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Contentious signs jettisoned in north Arkansas city; one called diversity 'code word for white genocide'

2-year renewal fee lapses at transportation agency

By Bill Bowden

This article was published September 19, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Two billboards containing messages that some people found offensive were removed last week in Harrison. The lessee had neglected to make a $20 permit renewal payment that’s due to the state every other year.



When she offered two billboards for lease on her family farm near Harrison three years ago, Carrie Myers said she had no idea they would be emblazoned with racially tinged messages.



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RBear says... September 19, 2017 at 6:36 a.m.

Thank goodness these signs are GONE. Harrison is spared the idiocy of having to look at the rants of white supremacists and hopefully move forward in a spirit of diversity.

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jjackson1 says... September 19, 2017 at 6:41 a.m.

Great work by Kelsey Bardwell and Katherine Golden in helping get rid of these obnoxious signs. Harrison/Boone County is a beautiful place to visit and does not need the perception of being a racist region.

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Delta2 says... September 19, 2017 at 7:55 a.m.

34 out of almost 13,000...lots of progress since 1909.

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TimberTopper says... September 19, 2017 at 9:39 a.m.

Mike Masterson, here's a cause to add to your to do list to make Harrison a better place.

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TravisBickle says... September 19, 2017 at 11:46 a.m.

Technically Robb doesn't live in Harrison. He lives in a spooky little enclave called Zinc.

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0boxerssuddenlinknet says... September 19, 2017 at 12:50 p.m.

hard to legislate against ignorance. but then again, you don't see a lot of riots and vandalism in Harrison nobody jumping on police cars and smashing store windows. not a place terrorist want to visit either sounds like a nice retirement area.

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chosen39 says... September 19, 2017 at 1:33 p.m.

Oboxer...the Klan klowns are terrorists. One of the first terrorist groups.

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Kharma says... September 19, 2017 at 2:31 p.m.

I'm personally glad that the sign is gone, and I've seen them all on 62/65 etc., and there are at least 2 more, one with a girl and a puppy, and another one the other side of town that has # something, but to Oboxer's point I'd wager it is safer for anyone to walk down any street in Harrison, even with their stupid signs, at any time of day than it is to walk down much of Roosevelt, Asher, or Fair Park (among others) at night. If someone opines differently please discuss.

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Packman says... September 19, 2017 at 2:51 p.m.

Perhaps I'm mixing apples and oranges but if a baker has to bake a cake for a gay couple shouldn't Carrie Myers under the same principal of law have to "make" these billboards?

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NutButter says... September 19, 2017 at 3:20 p.m.

How can baking a cake for a gay couple be compared to making a billboard that promotes hatred & racism?

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