Ten Commandments Request WithdrawnMar 28th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Front Page
Five days after a Ten Commandments monument was approved to be placed on the courthouse lawn, the group making the request asked that the issue be removed from a meeting scheduled for Monday evening, March 25, and revisited at a later date.
Apparently, Tom Reeves, attorney for the Board of County Commissioners, had contacted the Liberty Counsel and asked if they would represent the county in case a lawsuit was filed. He was informed that, because of the way the matter had been handled without a plan where exactly the monument would be placed and how to deal with future requests, that Liberty would not represent the county.
The letter requesting the matter be withdrawn from consideration at the March 25 meeting was presented to the board by former County Judge Wetzel Blair, who had presented an appeal to the board to approve the measure at their Wednesday, March 20, meeting.