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Selma Sued Over Work at Confederate Monument

The vote ends a lawsuit that Virginia-based KTK Mining filed against the city after leaders revoked a building permit for a memorial to confederate general and former Ku Klux Klan member Nathan Bedford Forrest.
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The vote ends a lawsuit that Virginia-based KTK Mining filed against the city after leaders revoked a building permit for a memorial to confederate general and former Ku Klux Klan member Nathan Bedford Forrest.

(Information in the following story is from: Times Journal, http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/ )

A Virginia company is suing the city of Selma and its police chief over the stoppage of work on a Confederate memorial in a Selma cemetery.

The Selma Times-Journal reports that the federal court suit was filed by KTK Mining of Richmond. The company says it got the necessary permits to do the work on the monument honoring Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, but the city suspended the building permit in September when the project drew protests. The company's suit says the suspension was done without prior notice to KTK Mining.

The city has filed a response saying its actions were reasonable and it has legal immunity.

KTK Mining has also filed claims with the city of Selma, seeking a total of $600,000.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

 

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