Bulloch County to leave Confederate Statue at Courthouse

| August 5, 2015


STATESBORO — Leaders of a south Georgia county have decided to leave a statue of a Confederate soldier on the courthouse square, where it has been since 1909.

Tuesday the Bulloch County Commission voted unanimously to retain the statue.  That vote comes after some residents sought to have the statue removed from the square in Statesboro, the county seat.

The Statesboro Herald reports that the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy erected the statue over 100 years ago as a memorial to area soldiers who lost their lives in the War Between the States.

A Georgia Southern University political science major initiated a recent effort to have the statue removed, saying it is offensive and does not represent all of Bulloch County’s residents.

However, for now at least, the memorial will remain.

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