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Live Oak Elementary still awaiting signs

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November 8, 2007

Dougherty County-- Dougherty County's newest school still has no school zone signs to warn drivers to slow down. Dougherty County leaders are pushing the state to change that. Live Oak Elementary is located on Gillionville Road.  That's actually a state highway, so it's up to the Georgia Department of Transportation to put up the signs, but they have to conduct a traffic study first. County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard says after some pressuring, the Georgia DOT is now speeding up the process.

"It is critical that those signs be up, I would have loved to see the signs erected before the school was up, or for sure three months after school has opened. The school has been open since August, we are now in November, and we still have not got our signs yet. The DOT is working with us, DOT has always been good to us, but we are really pushing to get these up quickly because we are concerned about our children." said Dougherty County Commissioner Jeff Sinyard.

Sinyard also said the County may try find a way around the D-O-T and put up their own signs.  Dougherty County officials also say increased patrols in the area will  be used to slow traffic.

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