Photos: The Final Lowering

 

Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins unclips the state flag - which displays the Confederate battle emblem in its top left corner - while Lt. Rhonda Sanders holds it on Monday afternoon at the Lowndes County Courthouse. The Senate voted 37-14 to retire the flag and the House voted 91-23 on Sunday.

Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins unclips the state flag - which displays the Confederate battle emblem in its top left corner - while Lt. Rhonda Sanders holds it on Monday afternoon at the Lowndes County Courthouse. The Senate voted 37-14 to retire the flag and the House voted 91-23 on Sunday. Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

 

Columbus Municipal School District Custodial Supervisor Susie Summerville unclips the state flag from its chain on Monday afternoon at Brandon Elementary School after the Legislature voted to retire the state flag on Sunday. Summerville has been responsible for raising and lowering the flags at Brandon Elementary for the last 15 years.

Columbus Municipal School District Custodial Supervisor Susie Summerville unclips the state flag from its chain on Monday afternoon at Brandon Elementary School after the Legislature voted to retire the state flag on Sunday. Summerville has been responsible for raising and lowering the flags at Brandon Elementary for the last 15 years. "It feels good," she said of lowering it for the last time on Monday.
Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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