Another Mississippi city lowers Confederate-themed flag

April 25, 2017 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A city that relies heavily on tourism is joining several other local governments in abandoning the Mississippi flag because it […]

Letter to the Editor

March 24, 2016 in Letters To The Editor, Opinion

Recommendation suggested for a new Mississippi flag “Come now, let us reason together…” We believe that music offers us a universal language. Since Mississippi claims national and international fame for […]

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 […]

Moss Point native files federal lawsuit against governor over Mississippi flag

March 1, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A Moss Point native has filed a federal lawsuit against Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant seeking to eliminate the nation’s last state flag with the Confederate battle […]

Rally calls for keeping Confederate emblem on Mississippi flag

January 20, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — About 200 people who want to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag are rallying outside the state Capitol. Some say removing the symbol […]

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 […]

Buffett, Grisham, Freeman, Manning among famous Mississippians wanting flag change

August 18, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Jimmy Buffett, John Grisham, Morgan Freeman and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning are among famous current and former Mississippi residents asking the state to […]

Analysis: Mississippi flag a potent election-year issue

August 17, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — On a sidewalk outside the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion on a hot summer’s evening, an interracial group of about 80 people prayed for state leaders to remove […]