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Forest Hills Tennis Center closed

The Forest Hills Tennis Center will be joining the five other city park closures. Closed are:

• Forest Hills Tennis Center (772 Ireland Hills Drive)

• Pinckney Park (505 Hampton Street)

• Gladys-Whidden Park (215 Lakeside Drive)

• Shaniyah Burden Memorial Park (207 McDaniel Street)

• Sankey D. Maree Park (211 Gruber Street)

• Mayfield Terrace Park (652 Dowling Avenue)

The Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary will remain open. “We ask that while visiting the Wildlife Sanctuary that you use proper hygiene, remember to practice social distancing, maintain a six-foot space between visitors, and no gatherings of groups larger than three,” said Lt. Amye Stivender, Walterboro Police Department public information officer.

Edisto Beach changes

The Town of Edisto Beach town council fine-tuned its emergency ordinance on Thursday April 2.

The town council strongly urges individuals to stay in their homes and not travel through or congregate in streets, sidewalks, waterways and/or public spaces in the town.

Businesses

All physical businesses, except those considered essential by the CDC, cannot allow patrons indoors or to shop on the premises. Employees may still come to work with a pass, determined appropriate by the police chief after confirming work status with their employer.

Business may continue to serve customers virtually, by delivery or at a service window.

The grocery store and gas station are deemed essential by the CDC and may continue to allow customers inside. Restaurants may continue with take-out and delivery services.

Private boat charters are not allowed.

Access to town

The checkpoint will be operational 24-hours until further notice.

No one who is not a resident or property owner in the town is prohibited from entering until April 30 unless otherwise authorized in the ordinance.

Edisto Island residents may continue to access the grocery store, gas station and restaurants with proof of island residency.

Guest passes are not permitted.

Penalties

Any violation of the emergency ordinance will be deemed a misdemeanor with each day constituting a separate offense. Businesses also could be subject to losing their business license.

Plant sale canceled

TCTC’s annual plant sale has been canceled due to the stay-at-home order.

Plants will be available at Benton’s Feed and Seed.TCTC’s annual plant sale has been canceled due to the stay-at-home order.

Plants will be available at Benton’s Feed and Seed.

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