June 28, 2017

D.A.R.E. (I will dare), by D.A.R.E. Advocate N’Khemya King

Posted on March 25, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Spotlight, Tennessee


Memphis Police Department DARE officer Freddie Robinson’s D.A.R.E. student, N’Khemya King, passed away last week from undiagnosed leukemia. She was a strong advocate for D.A.R.E. and made this video to share what she learned in her D.A.R.E. class.

Elementary Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

East Side Elementary School (Brownsville, TN) DARE Graduation 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — With all the pomp and circumstance, fifth graders at East Side Elementary School graduate from a 10-week program. The D.A.R.E. “Keepin’ it Real” program is teaching students how to make wise decisions. “What we do here is put tools in their toolbox and let them know we support them doing the right […]

Shattering the Myths, by Eric Watson, Bradley (TN) County Sheriff

Posted on January 30, 2017 by in Hometown, Spotlight, Tennessee

Eric Watson, Bradley County Sheriff, Tennessee

Among the many things I have learned during my years in law enforcement is that there’s no safe way to “experiment” with drugs and alcohol by our young folks. The past seven days we have observed National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Over the years, I have encountered one tragedy after another that is a […]

Hopewell Elementary School D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on December 4, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

Hopewell Elementary School Essay Winners 2016, Cleveland, TN

From left front are essay winners William Molloy, Jovy Osik, Jayden Brooks and Camryn Propst. In back are Bradley County School Board member Nancy Casson, Darren the Lion, Watson, Mayor D. Gary Davis, Riggs and Roe. (Click on the photo to view the full image.) A CEREMONY WAS HELD at Hopewell Elementary School to honor […]

Two Years

Posted on August 28, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

Eric Watson, Bradley County Sheriff, Tennessee

“D.A.R.E. once again is at full strength in fifth grades, as well, with SROs teaching this valuable program that teaches students keys to dealing with peer pressure and the dangers of drugs, alcohol and other substances.” A message from Eric Watson, Bradley County Sheriff, Tennessee. There’s an old saying that goes, “Time flies when you’re […]

Hopewell Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Posted on April 18, 2015 by in Hometown, Tennessee

Hopewell DARE Graduates

From Cleveland Daily Banner. The DARE Program in Bradley County Schools administered by the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office has been a tremendous success. After hearing parents’ requests for a return of DARE to Bradley County Schools after a four-year absence, Sheriff Eric Watson reinstituted the program that has been fun and informative for students and […]

Operation: Safe Community through the the Drug Dealer Eviction Program

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Tennessee

Assistant District Attorney Paul Hagerman

From wreg.com. Kicking drug dealers out of Memphis neighborhoods is one of the priorities of Operation Safe Community. The Drug Dealer Eviction Program lets residents help police identify drug dealers where they live. Assistant District Attorney Paul Hagerman is the Chief Prosecutor of the D.A.’s Organized Crime Prosecution Team. He takes the lead on cases involving […]

Neighbors: Operation Safe Community improved former South Memphis gang area

Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Tennessee


Photo by Billy Hathorn. From wreg.com. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — South Memphis neighbors near Riverside claim Operation Safe Community has helped reduce gang activity in the area. District Attorney General Amy Weirich said part of the plan is cracking down on gang violence. “Those have been goals that we have had through Operation Safe Community, and we have […]

Schools make anti-bullying effort personal

Posted on November 4, 2014 by in Bullying, Hometown, Tennessee

Sasha Canby and Kelly Hall

Pisgah Elementary School second-grader Sasha Canby takes part in the anti-bullying campaign being led by first grade teacher Kelly Hall. (Photo: FOR THE LEAF-CHRONICLE/TONY CENTONZE ). From The Leaf-Chronicle. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Building on an effective drug-prevention program, a Clarksville elementary school has expanded Red Ribbon Week to also include prevention of bullying. Red Ribbon Week, […]

Ribbons show support for anti-bullying campaign

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Bullying, Hometown, Tennessee

Junior Civitan

As part of an anti-bullying campaign for the month of October at Richview Middle School, Junior Civitan is selling orange ribbons. (Photo: THE LEAF-CHRONICLE/GREG WILLIAMSON ) From The Leaf-Chronicle. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and the Richview Middle School Junior Civitan Club has started its own anti-bullying campaign. Each school staff […]