You wouldn’t think a simple hole in the ground would stir strong emotions, but one here in Carthage certainly has.
Several weeks ago, a rural Carthage couple with a passion for metal detecting was granted permission to use their detector in a Carthage park.
What they found was fascinating in its historical context. It stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy and has led to a proposed city ordinance.
We here at The Carthage Press haven’t been able to talk to the couple, but they took their find to Steve Weldon, director of the Jasper County Records Center, who told us what they found and gave his opinion about what it showed.