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Media Advisory -- Hands Across The Border Labor Day Enforcement Efforts / Media Opportunities

Fri, 08/27/2021

--MEDIA ADVISORY-- 

South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) announces the following event: 

WHO:            SCDPS and state and local law enforcement partners from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia 

WHAT:          SCDPS and member agencies of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Network (SCLEN) will participate in multi-state Hands Across the Border enforcement activities and awareness efforts. Hands Across the Border wraps up the Sober or Slammer! campaign (August 18-September 6). Hands Across the Border brings together law enforcement in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to conduct joint public safety checkpoints aimed at keeping drunk and drugged drivers off the roads and is part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. 

Hands Across the Border offers various news coverage and photo opportunities. 

WHEN/WHERE: The 2021 Hands Across the Border schedule is as follows: 

  • Sunday, August 29, 2021 (South Carolina and North Carolina)

    6 p.m.           Press Event / Meeting in South Carolina:
                          Mama Jean’s Restaurant
                          210 SC-90 East
                          Little River, South Carolina

    8 p.m.           Safety Checkpoint:
                          US-17 at North Carolina State Line 
                          (Horry County)   
  • Monday, August 30, 2021 (South Carolina and North Carolina)

    6 p.m.           Press Event/Meeting in South Carolina:
                          Beth’s Country Kitchen
                          1209 S Pearl St
                          Pageland, SC

  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021 (South Carolina and North Carolina)

    6 p.m.           Press Event/Meeting in South Carolina:
                          Moss Justice Center
                          1675 York Hwy
                          York, SC
     
    8 p.m.           Safety Checkpoint:
                          SC 274 at North Carolina state line
                          (York County)
      
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (South Carolina and North Carolina)

    6 p.m.           Press Event / Meeting in South Carolina:
                          Golden Corral Restaurant
                          1492 W.O. Ezell Blvd. (US-29)
                          Spartanburg, South Carolina
     
    8 p.m.           Safety Checkpoint:
                          SC 18 at North Carolina state line
                          (Cherokee County)  

    8 p.m.           Safety Checkpoint:
                          US 221 at North Carolina state line
                          (Cherokee County) 

    8 p.m.           Safety Checkpoint:
                          SC 14 (Landrum Rd.) at North Carolina state line
                          (Spartanburg County) 
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (South Carolina and Georgia)

    6 p.m.           Press Event/Meeting in Georgia:
                          The Dillard House
                          768 Franklin St
                          Dillard, Georgia
     
    8 p.m.           Safety Checkpoint:
                          US 76 @ Long Creek Fire Department
                          (Oconee County)  
  • Thursday, September 2, 2021 (South Carolina and Georgia)

    6 p.m.           Press Event/Meeting in Georgia:
                          Elijah Clark State Park
                          2959 McCormick Hwy (Hwy 378)
                          Lincolnton, Georgia
     
    8 p.m.           Safety Checkpoint:
                          Hwy 378 at Georgia state line
                          (McCormick County) 
     
  • Friday, September 3, 2021 (South Carolina and Georgia)

    6 p.m.           Meeting in Georgia:
                          Savannah Civic Center
                          301 W. Oglethorpe Ave
                          Savannah, Georgia
     
    8 p.m.           Press Event/ Safety Checkpoint:
                          Talmadge Bridge US-17 at Georgia state line
                          (Jasper County) 

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.