|Published: 8:14 AM, 10/03/2012
||Last updated: 8:29 AM, 10/03/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Just because Cocke County placed
the Ten Commandments in their courthouse last week does not mean it's a sure bet for Monroe
"We are continuing to give the matter further study
given the recent developments in Cocke County. But, no final decisions have been made," said Monroe
County Mayor Tim Yates.
On Sept. 24, Cocke County Sheriff
Armando Fontes placed the Ten Commandment on display in the county's courthouse, accompanied in a
frame by copies of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. Unlike Monroe County, however,
Cocke County never had to remove the Ten Commandments from its courthouse. This is the first time
the religious document has even been displayed there.
County got to put theirs up," said Yates. "But we haven't been given the go ahead from the county
[County Commission] to proceed with it here."
In June, Yates
announced that the Ten Commandments would be placed in the Monroe County Courthouse again as part
of a historical documents display.
full story in the Wednesday, Oct. 3, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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