State Bill Could Affect Forrest Statue Future Here

The Tennessee House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that would prohibit the removal of markers honoring military conflicts in the state, a move that might affect the future of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park.On a vote of 71 to 23, House members passed the Tennessee Heritage Act of 2016, which completely replaces the Tennessee Heritage Act of 2013. The bill says “no statue, monument, memorial, nameplate, or plaque which has been erected for, or named or...

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