State flag returns to Pontotoc City Hall

Aldermen in Pontotoc voted Monday to fly the flag again at City Hall after Mayor Bob Peeples took the flag down.

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 11:39 AM
Updated: Feb 20, 2018 4:23 PM

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - Aldermen in Pontotoc voted 4-1 Monday to fly the state flag again at City Hall.

The flag came down after an executive order by Mayor Bob Peeples, who said he made the decision because the banner is divisive.

Pontotoc Mayor Bob Peeples showing the Mississippi state flag that had been taken down (Daniella Oropeza)

Mississippi's flag has the Confederate stars and bars, which some find offensive while others say recognizes history.

People filled the board meeting room for the board meeting with others being forced outside due to the lack of space.

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