published Monday, August 13th, 2012

Road work set in Georgia counties and other news from around the Chattanooga area

Road work set in Georgia counties

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be doing asphalt repairs today through Thursday in Bartow, Chattooga and Murray counties, according to a news release.

Crews will working on State Route 61 in Bartow, routes 225 and 282 in Murray and routes 1, 100 and 114 in Chattooga.

Work will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Motorists are asked to be on the lookout for work crews and drive with extra caution.


Police seeking suspect in slaying

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Murfreesboro police are looking for a man suspected of fatally shooting one person and wounding another.

Police spokesman Kyle Evans told The Daily News Journal that the shooting took place about 4 a.m. Sunday.

Evans said 21-year-old Domynik Green is a suspect in the shooting of Terrelle Shannon, also 21, during an argument.

Also shot during the altercation was Elizabeth Wright. Police said her injuries were minor and she was treated and released.

Green is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and felon in possession of a weapon.


Forrest monument sparks dispute

SELMA, Ala. — A new monument being built to honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is stirring up controversy in Selma.

Todd Kiscaden with Friends of Forrest told WAKA-TV the group decided to make improvements to the monument after a bust of Forrest disappeared from the monument in March.

State Sen. Hank Sanders, a Democrat from Selma, said Forrest was the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and he wants construction stopped.

But Kiscaden said Forrest was a Confederate hero who led the efforts to defend Selma against Union troops during the Civil War and should be honored.

The theft of the bust earlier this year wasn't the first time the monument has been damaged. It was vandalized soon after it was dedicated in October 2000.


Public history program offered

FLORENCE, Ala. — The University of North Alabama for the first time this fall is offering a master's degree program to train preservationists and archivists.

The TimesDaily reports that the public history program is only the second in the state, with the only other one at Auburn University.

Carolyn Barske, a historian who has joined the UNA faculty, said the program will train public historians who can then oversee historical preservation through museum and archival work. The program will also teach public historians how use film to preserve oral histories and document history.

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