"President Obama" doll hangs from rope in Plains

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PLAINS, GA (WTVM) - There is controversy in Plains, Georgia over a doll of President Barack Obama hanging from a downtown building with a rope around its neck.

The doll was found in front of the iconic sign with president Jimmy Carter's name on Main Street.

Witnesses say a sign hanging with the doll had President Obama's name on it.

A few people saw the effigy before it was taken down.

"It's wrong with what they did to Obama but I'm not shocked by it.  It's a nice place to live but some people still out there don't like it," Plains resident Trevor Sims said.

Store owners say this shines a bad light on the home of the 39th President.

Both the Plains Police Department and the Sumter County Sheriff's Office were notified.

The Secret Service is handling the situation.

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