Confederate Monument Contractor Suing City of Selma

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By George McDonald

The contractor for a construction project at a confederate memorial site in Selma is suing the city for close to a million dollars.

City Council President Cecil Williamson says the contractor is suing over a forced work stoppage at the site - and the suspension of their building permit without a hearing.

"The city made a representation that he could do the work, he invested time, money, energy, planning and now the city has stopped that without any compensation," said City Council President Cecil Williamson.

The project was supposed to make the Memorial to the Confederate Dead at Old Live Oak Cemetery wheel chair accessible - and make the monument to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest more secure.

"We need monuments to people who are trying to build this country not monuments to people who were the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan," said Selma State Senator Hank Sanders.

Construction to make improvements at the site and make it more secure started after a bust of Forrest was stolen back in March.

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Confederate Mike said on Thursday, Oct 25 at 8:17 AM

Bravo !!! Take them to the cleaners Mr. Contractor. Mr. Sanders, go read a few books ! You ignorant and uneducated fool. Deo Vindice, Confederate Mike.

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Jimmy L. Shirley Jr. said on Thursday, Oct 25 at 1:47 PM

I hope he gets what he wants. The slanderous/libelous misrepresentation of Forrest by members of the tanned klan(naacp) is no different than the misrepresentation of the Jews by adolph hitler. The right thing to do is to finish the project as planned, now force the city to assure its protection under threat of criminal charges, and double up the payment of the contractor.

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Billy Bearden said on Thursday, Oct 25 at 2:03 PM

The Sanders Klan - Daddy Hank, Mama Rose, and baby Malika, all have ZERO CLUE as to REAL historical facts, and ONLY care about themselves and their hatred and racism. SHAME on the TanKlan Sanders kooks. Glad to see that Selma will have to pay $1,000,000.00 for enabling such vile thuggery as the Sanders represent! Shame on the Sanders TanKlanners!!!

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Billy Bearden said on Thursday, Oct 25 at 2:13 PM

Rose Sanders is a out and out Domestic Terrorist!

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Billy E. Price said on Thursday, Oct 25 at 2:47 PM

If the Justice Deparment wasn`t such two faced hypocrites they would get the Sanders & their Black Nazi`s for denying everyone else the same constitutional righs that they claim for themselves.

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Bubba Ben said on Thursday, Oct 25 at 4:56 PM

The Sanders clan has terrorized Selma long enough. Maybe Pat Godwin will join the suit and ask for civil damages.

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Melinda Anderson said on Thursday, Oct 25 at 5:55 PM

Like Mama always said, "Be careful what you wish for"...for you may not like the outcome it brings!

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Lady Val said on Friday, Oct 26 at 8:11 AM

Whatever happened to the "will of the majority" concept of government? If a small group of people don't want something that a larger group does, they have no right to simply try to prevent it by force, the "race card' notwithstanding. We make decisions in this country based upon the public will, not upon a politically correct agenda which thwarts the public will.

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Pat Hines said on Friday, Oct 26 at 10:05 AM

Good, I hope the contractor breaks these political criminals of sucking eggs. On the other hand, this episode is generating a lot of pro-white activity these days, so perhaps you anti-whites should keep on keeping on.

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Clayton Mosby said on Friday, Oct 26 at 7:25 PM

I guess it's OK for one side to show respect but not another without being labled a racist!

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Asa Travis said on Saturday, Oct 27 at 8:28 PM

1st Amendment Sanders, look it up, it's right at the top, should not be too hard to find; oh, and while you are doing your research, read up on General Forrest as well,... it always looks better on your resume' if you appear educated.

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