GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has voted unanimously to keep the Mississippi state flag flying at the Veterans Tribute Tower display at City Hall.
However, council members also voted unanimously Tuesday night in favor of a resolution supporting Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn’s call to consider a new state flag.
The Sun Herald reports the issue came to the fore in Gautier after the flag was taken down quietly a couple of weeks ago without a formal vote. But after the American Legion spoke with the mayor, it was raised again the next morning.
Several cities and a few counties have furled the state flag during the past two months because it includes the Confederate battle emblem.