MCDONOUGH — The Confederate monument on the McDonough Square will not come down tonight.

According to Melissa Robinson, Henry County public information director, the county has not yet signed a contract for the work.

Last week, the Henry County Purchasing Department posted a request for price quotation to remove the statue on July 27 at 10 p.m. The original deadline for companies to submit a quote was July 23, but was later extended to July 24.

It’s unknown when the county plans to sign a contract or when the statue will be removed.

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Robin Bird

We are moving closer and closer to a socialist government it is true that much of our past is not pretty. in order for us to learn we must keep our history we must honor those that has made history in the past good and bad.

where we do not continue to make the same mistakes over and over again we must keep our history we must teach our young people where we can do not continue to make the same mistakes. And then only thing that we truly and justice for the Great civil right leaders of the past they fought in the for justice but they did not burn kill and destroy to prove their points they are men that truly can be honored and should be honored.


Removal of historical artifacts are being sought by INTOLERANT AUTHORITARIANS! So what is next, defunding, “redirecting funds” or abolishing Law Enforcement? Are we going to stand by and watch these Intolerants destroy our Liberty and freedom for ALL?

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