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Columbia County Commission votes to deed Olustee Park to Lake City, a confederate monument along with it

Published: Apr. 16, 2021 at 12:55 AM EDT
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LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCJB) -The Columbia County Commission has voted to give a park containing a controversial confederate monument to Lake City.

In 2020, the Lake City Council voted to have the monument moved from Olustee Park in downtown. In the process, city officials learned the county technically still owned the park.

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Four commissioners voted to deed the park to the city with the stipulation that the monument not be destroyed. Tim Murphy voted against it because he wants the monument to stay where it is.

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