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Confederate flag to be removed from Spanish Fort City Hall

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SPANISH FORT, AL (WALA) -

Spanish Fort city leaders have decided to take down the Confederate flag at city hall.

Mayor Mike McMillan said city leaders have been discussing this move for almost a year, so they could replace it with a newly designed city seal.

Recently, some residents and the Baldwin County NAACP complained about the flag, saying it's a reminder of slavery and hate.

The city seal has six different flags representing all of the different governments that have ruled the area throughout history -- one of which is the Confederacy. The Mayor said the Confederate flag will remain on the city seal because it is historically accurate. 

Baldwin County NAACP President Alec Barnett said, "We just need to move on. We don't want to keep being reminded of hatred. Put something that works for both sides."

Mayor Mike McMillan added, "There's a pride there for a lot of different people for a lot of different reasons, okay, and as long as we can accurately, historically display these flags correctly, we've done our job."

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