Removal of Confederate monument at Harrison County Courthouse denied
Due to the lack of majority vote, the request to remove the Confederate monument outside the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport was denied.
The vote took place at the Harrison County Board of Supervisors meeting earlier this morning as District 4 Supervisor Kent Jones brought up his reasons for the removal request.
It was a 2-2 split for those for and against removing the Confederate monument that’s been in front of the county courthouse since 1911 and has been a hot topic over the past year.
Some locals feel even with the failed request today, due to the new flag among other things, there’s still hope for change in the state of Mississippi. Jeffrey Hulum III is for the removal of the Confederate Monument. He said, “A lot of them followed their constituents, but it went to a vote. So, when something goes to a vote, that lets us know that change is on the horizon, that change is going to come. We just have to keep working on it and keep addressing it in the right manner and the right decision will go forward.”
District Five Supervisor Connie Rockco did not attend Monday’s meeting due to an illness unrelated to COVID-19.