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H.B. Rhame Elementary (Columbia, S.C.) D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Jan 10th, 2018

Officer Brandon Montgomery (in photo) of the Columbia Police Department contributed this photo slideshow of the D.A.R.E. program at H.B. Rhame Elementary School in Columbia, South…

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Caughman Elementary (Columbia, S.C.) D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on Jan 9th, 2018

In photo (click to view full image): Deputy McNeill, Essay Winners: Aaliyah Bull, Jolie-Ann Cook, Nya Glenn, Tamia Sanders (overall winner), Sheriff Leon Lott, Guest Speaker. It was Deputy McNeill’s 1st D.A.R.E. graduation. Anxious and with the desire to do his best, Deputy McNeill was a huge success with his principal, his students and his command staff today. I am sure we all remember our 1st graduation wondering will I get it correct; “Will it be memorable for my school and for my…

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Bradley Elementary (Columbia, S.C.) D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on Jan 5th, 2018

In photo (click for full view): Deputy Arlene Sharpe, D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, D.A.R.E. Instructor Deputy Cynnamon Timmons D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Ceigan Carter with Daren, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Amiyah Jackson, and Principal Mrs. Kezia Myers. Deputy Timmons continues to encourage her students and to let them know they each are special and have the potential to become whatever they want to be. It was evident with the words written in Ceigan essay that Deputy Timmons had…

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Watch USC Women’s Basketball Coach Dawn Staley Lose It Wearing DUI Goggles

Posted on Oct 9th, 2017

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 was able to win six games during the 2016 season. COLUMBIA, SC - University of South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley has…

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

Posted on Jul 18th, 2017

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 proud to be chosen to be their D.A.R.E. Instructor and was met daily with love and kindness from the staff and her students. Deputy Tucker feels she has…

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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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