'Go to Church or the Devil Will Get You' sign returns to I-65

'Go to Church or the Devil Will Get You' sign returns to I-65
The new sign (Source: WSFA 12 News)
The old sign was knocked down during a severe storm (Source: WSFA 12 News)
The old sign was knocked down during a severe storm (Source: WSFA 12 News)

CHILTON CO., AL (WSFA) - The infamous "Go to Church or the Devil Will Get You" sign is back in place along I-65 North near the Autauga and Chilton County line. A thunderstorm ripped down the billboard more than a year ago.

The sign sits on land owned by the Newell Family, who operates W. S. Newell Construction Company, near a watermill that's just yards from the interstate.

"It was always a conversation starter in the car," said Hope Dean, granddaughter of the late Billy Newell, who founded the company and originally erected the sign in 1988.

The new sign is now on a new, reinforced structure in hopes it will be in place for many years down the road.

"We just thought it was something my grandad would have wanted," Dean said.

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