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May 29, 2008

Albany--As we get closer to election day, candidates put out more campaign signs, but you need to remember where they signs can legally go.

The Georgia DOT will remove and destroy signs placed in rights of way next to roads.

The City of Albany has a similar ordinance.

From time to time, workers will go around town and pick up signs that aren't in compliance with the sign ordinance.

"It is a visual blight, it is a distraction, and we don't allow it, and it is encroaching on the city right of way, and code enforcement's job is to protect the rights of way," said Mike Tilson, Albany Code Enforcement Director.

Violating the state's advertising restrictions is a misdemeanor.

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