SCV seeks to put monument at Main Street roundabout

July 6, 2011

John Oxford
The Moultrie Observer

MOULTRIE — A local leader of the Sons of Confederate Veterans came before the Moultrie City Council Tuesday to request a memorial be placed at a proposed intersection.

Jack Bridwell, quartermaster of the John K. McNeill Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, proposed putting a memorial up to remember the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States. The monument would be placed at the proposed roundabout intersection where Sylvester Highway, North Main Street and First Street Northeast meet.

Bridwell said he was coming before the council to put the nine-foot monument at the next proposed roundabout. The Sons of Confederate Veterans have already arranged for the monument to be built, paid for and placed, so it would cost the city nothing.

Moultrie Mayor William McIntosh told Bridwell the proposal would go to the council’s Property Planning and Growth Committee for consideration. An answer for the request, however, may take some time to be made.

City Manager Mike Scott said the roundabout intersection is only in the planning phases as a project of the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT). The city was also checking into whether the DOT allows monuments such as the one being proposed to be placed at roundabout intersection. There is currently no projected date for the project to begin.

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