Newberry County fireworks rescheduled for Saturday

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday night that severe weather prompted the postponing of the county fireworks celebration until Saturday night.

Shortly before 8 p.m. the technicians responsible for the display decided lightning in the area caused too much risk for the “firing mechanism,” the sheriff’s department said in a news release.

“The Fireworks are postponed until SATURDAY night. Same time, same place. The pyro-technician has called it due to lightning in the area. Static electricity is dangerous for the firing mechanism. We have done this out of safety. We will do it Saturday night.”

The National Weather Service was following storms moving through the Midlands. A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for areas of Forest Acres until 8 p.m.