TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – The Tupelo City Council is expected to discuss Mississippi’s controversial state flag this week.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/2eRZTBY ) reports that council president Lynn Bryan plans to bring up a resolution before the City Council that will ask the Legislature for a new state flag. Mississippi’s current state flag features a Confederate emblem.
The council is also expected to discuss a proposal to prevent the current flag from being placed on a flag pole in front of a new police station. The $10 million station is slated to open soon and is located at a historically black neighborhood.
The issues are expected to be discussed during a review session on Monday and could be booted to a council work session scheduled for a later date.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com