OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has been given permission to move the confederate statue in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse.
The Board wrote a letter to the Attorney General's office to get their opinion if they had discretion to move the statue.
The Attorney General's office said yes, but it would have to go to another public location.
The issue caused mixed reaction on the Square.
"We would like to foster an environment of inclusivity," said Cynthia Newsome, who works on the Square. "I feel right now it's kind of a looming megalith to kind of remind groups of people that they're not necessarily welcomed here ."
Others who choose not to go on-camera said they think the statue should be left alone, because it represents history.
We were unable to reach board members for comment on if the statue will actually be moved. It has been there since 1907.