Lawsuit Over Confederate Memorial Site in Selma Moves Forward

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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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