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Four charged with attempted bank robbery

Four Savannah residents have been charged in connection with an alleged attempted armed robbery in Midway Wednesday.

November 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bomb scare not tied into robbery attempt

A reported bomb scare Wednesday morning spurred the evacuation of Midway Middle School and a lockdown at nearby Liberty Elementary.

November 15, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotters for Nov. 15

Sept. 30: Threats -A woman told police another woman had been sending her threatening messages by posting the comments on her Facebook page since January.

November 15, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Four held for alleged credit union robbery attempt

Two men aroused suspicion at the Interstate Unlimited Federal Credit Union on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway on Wednesday morning when law-enforcement officers were busy dealing with a bomb threat at nearby Midway Middle School.

November 15, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Middle school being evacuated

Children have been evacuated from Midway Middle School after what appears to be an explosive device was found near the school, according to Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar.

November 13, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Attempted robbery at Interstate Unlimited Credit Union

An attempted robbery was reported Wednesday morning at the Interstate Unlimited Credit Union on Highway 84 in Midway. Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said two people tried to rob the financial institution but did not make off with any money.

November 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


144 widening in Bryan could start in 2015

The long, long, long-awaited widening of Highway 144 in South Bryan is currently scheduled to begin in 2015, according to the Georgia DOT. The project, which will cover 4.6 miles from Timber Trail Road east to Belfast River Road, is estimated to cost around $23 million and could be finished in 2018.

November 09, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


RH fire chief fired after DUI charge

Richmond Hill's acting fire chief reportedly has been let go just days after being arrested in Tattnall County for allegedly driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

November 09, 2013 | By Lori Wynn Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Nov. 8

Sept. 30: Theft by taking - A woman told police she has allowed a male friend who was homeless to stay with her.

November 08, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


$100,000 worth of meth found during stop

A routine traffic stop Tuesday on southbound Interstate 95 resulted in a large drug bust for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office. Two Jacksonville residents were arrested after 2.2 pounds of crystal meth were found in their vehicle.

November 08, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire displaces family of five

A Midway fire that broke out Wednesday morning left a family of five without a home.

November 08, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Murder indictments on old cases

A newly formed joint task force consisting of detectives from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Hinesville Police Department has been paying off.

November 08, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Task force’s work brings arrest in cold-case file

A newly formed joint task force consisting of detectives from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Hinesville Police Department has been hard at work, and the members' efforts are paying off.Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier announced the task force's creation Wednesday, and followed up Thursday with even bigger news.

November 07, 2013 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's citizens academy graduates

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office held its Citizens' Academy graduation Oct. 23.

November 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter Nov. 6

Sept. 29: Theft by taking (firearm) - A woman told police her silver-and-black handgun was missing. She said the last time she saw the gun was when she had placed it under the mattress.

November 06, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


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