Cochran council votes to fly Christian flag at city hall

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CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated the incorrect location of the flag.

Cochran City Manager Richard Newbern said the city council voted to wave the Christian Flag over city hall.

Councilman Gary Ates said he made the motion for the flag to stay up. He said the council voted to keep it up 5 to 1. "The city manager took the flag down because an attorney said we could have a problem," said Ates.

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Ates said, "The people of Cochran came to a city council meeting and said 'let's put the flag back up'," said Ates.

Ates said about 75 to 100 people requested it to be put up again.

"It was the right thing to do," said Ates.

We reached out to other Cochran city officials; none of them could be reached for comment.

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