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Based on story at www.savannahnow.com, the town of Trenton, Georgia, has officially adopted the former state flag as its new city flag.
Andrew Rogers, 24 January 2002
From www.savannahnow.com, web-posted Tuesday, January 22, 2002:
Old state flag adopted as town flag in Trentonsubmitted by Dov Gutterman, 5 January 2003
The Associated Press
TRENTON -- The old state flag is now the official banner of this northwest Georgia town. Officials of the city of about 2,000 residents coupled the declaration with a decision to post a plaque bearing the Ten Commandments at city hall. The former state flag was replaced nearly a year ago because it harks back to a Confederacy that defended slavery. But Trenton officials adopted the flag as their own without any public opposition. The city currently flies Georgia's new state flag and the American flag outside the municipal building. A second flagpole will be erected for the old state flag. City officials said the flag should never have been changed. Since the change last year, the old flag has gained new life as a collector's item and a symbol of old-fashioned Southern defiance.
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Zach Harden, 27 February 2003