- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Displaying the Confederate flag that was removed from the Statehouse’s front lawn could cost the state more than $5 million.

The firms Watson Tate Savory and Haley Sharpe Design presented a $5.3 million proposal Thursday 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 firms suggest 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 commission that runs the museum gave preliminary approval to the design Thursday. The panel will report to lawmakers, who will eventually have to approve whatever happens to the flag.

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