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Anderson County wins final approval for motto change

Published On: Apr 16 2013 07:38:12 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 16 2013 04:45:38 PM CDT

According to the Associated Press, a move to place the motto "In God We Trust" on the Anderson County Courthouse has won final approval.

The Oak Ridger reported 14 of the 16 Anderson County Commission members voted Monday to place the national motto over the doors of the courthouse in Clinton. Two commissioners abstained.

Approval came at a third meeting at which the issue was discussed.

Commissioner Jerry Creasy tried to amend the motion to include well-known slogans be placed above three courthouse entrances and "In God We Trust" be placed about the fourth one, but it died for lack of a second.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported a local businessman and a group of ministers had advanced the idea.

Commissioners initially voted 12-4 in February to put up the slogan.