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Dougherty County School Board member Anita Williams-Brown held a news conference Tuesday to complain about three stolen four-by-four campaign signs and the attempted theft of another. Williams-Brown is standing beside one of the signs she replaced recently on Jefferson St. across from Ellott Funeral Home.
ALBANY -- Dougherty County School Board member Anita Williams-Brown held a news conference Tuesday to complain about the theft of three of her four-by-four campaign signs and the attempted theft of another.
"Every Friday I do a drive by check on my signs to make sure they are in the right areas and not on rights of way," Williams-Brown said. "I always get permission before putting up signs, and (Albany) code enforcement says they haven't taken down any of them.
Williams-Brown, the Board at-large member, is locked in an election battle with challenger Lane Price. The outcome will be determined in the July 31 primary.
"We have witnesses that saw two people removing two of my signs in Putney, and we just had to replace the one here (on Jefferson across from Elliott Funeral Home)," she said. "We also had someone attempting to take down another sign but they ran off when questioned about what they were doing.
"We have passed descriptions of the people along to the Albany Police Department. The signs cost me a lot of money. So far, I've lost around $500 in signs."