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Ga. city orders some breast cancer signs removed

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ROME, Ga. (AP) - 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 (http://bit.ly/raJIsJ) that Floyd Medical Center was asked to remove several pink & 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.

 

Information from: Rome News-Tribune, http://www.romenews-tribune.com

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