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Sumter Cnty FL to remove AfriAm Cemetery

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Sumter County Florida to remove African American Cemetery

Sumter County Florida plans to remove an African American cemetery which may date to the 1800s, as an industry is eyeing the property for development.
We learned about it yesterday when a reader sent us the link. From the County Administrator's cavalier comments it seems he believes that no one cares about this cemetery:

http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?073+article+News+20090923093345073073003

The Sumter County Times followed with an Op-Ed today which suggests that the County is pulling a fast move that the community should be aware of:

http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?073+article+Opinion+20090923100428073073003
We have just followed with a reply to that editorial:

http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?073+article+Opinion+20090923100428073073003

It would be wonderful if a few people outside of Sumter County's small world would write letters of concern for this cemetery, to let the county know that someone does care about this cemetery.
Administrator Bradley Arnold's email address is: bradley.arnold@sumtercountyfl.gov in case you would like to write to express concern...

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