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  • A warning to those thinking of engaging in criminal activity in Ridgeland: You’re going to be watched.

    The town began installing security cameras last week along Main, Logan and Adams streets, on U.S. 17 and near other neighborhood blocks.

    The Ridgeland Police Department purchased cameras more than a year ago and about six were installed, but not activated. The plan is for all 15 cameras to be installed and operational within two weeks.

Sports

Thomas Heyward and Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s football teams each earned victories Friday night.
Propelled by touchdowns on its first five possessions of the second half, Thomas Heyward ran past visiting Hilton Head Prep 48-21.
RHHS, led by a Kamrin Williams touchdown run and Davontay Dopson’s 5-yard interception return for a score, beat host Estill 22-12.
Thomas Heyward’s Logan Thomas threw for 157 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 226 yards. River Pender had 87 yards rushing and a TD. Blake Bannon had 67 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Opinion

 

A serious horse disease carried by mosquitos has spread across South Carolina, making it essential that horse owners have their animals vaccinated, say officials with Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health.

Eleven cases of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis have been confirmed by Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health in seven counties – four in Horry County alone. Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester and Marion counties have reported cases, as has Kershaw County.

Beaufort News

A winter activity not usually found in the South could soon make its way to Beaufort’s Waterfront Park if City Council members work out an agreement.