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Geo.'s Quarters March Madness Chamber Member Coupon

Backyard Chicken Flock Training

Hamburg's Grand Re-Opening Spring Fling

Brentwood 4th Annual Eagle 5K - Fun Run / Lil Eagle Dash

Easter Egg Hunt

Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn

Chamber Members – Don’t forget to register!!
Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn
Monday, March 21
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
OFTC Tarbutton Business Development Center
Deepstep Rd
Sandersville, GA 31082
Join us for lunch and learn about WCRMC and the Bond Referendum
coming up on the May Ballot. 

12:oo 1:00
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Ben J. Tarbutton, Jr. Business Development Center
Cost is $7.00

Mike Rogers & friends In Concert

Washington EMC Relay for Life Bake Sale

Relay for Life Survivor Dinner

Washington County NB &PW Club Relay for Life Team Fish Plate Supper

Pond Management Workshop

4th Annual Georgia 4-H S.A.F.E.

The Eagle Spring Auction & Gala

Clovers & Co.

Splash Pad Opening

Friday Forecast

Vietnam War Monument

GDOT - DrIve Alert....ArrIve AlIve

East central Georgia…
Don’t place signs or other objects on the state’s right of way
TENNILLE– Georgia Department of Transportation area offices within east central Georgia remind citizens that placing any sign or other object in the state’s right of way is illegal.
The Department is seeing a high number of campaign signs on state rights of way this election season. Signs on the state highway system – interstates and state routes – must be approved and permitted.
It’s not unusual for Georgia DOT maintenance employees to uproot several hundred signs during an election year, said Damon Frost, assistant area engineer for maintenance in Madison.
“We take them back to our headquarters and give the owners an opportunity to reclaim them,” he said. “Signs are kept at the headquarters for 30 days before they are thrown away.” 
Georgia Code 32-6-51 states that “it shall be unlawful for any person to erect, place or maintain within the right of way of any public road any sign, signal or other device except as authorized by subsection (d) of this Code section.” Violation is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and/or 12 months in jail.
Political signs typically increases during an election year, but they are not the only problem. Signs advertising yard sales, real estate or goods and services for sale are often found in the right of way. Unauthorized signs can distract drivers or obstruct their view, which creates a safety hazard.
The same rules apply for vehicles as well. Encroachment of any kind can quickly become a problem.
The width of the right of way depends on the route. If there are power poles on the right of way, the edge is usually in front of the poles, Frost said. However, check with your local DOT office for guidance if you aren’t sure where signs are allowed on a particular route.
To reclaim signs that have been removed by Department maintenance, contact your local GDOT office. Visit to learn more about the Department and to find the office nearest you. 

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Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Washington County Chamber of Commerce
131-B West Haynes Street
Sandersville, GA  31082
December 2015 - Chamber Newsletter