New bills target Stone Mountain, Confederate monuments across Georgia

ATLANTA — Democratic state lawmakers announced new bills Wednesday that would prohibit Confederate monuments across Georgia and put Stone Mountain Park — and its massive carving honoring rebel leaders — directly in the crosshairs. Reps. Shelly Hutchinson of Snellville and Billy Mitchell of Stone Mountain were flanked by a handful of other legislators and activists as they discussed their proposals during a press conference at the state Capitol. “The reality is, it’s not a matter of if these symbols come down,” Mitchell said. “It’s just when.” House Bills 237 and 238, filed by Hutchinson earlie…

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