Mon., October 12, 2015 5:49pm
Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner announced charges against members of a group called "Respect the Flag" on Monday.
Tue., June 30, 2015 4:12pm
A dozen NAACP members from Georgia gathered at the Dodge County Courthouse last week to call for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies on the courthouse grounds. We speak with the head of the NAACP in Dodge County and the spokesman for the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on the meaning of the flag.
Wed., June 24, 2015 4:04pm
Georgia’s state flag once was dominated by the battle flag. But in 2001, Governor Roy Barnes made what was considered a brave stand, introducing a bill to change it.
Tue., June 23, 2015 6:11pm
Deal said specifics will be discussed with the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization and other groups.
Wed., February 19, 2014 2:10pm
The Confederate flag is back in the news in Georgia. Civil rights advocates are decrying the state’s recent approval of a specialty license plate incorporating the flag. It was a little more than 10 years ago when Georgia was embroiled in a debate about whether the Confederate emblem should appear on the state flag. David Davis, a professor of Southern Studies at Mercer University, spoke to GPB Macon’s Adam Ragusea about the complex history surrounding the issue of the Confederate flag in Georgia.
Wed., February 19, 2014 7:52am
Georgia officials have approved the release of a new specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag. The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans requested the license plate, which features the Confederate emblem surrounded by a prominent logo of the organization. The plate will also feature the words “Sons of Confederate Veterans” in a gold frame beneath the license plate number. A press release from the organization states Georgians do not have to be members of the Sons of Confederate veterans to receive the new license plates.