2 weeks ago
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Supreme Court rejects Mississippi state flag appeal

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from an African American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag an official endorsement of white supremacy. The justices did not comment today on ending a lawsuit by Lawyer Carlos Moore which sought to have the flag declared an unconstitutional relic of slavery. Mississippi […]
3 months ago
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U.S. Supreme Court gives Mississippi until Oct. 18 to respond to flag lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Mississippi more time to respond to a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. The court says Monday that attorneys for Governor Phil Bryant have until October 18th to respond. The original deadline was this Thursday. Carlos Moore, an African American attorney in Mississippi, filed […]
5 months ago
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State flag flies over Ocean Springs City Hall

The Mississippi State flag is up and flying over city hall in Ocean Springs and in Pascagoula. On his first official day as mayor of Ocean Springs, Shea Dobson raised the state flag outside of City Hall, something that has not been a tradition. He tells News 25 he made the decision to fly the […]
5 months ago
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Ocean Springs raises state flag

The Mississippi state flag is up and flying over City Hall in Ocean Springs and Pascagoula which is something that hasn’t happened in years. Will this decision cause some controversy? News 25’s Taylor Rubach joins us with Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson to give us more on his decision.
7 months ago
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City Council discusses Mississippi state flag

Tonight the Biloxi City Council hosted another packed house as the state flag continues to be the center of discussion at City Hall. News 25’s Hank Davis brings us more. The state flag discussion in Biloxi has seen another development as crowds continue to gather at City Council meetings. Although much of the community has […]
8 months ago
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Biloxi faces backlash over state flag

After the City of Biloxi removed state flags from all city buildings, a large group of protestors gathered at today’s city council meeting. During the public comment portion of the meeting there were people in attendance voicing both criticism and support for the city’s decision. Many brought their own state flags into the council chambers. […]
9 months ago
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Cutting tax breaks for state universities

Mississippi universities that refuse to fly the confederate themed state flag could lose proposed tax breaks, the latest twist in a long battle over a symbol critics see as racist. News 25’s Kendra Turley caught up with students at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Long Beach campus to see how they feel about the amendment. […]
10 months ago
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Mississippi Flag Meeting

Tonight at USM’s Gulf Park campus, the Mississippi state flag will be the subject of discussion. Representatives from state organizations and state residents who have taken a stance of the flag are discussing its impact on our state. A variety of topics from economics and civil rights will be discussed. News 25’s Hank Davis has […]
1 year ago
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Initiative 55 Deadline is Saturday

It looks like removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag is not something residents will vote on in the coming years. Saturday is the deadline for gathering signatures on Initiative 55, the measure that seeks to place changing the flag on the 2018 ballot. However, petitions with verified signatures or registered voters […]
1 year ago
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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit on State Flag

A federal judge dismisses a lawsuit that sought to eliminate the Mississippi flag as a state symbol. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves dismissed the case in a ruling Thursday saying the plaintiffs failed to show the Confederate battle emblem had caused a “cognizable legal injury.” Carlos Moore, an African American attorney from Grenada, filed the […]