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Below is our latest guest blog post from a local college student. Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom with the next generation.   Peer Pressure in College Sariel Harmon   Teens often assume that peer pressure is a myth adults tell you about to keep you from having fun with your friends. I’m ... Read More

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In all of the excitement and activities of November and December, we left off a few great activities accomplished by our youth. In the next few weeks we will look back at 2017 as we prepare for 2018. We hope you enjoy!   Thanksgiving 2017   The Impact Spartanburg community coalition works in partnership with ... Read More

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Red Ribbon Week Impact Chesnee High Student Club The following video was written and directed by members of the Impact Chesnee High student club at Chesnee High School for the 2017 Red Ribbon Week. This student club is part of Impact Spartanburg. These students are true leaders in their community and are making strides to ... Read More

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Recognizing Biases: What I Learned through my Internship with Impact Spartanburg   Markeisha Nesbitt   So you think you know a lot about alcohol and drugs? Try again. The things we know from past experiences and TV commercials are merely a thing of the past. The products are less noticeable and there’s easier access to ... Read More

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The Path to Recovery: My Experience Interning with Impact Spartanburg Markeisha Nesbitt For many clients, the TFC check-ins and peer groups are needed to stay on the path of recovery. But what does that really mean? I was able to sit in and participate in a youth peer group. Their stories were simply amazing and ... Read More

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The following post is part of a larger blog series authored by Impact Chesnee High club members. These high school Impact Clubs seek to tackle challenging teen topics with the goal of empowering their peers to make healthy decisions. The teen authors are given discretion to choose a topic of interest and receive mentoring from ... Read More

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 “Medical” Marijuana? What is a Medicine? About half our medicines originated with a plant (Veeresham, 2012). Drug makers then created a perfect molecule-for-molecule copy of the desired chemical to create a standardized and pure product free of contaminants. This substance then undergoes intensive research, animal testing, and three phases of clinical trials with people before ... Read More

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The following post is part of a larger blog series authored by Impact Chesnee High club members. These high school Impact Clubs seek to tackle challenging teen topics with the goal of empowering their peers to make healthy decisions. The teen authors are given discretion to choose a topic of interest and receive mentoring from ... Read More

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Enforcement Recognition

We aare excited to announce that two officers in our community were recently recognized for their outstanding commitment to serving the community. Impact Spartanburg is truly thankful for the countless hours they and many others have worked to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. For a full list of award recipients please visit: http://www.scdps.gov/comm/nr2017/041117.html

 

State Transport Police Region of the Year – Region 3 and Supervisor Sgt. B. A. Satterfield

This award goes to a State Transport Police Region that has excelled in the area of DUI arrests, DUI victim services, anti-underage drinking programs, and which has demonstrated excellence in implementing innovative techniques in the detection and deterrence of impaired driving.

The officers of Region 3, which covers Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, and Spartanburg counties, recorded 6 DUI arrests and numerous other drug and alcohol cases in 2016 in an area of the state known for high traffic volume and crashes. Region 3 collaborates with other state and local law enforcement agencies to make the public aware that the State Transport Police is actively and aggressively utilizing all resources to deter and apprehend impaired drivers and strive toward the goal of achieving Target Zero. Region Three has proven to be an asset to highway safety and deserving of the STP Region of the Year for their DUI enforcement efforts.

 

Officer of the Year Category 1: (1-10 Officers) – Officer Bryan Snow of the Lyman Police Department 

The Officer of the Year award is presented to an exceptional officer from a local law enforcement agency who has excelled in many areas, including, but not limited to, DUI arrests. The officer chosen is an example of someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty, finds opportunities to reach out to the community, and educates the public about the dangers of DUI.

Officer Snow is over the reserve program at Lyman Police Department and keeps it operating as smoothly as possible. Even with the extra tasks and responsibilities that have been given to Officer Snow, he continues to thrive and stay committed to the goal of Target Zero. In 2016, he issued a total of 966 traffic citations, with 30 of those resulting in DUI charges.