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Dodge Board Lets Confederate Flag Fly

Dodge County commissioners on Tuesday heard people for and against the Confederate flag that flies near the county courthouse.

They took no action on the matter, and that means the flag will continue to fly.

The flag is flying at a war memorial in front of the courthouse.

Last month, John Battle, head of the Dodge chapter of the NAACP, asked the county commissioners to take it down, but they declined.

Tuesday, the board heard speakers on both side. One of them was Edward DuBose, president of the Georgia NAACP, who wants the board to take the flag down.

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, some see the flag as a part of Southern history, others as a symbol of slavery.

Commissioner Brian Watkins says they also heard from people who say the flag should continue to fly.

Earlier, Battle told us that if the the board won't take the flag down, his group wil consider other actions, including a lawsuit.


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