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Big Signs Share Big Opinions in North Macon

2:04 PM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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If you've driven past the busy intersection of Bass Road and Zebulon Road in north Macon, you've probably seen a white fence with a lot of political messages.

In addition to Romney-Ryan and local Republican Party signs, the intersection has a large sign that reads: "No Rich People = No Jobs." Another says, "If You Like Your Freedom Vote No for O."

The large signs are owned by Bob and JoAnn Nystrom, who own the property. They say having land at a major intersection helps them get their message across. 

"It's a lot of fun, I think maybe we've changed a few people's minds, I hope," JoAnn Nystrom says.

The Nystroms are active in the Bibb County Republican Party, and say they've been putting up the large signs in their yard since George W. Bush in 2004.  

They say people have tried several times to tear down their signs, and some we spoke with say the signs being at such a visible intersection is an eyesore.

"I think it takes away from the area, I think it looks kind of messy," says Roy Stewart, who lives and shops nearby.

"They already know or have their own opinions on who they're going to choose, and I think the signs is a little bit excessive," says Matthew Eipert, who works at the nearby grocery store.

But with where the Nystroms' property is located, it seems motorists have no choice in the matter. 

JoAnn says, "That's their tough luck, tell 'em to close their eyes as they go by."

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