Last weekend for outdoor burning
By ELIZABETH RICHARDSON firstname.lastname@example.org This is the last weekend for Coweta County residents to obtain burn permits to dispose of tree trash before the summer burn ban goes into effect May 1. The summer burn ban coincides with the smog season in metro Atlanta, which runs from May through September. The burn ban is meant to improve the air quality by eliminating smoke, which exacerbates the smog situation, according to Terry Quigley, chief ranger of the Georgia Forestry Commission office on Corinth Road south of Newnan. Thirty-nine counties in Georgia participate in the burn ban as an ozone control measure.