Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Confederate flag

Apr 20, 2018

South Carolina mother sues Secessionist Party over photo

CHARLESTON (AP) A black woman is suing the Secessionist Party of South Carolina, saying two of her children were subjected to social media ridicule after they were photographed holding Confederate flag images. The lawsuit filed by Alicia Greene says she didn’t know about the pictures of her children until they had gone viral. Both children […]

Aug 28, 2017

Rebel without a case

After a two-year, $10 million renovation, the York County Courthouse reopened earlier this year to a mostly warm reception. It featured refurbished wood floors, cathedral-style ceilings, and elevators. What it did not feature is the Confederate flag and portraits of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee that had previously adorned the walls of the main […]

Jul 19, 2017

Rebel Rebel

Charleston lawyer Lee Anne Walters is in hot water over an alleged freakout and hit-and-run that left a Confederate flag-waving South Carolina Secessionist Party member with a busted knee. Walters is accused of crashing a Secessionist demonstration at the Battery on June 24 and ripping a rebel flag vanity plate from the front bumper of […]

Jun 1, 2017

Eatery owner fights Confederate flag with zoning complaint

A restaurateur has filed a zoning complaint over a Confederate flag flying near his South Carolina eatery, amid an ongoing feud with the Sons of Confederate Veterans. An attorney for Edisto River Creamery & Kitchen owner Tommy Daras sent a letter May 24 to the city of Orangeburg arguing the flag is on land that […]

Mar 10, 2017

York Co. seeks to not return Confederate flag to courtroom

YORK (AP) York County is requesting an opinion from the South Carolina attorney general about whether it has to return a Confederate flag to the county’s renovated courtroom. The county’s lawyer wrote the attorney general earlier this month, saying the flag and other Confederate items aren’t monuments or memorials. The letter describes the items as […]

Mar 3, 2017

South Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags

WALHALLA (AP) In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate nationally televised ceremony. But in less prominent places, the fight over the flag rages on, with the rebel banner garnering at least two recent victories. That’s because a […]

Jan 24, 2017

Confederate flag won’t return to South Carolina courtroom

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A Confederate flag and portraits of Confederate generals will not return to a South Carolina courtroom when renovations are soon completed. York County Clerk of Court David Hamilton says history is important, but the future is even more important. He says it is critical everyone feels they are being treated fairly […]

Oct 14, 2016

Effort to strip Confederate emblem off Mississippi state flag is failing

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An effort to erase the Confederate battle emblem from Mississippi’s flag is failing because sponsors haven’t collected enough signatures to put an initiative on the 2018 ballot. The petition drive started in response to the June 2015 slayings of nine black worshippers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, and was part […]

Jul 6, 2016

Flag flap

Gov. Nikki Haley created a stir among some circles recently when she congratulated Coastal Carolina University following its baseball team’s win over Arizona at the College World Series.

Jun 16, 2016

The world will little note nor long remember

South Carolina isn’t the only state that’s had to deal with a heated debate over whether the Confederate flag belongs on statehouse grounds. Last week, the issue popped up in an unlikely location—the Keystone State. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf had a Confederate flag removed from a Flag Day exhibit in the state’s capitol June 15 […]

Aug 12, 2015

The Confederate flag lawsuit ‘that never was’

As lawmakers in South Carolina’s House of Representatives debated late into the evening over a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House, Columbia lawyer Joe McCulloch sat at his desk with a lawsuit that was at least 21 years in the making. “It was a walk to the Supreme […]

Aug 6, 2015

Clyburn says The Citadel needs to remove Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s only Democratic congressman says The Citadel should remove the Confederate flag from Summerall Chapel. Sixth District Rep. Jim Clyburn met with reporters in Columbia on Wednesday. He said state lawmakers next year need to clear the way for removal of the Confederate Naval Jack from the chapel. The school’s […]

Business Law

See all Business Law News


See all Commentary


How Is My Site?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...