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Mississippi flag to no longer fly on Washington County properties

6 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, January 06 2016 Jan 6, 2016 January 06, 2016 10:04 AM January 06, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

GREENVILLE, Miss. - The state flag of Mississippi will no longer fly on Washington County properties.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports the Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Monday 3-2 in favor of removing the flag, which features a Confederate emblem, from county properties. The Concerned Ministers and Citizens of Washington County had been petitioning for the removal of the flag over the past year.

This was the third time community members have asked the supervisors to remove the flag since July. Each previous time, members voted to keep the flag.

Those who voted against the removal of the flag, supervisors Lee Gordon and Jesse Amos, say the issue is a state matter. Gordon says there's "no doubt" the flag needs to be replaced, but that the "majority of Mississippians" need to vote for its removal.

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