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Alabama mayor wants Confederate statues New Orleans removed

Posted 3:42 p.m. Monday

— An Alabama mayor is offering to take Confederate-related monuments recently disassembled in New Orleans.

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail wrote to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, asking him to consider donating the monuments for display in Veterans Memorial Park in Hanceville. The town of about 3,250 people is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Birmingham.

Nail tells The Cullman Times he's heard nothing but positive feedback on the idea from Hanceville residents.

Landrieu's office didn't immediately respond to an emailed request for comment. New Orleans officials have said they will issue a formal request for proposals to host the monuments in "a more appropriate place" than the high-profile spots they once occupied.

Landrieu proposed their removal after the 2015 slayings of nine black parishioners in South Carolina.

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