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Today's News

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

  • Piranhas prevail over Sharks

    The Lancaster County Piranhas swim team evened its record at 1-1 with a 326.5 to 259.5 road win over the River Hills Sharks on Tuesday.

    The Lancaster County swimmers were boosted by the Piranhas girls who downed River Hills, 195-98.

    The River Hills boys topped the Piranhas, posting 161.5-131.5 win.

    Lancaster was led by Isabella Thorpe, Tamara Tipton, Makenzy Mills, Brayden Russell, Nathan Reid and Fletcher Armbrust who each posted three wins in the meet.

    Double winners include Mallory McDow, Will Wilson and Taylor Teague.

  • Mosley charges for Super Stock victory

    The Lancaster Super Speedway focus was on Ronnie Mosley on Saturday night.

    Mosley, in the last week, was the talk of the racing community at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    Mosley’s challenge was to win from the rear of the field in the Super Stock Division. Countless fans, friends, and sponsors of Ronnie Mosley put up a combined $2,000 of bonus money for him to win.

  • P-31 rips Chester for first win

    Lancaster Post 31 broke into the win column in a big way, rolling to an 18-5 win over Chester Post 27 at Eggleton Field on Monday night.

    Lancaster, 0-5 entering the game, ignited in the opening frame to score seven runs and take control on the way to the American Legion baseball League V win.

    The early seven-run surge was enough to give P-31 the edge and the Lancaster team rolled from that point.

    Trey Rollings opened the first inning with a single and Christian Joplin, with an out, followed with a run-scoring single.

  • Column: Paris Accord not needed, and it hurts our economy

    The Paris Accord and the threat of climate change were pushed from the headlines last week by James Comey and the soap opera that provided no bubbles, but I feel we need to take an analytical look at the accord and why President Trump decided to take us out of the mix.
    Here’s what the president said during his June 1 announcement: “We’re getting out, but we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair.”