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First Friday set to celebrate holiday season

First Friday is always a big event, but this month's edition will be even bigger.

December 06, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Re-elected Barrow predicts ‘fiscal cliff’ resolution

Democrats and Republicans have been exchanging volleys without much discernible progress in efforts to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" that looms at the end of the year.

December 01, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police investigate another invasion

The rash of home invasions in Statesboro - particularly near Georgia Southern University's campus - continued with another reported Monday.

November 26, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police: 3 suspects linked to string of armed robberies

Two more suspects were arrested last week in connection with an armed robbery, Statesboro police announced Wednesday morning, and they also have been tied to two robberies that took place in Bulloch County earlier in the month.

November 07, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


3 Bulloch schools get state recognition

Three public schools in Bulloch County have recognized as "Reward Schools" under the Georgia Department of Education's new accountability system.

November 02, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Enrollment tops 20,500 at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University set a new record with its enrollment this semester: 20,574 students, a 1.8 percent increase from the 20,212 enrolled in fall 2011, the university announced in a news release.

November 01, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Hearts & Hands Clinic faces growing need

When Jessie Burns first went to The Hearts & Hands Clinic after it opened two years ago, she already knew she had high blood pressure, and she hadn't been able to afford her medication for some time.

October 20, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Soldier returns home after long Afghanistan deployment

Now that Maj. Chuck Carter is home after being deployed in Afghanistan, he is looking forward to doing things many Americans take for granted.

October 16, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Barrow touts willingness to work with either party

In a time when politicians and their vocal followers have camped themselves behind increasingly rigid battle lines, U.S. Rep. John Barrow seeks to blaze his own trail.

October 13, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch shows mixed results on AP exams

More high school graduates in Bulloch County, the state and nation are taking Advanced Placement exams and scoring high enough to earn college credit, according to results released recently.

October 02, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


BOE to oppose charter proposal

The Bulloch County school board is poised to make an official pronouncement against the proposed state charter schools measure.

September 28, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Local clinic receives honor

Statesboro's Hearts & Hands Clinic recently received statewide recognition.

September 25, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch, Georgia SAT scores mostly higher

Graduates of the class of 2012 in Bulloch County and Georgia generally posted higher scores than their peers a year earlier on the SAT, while the national mean score dropped, according to results made available Monday.

September 25, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Anderson touts accessibility, bashes opponent Barrow

A constituent called the office number listed on state Rep. Lee Anderson's business card expecting to get a staff member.

September 22, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Albright recalls '98 bombings

Last week's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three staff members brought Madeleine K. Albright back to Aug. 7, 1998 - the worst day of her tenure as secretary of state under President Bill Clinton.

September 18, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


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Bulloch, Ga. school report cards are worse

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. The Bulloch County school system concentrated its special-education programs at Mattie Lively Elementary and William James Middle schools last year, which could have affected those schools' College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. Because of incorrect information received, a front-page article Wednesday listed the wrong school as having the concentration of special-education programs.

December 16, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 12-14-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 16 dogs and 25 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.

December 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Bulloch looking at regional development authority

Bulloch County is poised to join a regional economic development consortium that hopes to capitalize on the soon-to-be-deepened Savannah harbor.

December 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 12-13-14; A woman told police that someone damaged her and a neighbor’s mailboxes.

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.

December 12, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police report - 12-12-14; Deputies responded to the report of a student with a knife.

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.

December 11, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Man arrested in connection with Friday’s ‘suspicious person’ incident at GSU

A man has been arrested in connection with the scare that led police to lock down portions of Georgia Southern University's campus for a few hours Friday morning.

December 10, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 12-11-14; A woman told police that someone stole hydrocodone pills.

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.

December 10, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Musket, cannon fire mark Sherman’s March

On Dec. 4, 1864, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea was in full swing.

December 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


March on Statesboro

What was the March on Statesboro?

December 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


'Prayers from Fiji'

The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Police report - 11-23-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 17 dogs and 13 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.

November 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Lifelong Portal farmer gets top Bulloch County award

Jimmy Skrine is a man of few words.

November 21, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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