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Haslam Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Pat Summitt

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 14:25:34-04

In honor of Pat Summitt, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has ordered flags at the State Capitol and state office buildings to be flown at half-staff. 

Governor Haslam gave the order Tuesday afternoon after her death earlier that morning. The flags would remain at half-staff until sunset Thursday. 

“We have lost one of the greatest Tennesseans of all time,” Haslam said. (Click here to read his full statement.)

Born in Clarksville in 1952, Coach Summitt was a staple to the state.

Her family moved to Henrietta when she was in high school because Clarksville did not have a girls’ basketball team.