City Turns Off Electricity To Lamar's Electronic Billboard

City Turns Off Electricity To Lamar's Electronic Billboard

The battle between Murfreesboro and Lamar Outdoor Advertising over locating electronic billboards within the city limits ended with the electric meter being pulled at the Old Fort Parkway site. The city council ruled that flashing electronic signs and ones that have pictures or messages that move would not be legal here.

As you recall, Lamar had a regular billboard at the site and they switched from the paper unit to an electronic face. As a result of that change, Murfreesboro revokes Lamar's permit in 2007.

The court battle has gone on for five-years, at several levels of the judicial system. However, the state supreme court chose not to hear the case.

Then Murfreesboro sought a court order to remove the power meter, and that was granted. The giant billboard was dark and unnoticed by most motorists, as it reportedly was turned off in July.  

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