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Lowndes County to pay fine for Confederate statue removal

Lowndes County Courthouse
Lowndes County Courthouse
Updated: Oct. 2, 2020 at 3:18 PM CDT
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HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (WSFA) - The Confederate statue that stood outside the Lowndes County Commission is gone. Now the county has opted to pay a fine for it.

The Lowndes County Commission voted to remove the 80-year-old statue on June 28.

Mike Lewis, spokesman for the Alabama attorney general’s office, said they determined that the removal violated the Memorial Preservation Act.

The attorney general’s office states that Lowndes County has agreed to pay a $25,000 civil penalty without a court order.

The Lowndes Signal reports that a couple has donated the $25,000 to cover the fine.

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