14 September 2020

Update on the Covington Confederate Memorial, 9/14/20: Injunction to Halt Removal Denied - "Court is Deprived of Jurisdiction"; Appeal Likely

Apparently Superior Court Judge John Ott found that his court was lacking in jurisdiction & denied injunctive relief to two parties today, Monday September 14, here in Covington, GA, ruling in favor of the Newton Co., GA, Board of Commissioners, a political body desiring to have the Confederate Memorial on the Covington Square removed. 

Originally, Newton Co. said they would take no action for at least 30 days as an appeal will most likely be filed; however, as of approx 7:30 tonight, the county has purportedly seemed to changed their tone. 

Might an attempt at a quick removal of the statue be imminent? Is it possible this could go all the way to the GA Supreme Court? 

Questions Abound! 

The Story is very much DEVELOPING...