Commandments Monument Begins National Tour - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

July 31, 11:45 p.m.

Commandments Monument Begins National Tour

Moore's Ten Commandments Monument Moore's Ten Commandments Monument
  • More newsMore>>

  • House leaders abandon border bill

    House leaders abandon border bill

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:33:23 GMT
    A divided House of Representatives is moving forward on a bill to address the immigration crisis on the southern border after GOP leaders made concessions to win conservative support.More >>
    Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they...More >>
  • Aviation company departs, new business sought at South AL Regional Airport

    Aviation company departs, new business sought at South AL Regional Airport

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:09:48 GMT
    An aviation company in Covington County that had hoped to bring high-paying jobs to the area has decided to pull out of South Alabama. Now, county and city officials in Opp and Andalusia are on the huntMore >>
    An aviation company in Covington County that had hoped to bring high-paying jobs to the area has decided to pull out of South Alabama. Now, county and city officials in Opp and Andalusia are on the hunt for a new prospect.More >>
  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:04:37 GMT
    An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.More >>
    Two weeks after a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an international team of investigators Thursday reached a wreckage site in eastern Ukraine that remains bitterly contested between government forces and...More >>

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's Ten Commandments monument is on tour and made its first stop in the Tennessee town where teaching evolution was put on trial almost 80 years ago.

Moore lost his job as Alabama's chief justice for defying a federal court order to remove the monument from the judicial building lobby in Montgomery.

About 75 people turned out Saturday in Dayton, Tennessee, to see the 53-hundred pound granite monument displayed on a flatbed truck outside the Rhea County courthouse. It's the same courthouse where the Scopes Monkey Trial was held in 1925.

The monument was taken to a high school stadium for a rally that attracted about 75 people, and then to nearby Dunlap. Stops are planned in the coming week in Tennessee and the tour is then going to Mississippi.

Organizer Jim Cabaniss says it will be taken to Washington on October 22nd for an America For Jesus rally.

Alabama Associated Press

Powered by WorldNow