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On December 2nd, 2017 MADD SC hosted the annual State Candlelight Vigil for victims and survivors of impaired driving. The event was hosted at the SC State Museum in the Vista Room and was presented by the Yarborough Applegate Law...
The brothers of Chi Psi fraternity at the University of South Carolina are hosting a golf tournament in honor of their brother David Newell who was killed in a crash on Nov. 15th, 2017.  The fraternity decided all proceeds of...
The 2nd Annual Walk Like MADD Greenville Upstate Presented by HotSpot was held Oct. 7th at ICAR in Greenville and was another huge success.  We thank all the walkers, volunteers, and corporate partners who came together in support of our...
On September 24th, MADD SC staff Kelly Stafford and Ashley Merrick were given the awesome opportunity to attend and speak with students at an event at Clafin University in Orangeburg, SC. About 250 students attended the event called The Freshman...
State Victim Service Sponsor Yarborough Applegate Law Firm shares information about “dram shop” cases in a guest blog this month. A common misunderstanding following a drunk driving collision is that the only compensation available for victims comes from pursuing a...
As Walk Like MADD Greenville Upstate Presented by HotSpot approaches on October 7th, we are pleased to introduce you to our Honor Family.  Rhonda Cockrell is the mother of Jeremy Cockrell.  On November 15, 2014, Rhonda Cockrell lost her son,...
On Tuesday July 24th, 2018, Victim Services Volunteer and Charleston Area Victim Impact Panel (VIP) Coordinator, Paula Schaefer, was honored by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. Paula received the Good Citizen Award for her work with the MADD Victim Impact...
On August 7th, 2018, MADD SC attended National Night Out with the Mount Pleasant Police Department. National Night Out is a campaign that promotes healthy community partnerships with local law enforcement. Law enforcement meet with community members with the goal...
Kim and Frank Duval, parents of Wyatt Duval of Lexington, SC, share their Victims Impact Statements as they read them in court prior to the offender being sentenced for their son’s death. I stand before you today as a devastated...
We’re very excited to introduce our newest staff member, Tori Brant.  Tori is a Program Coordinator, contributing to the success of both of our Court Monitoring grants, which currently cover Greenville, Pickens, Richland, Kershaw, Charleston, Berkeley, and Horry Counties.  Tori...
On July 5th MADD staff, Ashley Merrick and Kelly Stafford, spoke to 6th – 8th graders at Chicora Elementary School in North Charleston, SC. Carlton Holland leads a group of youth in a summer literacy program known as Freedom School....