Williamson County board to hear recommendation on county seal Sept. 14

The Williamson County seal was adopted in 1968. (Community Impact Staff)
The Williamson County seal was adopted in 1968. (Community Impact Staff)

The Williamson County seal was adopted in 1968. (Community Impact Staff)

The Williamson County Board of Commissioners is expected to hear and adopt a recommendation Sept. 14 on whether to remove or keep the Confederate flag on the county seal.

The seal, which was adopted in 1968, has been the subject of debate in recent months as many residents have called for the removal of Confederate monuments in the area following the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many other Black Americans while in police custody.

A petition to remove the flag from the seal has garnered more than 11,000 signatures.

Ih July, the county established a task force of business leaders, historians and members of the Black community to determine if the county should develop a new seal.

The commission will meet at 7 p.m. in a virtual meeting as allowed by Executive Order No. 51 issued by Gov. Bill Lee.


Residents can watch the meeting via YouTube.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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