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By   /  March 19, 2012  /  Cartoon  /   Comments

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Past time to scrap the sign ordinance

By   /  March 19, 2012  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet     Tom Gieryic doesn’t seem a likely poster boy.  He’s a mechanic by trade, and a small business owner in one of the poorest communities in the nation.  However, when Code Enforcement cited him over an American flag, it reignited a firestorm that has surrounded Albany’s controversial sign ordinance for years now. The [...]

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Hey, City: Obey Your Ridiculous Sign Law

By   /  August 31, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet We love the snazzy banners on the light poles promoting Albany’s emerging downtown. They’re attention-grabbing and tasteful; quite a promotional tool, indeed. One problem: They are illegal.

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THE “DONUT FACTORY” HAS COME TO ALBANY

By   /  June 27, 2010  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Ted Anderson Wow, you have got to check out the new donut and coffee shop that has come to Albany. It is fantastic and going to really give the well-known coffee shop in our area a run for their money. They are located behind the ATT Store at the corner of Nottingham [...]

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Albany Georgia Government: Sign task farce?

By   /  August 29, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Last year, Albany’s then-new planning director put together a group of government officials and community members, called it a task force, and – using the services of a high-priced consultant – put together a new sign code. The new code, declared Planning and Development Services Director Howard Brown, was essentially the old code written [...]

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City may kill sign code: Enforcement moratorium proposed

By   /  July 1, 2009  /  Politics  /   Comments

Loud and clear, Albany commissioners are getting the message from business operators about the city’s new sign ordnance: It’s time to go back to the drawing board.

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Task Force a Farce? Here’s Your Sign

By   /  January 10, 2008  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet So far, the Albany City Commission appears to be wasting a select group of citizens’ time – this time on the sign code“And the sign said, ‘Long haired freaky people need not apply’ So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why He said, ‘You look [...]

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Sign of the Times: City to Obey Law — Temporarily

By   /  December 13, 2007  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet A 60-day moratorium on permits on electronic signs would mean that the Albany would finally be following its permitting rules – for the time being After a recent presentation to the Albany City Commission outlining the activities of the clean community commission she directs, Judy Bowles was asked by Ward 3 representative Morris Gurr [...]

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