Board votes to remove Mississippi state flag from Adams County buildings
NATCHEZ - On Monday, the Adams County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to remove the Mississippi state flag from display at all county buildings.
The vote came a day after residents gathered for the One Flag for All rally, calling for the removal of the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.
Supervisor Rickey Gray said he was proud of who showed up to the rally and said that he felt the flag divides the community.
Supervisor David Carter rejected the motion and said that he would rather see a petition for the issue to gain ballot access for an initiative to allow for residents to decide instead.
Carter explained that he did not oppose the removal of the flag, but did oppose the flag being removed from the local level first rather than the state level.
The flag outside of the Adams County courthouse was removed on Monday afternoon after the vote and according to Supervisors President Mike Lazarus, the flag will be stored respectfully.