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Today's News

  • SECA Crate Late Models bonus race Saturday

    The SECA Crate Late Models will headline action with the SECA Crate Late Model bonus race paying $2,000 to win Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    To date, the SECA Crate Late Models have raced at Lancaster Super Speedway twice, with Gary Puckett taking the win in a highly competitive race with Hank Taylor and Travis Steele.

    Timbo Mangum won the most recent SECA Crate Late Models race, Mangum battled  longtime rival, “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker for the win.

  • Fore the Kids tourney has record entry

    The winning team for the seventh annual Fore The Kids golf tournament held at Edgewater Golf Club included George Ardery, Ted Kennedy and Arrien Dadney.

    The second-place team was Fred, Nick, Cadi Mangano and George Beaver.

    The third-place team was Jerry Byrum, Rob Noland, Andy Sharrai and Don Martin.

  • Blue Ridge tops Bruins

    Fourth-ranked Blue Ridge foiled Lancaster in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State baseball playoffs, taking a 5-2 win over the Bruins on Tuesday night.

    Elijah Henderson led the Tigers with three hits. Zach Waddell had two hits and two RBIs.

    Waddell went 5.2 innings and posted six strikeouts for the win. Jackson Morris went 1.1 innings to cap the BRHS win.

  • Candidate Profile: Tommy Pope

    Party: Republican.
    Age: 54.
    Residence: York.
    Family: Wife, Kim. Four children, one grandchild.
    Education: Graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1980 and the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy in 1983. Received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of South Carolina in 1984 and a USC law degree in 1987.
    Employment: Attorney, Elrod Pope Law Firm. Former SLED agent and 16th Circuit solicitor. Prosecuted Susan Smith for murder in 1995 for the drowning death of her two children.

  • Candidate Profile: 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.
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  • Candidate Profile: Ralph Norman

    Party: Republican.
    Age: 63.
    Residence: Rock Hill.
    Family: Elaine R. Norman, wife of 42 years, whose family is from Lancaster. They have a son, three daughters and 15 grandchildren.
    Education: Graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1971. Received bachelor’s degree in business from Presbyterian College in 1975.
    Employment: President, Warren Norman & Co., real estate development firm.

  • Candidate Profile: Les Murphy

    Party: Democrat.
    Age: 40.
    Residence: Fort Mill.
    Family: Children Alaysha and Greylin.
    Education: Graduated in 1994 from Madisonville North Hopkins High School in Madisonville, Ky. Received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2007 and an MBA from Walden University in 2009. Received federal veteran service officer training from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Candidate Profile: Alexis Frank

    Party: Democrat.
    Age: 26.
    Residence: Rock Hill.
    Family: The Hartsville native married a Marine in 2013. He is a helicopter mechanic at Marine Corps Air Station New River, in Jacksonville, N.C. They have two children, Avery, 3, and Aliza, 7 months. Frank’s mother teaches special education at Rock Hill High School, and her brother teaches at Winthrop University.

  • Candidate Profile: Sheri Few

    Party: Republican.
    Age: 55.
    Residence: Lugoff.
    Family: Daughter of a retired Air Force general. Married to Marty Few for 32 years. Four sons, one granddaughter.
    Education: Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge, England. University of Maryland European Extension.
    Employment: Nonprofit director, U.S. Parents Involved in Education.
    Civic involvement: Kershaw County Republican Party, Citizens Against New Taxes, Eagle Forum, S.C. GOP executive committee, S.C. Baptist Convention’s 2003 E.A. McDowell Award for Christian service.

  • Candidate Profile: Chad Connelly

    Party: Republican.
    Age: 53.
    Residence: Prosperity.
    Family: Wife, Dana. Children Bennett, Leigha, C.J. and Summer.
    Education: Graduated from Prosperity’s Mid-Carolina High School in 1981. Received civil engineering degree from Clemson University in 1985.