New Georgia flag clears a hurdle, but opposition mounts - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

New Georgia flag clears a hurdle, but opposition mounts

April 17, 2003

(Atlanta-AP) -- A new Georgia flag has moved a step closer to adoption after a Senate committee unanimously approved it today. But the decision came over the objections of black lawmakers, Southern heritage supporters and even a flag expert.

The Senate Rules Committee voted to send the new flag -- which echoes an early Confederate banner but has no rebel X -- for a full Senate vote as soon as next week.

The House already has voted to take down the current flag, which was hastily changed in 2001 to shrink the rebel cross. A new flag would feature the state seal on a blue field in the top left corner, with three red-and-white stripes and the words "In God We Trust" to the right.

 The new banner must be approved by the public next March. If the "In God We Trust" flag fails, voters could choose an old flag dominated by the battle cross in July.

posted at 11:10AM by dave.miller@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Debris to be recycled in East Albany

    Debris to be recycled in East Albany

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-22 15:50:52 GMT
    The Dougherty Co. Commission (Source: WALB)The Dougherty Co. Commission (Source: WALB)

    More than 25 acres of land along Pecan Lane will become a Restricted Industrial District. Crews will soon bring concrete crushing machines into the area.

    More >>

    More than 25 acres of land along Pecan Lane will become a Restricted Industrial District. Crews will soon bring concrete crushing machines into the area.

    More >>
  • breaking

    Sentence handed down for Valdosta cop shooter

    Sentence handed down for Valdosta cop shooter

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-05-22 14:45:56 GMT
    Beck hears his sentence (Source: WALB)Beck hears his sentence (Source: WALB)

    The man convicted of ambushing a Valdosta Police officer in 2016 was sentenced Monday morning to 10 years, for attempted murder.

    More >>

    The man convicted of ambushing a Valdosta Police officer in 2016 was sentenced Monday morning to 10 years, for attempted murder.

    More >>
  • Utility leaders explain move to 401 Pine Ave.

    Utility leaders explain move to 401 Pine Ave.

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:29:12 GMT
    The new building is located at 401 Pine Ave. in Albany (Source:WALB)The new building is located at 401 Pine Ave. in Albany (Source:WALB)

    Albany Utilities has occupied the 207 Pine Ave. building since the late 70s, but utility leaders say it’s time to move on. Stephen Collier, Assistant City Manager of Utilities, told WALB News 10 that the current building is no longer in shape to do business.

    More >>

    Albany Utilities has occupied the 207 Pine Ave. building since the late 70s, but utility leaders say it’s time to move on. Stephen Collier, Assistant City Manager of Utilities, told WALB News 10 that the current building is no longer in shape to do business.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly