Senators call for Confederate flag change

Jim Gaines
Staff Writer

Both of Mississippi's U.S. Senators are now calling for the state to reconsider its stance on the Confederate battle flag. Sen. Roger Wicker's office released a statement about 9 a.m. Wednesday saying the state flag should be "put in a museum" and replaced.
Less than five hours later, Sen. Thad Cochran said he hoped the state would also reconsider changing the flag.
Look for further details in Thursday's print edition of the Starkville Daily News.