Lawsuit Over Confederate Memorial Site in Selma Moves Forward


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  A federal judge has ordered a settlement conference in a lawsuit over construction at a confederate memorial site in Selma.

The conference has been set for November 8th -- in an effort to settle the issue before it goes to trial. KTK Mining is suing the city of Selma for revoking their building permit without a hearing.

The company was working on a project that was supposed to make the Memorial to the Confederate Dead wheel chair accessible -- and improve security around a monument to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

The city stopped construction of the project after a group opposed to the Forrest monument began protesting.

If a settlement cannot be reached -- a trial has been set to begin in February.

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Shannon Fontaine said on Tuesday, Oct 22 at 2:46 PM

WHy can't Selma accept both , Its role as an economic engine for the South during the war and its place in the civil rights struggle. The last Battle of Forrest's Cavalry, and the battles for civil rights Tourist come to see both, and bring dollars with them.

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Billy Bearden said on Wednesday, Oct 16 at 4:55 PM

Rose Sanders, Hank Sanders, Malika Sanders = the economic demise of Selma, thanks to their brand of domestic terrorism. Simple thugs is all they are, sucking money from Alabama taxpayers.

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