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Page 17 The Gaffney Ledger. Friday, March 4, 1994 Local, Slate School adds flag ban to dress code Honored by House dents had protested the shirts, and several black students urged peers to leave campus during school to buy them from someone selling them nearby. Miss Green and her mother, Clarion McNeil, said the only fair resolution would be to ban the Confederate flag from the school altogether. "My daughter's constitutional rights are being violated because students were allowed to wear the (original) Confederate flag to school and thafs showing partiality," she said. 1 New business mm fi I 4 0 I pflcp.
OHn Phillips, center, Is shown presenting Ledger publisher Louis Sossamon, right, with a plcqua from the State House of Representatives honoring the newspaper for its 100 years of "service to the community as Cody Sossamon, associate publisher, looks on. The plaque Associated Press GOOSE CREEK Stratford High School has temporarily banned students from wearing the Confederate flag, the African flag or any versions of those on campus. The ban came Thursday after about 25 black students repeatedly wore shirts this week featuring a version of the Confederate flag in the African flag colors of red green and black. The students were given the choice of removing the shirts or being suspended. All but one agreed to change their shirts, which are inscribed with the saying, The past is the pastrbut the future is Da-Phlayva." Da-Phlayva is the name of a local rap group.
"I wanted to wear the T-shirt to school because it stands for black people of the South. White people aren't the only people living in the South. Thafs why I liked it, said Shellmira Green, 16, who chose suspension. The sophomore said she can return to school today in different clothing or face a maximum 10-day suspension. She had.
worn the shirt since Tuesday. Meanwhile, school officials have banned students temporarily from wearing or displaying any symbol on campus that depicts heritage or race including the Confederate flag and Malcolm logos until a review committee can discuss the dress code, district spokeswoman Pam Bailey said. Before this, the Confederate flag and Malcolm logos were allowed as long as they did not include racial slurs. School Principal George McCrackin said South Carolina lawmakers can wrestle with the Confederate flag flying over the Statehouse, but he can't have political issues disrupting his school. School officials said white stu W3 cdUpon the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of this outstanding newspaper that is procuced end printed in Gaffney and devoted to serving the citizens of Cherokee County in the very best possible manner; Founded by Ed.
H. OeCamp in 1 894, and continued on in the same' tradition today, and Instrumental In the formation of Cherokee County from portions of UrJon, York and Spartanburg Counties In 1 897; We honor this fine tradition and their committment toward excellence In the dissemination of the news; Wishing them 1 00 more years of suc- cccs end concnueq growtn. ine citation was passed on a motion by Reps. Phillips, DeWitt McCrsw and Lanny Uttlejohn. UC3 rejscts repeal of property tax tj gary karr Aesodatsd Press Writer The state has turned aside an rttempt to repeal all property C5ces, but those on the losing (la plan to give it another shot i the next two weeks.
especially strong in Koon's Lexington County. Koon attempted to attach his plan to House Ways and Means Chairman Billy Boan's bill to eliminate residential property tax- es for school operations. Boan's plan would give homeowners a $22 cut this year. After four years, the homeowner of an average $100,000 house would save $450 a year. "I want to see the property tax, if we passed this bill, kissed good night," Koon said.
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