Committee will help determine future of Oxford’s confederate statue

The supervisors held a public hearing during their September meeting where they allowed four people – two who were in favor of moving the statue and two who were against it – to speak to the board.

Last month, the board requested an opinion from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s office asking whether the board has the authority to move the statue from its current location. The official opinion sent to the board by Deputy Attorney General Mike Lanford said the statue can be moved; however, it must stay on public, county-owned property.

The statue of the Confederate soldier was constructed in 1907 in honor of those who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

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