September 16, 2012
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - A Lynchburg monument honoring Confederate General Jubal Early has returned to its spot after a nearly yearlong absence.
The city took down the 10-ton obelisk last year after a vehicle hit it and cracked its base.
The damage has been repaired and city officials have taken steps to protect the monument from wayward vehicles.
The News and Advance (http://bit.ly/PpoInp ) says the city obtained permission from a neighboring landowner to move the obelisk back about 20 feet. That will provide a larger buffer from passing traffic.
City officials also plan to add protective bollards to the monument's periphery.
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