As of Thursday, December 1, 2011
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A judge's order will allow a Savannah businessman to continue advertising discounted gas prices on signs outside his service stations while he fights the state's efforts to restrict the practice.
The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/u7yHzO) that Chatham County Superior Court Judge Louisa Abbot issued the order Wednesday. It allows businessman Greg Parker to continue his PumpPal discount gas advertising program while his case continues in court.
Parker is seeking a halt to rules in aimed at banning the display of reduced gasoline prices available through discount clubs.
Parker maintains in his lawsuit that state officials exceeded their power and violated his First Amendment right to truthfully advertise the discounted gas prices.
Parker and his corporation and partners operate 24 convenience stores in southeast Georgia and South Carolina.
Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com