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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 has a new volleyball coach, but the same goals.

Ashlie Layman, who was a multisport star at Thomas Heyward, is in her first season as varsity coach. She takes over a team looking to contend for a SCISA Class AA state crown.

Last season the Rebels were 24-0 during the regular season and reached the Upper Bracket of the state tournament. This season they expect to enjoy another strong regular season, but also want to finish the season with a state championship.

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.