Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:11:41 GMT
Churches from around the Petal area gathered today for the Community Easter Celebration. Guests from over 18 different church congregations filled the Petal Performing Arts Center to celebrate the trueMore >>
Guests from over 18 different church congregations filled the Petal Performing Arts Center to celebrate the true meaning of Easter with song and praise while listening to scripture reading from several local pastors.
Thursday, April 10 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:13:00 GMT
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. Dr. Martin Ugwudike was found dead in his home in the Canebrake subdivision near Hattiesburg just before noon. Ugwudike, who hasMore >>
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. More >>
What is an Earthship, you ask? Good question. It's a highly sustainable building created entirely from recycled and natural materials, typically integrated together in a seamless whole:...More >>
What is an Earthship, you ask? Good question. It's a highly sustainable building created entirely from recycled and natural materials, typically integrated together in a seamless whole: think a...More >>
Right now, the wet stuff is pouring outside; it's raining so hard that it looks a lot like someone is sitting on a cloud and upending bathtubs over the side, watching the water cascade...More >>
Right now, the wet stuff is pouring outside; it's raining so hard that it looks a lot like someone is sitting on a cloud and upending bathtubs over the side, watching the water cascade down in...More >>
I know it's spring outside because the wisteria planted by my front door has begun to burst into bloom. It started with a single delicate spray of flowers at the end of March, but now,...More >>
I know it's spring outside because the wisteria planted by my front door has begun to burst into bloom. It started with a single delicate spray of flowers at the end of March, but now, the whole...More >>
A sometimes forgotten holiday, Flag Day is June 14th. Quite a few folks have probably thought about flying an American flag at their houses, but have never tried it. Where does a person even buy a flag? In what ways is it acceptable to decorate with the American flag? We've answered common flag etiquette questions to help you to prepare for Flag Day and Independence Day.
Q. Where can I fly a flag at my house?
A. According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, it is proper to fly a flag at home either on a staff, or displayed flat. By "displayed flat", we mean hanging vertically, rather than horizontally or on an angled staff. The proper way to hang a flag flat is to position the flag so that the stars are on the upper left corner. Whether you fly the flag on a staff or if you display the flag flat, it should be free to move in the wind. It is not considered proper etiquette to, for instance, bolt down the corners of the flag.
Q. Can I use a flag as decoration, such as a tablecloth?
A. According to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, no, you can't use an American flag as decoration. They recommend using a "bunting" as decoration, with the blue stripe at the top (not the red stripe). If you want to have a patriotic tablecloth, the flag authorities advise using a patriotic-print tablecloth, not an actual flag. Using a an actual flag as a tablecloth is considered to be disrespectful, as is using an American flag as drapery or bedding.
Q. Can I fly my flag at home at night?
A. According to the flag experts, the flag must always be illuminated. So yes, you can leave it up at night, but it must have a light pointed at it. If you fly a flag flat, hung from windows, the best place to fly it would be above the porch light. That way, it will be illuminated at night. Just remember to turn on the porch light at sundown! Or go big: Have an electrician install a custom floodlight for your flag.
Q. Where can I store an American flag at home?
A. According to the flag experts, it is proper flag etiquette to store your flag somewhere clean, free of excess moisture, and not on the ground. It's considered disrespectful to store the flag anywhere where it could be dirtied or damaged.
Q. Where can I buy a flag?
A. If you're looking for something basic, large home and garden stores usually will have what you want. If you are looking for something specific, pretty much every make, model, style, and size of American flag is available online. Whether you want a high quality contemporary nylon flag, or if you are looking for a reproduction of an historical flag, you can find it online. Some interesting sources of flags: ARTFLAG is a unionized flag maker in NYC that makes and sells American flags in every size. If you need a huge or custom-sized flag, they are a good source. Gettysburg Flag Works sells 100% made in the USA flags and flag pole sets. They offer flags in pretty much every size and material imaginable. Bear in mind that cheap nylon flags tend to be printed. If you are looking for the highest quality flag, be sure to purchase a flag with embroidered stars and sewn stripes. Custom Flag Company makes and sells flags made by craftsmen in Denver. They seem to have high standards for flag manufacturing.
Q. I have a state flag/city flag/other flag that I want to hang in a display with my American flag. How do I fly other flags in a display with an American flag?
A. If you are flying the flags on a single pole, the American flag has to be at the top, above all the other flags. If you are flying flags on individual poles in a group, the flags should all be about the same size (definitely not larger than the American flag). The American flag must be placed to the right of the other flags, and no other flag should stand higher than it.
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