Panola County burn ban re-instated after little rain
Posted September 18, 2015 by kgasradio |   

By Elaine Etheridge

Panola County has re-instated a burn ban for the county after little rain has fallen over the last few weeks.

Burn Ban Graphic_jpg_475x310_q85Judge LeeAnn Jones tells KGAS News the ban will be for 7 days, and the Panola County Commissioner’s Court will review the issue at its next meeting, Sept. 28th.

“At 8 o’clock this morning I did issue an emergency burn ban order prohibiting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Panola County. It’s good for seven days. We will revisit the issue at our Commissioners Court Meeting on Monday, Sept. 28th. Thank you for not burning,” Jones said.

That  means it is now illegal to burn trash, leaves, garbage or anything else outdoors. The fine if caught violating the burn ban is $500.