Friday, January 16, 2009

Confederate history month pushed for Georgia

ATLANTA — Some Georgia lawmakers want to designate April as Confederate Heritage and History month.

Legislation was introduced in Georgia’s House and Senate on Friday that would celebrate the Confederate States of America. Under the bill, governments, schools, businesses and Georgia citizens would be encouraged to participate in programs throughout the month.

The legislation was sponsored by Sen. John Bulloch, a Republican from Ochlocknee, and Rep. Alan Powell, a Democrat from Hartwell.

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