January 26, 2011By Cliff Erwin, KY3 News firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall, Ar - The mayor of a small Arkansas town is explaining his decision to fly the Confederate battle flag on a day honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Marshall Mayor, Jim Smithson, decided to fly the Stars and Bars above city hall from Friday the 14th of January through Tuesday the 18th of January in honor of Robert E. Lee's birthday.
The action upset some in town and Monday, three members of the city council called an
emergency meeting where they voted to ban the flying of unapproved flags on city property.
The reason was a racial slur and everone realized it at the time.