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Historic Cuthbert statue damaged

CUTHBERT, GA (WALB) -

A historic confederate statue in Cuthbert was damaged early Saturday morning.

Police haven't confirmed what happened, and we are working to get more information.

On Saturday, members of the Randolph Historical Society were at the town square surveying the damage.

A soldier that sat on top of the statue, and two of the cannons were damaged.

"It's just an unfortunate item that's happened  in our town but all the organizations and the civic clubs and the city of Cuthbert will go together to replace our soldier," says Frances Messer, President of the Randolph County Historical Society.

The statue has been in the town's square since the late 1800s.This is the second time the soldier on top has been knocked down.

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