Restaurant Owner Hits Snag in Bid to Lower Confederate Flag
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina restaurant owner wants to take down a Confederate flag flying on the edge of his parking lot, but there’s a hitch.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans says it owns a small piece of land where the battle flag flies.
Tommy Daras, owner of the Edisto
River Creamery & Kitchen, had planned to remove the flag Wednesday in a small ceremony in Orangeburg. But when the Confederate group met him, he decided to wait and consider his options.
The restaurant’s previous owner flew the flag and a deed shows he gave about 130 square feet of land to the Sons of Confederate Veterans in 2005.
South Carolina lawmakers removed the Confederate flag from in front of the Statehouse after nine African-Americans were killed in a Charleston church in June 2015