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  • The town of Ridgeland plans to reviewing zoning ordinances to make the area safer and help cut down on crime.

    At a community meeting at Fiddler’s Seafood Restaurant last Wednesday, local business owners expressed a need to take action against factors that attract constant crime.

    Ridgeland Police Chief Richard Woods and town mayor Joey Malphrus answered questions.

    Several people asked why facilities like weekly rental sites and certain motels, a majority of which offer low-cost living, house people who have criminal records.

Sports

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Thursday’s games

Memorial Day at Bethesda (Bible Baptist), 7 p.m.

Savannah at Windsor Forest (Memorial), 7 p.m.

Today’s games

St. Andrew’s at Thomas Heyward (moved to Ridgeland, S.C.)

Hilton Head Christian at Bible Baptist

Calvary Day at Bradwell Institute

Bluffton at Beaufort, S.C.

Opinion

It’s not good when a shop owner describes the area across from her place of business as “embarrassing” and “scary,” but Ridgeland’s Knola Miles said she’s tired of seeing unsavory activity. Miles, who owns The Outpost, hears gun shots and screams and shouts coming from the motel across the street and inevitably cops are on the scene.

It’s not a good scene for business.