – Brookhaven Government Complex. Hervey Littlefield, one of the project’s organizers said the inscribed bricks are available for purchase in honor of veterans past and present.