ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina city has refused to order the removal of a Confederate flag from a tiny piece of land next to an ice cream shop.
Local news outlets report that an appeals board in Orangeburg voted 6-0 Thursday that the flag on a 130-square-foot (12-square-meter) parcel next to Edisto River Creamery doesn’t violate the city’s zoning laws.
The owner of the ice cream shop wanted the flag removed.
The tiny piece of land was deeded to the Sons of Confederate Veterans a dozen years ago.
Thursday’s decision can be appealed to a Circuit Court within 30 days. Bamberg Rep. Justin Bamberg represented the restaurant owner and said they’ll talk about whether to appeal.
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