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CONFEDERATE MONUMENT FINDS HOME AFTER 104 YEARS
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CONFEDERATE MONUMENT FINDS HOME AFTER 104 YEARS

(MACON – Jan 2, 2015)   It was 1911 when a monument was to be placed in Twiggs County; a place of prominence had been decided upon – the grounds of the County Court House. As the story goes, there was a disagreement about placing it on the courthouse grounds. When the monument arrived by rail, in Jeffersonville, according to some of the local residents it did not belong on the grounds of the courthouse. After much refusal to place it […]

$1,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR GRAVE ROBBERS
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$1,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR GRAVE ROBBERS

(MACON – Jan 8, 2015)   Authorities are one step closer to finding those responsible for vandalizing and desecrating a grave in Crawford County, Georgia back in mid-December.  The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has helped to provide valuable information to authorities about the veteran who was buried in the grave and has also posted a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.  Sheriff Lewis Walker of Crawford County confirmed that the grave which […]

CONGRESSMAN PAUL BROUN TO SPEAK IN HONOUR OF CONFEDERATE HERO
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CONGRESSMAN PAUL BROUN TO SPEAK IN HONOUR OF CONFEDERATE HERO

(Atlanta – October 29, 2014) The Americus camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization will host an annual Memorial Service for Civil War Andersonville Prison Commandant Capt. Henry Wirz on Sunday Nov. 9. The musical group, “A Joyful Noise,” from Leesburg, will play and sing Southern Confederate songs and Gospel Hymns from 2 to 3PM followed by a formal memorial service. The public is invited to join the SCV and pay tribute to a Southern hero and martyr. […]

CYCLORAMA & THE BATTLE OF ATLANTA
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CYCLORAMA & THE BATTLE OF ATLANTA

(Atlanta – August 29, 2014)  This summer marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. Fifty years have passed since the War Between the States Centennial. Today, the South joins the nation in celebrating our Sesquicentennial — 150th Anniversary — of the war of “1861-1865” that some call the Second American Revolution. The South awaits you with Uncle Remus stories, Confederate flags waving, Southern Belle’s in hoop skirts and the band playing “Dixie.” Fried chicken, sweet potato pie, mint […]

THE REASON FOR NASCAR’S DEMISE
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THE REASON FOR NASCAR’S DEMISE

(Atlanta – September 4, 2014) It’s no secret that NASCAR attendance is dropping across the country, including here in Atlanta.  Perhaps there’s a reason. Early in 2013, NASCAR announced that it would no longer be publicly divulging attendance estimates of its races.  In Atlanta, we know that the size of crowds has been progressively getting smaller and smaller in recent years; and now it appears likely that NASCAR will cut back to a single major race in Atlanta each year, […]

A NEW GUARD STANDS AT THE MARIETTA CONFEDERATE CEMETERY
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A NEW GUARD STANDS AT THE MARIETTA CONFEDERATE CEMETERY

(Atlanta – October 13, 2014)  The Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans is honored to announce the unveiling of a new Bronze Soldier Confederate Monument at the Marietta Confederate Cemetery where over 3,000 Confederate soldiers rest in peace. Georgia Division Adjutant Tim Pilgrim, who is heading up the project, stated, “This was a project made possible by the joint cooperation of the Marietta Confederate Cemetery Foundation and the local Sons of Confederate camps in the area. Pilgrim indicated that most […]

Georgia Sons Approve Aggressive New Heritage Platform
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Georgia Sons Approve Aggressive New Heritage Platform

(Atlanta – June 30, 2014)   This month the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their 117th Annual Reunion in Columbus and approved the most aggressive heritage platform since the Georgia flag fight more than a decade ago.  Coming off several months of increases in membership and finances following the announcement of the Division’s new specialty license plate in Georgia which was featured on every major news outlet in the nation in February, the Sons had the largest attendance […]

Increase in New Tag Sales
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Increase in New Tag Sales

PRESS RELEASE         NEW SCV LICENSE PLATENUMBERS FINALLY RELEASED     (ATLANTA – April 16, 2014)  Just a little more than a week before Confederate Memorial Day is officially observed across the state, the Sons of Confederate Veterans have released the first update on the sale of their new specialty license plate in Georgia which prominently features the Confederate battle flag since it made national news in February. Media outlets across America carried the story in February concerning […]

Ga Division Announces Statewide Radio Campaign for 2014
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Ga Division Announces Statewide Radio Campaign for 2014

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS ANNOUNCE GEORGIA RADIO CAMPAIGN       (ATLANTA – March 27, 2014)  The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans announced today a statewide radio campaign for 2014 featuring 60 second radio commercials.  Each of the commercials highlights a different event or prominent person of the War for Southern Independence from the year 1864 as part of the ongoing Sesquicentennial commemoration of the War; and all of them tell the story from the Southern view, focusing […]

New Georgia License Plate Celebrates Southern Heritage
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New Georgia License Plate Celebrates Southern Heritage

NEW GEORGIA LICENSE PLATE CELEBRATES SOUTHERN HERITAGE  (ATLANTA – February 18, 2014)   As of February 1, 2014, the Sons of Confederate Veterans have a totally new Special License Plate available to all Georgians. The new design has already been approved and is now available as part of the state’s new format which allows for digital images for license plates instead of the traditional raised letter format. The new design of the SCV’s special license plate features a much more prominent […]