Ex-mayor erects statue of himself at Michigan home
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November 02, 2012 12:00 PM | 548 views | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The former mayor of Flint, Mich., who resigned in 2009 while facing a recall has erected a bronze statue of himself outside the gated entrance to his home.

The Flint Journal reports that the statue of Don Williamson in Genesee County’s Davison Township, near Flint, is surrounded by six bronze lions.

On the base of the statue are the words: "The Colonel’s Inc. Founded by Donald J. Williamson May 10, 1984. His motto ‘Success is the best revenge.’"

Williamson says the statue was made 20 years ago and was originally displayed at The Colonel’s Inc., the auto parts firm where he made his fortune.

Williamson says the lions were imported by his wife. Of the lion statues, he joked: "Careful, one of them is alive."

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Integrity Resident
February 09, 2013
With regards to the City of Austell. Has any of your reporters considered looking into the Mayor's lack of vision for the City and allows a $250 statue to be built of himself. He did allow it and it is not true he knew nothing about its construction. Code enforcement lacking in Austell. Ask around...you might find some sneaky things with current mayor.
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