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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Northwest Missouri county fair takes down Confederate flag

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Northwest Missouri county fair takes down Confederate flag

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) – A northwest Missouri county fair board decided this week to take down a Confederate flag during this weekend’s fair. The Platte County Fair Board’s president says the flag was put away Wednesday until after the fair’s annual stockholder’s meeting, when a final decision on its future will be made. The […]

Northwest Missouri county fair takes down Confederate flag

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) – A northwest Missouri county fair board decided this week to take down a Confederate flag during this weekend’s fair.

The Platte County Fair Board’s president says the flag was put away Wednesday until after the fair’s annual stockholder’s meeting, when a final decision on its future will be made.

The Confederate flag hung in the Dirty Shame Saloon on the fairgrounds since 1963.

Judy Davis, vice president of the fair board, says she and most board members didn’t remember the flag was hanging on the fairgrounds until questions were raised this week by The Kansas City Star.

The flag has become more controversial since nine black people were killed last month at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The alleged shooter is white and appeared in photos waving Confederate flags.

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