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Oconee County, South Carolina (U.S.)

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[Flag of Florence County, South Carolina] image by Jens Pattke, 21 October 2005

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An explanation about the flag and date are given on the Google Cache source website:

"WALHALLA — James M. Brown Elementary School ran the new Oconee County flag up the flagpole Thursday — and it got a salute from the Raven Rock Dancers of Cherokee, N.C. The traditional Cherokee dancers were part of a presentation of the first public flying of the new flag that features the new county seal created in 2003. The flag’s design has the Cherokee symbols for land, water and the red circle of life. Oconee means land beside the waters, according to some experts. The five rivers represented on the flag include the Chattooga, Chauga, Keowee, Seneca and Tugaloo.
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In October 2003, the Cherokee council of 12 members unanimously passed a resolution approving the design for the flag and seal for Oconee County. Jerry Wolf, an elder with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation, unveiled the new symbol during ceremonies at James M. Brown Elementary school in December 2003."

Valentin Poposki, 20 October 2005

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