New sign ban going into effect soon in Fort Smith

      FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - The city of Fort Smith will soon begin enforcing a ban on signs in public rights of way.The Southwest Times Record reports ( ) that the Fort Smith Boards of Directors approved the measure in early August. It will go into effect on Thursday.The measure includes exemptions under certain conditions for signs under 4-square-feet from noon Friday to noon Monday. Nonprofit organizations are also allowed three signs in city rights of way for special events.The ordinance came about after community members complained.___Information from: Southwest Times Record, 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)8/31/2014 11:24:48 AM (GMT -5:00)