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      Maurice's BBQ takes down last two Confederate Flags

      Maurice's BBQ takes down last two Confederate Flags

      COLUMBIA (WACH)

      The last two Confederate flags that flew outside Maurice's BBQ restaurants were taken down down a couple of months ago with most of the flags being removed more than a year ago.

      Maurice Bessinger raised flags at his nine restaurants in Columbia in 2000 as a protest when state lawmakers voted to bring down the Confederate flag flying above the Statehouse dome. His family says he hasn't been involved in running the business in several years.