Thursday, January 6, 2011

Florida town says goodbye to last billboard

A small town on the Atlantic coast of Florida saw its last billboard removed in December.  The town of Beverly Beach said good riddance to the sign, which had lingered around since it was damaged during hurricanes in 2005.

Clear Channel Outdoor, the owner of the sign, had wanted to renegotiate with the town to keep the billboard up, but the town held firm despite fears of litigation.

John McDonald, the town commissioner, thinks Beverly Beach's lack of billboards distinguishes it from nearby places.  "We're probably the only town around here that has no billboards," he said. "I think it makes the place much better-looking than everything else."

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