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The Voice of Business: Judge Reuben Anderson Discusses the Redesigned Mississippi State Flag

September 5, 2020

MEC President and CEO Scott Waller interviews Judge Reuben Anderson, one of the most respected leaders in the state of Mississippi. Judge Anderson, a past MEC chairman, was the first African-American to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court. Most recently he chaired the Committee to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag. Judge Anderson oversaw the…

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Washington Examiner: Redesign for Mississippi Flag Picked for November Ballot

September 3, 2020

A proposed flag for Mississippi was unveiled on Wednesday, roughly two months after the governor signed a bill that removed the Confederate battle flag emblem from the state flag. After narrowing down a list of redesign proposals to two, a group of commissioners voted by an 8-1 margin in favor of “The…

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Wall Street Journal: Commission Recommends Magnolia for New Mississippi Flag

September 3, 2020

Mississippi voters will decide whether to accept a new state flag with a magnolia to replace an old one legislators retired under pressure because it included the Confederate battle emblem that’s widely seen as racist. A commission on Wednesday voted 8-1 to recommend the magnolia over one other final design…

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NBC News: New Mississippi Flag Design to Appear on November Ballot after Confederate Emblem Dropped

September 3, 2020

A new Mississippi state flag design was chosen on Wednesday, two months after state legislators voted to remove the Confederate battle emblem. An appointed state commission voted Wednesday 8 to 1 for “The New Magnolia” flag over “The Great River Flag.” The “The New Magnolia” flag will go before voters in…

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The Hill: Mississippi Commission Picks State Flag to Place on Ballot

September 3, 2020

A Mississippi state commission has selected a final version of a new state flag to be presented to voters for approval on the November ballot after the state’s previous flag was retired earlier this year. The commission moved Wednesday to select the “New Magnolia Flag,” which features a blossom from the magnolia…

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Leadership Coalition Urges Mississippi to Vote Yes on New Flag Design

September 2, 2020

A coalition of community, civic and business leaders announced its unwavering support of the new state flag design unveiled today by the Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag. The Alliance for Mississippi’s Future, working in partnership with the Mississippi Economic Council – the State Chamber of Commerce, commends the…

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