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Mississippi Governor removes state flag with Confederate symbol

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After 126 years, the state flag of Mississippi will be retired following the signing of a bill by the state's Governor Tate Reeves.

The flag was the last state flag in the country to feature a Confederate symbol.

A committee will be appointed to come up with new designs and voters will select a new flag at the polls in November.

Richard Bodee

Richard Bodee is a reporter at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team in June 2019 after graduating from DePaul University with a Master’s degree in broadcast journalism.

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