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New sign ban going into effect soon in Fort Smith

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FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - The city of Fort Smith will soon begin enforcing a ban on signs in public rights of way.

The Southwest Times Record reports (http://bit.ly/1qSlUPX ) that the Fort Smith Boards of Directors approved the measure in early August. It will go into effect on Thursday.

The measure includes exemptions under certain conditions for signs under 4-square-feet from noon Friday to noon Monday. Nonprofit organizations are also allowed three signs in city rights of way for special events.

The ordinance came about after community members complained.

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Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/

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8/31/2014 11:24:48 AM (GMT -5:00)