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Moss Point City Hall raises new state flag

The new Mississippi State flag unifies the state and represents growth. Today, the City of Moss Point raised the new flag for the first time. ‘In God we Trust,’ now flying over Moss Point City Hall, history in the making…

Design process for new Mississippi flag moving quickly

A commission has whittled down a list of proposed designs for a new Mississippi flag from nearly 3,000 to 147. The commission will choose the final five designs on Friday. Designs eliminated include those with beer cans, crawfish, Elvis, and…

State flag taken down for retirement ceremony

Mississippi officials held a ceremony today to retire the former state flag, a day after Governor Tate Reeves signed a new law to remove it from the state. The new law required a ceremony for the ‘prompt, dignified, and respectful…

Locals react to state flag change

The legislature voted to adopt a new state flag that will no longer carry the Confederate battle emblem. The bill now needs the signature of Governor Tate Reeves. Governor Reeves has stated that he is going to sign the bill.…

Mississippi college coaches all in on change

When it comes to the Mississippi state flag being on the right side of history is a very divisive topic, but one place everyone seems to agree is in between the lines. Today, leaders across the board from college athletics…

Mississippi coaches lobby for flag change

When it comes to the Mississippi state flag, being on the right side of history is a very divisive topic, but one place everyone seems to agree is college athletics. This morning, more than 50 athletic directors and coaches from…

Local woman advocating for keeping state flag

An advocate for keeping the current state flag shared with News 25 today her reasoning behind supporting a state flag with a Confederate emblem. Deborah Simpson is an African-American woman that believes this battle between keeping the current state flag…

Governor Tate Reeves may not block a flag change

Governor Tate Reeves is saying for the first time he might not stand in the way if legislators remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. Legislators need a two-thirds majority to vote on a bill because it’s late…

Major groups come out against Mississippi state flag

As controversy continues in the state of Mississippi over the state flag, major groups are beginning to speak out and call for change. Today, the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges unanimously voted to support changing the state flag. In a…

Mississippi Baptist Convention calls for state flag change

Mississippi’s largest religious group says state lawmakers have a moral obligation to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag because many people are ‘hurt and shamed’ by the symbol. The Mississippi Baptist Convention has more than 500,000 members…

Trump Jr. on Mississippi Flag

Let it fly, that’s the statement from the Trump campaign regarding the Mississippi state flag. Our flag is the only one missing at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia after protesters calling the flag racist sat in the street until…

Judge Considering Lawsuit on State Flag

A federal judge says the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is “anti-American” because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit…