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Our GDOT Rep’s Illegal Roadside Signs Are Back

Photo Credit: Lee Becker

The Oconee County Code Enforcement Office is once again investigating a two-sided sign installed by Boswell Properties on the southwest corner of Highway 316 and the Oconee Connector.

Boswell Properties reinstalled the signs sometime in the last few weeks to list property owned by Maxie Price, the Loganville auto dealer and businessman who has several properties in the county. 

Boswell Properties is owned by Jamie Boswell, an Athens commercial real estate agent who also represents the Athens area on the State Transportation Board, which oversees state highways.

The county had removed signs from the same property late last year because the signs did not meet the county’s sign ordinance.

The county moved the signs to a different spot on the property—to where they are shown on the permit issued by the county in 2013—but did not put the signs in the ground. 

Boswell reinstalled the signs near the spot from which they had been removed and in what appears to be state right of way.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.