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Cemetery chairman worries about poor shape of Phenix City graves

 

Phenix City's Cemetery Chairman, Cecil Peterson Senior, says several graves are in poor shape, and he's asking the City Council to consider what can be done to repair them.

Peterson reports there are about 16 open graves.  He says slabs on top of the graves are cracked open in several places, including the Pine Grove Cemetery and Girard Cemetery and in predominantly African-American cemeteries off Seale Road. 

Mayor Sonny Coulter asked Councilman Arthur Sumbry and City Manager Wallace Hunter to discuss how to address this concern. 

Peterson suggested that across the river in Columbus, GA private foundations work with the city to maintain cemeteries. 

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