Lawsuit Over Confederate Memorial Site in Selma Moves Forward
By George McDonald
From the West Alabama Newsroom– A federal judge has ordered a settlement conference in a lawsuit over construction at a confederate memorial site in Selma.
The conference has been set for November 8th — in an effort to settle the issue before it goes to trial. KTK Mining is suing the city of Selma for revoking their building permit without a hearing.
The company was working on a project that was supposed to make the Memorial to the Confederate Dead wheel chair accessible — and improve security around a monument to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
The city stopped construction of the project after a group opposed to the Forrest monument began protesting.
If a settlement cannot be reached — a trial has been set to begin in February.