October 20, 2017
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Watch USC Women’s Basketball Coach Dawn Staley Lose It Wearing DUI Goggles

Posted on October 9, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

South Carolina women’s basketball Coach Dawn Staley celebrates with fans Wednesday night at Colonial Life Arena on April 5, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. Darius Rucker performed the free concert after promising told so if the South Carolina football team was able to win six games during the 2016 season

Staley made an appearance at DARESCREAM, a fundraiser to support the D.A.R.E. program in South Carolina. South Carolina women’s basketball Coach Dawn Staley celebrates with fans Wednesday night at Colonial Life Arena on April 5, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. Darius Rucker performed the free concert after promising told so if the South Carolina football team […]

D.A.R.E. Essay Winner at Islamic Academy of Columbia, SC

Posted on July 18, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Emirhan Demir

In photo: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Principal Louai Elkhatib, Deputy Donna Tucker (DARE Instructor), Teacher Maha S. Najjar (5th grade) and D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Emirhan Demir. Sheriff Lott is proud to be the first in the nation to offer D.A.R.E. to a Muslims school, the Islamic Academy School located in Columbia. Deputy Tucker was […]

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

Posted on May 26, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Carver-Lyon 5th grade DARE Graduates 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 […]

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

Posted on May 21, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Sheriff Leon Lott

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. […]

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

Posted on April 3, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Sheriff Lott Answering D.A.R.E. Box Questions

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, “Everyday”!

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, D.A.R.E. Comeback, 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. […]