Flag discussion packs council chambers

Jim High said it is time for Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state flag.

“Mississippi is alone in fighting a battle that was lost in 1865,” High said. “Change comes slow, very slow sometimes, but the right thing to do it always the right thing.

“The thing to do is to not fly it anywhere until the state leaders in Jackson have the courage to change the flag to one that represents all Mississippians.”

While the council has not discussed whether or not to remove the state flag from city-owned properties, the council has mentioned passing a resolution asking the governor and lieutenant governor to bring up the matter of a new flag during the next legislative session.

Daily Journal
8/19/15