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North Augusta offers new home for Confederate plaques

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Two plaques honoring Jefferson Davis on an Augusta bridge could go to a North Augusta museum if litigation doesn't block their removal.

Milledge Murray, a member of the Heritage Committee of the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, asked the Augusta Commission to donate the plaques to the ...

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8 COMMENTS

  1. The Commission will go into ‘Legal’ away from the public eye to discuss removing the Plaques to see if that will keep them out of a lawsuit based on removing any Confederate monuments. ‘Legal’ – which should be ILLEGAL is where all the deals are cut and the free money handed out for lawsuits against the City. In the lase couple of years ‘Legal’ is where the ‘behind closed doors’ business is conducted, the business the Commission wants to keep secret and where who will vote for what and other decisions are made.

  2. Hopefully the CITY will give them to North Augusta before there are ‘misplaced’ or destroyed by the buffoons that are removing them from their present mountings. The local commissioners (with the exception of 2 i believe) don’t want them on the existing structure but apparently don’t want to give them to SC either.
    BTW, how is that repair of the areas of paint coming up from the bridge after only 2 months going ? Have they decided on which consulting company is going to help make that decision.

  3. Will someone one day dismissively refer to Augusta’s Vietnam War memorial as less significant because it was erected “decades after the war”? After all, it was dedicated 46 years after the end of the war.

  4. The Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans files a lawsuit against the City of Augusta and its City Commissioners Individually for voting to illegally rename the Jefferson Davis Memorial Bridge and to remove the bridge’s memorial plaques.
    Press Release, December 4, 2022:

    The Georgia Supreme Court, an excellent opinion issued on October 25, 2022, validated the right of citizens and organizations to bring suit against law-breaking government agencies.

    On November 15, 2022, the Augusta-Richmond County Board of Commissioners voted 7-2 to ignore the Monument Protection Act (O.C.G.A. §50-3-1) as the first step of instituting a purge of traditional American and Confederate monuments in Richmond County.

    Their first course of action is to rename the Jefferson Davis Memorial Bridge that spans the Savannah River and remove the commemorative plaques at each end of the bridge along with the marble monument in the center of the bridge.

    On December 2, 2022, citizens of Richmond County and the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) filed suit in the Superior Court of Richmond County demanding that the law be obeyed.

    This is the first suit filed since the Supreme Court decision and should set the course for all future litigation against other government agencies who think they can flout the law in pandering to the woke mobs demanding censorship and purges.

    The law calls for the attorneys’ fees and expenses to be paid by the Augusta-Richmond County government should the suit be successful. It also allows for punitive or exemplary damages to be awarded to deter future lawless conduct.

    The behavior of the Commission in voting in the face of the Supreme Court decision and the clear letter of the law is clearly conduct that would call for punitive damages.

    A copy of the petition as filed is attached.

    For further information contact:
    
    Martin K. O’Toole
    Spokesman, Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans
    GASCVPR@gmail.com
    Cell: 678/232-8638

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