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2020

Lake Board of County Commissioners Reject Confederate Statue

Resident Fights to keep Confederate Statue out of Community – CNN (Video)

Resident Fights to keep Confederate Statue out of Community – CNN (Text and Video)

Lake To Ask State to Find more ‘Appropriate Place’ for Confederate Statue – Orlando Sentinel

Our Comment On Commissioners Actions: This is very encouraging news. We thank the 4 commissioners that voiced support for this resolution and we look forward to the meeting where the vote occurs.  We also thank all of the Lake County Citizens that added their voices to the conversation. It was a team effort across the entire county.

Reverse Lake County’s Shady Confederate Statue Decision – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Pastor Watkins June 11, 2020 – WFLT – Channel 9 – Orlando ABC

Editorial Opinion – Orlando Sentinel

Push to Stop Statue – FOX News35 Orlando

The Statue Saga Continues Leesburg Daily Commercial

WFTV Story  – WFTV -Channel 9 -Orlando

Statue Protesters File Sunshine Suit Against Lake Commission – Leesburg Daily Commercial

Lawsuit seeks to void Lake County Commission’s vote – 90.7 FM WMFE Orlando

Lawsuit Filed Against County Commissioners THERE IS AN ERROR IN THIS COVERAGE. LCVOR DOES NOT WISH TO PREVENT THE STATUE FROM COMING TO FLORIDA.  HOWEVER, WE DO NOT BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE IN LAKE COUNTY.  WE HAVE PROPOSED LOGICAL ALTERNATIVE LOCATIONS WITHIN FLORIDA – FOX News35 Orlando

Former County Commissioner Conner – Campione Kept Statue Relocation Secret DAILY COMMERCIAL

Law Doesn’t Require Confederate Statue to be in a Museum – Daily Commercial

US Marines Remove Confederate Paraphernalia  – NEWSWEEK

2019Not Here!

Politicians Don’t Want Statue in Lake County – HISTORIC CITY NEWS

Campione Responsible for Racial Divide – ORLANDO SENTINEL

Opinion: What Leslie Campione Should be Sorry AboutORLANDO SENTINEL

Emotional MeetingTAMPA BAY TIMES

Locals to Florida Confederate General Statue: Get outTAMPA BAY TIMES

Protest Move of Confederate StatueTHE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE

Planned ProtestWESH2

Rep. Thompson Urges Statue Be Placed at BattlefieldFLORIDA COURIER

I Don’t See How Anything Good Comes Out of ThisEAGLE ADVOCACY

What’s next in Lake County SagaDAILY COMMERCIAL

Shameful DecisionORLANDO SENTINEL

…there is no guarantee that moving the statue into the courthouse will not damage the historic building’s tile floors, which were described as “irreplaceable.” – AJC ATLANTA

Sunday, August 18, 2019 Orlando Sentinel | A23 Opinions:

Francisco GonzalezFrancisco Gonzalez, philanthropy director, National Review Institute. I’m not one to call for tearing down statues of imperfect people. However, I’m happy the Florida legislature replaced the statue of Confederate general Edmund Kirby in the U.S. Capitol’s statuary hall. A controversy has now arisen since taxpayer-supported Lake County Historical Museum wants to house the statue there. I applaud the idea by state Rep. Geraldine Thompson to instead move the statue to the Olustee Battlefield in North Florida, which would provide an excellent opportunity to teach CivilWar history and answer the questions about Gen. Smith and the reasons Florida joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.

2018

Curator Plans to Advance Plan Despite Public OutcrySUN SENTINEL

They were against it before they were for it. – THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Lake > Hate

2017

Sabatini Draws Fire Over Confederate State RemarksDAILY COMMERCIAL

Looking for Home For Confederate StatueDAILY COMMERCIAL

Senator Baxley Pro-Confederate EventMIAMI NEW TIMES

Two Officials Team Up to Bring Statue to Lake County – MYNEWS13