South Mississippians weigh in on potential state flag designs

Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran has even shared some of Vaughn’s images on her Twitter page to show her support for a new design. But not everyone thinks that Mississippi’s flag is the most important discussion to be had at this time.

“It’s really a secondary issue. It’s education, it’s hunger in the state, poverty in the state, those are more primary issues,” said Chris Colby.

Governor Phil Bryant has already said he will not call lawmakers in for a special session to discuss the flag. Mississippians last voted on the flag in 2001, and an overwhelming majority voted to keep the design that has been in place since 1894.