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Forsyth County drops case against 'See Rock City' barn sign

POSTED: April 20, 2013 12:49 a.m.

The “See Rock City” barn sign in north Forsyth County will remain after the county dropped its case over the alleged infraction.

The county ended its prosecution before the scheduled hearing Thursday morning in Magistrate Court.

On April 3, code enforcement cited Ben Morris for the painted roof sign off Ga. 9, which was made illegal by a county ordinance of 1996. However, signs in existence prior to that year can be grandfathered in and maintained.

The county initially stated it couldn’t find any evidence of the iconic message after reviewing aerial photos.

Morris, however, was steadfast that the historic advertisement had been painted in the 1940s or ’50s and that rust and time had faded the lettering.

After launching a grass-roots campaign to keep his sign, Morris said he was “very grateful” for the community support that will allow “See Rock City” to stay.

“This case serves to show that when we the people get involved, politicians and unelected bureaucrats will have to be accountable and answer for their actions,” Morris said.


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