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Bulloch County ACT scores rise, but fewer students take tests

Bulloch County's recent public high school graduates posted impressive gains on the ACT, one of the two major college-entrance exams, but there is a catch.

August 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro Herald to hold 12th District debate

Campaign season is expected to kick into high gear in the next few weeks, especially in the high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate.

August 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


John Barrow offers his take on gridlock

Why is there so much gridlock in Washington? Why is Congress so messed up?

July 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Police Report - 7-13-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 17 dogs and six cats.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

July 12, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 7-13-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 17 dogs and six cats.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

July 12, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 7-12-14; A woman told police that someone took her seven-speed bicycle.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

July 11, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


‘Promises made, promises broken’

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

June 30, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Wilson: Bulloch schools working to prevent misconduct

The Bulloch County school system "must do more" to prevent students or employees from becoming the victims of misconduct, Superintendent Charles Wilson says.

June 21, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Roundabout, Parker’s might be coming to Bulloch intersection

The intersection of Burkhalter and Pretoria Rushing roads might become much busier within a couple of years.

May 31, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Business


Police Report - 6-1-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — nine dogs and eight cats.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

May 31, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Bulloch commissioners ask: So what exactly is ‘local’?

More than half of last week's Bulloch County Board of Commissioners meeting was consumed by discussion of such heavy equipment items as motor graders and backhoe loaders, and the vendors bidding to provide those services to the county.

May 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Early votes in; primary day Tuesday

Georgia's earliest general election primary in recent memory is set for Tuesday.

May 17, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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Georgia Southern panel discusses Islamic State

The sudden, dramatic rise of the Islamic State terrorist group taking over large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria has prompted much discussion, consternation and fear around the world.

September 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


A life ended too soon

With so much pain in the world right now - from Statesboro to Ferguson, Missouri, and all the way into Iraq and Syria - community leaders and friends and family members of a Statesboro man who was gunned down last week came together to pray.

August 22, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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