USM lowers state flag

WDAM in Hattiesburg reported that USM President Rodney Bennett ordered that the flag be removed from campus and replaced with the American flag Wednesday morning.

David Tisdale, a Senior Writer for the University’s Communications Department would not confirm to WDAM if the removal of the flag was temporary or permanent, the station reported.

Tisdale told WDAM that a statement would be officially released later Wednesday afternoon.

Clarion Ledger