DeKalb effort to relocate Confederate monument generates no interest


DeKalb County hasn’t received any proposals for relocating a Confederate monument located at the old county courthouse.

As a result, the deadline for submissions was extended 30 days. Zachary Williams, the county’s chief operating officer, said outreach efforts like newspaper ads are being planned in hopes of creating leads. 

DeKalb’s Board of Commissioners approved a plan in January to allow a private entity like a museum or nonprofit to relocate the monument. Interested groups must agree to keep the monument on public display and provide contextual information that explains its place in history.

Commissioners have not said what they will do if no proposals are received.

Anyone interested in submitting a plan can visit the DeKalb County website.

MYAJC.COM: REAL JOURNALISM. REAL LOCAL IMPACT.

The AJC's Tia Mitchell keeps you updated on the latest happenings in DeKalb County government and politics. You'll find more on myAJC.com, including these stories:

Never miss a minute of what's happening in DeKalb politics. Subscribe to myAJC.com.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Part of Atlanta’s Memorial Drive closing for emergency repair to hole
Part of Atlanta’s Memorial Drive closing for emergency repair to hole

A busy block of Memorial Drive, located on the stretch between Oakland Cemetery and the restaurant Home Grown, will close due to an emergency repair on a sewer line. Memorial Drive will be closed between Pearl Street and Chester Avenue in southeast Atlanta beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday. It will remain closed 24-hours a day until the repair is complete...
UPDATE: GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Atlanta; man in custody 
UPDATE: GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Atlanta; man in custody 

A man is in custody after shots were fired during a pursuit involving Atlanta police near Old Hapeville Road, Officer Stephanie Brown confirmed.  Details about what led to the pursuit and who fired shots were not released. No officers were injured.  The GBI is investigating the incident, spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.  RELATED: Suspect...
Atlanta police: Pay raise won’t help us recruit
Atlanta police: Pay raise won’t help us recruit

Atlanta police and firefighters say a pay increase approved by the City Council won’t do enough to replenish their thinning ranks. “Although it’s a good gesture, it’s not going to stop the problems we have,” Atlanta Police Department Union Representative Ken Allen told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. Trying...
Power outage reported along U.S. 29 in Gwinnett
Power outage reported along U.S. 29 in Gwinnett

The city of Lilburn is experiencing a power outage along U.S. 29, Lilburn police said. READ | Man charged in Gwinnett cold case killing 2 years after bones found Residences, businesses and traffic lights have been affected, according to police. Lights that were still out as of 4:18 p.m. include Indian Trail Lilburn Road, Beaver Ruin Road, Postal...
Metro Atlanta students get scholarship help
Metro Atlanta students get scholarship help

Comcast NBCUniversal awarded nearly $60,000 in scholarships to 54 metro Atlanta students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Each student will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. “I am very proud of these bright, focused...
More Stories