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October 25, 2014

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Page 0 of 21 2 SECTIONS, 22 PAGES SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014 DAILY 75¢, SUNDAY $1.50 TODAY: Mostly sunny and pleasant. In the high 70s. FORECAST, 10A Index-Journal is published with pride for the people of the Lake- lands. You are important to us. If you miss your paper, please call 223-1413 (before noon on weekends). Inside today's edition ■ ABBY 5A ■ BUSINESS 10A ■ CALENDAR 2A ■ CLASSIFIEDS 8B-12B ■ COMICS 7B ■ EDITORIALS 9A ■ ENTERTAINMENT 5A ■ LOTTERY 5A ■ MARKETS 6B ■ OBITUARIES 4A ■ SPORTS 1B-5B Index-Journal is committed to editorial excellence. To report an error, contact Executive Editor Richard Whiting at 943-2522 or Lander fraternity chapter closed, colony suspended A Lander University chapter of one national fraternity is closed and a "col- ony" for another is suspended, per recommendations from the respec- tive fraternities' national/international organizations. Those affected include Xi-Rho Colony of Tau Kappa Epsilon for an alcohol policy violation and the Gamma Rho chapter of Pi Kappa Phi for inability to abide by "standards of conduct and meet minimum chapter standards." Randy Bouknight, Lander Univer- sity vice president for student affairs, said Lander is supportive of Greek life on campus and that the decision to close chapters and charters came not from the university, but from the national/international offices of the respective fraternities. "I told both of these national offices that the chapters could come back," Bouknight said. "We would like to see Greek organizations grow, but it has got to be responsible and accountable growth and value-oriented. "The university postponed fraterni- ty fall rush until all fraternities could get straight on some risk management policy issues," Bouknight said. "I think sororities had already completed rush. There were no social events for frater- nities or sororities either, for a time, until they showed they could be in compliance with regulations. "We met and worked on things. There were two fraternities that did have individual issues to work through. Their national and inter- national offices got involved and did their own investigations and decided to close them." Bouknight said disciplinary action was being taken by the university. "One recommended disciplin- ary action never got to be imposed because the national organization decided to close the charter or chapter before we actually had a hearing on campus," Bouknight said. Bouknight said Lander "has not done away with Greek life whatsoever." By ST. CLAIRE DONAGHY "We would like to see Greek organizations grow, but it has got to be responsible and accountable growth and value-oriented." RANDY BOUKNIGHT Lander University vice president for student affairs ■ UPCOMING ELECTION ■ BOARD OF TRUSTEES Saluda candidates run for school board Three candidates are running unopposed, thus far for the Saluda County Schools board of trustees. Current board chair Christy Nichols is run- ning for re-election for Seat 6, current member Kathy Coleman for Seat 2, and newcomer James Moore for Seat 4. Up for her third term on the board, Nichols, a Saluda native, said having children in the district was the main factor spurring her board involve- ment. She has a 10th-grade daughter attending Saluda High School, and two older children who By KATE HRUBY Herlong, Logan again in race to be Saluda mayor Amelia M. Herlong, incumbent mayor for the town of Saluda, has twice faced off against opponent Richard A. Logan in races for mayor and she will again in the Nov. 4 election. In both those earlier contests, Herlong won. Howe ve r, He rl ong and Logan each have served as mayor and as Town Council members. Herlong is currently fill- ing out a term for mayor that resulted when she won a spe- cial election in July 2013. The former mayor at the time, Frank E. Addy Jr., died while in office, which necessitated the special election. Herlong has nine years combined experience serving as mayor and a council member. She previously served as mayor from 2003 to 2006 and served on Town Council from 1999 to 2002. Herlong, a retired teacher with 43 years experience, said she filed to run for mayor again in 2014 "to continue upward growth economic development and job growth" in the town. If elected, Her- long said her top priorities are encouraging job growth, "making Saluda a great place to live and visit" and to work in the community for more capital investment. Logan, owner of Logan Funeral Home in Saluda, was mayor of Saluda from 1999 to 2002 and was elected to Saluda Town Council in 1987. He served on council for 12 years. Logan said he has ideas to spur business, eco- nomic and educational growth in Saluda. "We need to contact industries who may be willing to come to Saluda and occupy some of our empty buildings," Logan said. "When I was mayor, several older buildings were renovated for new uses and a park was built." Saluda has non-partisan elections and the mayor and four council members serve four- year staggered terms. By ST. CLAIRE DONAGHY AMELIA M. HERLONG RICHARD A. LOGAN MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL The Ninety Six Wildcats burst through their team banner and charge onto the field to start Friday night's game against Abbeville. RESULTS FROM FRIDAY'S GAMES CAN BE FOUND IN SPORTS, 1B. See GREEK, page 4A See SCHOOL, page 4A HAPPY 100TH ANNIVERSARY Greenwood Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6A VOL. 96, NO. 149 FOOTBALL FRIDAY

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