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Over Century Old Plaque Stolen

Marshall – A Civil War-era placard was stolen sometime last week from the monument to which it was attached on the Madison County Courthouse grounds in downtown Marshall. The plaque was attached to the large stone above in front of the courthouse. Marshall Police Chief Mike Boone said the crime “is under investigation.” According to Boone, the placard commemorated Robert E. Lee and the Dixie Highway and was over a hundred years old. According to the report filed by the Clerk of Clerk, Boone said the placard was stolen sometime between Monday, November 1 and Thursday, November 4. A group of Madison County residents has started a reward fund for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft. At last report, the fund was up to $2,500.