Political sign stealing has become so pervasive in Towns County that the GOP Chairman has placed an ad in the newspaper offering a reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone stealing Stephen Allison’s signs. This morning, Darrell Barrett sent me this email which he also sent to the two Towns County newspapers.
There has been a rash of political sign stealing in Towns County which has prompted me to offer a $1,000 reward to anyone who can give information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone caught stealing or vandalizing Stephen Allison signs. He has had numerous signs stolen repeatedly from yards and private property. The Republican Party of Towns County believes in fair play. We believe that all voices should be heard in a Democracy. Therefore, I am extending this reward to include all signs regardless of the candidate or the political party. Anyone with information on sign theft or vandalism should call the Sheriff’s office at 706-896-4444.
In addition, after the election is over, the Towns County Republican Party will promptly remove all of the Republican Candidate signs in order to remove the clutter and restore the area to it’s natural beauty. I encourage the other Political Parties and candidates to do the same. Respectfully, Darrell Barrett Chairman, Towns County Republican Party
Full disclosure: Stephen Allison is my brother-in-law.
Sign stealing takes place in every campaign but I’ve never seen anything like what’s going on in Allison’s race. His campaign has put out almost 500 signs(small yard signs and 4′ x 8′ big signs) and I’d be surprised if 100 are left standing. Hopefully someone will come forward to claim the reward and the sign stealing will stop.