Updated Mississippi flag lawsuit says rebel emblem ‘vestige’ of slavery

March 7, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is unconstitutional because it’s a “vestige” of slavery, an attorney argues in an update to his lawsuit seeking […]

Ole Miss removes state flag due to Confederate battle emblem

October 27, 2015 in News

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi quietly removed the state flag from its place of honor on Monday, heeding the calls of those who say the banner’s Confederate […]

Mississippi flag supporters criticize ballot summary

October 23, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sponsors of three identical initiatives that seek to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag say they’re frustrated by ballot titles the attorney general’s […]

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on Mississippi flag: ‘I strongly believe it’s time we move in a different direction’

July 17, 2015 in News, Sports

(AP) Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze says he supports removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. “While I’m not a political figure, I strongly believe it’s time we […]

Mississippi flag temporarily removed at Hattiesburg city buildings

June 26, 2015 in News

(AP) The Mississippi flag, which includes a Confederate battle emblem, was temporarily removed Thursday from most municipal buildings in one of the largest cities in the state. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny […]

Mississippi officials split on Confederate battle emblem

June 24, 2015 in News

(AP) Mississippi officials are expressing differing opinions about whether to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag: ____ Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the only black member of […]