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Church asks right-of-way guidance for new sign

Representatives from Ebenezer Baptist Church approached the Covington County Commission on Wednesday about their sign, again.

Last year, the county commission agreed to compensate the church $350 for a sign damaged by road crews.

The sign was on county right-of-way.

At the time, commissioners encouraged church members to have the new sign placed off the county right-of-way.

On Wednesday, Marvin Robbins of the church said that he personally went and pulled the right-of-way easement when putting up the sign.

County officials have recently flagged the sign.

Robbins said it was the only guidance he had.

Robbins was concerned about what he called a lack of communication between the county and the church.

“A courtesy call would have stopped this whole process,” he said.

County Engineer Darren Capps had different right-of-way measurements, but agreed to give Robbins guidance on where to place the sign.

Capps and Robbins agreed to get together and properly place the sign.