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Harrison County Commission holding meeting Wednesday about Jackson statue

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The Harrison County Commission will again hear from the public about the statute of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.

The commission at its June 17 meeting rejected a resolution to have the statue in front of the Clarksburg courthouse returned to the Daughters of the Confederacy. The vote came after members of the public were allowed to voice their thoughts on a possible removal.

Governments across the country are facing pressure to remove monuments honoring the Confederacy in light of protests over racial justice.

Commission president Ron Watson, who voted against the motion, said it is important for the public to voice their concerns.

“Everybody doesn’t view it as a racist type of situation,” he said. “A lot of people see history, but a lot of people do view it as racism.”

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Harrison County Courthouse.

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