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SC 5th graders graduate from DJJ-sponsored program (Manning, SC): Some South Carolina 5th graders have completed a program that state officials hope will help them stay away from gangs. On Wednesday, 75 students from Manning Elementary School are graduating from G.R.E.A.T., which stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: December 18, 2013

North Charleston Police: Teen shot after argument with other teen about rival gangs (Charleston, SC): A 13-year-old boy shot a 14-year-old boy, both rival gang members, on Sunday in North Charleston, according to North Charleston police.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: December 16, 2013

New gang at war with well known gang in Colleton County (Colleton County, SC): Colleton County sheriff's deputies say a new gang is causing problems for them. Authorities say the new gang called the "Go Boyz", is at war with a well known gang called the "Cowboys."
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: December 16, 2013

Four in custody, others sought following related gang shootings (Colleton County, SC): Colleton County investigators say four people have been charged and another four are being sought following two related shootings on Tuesday involving gang activity.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: December 13, 2013

Newschannel 12 investigates gangs in jail (Greenville, SC): In February we investigated the gang situation in Greenville (click here to view part I of that story, and here for part II). However, we were curious as to if and how gangs function once they're off the streets.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: December 12, 2013

Gang life is brotherhood beyond drugs and guns says one member (Columbia, SC): "It's till death do you part, just like a marriage," said a Midlands gang member who does not want to be identified. In June 1999, a decision was made that would shape the rest of his life.
Source: WIS 10 News     Date: December 12, 2013

Sheriff's deputies, Walterboro police investigating two gang-related shootings, officials say (Walterboro, SC): Colleton County sheriff's deputies and Walterboro Public Safety are investigating two gang-related shootings that happened on Tuesday, officials said.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: December 11, 2013

Gang shootout at grocery store leads to arrest, warrants (Colleton County, SC): The Colleton County Sheriff's Office says a shootout between rival gangs at a gas station parking lot led to the arrest of one person and arrest warrants.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: December 10, 2013

Gangs a concern for Jasper County law enforcement (Jasper County, SC): Four local gangs have the potential to bring violence and crime that is consistent with their national counterparts, according to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: December 7, 2013

Sheriff names national gang in Five Points, blames members for playing violent 'knockout' game (Greenville, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told a University of South Carolina honors class that members of the Bloods, a nationally recognized gang, have played a violent game called "knockout" in Five Points.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: December 6, 2013

Faith leaders explore ways to stem youth violence (Columbia, SC): A group of Midlands religious leaders gathered Thursday to talk about an issue that won’t go away: the rise of youth violence in the community.
Source: The State    Date: December 5, 2013

Former gang member speaks out at Columbia town hall, launches anti-violence campaign (Columbia, SC): A town hall meeting Tuesday night in Columbia focused on violent crime and gang activity, and one former gang member spoke about how he wants to change directions.
Source: Cola Daily    Date: November 20, 2013

Columbia police to pursue grant to add gang, domestic violence investigators (Columbia, SC): The Columbia Police Department is pursuing a grant that could add two officers to its growing gang unit. City Council's public safety committee gave the go-ahead Tuesday to Chris Segers, the city's grant writer, to apply for the money on behalf of the police department.
Source: The State    Date: November 19, 2013

SC 'Internet pimp' sentenced to 14 years in federal prison (Columbia, SC): Federal prosecutors say a 24-year-old gang member and "Internet pimp" was sentenced to 14 years in prison. US Attorney Bill Nettles said Joshua "Metro" Kitt of Columbia, SC was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty in to conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: November 18, 2013

Bar formerly known as The Library shut down by city officials early Sunday (Columbia, SC): The Five Points bar formerly known as The Library was shut down by Columbia officials around 1 a.m. Sunday for operating without a proper permit.
Source: The State    Date: November 17, 2013

Education, grassroots efforts are key to stopping gangs, says CPD (Columbia, SC): As a 14-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital following what Columbia Police are calling an "unintentional shooting" involving a "validated" gang member, officials are once again trying to find out how to deal with gang activity in Columbia.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: November 11, 2013

Richland Co. Sheriff Lott points fingers at Library for gang problem (Columbia, SC): Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott called for the closure of The Library bar in Five Points Monday after accusing the bar of harboring and catering to members of a particular gang.
Source: The Daily Gamecock    Date: November 7, 2013

Federal authorities arrested eight suspects for drug trafficking and selling cocaine to street dealers - some gang members. (Columbia, SC): Federal authorities arrested eight suspects for drug trafficking and selling cocaine to street dealers - some gang members.
Source: The State    Date: November 7, 2013

Five "known gang members" indicted by State Grand Jury (Richland County, SC): Five men, all identified as gang members by the Richland County Sheriff's Department, have been arrested and indicted by the State Grand Jury for various crimes.
Source: WISC-TV News    Date: November 7, 2013

Police put five gang members in jail (Columbia, SC): Five known gang members were taken off the streets according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department.
Source: The State    Date: November 6, 2013

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