Brunswick to remove Confederate monument from park
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Leaders of a Georgia city have voted to remove a Confederate monument from a park where it has stood since 1902. Commissioners in the port city of Brunswick voted 4-1 to take the monument out of Hanover Square. Officials had debated what to do about the monument since July. Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey says the monument will initially be moved into storage. The city hasn’t found a new home for it, but the mayor says perhaps a museum might be willing to take it.
Crews begin work to move Confederate monument in St. Augustine
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. Crews in St. Augustine have removed the top pillar that sat on the oldest Confederate memorial in Florida. Commissioners in St. Augustine voted 3-2 earlier this month to relocate the monument to the Trout Creek Fish Camp. City Manager John Regan had reviewed proposals to relocate the monument and recommended the site at the fish camp, which was offered by the propertys owner, Randy Ringhaver. On Monday, a statue of Confederate Gen. William Loring that was located feet away was removed. The University of Florida, which owns the property where the Loring monument stood, relocated the statue to a private property.