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WAPT: Mississippi Economic Council kicks new flag campaign into high gear

October 16, 2020

The state’s business community is mounting a campaign in support of the new state flag design. Voters will vote for or against what has been called the “Magnolia Flag” but formally called the “In God We Trust” flag on the ballot on Nov. 3 for the general elections. Scott Waller…

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Columbus Dispatch: Flag Commission Member: Magnolia is ‘something people would recognize’ for Mississippi

October 15, 2020

Sherri Bevis remembers the exact date Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann called and asked her to be a member of the state flag selection commission: June 30, which happens to be Hosemann’s birthday. “I was very emotional because I knew the magnitude of the position and what it meant, but I…

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Daily Journal: Mississippi’s Image is on the Ballot With State Flag Design Referendum

October 12, 2020

State leaders took historic steps this year to retire Mississippi’s divisive state flag, which featured a Confederate battle emblem; in November, voters will get the final say in how the new state flag will look. Mississippi’s Nov. 3 election will feature three statewide ballot referendums. Ballot measure 3 will ask…

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Daily Journal: Our Opinion: Important Vote Ahead of Us for Mississippi’s State Flag

October 12, 2020

Three statewide referendums will be on the Nov. 3 ballot, and leading up to the election, we are breaking down each referendum. This week we’re focusing on the proposed state flag. The commission selected by Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Gov. Tate Reeves chose…

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Daily Journal Opinion: Jack Reed, Jr.: Vote Yes for the ‘In God We Trust’ Flag This November

October 12, 2020

The Mississippi Legislature has done its job. The Commission to Redesign the Mississippi Flag has done its job. Now it is up to the Mississippi voters to do our job, and on November 3 Vote yes and approve a new state flag for Mississippi. Simply put, it can be truly…

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Daily Corinthian Opinion: Clayton Stanley: New Flag Design Welcomes, Unifies

October 7, 2020

Next month residents of Mississippi have an opportunity to take a huge step in moving our state forward by voting ‘yes’ to the proposed “In God We Trust” flag to make it our new state flag. In June, the Executive Committee of The Alliance voted unanimously to support retiring the…

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Sun Herald: ‘This is history in the making.’ MS business alliance campaigns for new state flag.

October 5, 2020

A business community that fought in unison for at least 20 years to replace Mississippi’s state flag with its prominent Confederate emblem is taking nothing for granted in the final phase of the battle. The Alliance for Mississippi’s Future — civic, business and community leaders working with the Mississippi Economic Council —…

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WLBT: Consider This: State Flag

October 2, 2020

Anytime you are working with art or design, the results are very subjective. As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As the State Flag Commission whittled the list of flag designs, the feedback on social media was as diverse as the flags themselves. Some people…

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AP: Mississippi Ballot Will Have Candidates and Issues

September 12, 2020

Mississippi residents will vote on people and issues in the Nov. 3 general election. The ballot will list candidates for president, U.S. House and Senate and state Supreme Court. Three issues are on the ballot. One is the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana. Another is whether to eliminate an…

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Daily Journal: Northeast Mississippians Make Mark on Proposed Flag

September 10, 2020

Magnolias aplenty, stars and shields, rivers and trees – even a mosquito or two. The nine members of a commission tasked with the design of a new state flag to go before voters in November for final approval faced a daunting task from the outset. Among those commissioners was a…

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