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Seffner Confederate memorial vandalized over weekend

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department said Monday it is investigating vandalism to a Confederate memorial in Seffner.

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Confederate flag to hang at City Hall in Florida town

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A small Florida town plans to fly a Confederate flag at City Hall this week for Confederate History Day. Town officials in Belleview, Florida, say they’ve heard no complaints from residents who find the flag objectionable. The flag will be raised to half-staff Wednesday as part of a ceremony by a local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Belleview, a town of about 5,000 residents, is located about 70 miles northwest of Orlando. Belleview Mayor Christine Dobkowski told the…

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Kathy Castor says she hates Tampa’s Confederate flag

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In the wake of the racist terrorist attack on nine black people at a historic church in Charleston, S.C., last week, there has been a renewed focus on the divisiveness of the Confederate flag ,which currently flies on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol. Meanwhile, the biggest Confederate flag in the world (according to its supporters) currently flies proudly at the intersection of I-75 and I-4 in east Tampa, and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor says she hates that it does. “I just hate it,” she…

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Rick Scott, Cabinet reject Confederates for veterans hall of fame

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Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet rejected nominations of three Confederate soldiers for the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Tuesday after being told they weren’t eligible because they didn’t serve in the U.S. military. Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans argued they should be included because they honorably served the state and became prominent citizens after the Civil War. But the state NAACP opposed their nomination. Tallahassee NAACP President Dale Landry said the men symbolized a time of…

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