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Confederate monument relocated and dedicated

Sunday afternoon, dozens celebrated the relocation and dedication of the Twiggs County Confederate Monument.

Many people there said the courthouse lawn should have been its original location.

"We've been trying a long time, and today is a great day for us," said Alan Richards, who portrayed a confederate soldier at the ceremony.

The monument was located across the street until last December. Daughters of the Confederacy hosted the ceremony which included pledges, wreath presentations and music. Judy Smith, who was a driving force behind the relocation, says they had to get commissioners' approval for the monument to make its way down.

"We worked really hard for it to get to a public place so it can be honored like it should be," Smith said.

She said the relocation efforts has taken 14 years. It was originally built in 1911.


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