New Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument Coming to Selma
A group is working to replace the stolen bust of Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest at a Selma cemetery.
The "Friends of Forrest" is making the monument dedicated to Forrest bigger and better than ever.
The group is laying concrete for a new foundation and have re-poured the bust. They plan to enclose the monument in a wrought iron gate, add night lighting and security cameras.
The original bust was stolen back in March from the Old Live Oak Cemetery.
The group says the project will be complete in about two months at a cost of about $50,000.