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  • Huddle up with IL’s FCA

    Denyse Clark
    For The Lancaster News
    The Indian Land community now has an official Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chapter. 
    Pastor Michael Davis, Indian Land FCA staff member and a special education teacher at Indian Land Elementary School, said the FCA gets students together to develop leadership skills and also help them to go out and get disciples for Christ.
    Despite its name, the organization is not just limited to student athletes. All students are welcome to join the group.

  • Kerosene-heater fire severely injures man

    A man was severely injured Tuesday morning in a small house fire on West Gay Street.
    Lancaster Fire Chief Justin McLellan said he doesn’t know if the man lived in the house, but he had been using a kerosene heater that caught fire.
    Both Lancaster Fire Department stations and members of Lancaster County Fire Rescue responded to the small blaze.
    The man was found near the back of the house and was transported by EMS before being flown to the Wake Forest Baptist Health Burn Center for his injuries, McLellan said.

  • Cement in drain causes problem at old mill site

    KERSHAW – Town officials now know why portions the old Springs Industries property on the northern outskirts of town is covered in a layer of standing, often stagnant water.
    A 4-inch underground pipe on the 9.1-acre tract that allows water to flow into the town’s stormwater drainage system has been cemented shut.
    “There’s no way to tell who did it, or when, why or how it was done. I can tell you we found it and the pipe is full of rags and cement,” said Kershaw Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.

  • Man stabbed to death on Lynwood Dr.

    A Lancaster man was fatally stabbed Saturday night at his home on Lynwood Drive.
    Charles Cory Arant, 29, was identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. He was found suffering from a stab wound shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday when deputies responded to his home at 1936 Lynwood Drive.
    Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, said several people live at the address, including Arant, and that there were others in the home at the time of the stabbing.

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  • IT chief: Fake city e-mails no worry

    A virus affected the city of Lancaster’s e-mail server Tuesday morning, causing random e-mail addresses associated with the city to send out messages with attachments intended to infect other computers.

    But the scheme didn’t work, said city IT Director Jarvis Driggers. There is no danger to anyone who received the e-mails or clicked on attachments, he said, because the city’s anti-virus software “stripped the virus off the documents.”

  • City investigating email-server breach

    If you see an email from anyone associated the city of Lancaster with an attachment in the email, don’t click on it.

    Something has compromised the city’s email server, and officials are working to find the source of the problem.

  • Christmas Basket has raised $3,460

    The Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund has raised more than a third of its goal midway through December.
    The annual fundraiser, run by HOPE in Lancaster and ministering to some of the county’s neediest families, is still accepting donations.
    So far, $3,460 has been raised toward the $9,000 goal. This week’s gifts included $1,000 from J&S Inc. Redi-Mix Concrete.

  • Ho Ho HOPE!

    Eighty volunteers got busy over the past couple of weeks to help with the preparations for HOPE’s senior Christmas party Dec. 10.
    The season of giving drew volunteers from a number of local groups and organizations, including Sun City Carolina Lakes and Tree Tops community groups, Indian Land High School’s special-needs class and YouthBuild, as well as many regular HOPE volunteers.

  • Lancaster man pleads guilty to federal weapons charges

    A Lancaster man has pleaded guilty to weapons charges in federal court and faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
    Quavis Jamar Rudisell, 29, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession if a firearm and ammunition, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia.
    Rudisell is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms and ammunition based on prior convictions. He was found with a loaded 9mm magazine and admitted throwing down a pistol while fleeing from Lancaster police Sept. 6, the release said.