Around the South for Apr. 26: LA, SC & VA


Louisiana: New Orleans begins removing Confederate-era monuments. Moving in the dead of night, workers dismantled the Liberty Place monument commemorating the efforts to remove a Reconstruction government in the city. The city will also remove monuments to Robert E. Lee, P. G. T. Beauregard and Jefferson Davis in the near future ……. South Carolina: Few blasts foes for opposing Confederate symbols. Sheri Few, a Republican candidate for the open congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney (R) who resigned to head the Office of Management and Budget, has aired television ads attacking her primary opponents who voted to remove the Confederate flag from the state house grounds. She called out two of her foes, Tommy Pope and Ralph Norman for starting “a war on our history. Now they’re renaming streets and colleges and destroying monuments to Confederate soldiers.” ……. Virginia: Stewart loses backers after defending Confederate memorials. Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince WilliamCounty board of supervisors, lost the backing of county Sheriff Glendell Hill after Stewart began to defend Confederate symbols, attending a Confederate-themed ball. “All that Confederate stuff – I don’t think that’s really necessary for a person that running for public office,” Hill told the Washington Post …….