October 22, 2017


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Lakeview Students Learn About Drug Perils in D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2017

Lakeview Elementary School student Shannon Carter (center) speaks at the Lakeview D.A.R.E. Program graduation as Police Officer A.L Barnhouse (left) and Lakeview Principal Patrick Neuman (right) listen on April 6, 2017. [John Adam/progress-index.com]

Students from Lakeview Elementary graduate from the D.A.R.E. program, which aims to educate them about drug and alcohol abuse. Right: Lakeview Elementary School student Shannon Carter (center)…

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Pennington Gap Police Reinstate D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

Joel Duncan serves as the school resource officer for Pennington Middle School in Lee County, and now he is bringing back the D.A.R.E. program many may recognize from childhood.

PENNINGTON GAP, VA. - Communities across southwest Virginia are constantly looking for ways to cut down on the epidemic proportion of drug abuse and addiction. In Pennington Gap alone, the police…

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D.A.R.E. Program Expanding in Tazewell County schools

Posted on Feb 5th, 2017

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) - Seventh graders at Tazewell Middle School are in a class of a different kind now. Thanks to the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, the students are getting a refresher course…

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Bland County Deputies D.A.R.E. to Teach

Posted on Jan 1st, 2017

Deputies Jason Ramsey (left) and Randy Dillow recently completed a D.A.R.E. training class.

Bland County Elementary and Middle School students will find familiar faces teaching their D.A.R.E. classes in the coming spring. Bland County deputies and school resource officers Randy Dillow…

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Local Law Enforcement, DEA Team Up for Drug Take Back Event

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2016

The James City County Police Department, Williamsburg Police and York County-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office have teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host separate prescription drug…

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YAB PSA Videos Project Update

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016

In June of 2016, 12 Youth Advocacy Board members came together in Orlando, Florida for a 2-day workshop on creating a Public Service Announcement video.  The goal was to create a 60-second PSA video…

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YAB Members Participate in Creating PSA Video to Promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum

Posted on Jul 5th, 2016

Recently 12 select members of our D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board participated in creating a public service announce (PSA) video to promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum. All 12 YAB…

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Brown Wins Lifetime Achievement at EGCC Annual Awards Banquet

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2016

Emporia Sheriff Sam Brown is known as much for his work with children at Greensville and Belfield elementary schools as he is his contagious smile. On Wednesday night, his decades of giving to the…

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DEA to Host Press Conference on Opioid Epidemic

Posted on Apr 29th, 2016

R/x, heroin, and fentanyl continue to see spikes in abuse and overdose. DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg and other federal, state and local officials will host a press conference to…

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Mark Medford Retains District 3 York School Board Seat

Posted on Nov 10th, 2015

From Williamsburg Yorktown Daily: Sgt. Mark Medford will serve a fifth term on the York County School Board, according to unofficial election results. Medford took in 1,728 votes, or 53.22…

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