Panama City at the time contracted with enterprise that flew Confederate flag

George T. Taft

SOUTHPORT — A local business enterprise that recently flew a Accomplice flag and displayed other assist for the Confederacy has contracted with at minimum a single Bay County city, upsetting some spot citizens. 

As of Tuesday, those people traveling along Point out 77 in Southport could have seen a signal commemorating the birthdays of Accomplice Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson exhibited outdoors Sikes Concrete. 

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Although some might search at this as a reminder of a time when slavery was authorized, Hugh Sikes, owner of the development corporation, claimed he doesn’t see it that way. 

“The (Civil) War was just about funds,” claimed Sikes, who dubbed himself a huge historical past buff. “It genuinely experienced very little to do with slavery. It was all about money. The North wanted to tax exports and the South wanted to tax imports.”

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According to Carrie Fioramonti, a Lynn Haven resident, the Lee and Jackson sign, which sits outside the house the company along with former President Donald Trump memorabilia and a Gadsden flag, isn’t really the only thing on the whole lot that has garnered interest. 

In a picture taken Jan. 18, Fioramonti also captured a Confederate flag flying in entrance of the constructing. As of Tuesday, nonetheless, the flag was long gone, leaving the Gadsden flag traveling future to two empty flagpoles. 

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