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Commission postpones vote on ‘Freedom Bridge’



The Augusta Commission postponed voting Tuesday on whether to rename the Fifth Street Bridge the "Freedom Bridge" after a half-dozen opponents spoke of the need to preserve its designation as the Jefferson Davis Memorial Bridge.

The speakers offered various reasons for not removing brass plaques...

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  1. And my ancestors cry out to me “LEAVE THE MARKER ALONE” as we “DID NOT DIE IN VAIN”!!! Will the people EVER accept the fact that their on kind are the ones who started slavery? Hell no, cause then they wouldn’t have anything to whine about.

  2. Regarding the Jefferson Davis Memorial Bridge,,, who remembers the ‘JAY-WALKING’ segments on the Jay Leno show ? Half the people, when shown pictures and questioned about people IN CURRENT EVENTS, had no clue who Leno was showing them. And i am talking befuddled responses. I bet half the people in this area, if asked who Jefferson Davis is would think he was Hardie Davis’s brother. Changing the name is not going to produce 1 more Rhodes Scholar, brain surgeon, or prevent another shooting or car-jacking.
    For God’s sake drop this assinine issue and address things that matter in this county.

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