The new “Welcome To Greenville” sign, at the intersection of Route 40 and Fourth Street, wasn’t quite as welcoming Monday after it was vandalized over the weekend.
Someone spray painted a profane word on it.
Greenville police confirm there is graffiti on the sign and it has been covered with a tarp. It is not known when the damage occurred.
Greenville City Manager Dave Willey said he was very disappointed by the vandalism. He said the city will continue to investigate the incident and if they catch those involved, they will be prosecuted. He said he hopes the incident is an isolated one and it never happens again.
Willey said the city has graffiti remover, which did not work and he believes the sign will have to be repainted.
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The sign is one of several erected in Greenville within the past few months. The total sign program cost the city around $132,000.