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Subdivision gets sign after fight with city
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Residents of Lexington subdivision and city officials unveil the new sign marking the entrance to the neighborhood Saturday. - photo by Photo by Jen Alexander McCall
Dozens of residents of the Lexington subdivision in Hinesville gathered Saturday to celebrate the unveiling of a new sign at the entrance to their neighborhood. The neighborhood has been without an entrance sign since homeowners and the builder ran into problems with city rules about location four years ago.
“This is what happens when a community comes together,” Eric Waters,
president of the Lexington Homeowners Sign Association, said to residents attending the midday ceremony. Also on hand to celebrate were city representatives including Mayor Jim Thomas and Councilman Keith Jenkins, and neighborhood builder Claude Dryden of Dryden Enterprises, Inc., which constructed the sign.
Dryden promised to build a sign for the neighborhood entrance upon its completion in 2005, but a city ordinance enacted that year prevented the placement of a sign at the original location, which is considered the city’s right-of-way. After homeowners formed a volunteer association and kept up discussions with city officials, the new sign now sits just yards from Highway 119, well ahead of existing neighborhood lots.
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