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Gunman strikes Subway shop

An armed robber struck a Hinesville business Friday night, making it the forth area business to be targeted by a gunman in a two-week period.

December 31, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Officials focus on road safety

While many will toast the New Year this weekend with a fizzy libation in hand, Liberty County law enforcement officers will dedicate their weekend to ensuring area residents safely enjoy their bowl games and black-eyed peas.

December 30, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Officer’s safety warnings save woman’s life

Lifelong Ludowici resident Georgina Grippe understands the importance of wearing a seat belt. It took a few reminders, but when Grippe begrudgingly agreed to buckle up, the simple move ended up saving her life.

December 30, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Local convenience store robbed

For the third time in about a week, a local business was targeted by a gunman.

December 28, 2011 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Blotters for Dec. 28

Dec. 21

December 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Gunman holds up yogurt shop

For the second time in less than a week, an armed gunman has struck a Hinesville business.

December 27, 2011 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Dec. 18

December 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Agents bust Midway meth lab

A man and his girlfriend were arrested Wednesday morning in Midway when agents from the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement team reportedly found an active methamphetamine lab in a home in the 100 block of Hollingsworth Boulevard. Two toddlers also were found in the home.

December 23, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office honors residents

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes presented meritorious awards to residents Ansel Thomas and Jill Dalton on Thursday afternoon for their services to the community that led to two separate arrests Dec. 5.

December 22, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Dec. 14: A business on E.G. Miles Parkway was broken into and $3,200 in cash taken from the register. The subject was captured on security footage shooting through the glass door before entering the business and jumping the counter.

December 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Meth lab busted in Midway

Authorities busted a meth lab in the 100 block of Hollingsworth Boulevard in Midway on Wednesday afternoon, according to MACE Lt. Jeff Hein.

December 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police investigate homemade bomb incident

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred on Veterans Day involving the manufacture and possession of an explosive device.

December 21, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Store clerk and patrons robbed

A clerk and four customers waiting in line Saturday at Flash Foods in the 1000 block of West Oglethorpe Highway reportedly were robbed at gunpoint by a man shortly before 10 p.m.

December 21, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Convicted killer seeks new trial

SPRINGFIELD - A Georgia man serving a life sentence for the shotgun slayings of his father and brother deserves a new trial because investigators ignored evidence of a possible murder weapon, a gun owned by one of the victims, the convicted killer's attorney told a judge Monday.

December 20, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Dec. 10: Police were notified of a possible burglary on White Circle, where a man saw a backdoor open while he was away. The resident of the home later reported the theft of two laptops, two rings and U.S. coins valued at more than $3,000.

December 20, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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