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Byline: Jeff Ayres
Oct. 28--Okaloosa County is looking for some peace and quiet.
The county will soon consider revising its noise ordinance with an ear toward reducing the clamor from businesses, particularly those abutting residential areas.
The proposed revision focuses on establishing a noise limit between midnight and 7 a.m. in those areas.
It would prevent any excessive noise that can "clearly be heard" beyond a business' property line.
In this case, "clearly be heard" is defined as 55 decibels or greater or 50 or more decibels of amplified sound, such as music.
Amplified noises at those levels couldn't go on longer …