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Legislative survey finds enough votes to remove Confederate flag

...needed from both chambers to move the battle flag. That rule is part of the 2000 compromise that took the flag off the Statehouse dome and put a smaller, square version beside a monument to Confederate soldiers.The flag push follows the shooting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/legislative-survey-finds
Statue of Ben Tillman, former governor and white supremacist, vandalized

...flag down and move it to a museum. The flag has flown at the Statehouse since the 1960s. It was removed from the Statehouse dome and placed at a Confederate Soldier Monument in front of the Statehouse in 2000.Confederate symbols have been vandalized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-30/statue-ben-tillman-former-gov
Woman climbs flagpole, removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

...The agreement came a day after Republican Gov. Nikki Haley reversed course and called for the divisive symbol to come down. The flag has flown in front of the state Capitol for 15 years after being moved from atop the Statehouse dome.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-27/woman-climbs-flagpole-removes-confe
South Carolina legislator: Take down Confederate flag, 'a symbol of pride in one's hatred'

...of blacks said it should come down.South Carolina was the last state to fly the Confederate battle flag from its Statehouse dome until a 2000 compromise put a square version of the flag ? the South Carolina Infantry Battle Flag ? on a 30-foot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-21/south-carolina-legislator-take-down
Group stopped from desegregating war memorial sues South Carolina

...soldiers in the two world wars to "white" and "colored."The state law that moved the Confed erate flag from the Statehouse dome to a pole in front of the capitol in 2000 also prohibits local governments from altering any historical monuments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-23/group-stopped-desegregating-w
Event ends banner era

...photographs of a Confederate flag on South Carolina's Statehouse dome Friday, Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges said all he means...279-6895. Ceremony plan The Confederate flag on the Statehouse dome will be lowered by two Citadel cadets at noon today...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/01/met_290949.shtml
Metro
Beasley didn't push hard on flag issue

...the Confederate battle flag off South Carolina's Statehouse dome, the real fight was waged - and lost - very quietly...1994 GOP primary wanted the flag to stay above the Statehouse dome. Beasley also met with members of the Senate Judiciary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/02/met_206226.shtml
Metro
S.C. boycott fizzling

...boycott of South Carolina has been fading since lawmakers' compromise moved the Confederate battle flag from atop the Statehouse dome to elsewhere on the Statehouse grounds. The NAACP, which officially launched the boycott Jan. 1 but had drawn some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/23/edi_301799.shtml
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Poll finds voters edging toward Beasley's flag plan

...A new poll has found growing support for Gov. David Beasley's call to move the Confederate battle flag off the Statehouse dome, a month after he argued on live television that doing so would help heal racial divisions. The poll released Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/21/met_201558.shtml
Metro
Ethnic flags a bad idea

...African-American history monument as kind of a quid pro quo for moving the Confederate battle flag from atop the Statehouse dome to some other prominent place. Well, the highly ballyhooed Heritage Act unraveled in the General Assembly. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/21/op_308905.shtml
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