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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Osborne) -- The City of Memphis did not violate state law in 2017 when it used a novel scheme to remove Confederate statues from city parks, according to the Nashville based state Court of Appeals.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal says the court released its ruling Tuesday.

The Tennessee Heritage Preservation Act, passed by the Republican dominated state legislature in 2016, makes it extremely difficult to remove Civil War themed memorials located on state property.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- Recent media reports note sharp declines in the number of visitors at Civil War sites nationwide, but the story for Tennessee appears more complex.

This past week, a story in the Wall Street Journal noted visitor counts at the top-five Civil War battlefields operated by the National Park Service have dropped by roughly two-thirds since 1970.