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Today's News

  • Breakers down Piranhas in weather-shortened meet

    The Lancaster County swim team dropped its first Metrolina League loss, falling to the Tega Cay Breakers, 433-238 Thursday at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LC Piranhas are 2-1 in Metrolina League meets, 2-2 overall.

    The meet was halted after 50 events due to lightning in the area.

    The LCST was led by Olivia Thorpe, Bristol Glenn and Fletcher Armbrust who posted three wins each.

    Double winners included Ryder Lucas, Isabella Thorpe, Tamra Tipton and Mallory McDow.

    Lancaster, in the meet with TCST, won two of four relay events.

  • Duke Energy donates $25K for adult vocational training

    For the second year in a row, Duke Energy has donated $25,000 to Lancaster County Adult Education's vocational training program.

    Rick Jiran, Duke’s vice president of community relations, visited Adult Education on Wednesday to deliver the check. 

  • 2 students never missed a day

    Hannah L. Strong

    hstrong@thelancasternews.com

    There was no such thing as “senior skip day” for two Lancaster County School District students who were recognized by the district for having 13 years of perfect attendance.

    Lancaster High graduate Tanner Knight and Andrew Jackson grad Katelynn Hanna both graduated May 26 without missing a day of school since kindergarten.

    Knight, 17, was diagnosed with diabetes in sixth grade, but that didn’t keep him from getting to school.

  • P-31 routs Chester again

    Lancaster Post 31 rolled to a second straight American Legion baseball League V win, ripping Chester Post 27, 17-6 at Chester on Tuesday night.

    Lancaster, 2-5, opened the week, blasting Post 27, 18-5 at Eggleton Field.

    Hunter Laney and Andrew Caskey paced the 15-hit Lancaster offense with three hits each on the night.

  • LCST Piranhas down Gators

    The Lancaster Piranhas earned their second straight win, downing the Lake Wylie Landing Gators as part of a reset double dual meet with River Hills on Monday.

    The LCST Piranhas, 2-1, topped River Hills, 326.5-259.5 and the LW Landing Gators, 316-259.

    The LCST, in the 57-point win over the Gators, was led by Isabella Thorpe, Tamra Tipton, Makenzy Mills and Fletcher Armbrust who had three firsts each.

    Taylor Teague, Will Wilson, Olivia Thorpe, Alex Trimnal and Ryder Lucas posted two wins apiece to aid the Piranhas.

  • SECA Crate Late Models to return to LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway will feature seven divisions of racing this week, with the SECA Crate Late Models headlining the Saturday night card at the half-mile oval.

    The SECA Crate Late Models will have a $200 bonus for a new winner.

    Driver Michael “Downtown” Brown posted the biggest win in the SECA Crate Late Model division this season with a $2,000 victory at LSS.

    Brown was able to build an early lead and cruised to the win.

    Brown finished ahead of Dillon Brown, Ryan Atkins, Timbo Mangum and Ron “Tha Bull” Parker.

  • Mangano sizzles at Edgewater

    Lancaster High School golfer Nick Mangano’s play was stellar in the boys 15-18 age group tournament at the Edgewater Golf Club to highlight the Lancaster chapter’s second tournament of the 2017 season.

    Mangano, an all-region golfer for the Region III-AAAA champion team, shot a four-under 68 over 18 holes at Edgewater to take a five-shot win in the S.C. Junior Golf Association’s local chapter tourney.

    Junior golfers, ages 13-up, played Edgewater on Monday, while the juniors, ages 12 under, competed at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Column: Stop yelling ‘fire’ in the political theater

    A man tried to kill Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, but thanks to the quick action of Capitol Hill police, a slaughter was averted.
    It appears that the shooter asked who was practicing, Democrats or Republicans, and when he was told Republicans, he began his rampage.
    Before I say more, let me state that I do not blame a particular party for this event. But I do think there are some behaviors that are indirectly and partially at fault.

  • 5th District Candidate: Josh Thornton

    Party: American.
    Age: 41.
    Residence: Rock Hill.
    Family: Wife, April. Son, Wilson.
    Education: Graduated from high school in Mount Zion, Ill., in 1993.  Received bachelor’s degree in math education from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., in 1997.
    Employment: Math teacher and technology catalyst, Trinity Episcopal School in Charlotte.
    Civic involvement: Volunteer, Hope Haven Inc.; Tyson’s Forest subdivision’s HOA Pool Committee.
    Political experience: None.
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  • 5th District Candidate: Archie Parnell

    Party: Democrat.
    Age: 66.
    Residence: Sumter.
    Family: Wife, Sarah. Daughters, Julia and Lydia.
    Education: Graduated from Edmunds High School in Sumter in 1968. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1971 and his law degree from USC in 1974.
    Employment: Retired. Worked as a senior adviser on tax law for the Wall Street financial firm Goldman Sachs.
    Civic involvement: Treasurer at St. Stephen’s Chapel (Anglican), 2003-07.
    Political experience: None.
    Top issues: