Fireworks will remain a holiday staple indefinitely in West Columbia.
City Council on Tuesday backed off from banning residential use of fireworks amid questions whether the proposed restriction would exceed state regulations.
Council members will ask for the attorney general's advice on whether local limits are possible, Mayor Bobby Hortonsaid.
Shooting fireworks in neighborhoods is a nuisance and fire hazard, supporters of the ban say.
The shelved proposal would ban homeowners in the community from firing off everything except sparklers and toy pistol caps.
- Tim Flach