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November 19, 2007

Albany - A display of the foundations of American Law and Government--including the 10 commandments--will soon be seen in the Dougherty County Courthouse. The Dougherty County Commission approved a request today to allow the display which includes the Declaration of Independence, Star-Spangled Banner, Bill of Rights and the 10 Commandments.

A group of citizens raised about $900 to buy the display for the county. Pastor Chip Gresham said,  "I think it just speaks of the values that really represent our country." Rev. Joe Carr said, "It just shows people the historical basis for our government and how we're ruled as a people."

The display should be set up within the next 60 days or so, with a dedication ceremony taking place for the unveiling. The group also plans to purchase and dedicate other displays in Lee and Worth Counties and even to the General Assembly.

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