OCALA — Marion County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to put the Confederate flag back up at the county’s government complex.
The flag was removed Thursday and temporarily replaced with a flag with the seal of Marion County.
County officials said the decision to remove the flag last week was in response to growing controversy surrounding the flag following the shooting deaths of nine black men and women at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17. The suspect, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, had posed with a Confederate flag in photos posted on a website that displayed a racist manifesto attributed to him. Continue reading at mynews13.com.