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Thomasville changes its political sign ordinance

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Upcoming elections prompted Thomasville's City Council to make some sign ordinance changes.

The changes affect political campaign signs leaders say can litter the city and become eyesores.

The new ordinance also complies better with state laws regarding political signs.

The revisions say any sign that doesn't require a permit and isn't made of degradable material must be replaced every sixty days.

"There are a lot of signs posted on properties," says Lee Chastain, the Thomasville City Planner. 

"They become faded, battered, and torn and become a nuisance with debris flying all over the place. So this just allows for a current sign to be updated every 60 days."

The council also voted to strike a stipulation that no political signs could be erected more than sixty days before an election and removed within ten days after a final election.

Officials say the new ordinance is now in effect.

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