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Jackson Co. supervisors vote 4-1 to keep state flag

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Monday to keep the Mississippi state flag flying above county properties. (Photo source: WLOX) The Jackson County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Monday to keep the Mississippi state flag flying above county properties. (Photo source: WLOX)
The decision came in front of a packed room at the board of supervisors meeting. (Photo source: WLOX) The decision came in front of a packed room at the board of supervisors meeting. (Photo source: WLOX)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Monday to keep the Mississippi state flag flying above county properties. Board members in favor of keeping the flag said the decision to take the flag down needs to come from the state.

Board president Melton Harris, Jr. was the only supervisor to vote in favor of taking the flag down. He said the flag is divisive, and he hopes to see the state flag change within his lifetime.

The decision came in front of a packed room at the board of supervisors meeting, and supervisors heard from people supporting both sides of the debate.

Janel Forte was in the board room this morning. Look for her full report later this evening on WLOX New Now and on WLOX.com.

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