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Irmo man involved with gang sentenced to life in prison (Columbia, SC): A 43-year-old Irmo man was sentenced Friday for a variety of gang-related charges as part of a multi-year investigation. Calvin James Hall was sentenced in federal court in Columbia, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. gave Hall a sentence of life in prison.
Source: The State    Date: June 6, 2014

'G.R.E.A.T. is awesome': 10 graduate from Gang Resistance Education program at Mellichamp (Orangeburg, SC): Ten fifth-grade boys from Mellichamp Elementary School graduated from a Gang Resistance Education and Training program on May 22. Although G.R.E.A.T. is a national program, this is the first time its curriculum has been taught at Mellichamp.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: June 5, 2014

Gang activity in Myrtle Beach triple homicide sparks closer look at Charleston County groups (Myrtle Beach, SC): Days before Christmas 2012, Keith Alextruss Williams showed up at the Game Room, a Ladson nightclub. Deputies knew him to have ties to "Town of Lincolnville," or TOL, a local gang.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: June 1, 2014

Youth engaged in positive summer activities less likely to join gangs (Orangeburg, SC): Keeping young people involved in fun, wholesome and productive activities during summer vacation could help keep them out of gangs. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, a gang is a group of people who share a common purpose; engage in criminal activity like drug dealing, graffiti and violence; and often have a common name, symbol, or color.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: May 25, 2014

Controversial Five Points bar Club Twist evicted (Columbia, SC): It appears the controversial Five Points club that was under fire from Columbia law enforcement agencies as an alleged hangout for members of a nationally known gang has shut down again.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: May 23, 2014

Alleged leader of Rock Hill street gang pleads guilty to burglary, receives probation (Rock Hill, SC): The Fort Mill man police accused as the leader of an alleged Rock Hill gang no longer faces the charge that identifies him as such.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 22, 2014

Community, law enforcement focus on tackling gangs in Rock Hill (Rock Hill, SC): Pastor Jerry Greene walked out of a Rock Hill middle school auditorium last week with chill bumps on his arms. He had seen all the signs, but somehow still "missed them." He knew the kids were in trouble, but he didn’t realize how deep. He went to Rawlinson Road Middle School on Wednesday night to be "part of the solution."
Source: The Herald    Date: May 17, 2014

Gang talk in Rock Hill to educate on signs, symbols; address resident concerns (Rock Hill, SC): Before it becomes a problem too big to handle, city, county and school leaders are taking steps to suppress street gangs months after a widespread sweep in Rock Hill saw the arrests of several alleged gang members.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 13, 2014

Gang and youth violence a priority for CPD's new chief (Columbia, SC): Columbia's police chief says gang and youth violence is a priority for his department. "This is certainly a priority for us," said Chief Skip Holbrook at a council work session Tuesday afternoon. Council members had questions for Holbrook after they were provided with an Assessment of Youth and Gang Violence in Columbia and Richland County.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: May 6, 2014

Murder, robbery charges upheld against suspected Rock Hill gang member (York, SC): Abbdul Emmanuel, an alleged gang member and accused killer, carries a gun because several people don't like him and he's a known snitch, teenage homicide suspects told police.
Source: The Herald    Date: April 15, 2014

Judge advances cases against some alleged Rock Hill gang members (York, SC): A judge has ruled prosecutors can move forward with cases involving four of 13 people Rock Hill police arrested in January following a multi-agency investigation into a local “gang feud.”
Source: The State    Date: April 9, 2014

Bond denied to alleged Rock Hill gang member accused of murder, other shootings (Rock Hill, SC): It took a judge who has been hearing hearing criminal cases for 22 years – including dozens of murders – exactly seven seconds to deny bond Friday to a 19-year-old alleged gang member accused of a January murder and three other shootings in the days and weeks before the killing.
Source: The Herald    Date: April 4, 2014

Gang-related shooting injures four (Columbia, SC): A gang-related shooting that injured four people late Sunday night outside a Columbia apartment complex remains under investigation by the Columbia Police Department.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: March 17, 2014

Gang members shoot teen with flare gun during attack (Rock Hill, SC): A Rock Hill teenager was shot with a flare gun after he told police five teens claiming to be members of a gang attacked him and a friend after they got off the school bus Thursday evening, authorities say.
Source: The State    Date: March 14, 2014

Police: Teen girls from rival gangs arrested after Rock Hill fight (Rock Hill, SC): An alleged teenage gang member told police that a member of an opposing group punched her in the face and stomped on her head and ribs during a brawl in Rock Hill on Sunday. But, after the supposed victim and suspect gave police conflicting statements, they were both taken to jail and charged with fighting.
Source: The State    Date: March 4, 2014

Lake City works to eliminate its gang problem (Florence, SC): Lake City has recently has seen an influx in gang-related crimes. Law Enforcement Officers said they are working on a plan to drive gang activity from the community.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 27, 2014

Community, police partnership credited with reducing violent crime cases (Conway, SC): Newly released records from the Conway Police Department show the number of violent crimes reported in the city is decreasing. That is good news for people who live along Highway 378 near Highway 501 that has been hit with a string of violence and gang activity in recent years.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 27, 2014

Two arrested for gang-related shooting in Lake City (Lake City, SC): Two men are behind bars on attempted murder charges after an apparent gang-related shooting last week in Lake City, officials confirmed.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 25, 2014

Pastors, NAACP address at-risk youth, gang activity (Rock Hill, SC): The arrest last month of what Rock Hill police say are among the city's dozen most violent criminals appears to have hit hard among the city's black community.
Source: WRHI News    Date: February 21, 2014

Known gang member turns himself in to police (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach Police were looking for a known gang member for first degree burglary, attempted murder, and armed robbery, but the man turned himself in to police.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 9, 2014

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