Fri., October 21, 2011 11:30am (EDT)

Breast Cancer Billboards Removed
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ROME, Ga.   —  
City officials in a northwest Georgia town have ordered the removal of some brightly-colored silhouettes of women designed to raise awareness about breast cancer because they say the signs are too close to state highways. (Photo By: Candie_N via Flickr)
City officials in a northwest Georgia town have ordered the removal of some brightly-colored silhouettes of women designed to raise awareness about breast cancer because they say the signs are too close to state highways. (Photo By: Candie_N via Flickr)
City officials in a northwest Georgia town have ordered the removal of some brightly-colored silhouettes of women designed to raise awareness about breast cancer because they say the signs are too close to state highways.

City Manager John Bennett tells the Rome News-Tribune that Floyd Medical Center was asked to remove several pink-and-green silhouettes from state highway rights of way.

Floyd Medical Center spokeswoman Haley Walker said the cut-outs, known around town as paper dolls, are a joint partnership with the Rome Area Council for the Arts.

She said the medical center was given four hours to remove them, and that the order came after a complaint was made to city officials.

She said 25 of the signs were taken down Thursday and a few others have been stolen.