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Today's News

  • 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.
    Top issues:

  • 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:

  • 5th District Candidate: 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.

  • 5th District Candidate: David Kulma

    Party: Green.
    Age: 32.
    Residence: Rock Hill.
    Family: Wife, Kristen. Dog, Pollock.
    Education: Graduated from high school in 2003. Received a bachelor’s degree in oboe performance and a master’s in music composition from Kent State University.
    Employment: Adjunct professor of music, Winthrop University.
    Civic involvement: None listed.
    Political experience: None.
    Top issues:

  • 5th District Candidate: Victor Kocher

    Party: Libertarian.
    Age: 54.
    Residence: Columbia.
    Family: Divorced, no children.
    Education: Graduated from high school in 1980.
    Received bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University  in 1984 and a master’s in accounting there in 1986.
    Employment: Semi-retired, self-employed.
    Civic involvement: Involved in church and local community groups.

  • Sullivan, Ames in North-South games this week

    A pair of Lancaster County high school softball stars will be in the spotlight at the annual Coaches Association of Women’s Sports North-South All-Star games this week at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

    Lancaster High School star third baseman Jada Ames, a veteran member of the LHS girls softball team, along with Buford High School star hurler Sydney Sullivan will play in the games which began Tuesday at USCA.

    The North-South All-Star tournament continues through Thursday.