Rebel flag's days at South may be numbered

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KINGSPORT — The days of the rebel flag on the campus of Sullivan South High School could be numbered, or at least limited.

Because of a recent complaint about the rebel flag, Sullivan County Director of Schools Jack Barnes said a special committee at the school will examine the issue and may make recommendations in what Barnes called a proactive approach to the matter.

“We’ve had a complaint,” Barnes said.

“We’re investigating it,” Barnes said. “There has been a concern about the rebel flag being considered or thought of as a symbol of South High School.”

Barnes said some, including the person who made the complaint, find the flag offensive....

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