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Brookhaven is a city located in Lincoln County, Mississippi. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 9,861. It is the county seat of
Lincoln County. It was named after the Town of Brookhaven, New York, by founder
Samuel Jayne, in 1818.
By: MATTHEW COLEMAN, DAILY LEADER Managing Editor December 21, 2005:
A flag for the City of Brookhaven and appointments to various city boards highlighted Tuesday's meeting of the mayor and board of aldermen. Following a brief discussion at the last meeting, aldermen last night approved a revised design for a city flag. "I think it'd be good to have a flag," said Mayor Bob Massengill in presenting options for a new city banner. The new flag features a red field with a red, white and blue emblem that borrows from the Chamber of Commerce's stylized "B" logo. In white letters across the bottom of the flag is "Homeseeker's Paradise." "I would want us to find places to display it," Massengill said of the flag. The mayor said it could be flown outside the Government Complex and carried during the Parade of Flags at the annual Mississippi Municipal League gathering. Massengill did not have a cost estimate or an idea of how long it would take to have the flag made. Aldermen said the new flag design looked nice. They said an earlier suggestion, which had the Chamber logo on a white field, was too plain.
Kristian Söderberg, 24 December 2005
The flag of the City of Columbia, in Mississippi, US, was posted for a time
at http://www.columbianprogress.com (no longer available). The flag design is
the one in the middle of this photo:
"Winners were announced Tuesday for a flag design contest sponsored by the city
of Columbia. The winning entry, shown above, will be used as the official city
flag. It was designed by Caleb Dearman. Shown at right are the top three entries
that were recognized Tuesday at a Board of Aldermen meeting. From left are
Ashley Luethje, Caleb Dearman and Dustin Brumfield."
Valentin Poposki, 7 October 2005
the design for a new Greenwood flag was adopted by city officials during a
meeting last week. The flag has a blue background with the city seal in the
middle. The flag was designed by Hammons & Associates. Apparently two flags have
been manufactured at a cost of $1,100.
Phil Nelson, 10 April 2003
I've found another report, which is also incomplete, but adds to our
knowledge of the flag. According to
"a waving Old Glory was the focal point under the ubiquitous Cotton Boll. " I
don't know if those symbols are on the seal or in addition to it - I'd guess the
former but that just a hunch.
Ned Smith, 6 August 2006
Andy Kanengiser reports in "The
Daily Journal", 3 April 2006, that Tupelo wants its own flag. Mayor Ed
Neelly raised the issue and "hopes to see flag ideas generated the next two
weeks". Proposals are welcomed at the City Hall. Officials notice that "smaller
nearby communities such as Verona have their own flags". Former Mayor of Tupelo,
Larry Otis, said that the design of the flag could include a gum tree, a symbol
closely linked with Tupelo. Some city leaders have checked websites for other
city flags [maybe FOTW, who knows?] and have found that the flag of
Arlington, Texas, could be an interesting model.
Ivan Sache, 19 April 2006
Andy Kanengiser reports in "The
Daily Journal", 18 April 2006, that Jamel Awad, a Syrian who arrived in
Tupelo in 1994, has designed a set of flag proposals for Tupelo. One flag
includes a gumtree, another a magnolia, and a third a guitar [Elvis not dead!].
The proposals were delivered to Mayor Ed Neelly. According to Awad, Tupelo is
now like the capital city of North Mississippi, "getting bigger and newer like
The article gives more towns in Mississippi that have a flag (there are 65 to 70 of them): Corinth, Columbus, Verona, Fulton, Kosciusko, Grenada, New Albany, Oxford and Pontotoc.
Ivan Sache, 21 April 2006