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Black church rightful owner of KKK store, judge says

...refused to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and he helped lobby to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome.Kennedy said Tuesday his congregation was elated by the judge's decision, which he said he had already discussed...
McConnell sworn in as S.C. lieutenant governor

...a different perspective.The two worked together on a compromise that removed the Confederate flag from atop the Statehouse dome in 2000 and put it beside a Confederate monument on the grounds ? a location still controversial.McConnell, well-known...
Candidate says flag's presence hurts state

...He is the flag's staunchest defender in the Senate and helped shape the 2000 compromise that removed it from the Statehouse dome. In other news THREE FORMER UNION County officials will stand trial in February, a judge ruled Thursday. Former...
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Restaurants fly first flag of Confederacy

...people's opinions of Mr. Bessinger were set back in 2000, when he first raised the more famous Confederate battle flag over his restaurants to protest the state Legislature's decision to take that flag down from atop the Statehouse dome.
NCAA won't expand ban in two states

...South Carolina in 2000, urging tourists, industry and sporting events to stay away because the flag flew on the Statehouse dome. A legislative compromise later that year took the flag from the top of the Capitol to a Confederate monument in...
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Once-revered SC lawmaker freezes to death alone

...decades later, she froze to death at age 75, a solitary figure living in a rented house four miles from the gleaming Statehouse dome.Goggins, whose achievements included key legislation on school funding, kindergarten and class size, had become...
NAACP boycott's effects waning

...the Confederate battle flag off the South Carolina Statehouse dome. That goal was achieved in July that year, but the...event planners saw the removal of the flag from the Statehouse dome as "a good-faith effort." "It has really become...
Attacks close out GOP runoff campaign

...Mr. DeMint has criticized Mr. Beasley for stepping away from the fight to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome after first saying it should come down. He also accused the former governor of doing the same thing with a state...
South Carolinians pick election candidates

...lot of time debating the Confederate flag." As governor, Beasley proposed removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome. Some observers think that is one reason he lost a re-election bid to Democrat Jim Hodges in 1998. In Charleston...
Senate primary may see runoff

...perception that he folded under pressure after calling for the removal of the Confederate battle banner from the top of the Statehouse dome and flip-flopped on a state lottery. But Mr. Beasley also has a network of supporters across the state, developed...
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