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Meet Nominee Lieutenant Robert Calby

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Lieutenant Robert Calby   Meet Lieutenant Robert Calby of the Columbia Police Department! Lieutenant Calby has been nominated for this year’s Officer Gregory Alia Award because over the course of his 12 years with the Columbia Police Department, he has grown into an innovative, forward-thinking 21st century police officer who…

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Meet Nominee Deputy Deon Hardy

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About the Officer Gregory Alia Award Serve & Connect was founded by Kassy Alia in memory of her husband, Greg Alia, who was killed in the line of duty on September 30th, 2015. This prestigious annual award is named in his honor and recognizes an outstanding officer who demonstrates a…

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Reflection on Greg Alia Award

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Knights in shining armor. When you hear this term, what image comes to mind? Do you imagine a Medieval-era hero, gallantly riding his trusty steed? What if we asked you to imagine a knight for the 21st century? Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing stories about the…

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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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It’s time again for Knight of Honor!

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Hear ye, hear ye, it’s time again for our annual Knight of Honor Gala! Lords and ladies will take a step back in time at this one-of-a-kind event. Entrance inside the event will take guests a step back in time as they are transported to a renaissance village. Medieval-fare prepared…

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Catching Up With Sgt Ricardo Perry

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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. In excitement for this year’s nominees, we caught up with last year’s winner, Sgt Ricardo Perry from Hanahan Police Department.   Were you surprised to win the…

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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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