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Carver-Lyon Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation, Columbia, SC

Posted on May 26th, 2017

Deputy Joe White takes his job serious in every aspect of law enforcement. However, when Deputy White takes on the responsibility of teaching his students to make wise decision that can affect them for the rest of their life in the D.A.R.E. program, Deputy White pours out his heart in each classroom. This was evident May 18th at his D.A.R.E. graduation from the remarks made by his school staff, parents and from the D.A.R.E. Essays that his students read for us today. Great job,…

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D.A.R.E. Graduation at Richland County Muslim School Believed to be First in the Nation

Posted on May 21st, 2017

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott discusses the historic graduation of Muslim students at the Islamic Academy of Columbia, believed to be the first in the nation. RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. - Ten Muslim students in Richland County participated in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind event of the educational drug program called D.A.R.E. Friday’s D.A.R.E. graduation at the Islamic Academy of Columbia is said to be the first time the program was allowed to participate and hold a…

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D.A.R.E. Graduation at Harbison West Elementary in Columbia, SC

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2017

The D.A.R.E. Box is not just for kids. This year the students had some great questions in their D.A.R.E. Box for Sheriff Lott to answer. One of the questions was, “Do you ever use the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model? Sheriff Lott answered,…

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

Posted on Mar 13th, 2017

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 classes graduated from D.A.R.E. today with standing room only! Principal Claire Thompson was so proud to have so many parents supporting…

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

Posted on Mar 1st, 2017

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.

In photo (click to enlarge): the 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…

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

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017

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 the D.A.R.E. program,” said Loris Police Lieutenant, Gary Buley. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is a program that teaches kids about the dangers of drugs,…

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

Posted on Feb 16th, 2017

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. Karen Beaman (Principal). Lonnie B Nelson Elementary Principal, staff and students’…

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

Posted on Feb 7th, 2017

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. students for their graduation. Also shown are Verne Sadler, left, with the North Augusta Department of Public…

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“DARE”-ing Kids to Choose Wisely

Posted on Feb 5th, 2017

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 turn heads at the University of South Carolina and play professionally in several countries, spoke to a packed cafeteria crowd Feb. 1, offering…

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

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2017

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…

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