With the Fourth of July holiday just days away, several people throughout Panola County have begun frequenting the many fireworks dealers in the area.
With the start of fireworks season, law enforcement officers throughout Panola County have seen an increase in calls.
"On any given day, we can receive anywhere from 10-15 calls from people complaining about fireworks noise," said a spokesmen for the Sardis Police Department.
According to the spokesman, the majority of the complaints fall between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
"It seems like the most calls happen in the late afternoon and early evening hours, but when it really gets dark, the complaints just stop coming in," he said.
"People need to remember that it is illegal to set off fireworks in the city limits," he said. "So this is something that might not seem like much, but they can be arrested if caught."
The Sardis Police Department also said if people have a complaint about anyone shooting fireworks, they should contact the department.
"People having problems with this should just call the police and let us handle it appropriately," the spokesman said. "They should never try to take the matter into their own hands."
According to the Sardis Police Department, some people have tried to resolve the issues themselves and it has not ended well.
"People try to handle it themselves sometimes, and it turns out really ugly," he said.
According to Investigator Craig Sheley of the Panola County Sheriff’s Department, there is no ordinance in the county pertaining to fireworks, but he warns people to be considerate of the people around them.