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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 7:30am

Breast Cancer Billboards Removed

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.

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