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Authorities urge safety for trick-or-treating tonight
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Trick-or-treating in Rincon will run from 6-10 p.m. tonight, and there also will be extra Rincon Police officers on duty.

“We have more folks out for Halloween than we do for 4thof July,” the sheriff said.

While the county refrains from setting official trick-or-treating hours, Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said his office will observe a 6-10 p.m. window to keep in line with the cities’ hours. The sheriff also urged parents and kids to be safe while in search of candy.

The sheriff advises children to wear either bright-colored clothing or have a reflective strip to they can be seen at night. Trick-or-treaters also should visit neighborhoods with which they are familiar and stay out of dark, unlit areas.

“Have a happy and safe Halloween,” he said. “We want everybody to do that.”

Sheriff McDuffie also pointed out that several neighborhoods are asking visitors to park their cars before entering the subdivision, so people have to walk through, rather than drive through, the homes.

“That helps out, because you don’t have those cars in the area,” he said.