Grady Co. leaders discuss, keep tiny Confederate flag

Grady Co. leaders discuss, keep tiny Confederate flag

CAIRO, GA (WALB) - The Grady County Commission voted to keep a small Confederate battle flag at the county courthouse.

Commissioners held the vote in a meeting Friday afternoon, after discussing whether or not they should remove it.

They voted to allow the flag, approximately one-foot square, to remain where it is, about two feet off of the ground.

Commissioners also determined that the Sons of Confederate Veterans would be responsible for it.

The small flag stands next to a 14-year-old Confederate Veteran monument in front of the Grady County Courthouse.

The county administrator said the flag was placed by members of an organization honoring Confederate monuments and gravesites.

In an interview, LaFaye Copeland, the Grady Co. Commission Chairman said, "It reminds me of hate. I don't get a real good feeling of freedom when I look at it."

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