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Kassy Alia

Catching up with Sgt. Lori Tumlin

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The Officer Gregory Alia award, awarded each fall at our Knight of Honor Gala, recognizes officers who have demonstrated excellence in community service. We checked in with Sgt. Lori Tumlin from the Forest Acres Police Department to see what she has been up to since she won the award in…

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Farmday Funday: A pop-up backyard farmers’ market

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Join us for Farmday Funday: a backyard, pop-up farmers’ market! This FREE family-friendly event includes games, cooking demonstrations, and gardening activities to engage the young and old in urban agriculture. Rick Smooth with B103.1 will be pumping music throughout the afternoon. Resources for healthy eating, including Greg’s Groceries food boxes, free produce…

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Interview with Holly Hayes of Iron Sharpens Iron

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Holly Hayes, President and Founder of Iron Sharpens Iron, knows first-hand the important work of the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition and the Center for Fathers and Families. Learn more about her and why she felt called to support the Daddy & Me 5K. Tell us more about Iron Sharpens Iron –…

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Officer Shares Cool Water with Suspect

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Across the county, the sun is shining and the temperature is rising. As families look forward to summer fun, others worry about the heat. Police departments nationwide have programs that seek to help people manage hot summer days. Local examples in South Carolina include Columbia Police Department’s Annual “Fan the…

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Thursday Thoughts: The Meaning of Hope

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A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak to a group of young men at the Department of Juvenile Justice who were close to getting parole. I wracked my brain – what could I possibly say to them? I didn’t know their stories or circumstances. Then, I realized –…

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