By Ashley Rader
Dressed in a Confederate uniform and waving the “Stars and Bars,” Bill Hicks held a one-man protest outside Elizabethton City Hall Monday morning in response to the Historic Zoning Commission’s decision to deny placement of a Confederate memorial at downtown’s historic Veterans Monument.
Hicks donned a jean wool uniform, the style worn by 19th century Tennessee infantry, while waving and holding a Confederate flag in front of City Hall. He took his post at 9 a.m. and stayed in place for about an hour before moving on to Green Hill Cemetery. While at City Hall, some passing motorists honked horns and offered thumbs up, which Hicks took as signs of support.