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Firm suggests Confederate flag display with $5.3M price tag

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

Displaying the Confederate flag that was removed from the Statehouse's front lawn could cost the state more than $5 million.
    
Columbia firm Watson Tate Savory presented Thursday a $5.3 million proposal that includes renovating the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. That's where the flag was sent in July under the law that brought it down.
    
The firm suggests showing the flag in a floating glass case, surrounded by panels with hundreds of thousands of tiny LED screens. The panels could display scrolling names of the 22,000 South Carolinians killed in the Civil War.
    
The military history museum's governing board is considering how to display the flag. The Legislature voted to remove it after nine black churchgoers in Charleston were gunned down in what police called a racially motivated attack.

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