Senators seek change in Mississippi state flag

Democratic state Sen. John Horhn of Jackson introduced a resolution Tuesday to create a commission to redesign the state flag and remove the Confederate emblem….

…Horhn’s resolution calls for the establishment of a commission that would come up with a new design then present it to the 2017 Legislature for consideration.

Horhn’s resolution said the commission’s sole purpose would be developing, designing and reporting to the the governor and the Legislature a new design for the official Mississippi state flag on or before Dec. 10. The flag would be unveiled at appropriate ceremonies during the state’s bicentennial celebration on Dec. 10, 2017.