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April 26, 2003

Albany- The Georgia legislature approved a new temporary state flag Friday night and they also decided that the Confederate battle emblem will not be restored to the banner.

The new flag does has Confederate roots. Some South Georgians say they aren't happy with the decision.

"If someone wanted the Confederate flag for their own personal beliefs, then I felt like they should have had it. For me I didn't feel that bad about it," says Richard Rollins.

"I think its a shame they;re taking it away from them, especially not giving them the referendum vote," adds Lorrain Vilaseco.

Now, voters will choose either the temporary flag or the current state flag which has smaller versions of all the past flags across the bottom in a statewide referendum next March.

Posted at 4:00 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com