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Historic Black Church in Holts Summit Vandalized

A historic Black church in Missouri has been vandalized, leaving its congregation reeling and authorities looking to find who did it.

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the acts committed at the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Holts Summit, Missouri, are “despicable and quite offensive." The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports deputies responded to the property at 1:32 a.m. Thursday following an alarm call.

They discovered that both the historic church building and a newer one completed in the early 2000s had been struck by vandals.

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