State flag flies once more over city halls in Pascagoula, Ocean Springs

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) – Mississippi’s state flag is back flying over the top of city buildings in two cities on the Gulf Coast. New leaders in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs both decided to put it back up at the city hall buildings in each city.

Pascagoula City Manager, Mike Mangum says the new administration — led by newly-elected Mayor Dane Maxwell — directed him to ensure the state flag was raised and flown after noticing it wasn’t flying in the front of their building.

Meanwhile, a Facebook post by Ocean Springs’ new mayor Shea Dobson defended his choice to fly the controversial flag, saying in part, “If I was a Mayor in California, I would fly the flag of California. If I was a Mayor in New York, I would fly the flag of New York. If I was a Mayor in Alabama, I would fly the flag of Alabama. That position does not change because I am Mayor of a city in Mississippi.”