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Should Statesboro Confederate monument go?
Petition to remove memorial stirs debate
For 106 years, the Confederate soldier made of marble has stood, looking out from the Bulloch County Courthouse grounds, his rifle resting vertical in front of him. In the wake of the June 17 mass murder of nine people at a black church in Charleston, SC, a Georgia Southern University student is mounting an online petition to have the monument removed to another location. The Sons of Confederate Veterans, meanwhile, is countering with an in-person petition drive to keep the monument where it is.
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