Late Tuesday, a Bulloch County commission meeting was held to discuss the fate of the Confederate statue that stands in the square at the Bulloch County courthouse. Many residents attended so they could voice their opinions and to listen to others.
A Georgia Southern University student, James Woodall, started an online petition last month to have the statue removed. He says he believes the statue represents slavery and racial injustice.
Other residents have stated that they do not see the statue that way. To them, the statue represents history and heritage. It was erected in 1909 to honor the men who fought and died for the confederacy. There have also been petitions started to keep the statue in the courthouse square.
No decision was made at the meeting. The board listened to both sides and said they will put together a group to decide the best action to take.
Click the view the petition – Let’s save the Confederate statue on the lawn of the Bulloch County Courthouse. It will not, and should not be removed.
Click to view the petition – Keep Confederate Soldier Statue on Bulloch Co Courthouse Lawn.
Click to view the petition – To remove the statue of the Confederate soldier on the lawn of the Bulloch County Courthouse.
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