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Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 17

...Today's Highlight in History:On Feb. 17, 1865, during the Civil War, Columbia, South Carolina, burned as the Confederates evacuated and Union forces moved in. (It's not clear which side was responsible for setting the blaze, or whether it...
Tea party activists at home chide Perry on immigration

While Rick Perry woos tea party supporters in the early primary states, some of their confederates back home have a message from Texas: They're not happy with the governor on immigration.Texas tea party advocates chided Perry...
Confederate heritage group loses its Southern influence

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Sons of Confederate Veterans knew an attack on their cherished...killing nine black churchgoers displaying Confederate battle flags. They just didn't in Charleston were so heinous that Confederate symbols suddenly became a drag on the...
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NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

...Daytona International Speedway.The Confederate flag is front and center.It's been...and others staunchly defended their Confederate flags at NASCAR's first race in the...else."NASCAR took a stance on the Confederate flag after last month's South Carolina...
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Empire Editorial: Remove Confederate symbols from Juneau

...the only place you'll soon find the Confederate battle flag is on a handful of U.S...the Confederacy remain around us.The Confederate battle flag flies on the grounds of...used to be constructed mostly of the Confederate battle flag, but that changed in 2001...
Survey: Confederate flag push hits key milestone in S. Carolina

...there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all...square version beside a monument to Confederate soldiers.The flag push follows the...the flag would send it to the state Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum. A third...
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Name change sought for area named for confederate officer change the name of an Alaska census district named for confederate military leader Wade Hampton.Spokeswoman Katie Marquette...examination of the present-day remnants of that state's confederate history and its "troublesome approach to race relations...
Name change sought for area named for confederate officer

...pursue a name change for an Alaska census district named after confederate military leader Wade Hampton.Spokeswoman Katie Marquette...opened an examination of the remnants of South Carolina's confederate history and "troublesome approach to race relations in the...
New title for area named for confederate officer

...Alaska's intent to change the title of a census area named for confederate military officer Wade Hampton.Walker sent a letter to U...South Carolina that brought renewed attention to remnants of confederate history. But he said that elevated the issue.The Census...
Photo: Flying the Confederate flag

A fishing boat, the Hell N 1 of Deep Bay, flies the Confederate flag off its mast at the auxiliary dock north of Aurora Harbor on Friday.


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