Berkeley County man can again display religious signs on land

PINEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Religious signs that were the center of a court dispute are again being displayed by a Berkeley County man.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Oscar Moultrie of Pineville has again put up the signs that make religious statements and urge people to read Bible verses.

Moultrie had been told by the county in March to either get a permit, a zoning variance or take down the signs down.

A federal lawsuit was filed this month and Moultrie's lawyer was told this week by the state agency representing the county that the signs could go back up.

The signs are now farther from the road. Court documents say the county was not concerned about the messages on the sign, but was worried the signs were too close to the road.

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