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D.A.R.E. Graduation at Lake Murray in Chapin, SC

Posted on March 13, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Sheriff Lott, over-all winner Brynley Derrick, and Deputy Minemier

A very proud D.A.R.E. Instructor, Deputy Todd Minemier with the Lake Murray over-all winner Brynley Derrick and Sheriff Lott. Deputy Minemier had a difficult time choosing only one. Deputy Minemier is proud of all of his D.A.R.E. students. Right (click the image for larger view): Sheriff Lott, over-all winner Brynley Derrick, and Deputy Minemier. Nine […]

Rice Creek Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on March 1, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Rice Creek Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E Essay Winners. Back row: Leon Lott, Richland County Sheriff, Stacey Gadson, Principal, D.A.R.E. Instructor Jasper Rogers, Front row: Daren the D.A.R.E. Mascot, Berry Bernette Rose, Matthew Ryan Lewis, Evan Robert Motley, Jordan Kier Worthy, Bryce Makenna Allen, Jayla Ayten Foster.

All the stars were out today at our Rice Creek Elementary D.A.R.E. graduation. The students have been so excited to have Deputy Rogers come over from the neighboring high school each week to teach them all about developing good decision making skills. Deputy Rogers was just as excited! Although the D.A.R.E. program is complete, that […]

Loris Police Look to Fight Gang, Drug Activity Starting with Youth

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Community Safety, Hometown, News, South Carolina

Loris DARE

LORIS, SC (WBTW) – The Loris Police Department and local leaders are trying to come up with ways to fight drug and gang problems in the area. One of the ideas is to bring the D.A.R.E program into Loris Elementary School. “Right now we’re going to start small and start with little programs such as […]

D.A.R.E. Essay Winners at Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School, Columbia, SC

Posted on February 16, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

From left, first row, Jake Conroy, Imani Smith, Addison Canada, Sanraj Pal, Emma Hook (Overall essay winners). From left, back row, Mr. Rashad Adams (Assistant Principal), Deputy Arlene Sharpe (State D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, Dr. Sonja Parnell (Assistant Principal), Mr. Terry Dozier (Motivational Guest Speaker), Deputy Jamel Bradley (D.A.R.E. Instructor), Mrs. Karen Beaman (Principal).

In photo (click to view the full image): From left, first row, Jake Conroy, Imani Smith, Addison Canada, Sanraj Pal, Emma Hook (Overall essay winners). From left, back row, Mr. Rashad Adams (Assistant Principal), Deputy Arlene Sharpe (State D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, Dr. Sonja Parnell (Assistant Principal), Mr. Terry Dozier (Motivational Guest Speaker), Deputy Jamel Bradley (D.A.R.E. Instructor), Mrs. […]

D.A.R.E. Class Gets an Earful on Peer Pressure, Substance Abuse

Posted on February 7, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

Antonio Grant speaks Wednesday to Hammond Hill Elementary School’s D.A.R.E. students for their graduation. Also shown are Verne Sadler, left, with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety; Sara Beth Brown, assistant principal; Eric Jeffcoat, principal; and Cathy Martin, guidance counselor.

NORTH AUGUSTA — Local basketball standout Antonio Grant, one of Aiken County’s best-traveled athletes, provided some food for thought this week for students in Hammond Hill Elementary School’s D.A.R.E. program, as the featured speaker for the group’s graduation ceremony. In photo (click for full view): Antonio Grant speaks Wednesday to Hammond Hill Elementary School’s D.A.R.E. […]

“DARE”-ing Kids to Choose Wisely

Posted on February 5, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

Antonio Grant

Local basketball standout Antonio Grant, one of Aiken County’s most enduring, widely traveling pro athletes, provided some food for thought this week for students in Hammond Hill Elementary School’s D.A.R.E. program, as the featured speaker for the group’s graduation ceremony. Grant, who was a star player at North Augusta High School and went on to […]

Sandel Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on February 2, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

Sandel Elementary DARE Graduation – Columbia, S.C.

The principal and students at Sandel Elementary were so excited when Deputy Spohn, a D.A.R.E. Instructor from another school, came to teach them the D.A.R.E. program. The students got to know Deputy Spohn and together they built a lasting bond that will forever stay strong.

A. C. Moore Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on January 19, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

A. C. Moore Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation. Left to right: D.A.R.E. Instructor Deputy Mariola Wood, Captain John Ewing, Overall Essay Winner Brandon Baker, Emma Price, Gracie Lechnar, Sgt. Howard Barrett, and Dr. Chantelle Baker, Principal.

The students at A.C. Moore Elementary enjoy having Deputy Wood as their D.A.R.E. Instructor and Deputy Wood loves her students. Captain Ewing was the guest speaker and did a wonderful demonstration of why having your own ‘help network’ is valuable in life.  To have others share the load when life sends struggles is important but […]

North Springs Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on January 18, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

North Springs Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Essay Winners. Back Row: Mrs. Jennifer Germann, Principal David Holzendorf, Deputy Arlene Sharpe, Sr. Deputy Will Gibson and Lt Verlon Rhodes - Front Row Essay Winners Left to Right: Joshua Rivers, Sasha Singleton (overall winner), Journey Armstead, Victoria King, Makayla Jeske and Shreya Kumar.

D.A.R.E. graduation at North Springs Elementary was exciting for all of the students. The Essay Winners are proud to represent their homeroom teachers and Miss Sasha Singleton will reign as the schools overall winner for the 2016/2017 school year. Deputy Gibson will be visiting the K-4th graders with D.A.R.E. chart lessons and back for visits […]

Satchel Ford Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on January 17, 2017 by in Hometown, South Carolina

Satchel Ford Elementary, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Graduation

The students at Satchel Ford would like to say thank you to Deputy Roberts for starting the D.A.R.E. program at their school. Plus, the students would like to give a huge thank you to Deputy Morant for completing the program. Deputy Morant’s heart is filled with pride for these students and she will miss them […]