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Planning Panel Rejects 110-Foot Cross In Brandon

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Brandon - A proposed 110-foot cross on church property in Brandon might not be built after the city Planning Commission voted against approval of its construction.
    
First Baptist Church of Brandon wants to build the cross at a site along Interstate 20. The project's sponsor is Crosses Across America, a nonprofit group dedicated to building giant crosses along highways nationwide, The Clarion-Ledger reports.
    
Mayor Butch Lee says he objects to the cross because it is considered an auxiliary structure, limited by state law to a height of 20 feet.
    
First Baptist Pastor Scott Thomas says the city has offered to allow a 50-foot cross.

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