Sign at Gaster Lumber that came down recently. (Note: The photo of the sign has been edited to remove the expletive.) A new sign has gone up at Gaster Lumber. Threats of boycotts and national media attention could force someone to change their mind on whether or not to keep a controversial sign up. The business owner says his "Obama can kiss my ***" sign is coming down - because new signs with a similar, yet toned down message - are going up.
A sign here at home continues to get national attention. Businessman Ray Gaster's sign at his lumberyard on Highway 80 in Bloomingdale striking a nerve with many. Some good. Some bad. There have been many supporters, and critics, of Gaster Lumber's very public swipe at President Barack Obama. The sign reads, "Obama can kiss my a**." "Terrible. Disrespectful. Something that should not be in Savannah. It's a disrespect to the office of the President," Reverend Matthew Brown Sr. Told WTOC.
Traffic can be bad on Savannah's southside, especially Abercorn Street. The Metropolitan Planning Organization is working on three potential expressway options to handle increased traffic. Metropolitan Planning officials say the Truman Parkway, once the final phase is complete, will add 40,000 more vehicles a day to an already congested Abercorn Street and Abercorn Extension. However, the plans are drawing a little bit of criticism, at least from one resident.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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