City won’t order removal of rebel flag
orangeBurg, S.C. — a South Carolina city is refusing to order the removal of a Confederate flag from a tiny piece of land in front of an ice cream shop.
an appeals board in orangeburg decided thursday in a 6-0 vote that the flag on a 12-squaremetre parcel in front of edisto river Creamery doesn’t violate the city’s zoning laws, local media outlets reported. the ice cream shop’s owner, tommy daras, wanted the flag removed, saying it has cost him customers and that he has received threats and racially charged letters. the 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.