2014: Georgia approves a specialty license plate design submitted by the Georgia chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans that features the Confederate symbol. More than 3,500 of the plates have been sold, according to the state Department of Revenue.
2014-15: The sole county commissioner in Chattooga County, in the North Georgia mountains, gives his permission for the Sons of Confederate Veterans to fly a series of eight Confederate flags at a memorial in Summerville located on government land a few yards in front of the county courthouse. The flags began their rotation in October, but it wasn’t until April, when the distinctive, square Confederate battle flag was hoisted, that complaints poured into county offices.
OTHER SOUTHERN STATES:
Alabama: Gov. Jim Folsom banned the Confederate symbol from the state Capitol Dome in 1993.
Mississippi: The emblem remains in the upper corner of the Mississippi flag. A petition has been circulated to remove it.