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Augusta Commission takes no action on Broad Street monument

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Updated 11:16 a.m. July 20 to correct reference to Newton County lawsuit

The Augusta Commission heard from a group of citizens who have banded together on social media to support leaving the Confederate monument on Broad Street in its place at a meeting of the full commission on July 19.

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  1. It’s a waste of money to move things to make someone feel good. I wish certain commissioners were as passionate about the waste of money as they are about an inanimate object that’s been there for almost 159 years…

  2. Russ Gambill made an excellent and compelling presentation to the Augusta Commission . As was revealed by the quotes from two of the Commissioners —- some of the elected officials have already closed their minds , even to such a compelling orator as Russ Gambill .
    I borrow some ideas and language from Sophia A Nelson ,a black woman who is a direct descendant of of African slaves .
    I don’t fear 150 year old statues of old dead white men.
    What I fear is the hatred we see in real time on social media and in our political rhetoric .
    A great nation does not hide its history. (George Bush)
    Let that sink in a minute .
    Remembering is powerful . Remembering forces us to become wiser .
    We do not learn when we run from our wrongs . We learn when we face them . Keep the statues where they are so that people can explain to their kids . Keep them so that we can have a constructive dialogue.

  3. OK, if the Civil War monument goes, then James Brown must be removed from Broad Street. He was a convicted drug addict and gun-wielding domestic abuser. The jackhammer cuts both ways if only feelings and emotions dictate your actions.

  4. One correction, my organization has not sued the commission yet. They have not decided on violating 50-3-1 by moving the monument, we are waiting on the Georgia Supreme Court to rule on a similar case.

  5. We appreciate The Augusta Press coverage from yesterday’s Commission Meeting, however we need to correct the lawsuit information. The appeal in front of the Georgia Supreme Court is from Covington/Newton County. Their commissioners have voted to remove their monument and the case has made it to the Georgia Supreme Court to determine whether groups have “standing” to sue for adverse actions that are in defiance of Georgia law 50-3-1. This appeal and subsequent opinion from the Court is extremely important to all of our efforts to protect our monuments.

    Currently Save The Monuments In Augusta do not have a suit pending because there as been no adverse action taken by anyone, however we are poised and ready to do so if it becomes necessary.
    We appreciate The Augusta Press coverage from yesterday’s Commission Meeting, however we need to correct the lawsuit information. The appeal in front of the Georgia Supreme Court is from Covington/Newton County. Their commissioners have voted to remove their monument and the case has made it to the Georgia Supreme Court to determine whether groups have “standing” to sue for adverse actions that are in defiance of Georgia law 50-3-1. This appeal and subsequent opinion from the Court is extremely important to all of our efforts to protect our monuments.

    Currently Save The Monuments In Augusta do not have a suit pending because there as been no adverse action taken by anyone, however we are poised and ready to do so if it becomes necessary.

    https://georgiarecorder.com/brief/georgia-supreme-court-hears-case-arguing-for-confederate-monument-protections/?fs=e&s=cl

  6. By the way, Thank you Scott Hudson for an honest, factual report on the Commission meeting regarding the Barry Benson “Confederate Memorial” on Broad Street. No rhetoric, just straight forward good journalism. Thank you.

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