Tue., January 8, 2013 4:46pm
Lawyers for the city of Columbus Tuesday asked the State Supreme Court to block a law allowing billboard companies to clear cut trees obscuring their signs. One of the arguments is over how much money the billboard companies pay taxpayers for the trees.
Fri., October 21, 2011 11:30am
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.
Tue., July 5, 2011 12:00am
A law that lets companies clearcut trees in front of billboards takes effect July 1st. It will also cut down on so-called 'skyscraper' billboards and signs with racier content.
Fri., July 1, 2011 8:23am
A federal judge blocked two sections of Georgia's immigration law, but the rest of the law is set to take effect. Beginning Friday, it will be a felony to use false documents when applying for a job. Another part of the law creates a board to investigate complaints about government officials not complying with state laws on illegal immigration. Several other laws take effect Friday in Georgia, including a law allowing billboard owners to clear state-owned trees that block views of their signs.
Fri., May 13, 2011 1:23pm
Companies will soon be able to clearcut trees in front of billboards via a new law the governor signed off on Thursday.
Wed., April 27, 2011 1:49pm
Several cities across the state are urging the governor to veto a bill that would allow the clear-cutting of trees around billboards. They say the bill would hinder beautification efforts and put millions of taxpayer dollars to waste.
Wed., March 9, 2011 9:02am
Hot debate in the state Senate yielded passage of the bill to revamp the HOPE program. Other bills getting the green light in Wednesday's General Assembly session - legislation for clear-cutting of trees around billboards, and
Tue., March 8, 2011 4:53pm
The state senate passed a measure Tuesday that lets billboard companies clear cut trees that are blocking motorists’ view of their signs. The bill also restricts racy content of billboards by creating at 5,000 dollar fine for material that is obscene.
Thu., February 24, 2011 5:35pm
The state house passed a bill that would allow the clear-cutting of trees in front of billboards. It's a measure bill board companies have been trying to pass for years.