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Confederate Monument rededicated at Franklin County Courthouse

The monument was destroyed in 2007 when a car slammed into it

August 07, 2010|Matthew Moran | Web Staff
News7 Reporter Natasha Ryan

ROCKY MOUNT, Va — A confederate monument destroyed last year at the Franklin County Courthouse has been re-dedicated.

A ceremony was held outside the courthouse in Rocky Mount Saturday. 

The monument was destroyed in June of 2007 when John Ozmore, Jr. crashed into the base. Ozmore was charged initally with DUI, but the charge was reduced to reckless driving.

The monument was originally dedicated in the early 1900s as a tribute to confederate soliders in Franklin County.

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