The Superior Court of Randolph County Issues a Consent Order to halt any further efforts to remove the Randolph County Confederate monument by the City of Cuthbert.
On February 11, 2021, Judge Howard McClain issued a Consent Order to halt any further efforts to remove the Randolph County Confederate Veterans monument by the City of Cuthbert. This Consent Order was agreed on by the Georgia Division, Sons of Confederates, and the City of Cuthbert Commissioners. Both parties agreed to wait until the Newton County lawsuit has been ruled on by the Georgia Court of Appeals.
If the Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans reserves the right to renew the Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in the event they receive notice from the City of Cuthbert of their intent to proceed with the relocation of the Monument.
The Monument honoring the Confederate veterans is located in the Cuthbeth Town Square and was erected in 1896 to commemorate the Confederate dead. On top of the Monument is a soldier standing at rest with his hand over his brow as if he was looking in the distance for his fallen Brothern. On the base of the Monument is inscribed:
OUR CONFEDERATE DEAD
1861 TO 1865
THEY STRUGGLED FOR
AS ESTABLISHED BY OUR FATHERS
AND THOUGH DEFEATED, THEY LEFT
TO POSTERITY A RECORD OF HONOR
AND GLORY MORE VALUABLE THAN
POWER OR RICHES.
For further information contact:
Martin K. O’Toole
Spokesman, Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.