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Ex-priest sentenced to prison for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 13, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - 2-9-14; Euthanized at animal shelter this week – 18 dogs and 17 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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

February 08, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 2-4-14; Two men were seen stealing a box of condoms each from Walmart.

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

February 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Hill optimistic about Georgia's future prospects

The Port of Savannah deepening is closer to becoming reality, and Georgia's economy appears to be recovering at a noticeably faster clip than the nation's overall.

February 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Slain woman’s family and friends left to ask, ‘Why?’

"She didn't deserve this. I would like to ask the person, 'Why? What did you do this for? Why?'"

February 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 1-29-14; A woman reported that a neighbor scattered dog feces over a driveway.

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

January 28, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


A mother's plea for help

The mother of a 28-year-old man with a mental health condition who has been missing for more than a year made an emotional plea Thursday for help in finding her son "whether he's living or not."

January 23, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Realizing the dream

Atlanta's airport. The waters off the coast of Georgia. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream.

January 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


MLK parade, service set for Monday

While every celebration of the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is special, this year's parade has an added touch.

January 18, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 1-19-14; Euthanized at animal shelter this week - two dogs and one cat.

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

January 18, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 1-18-14; A woman reported that someone used her information to open an account.

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

January 17, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 1-17-14; A woman reported that someone canceled her debit card.

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

January 16, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 1-14-14; A woman reported the theft of decorative pillows from her apartment.

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

January 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Nunn visits Boro

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which appears in Tuesday's print edition. This year's general election is Nov. 4. Because of a reporter's error, the date was incorrect in a front-page article Sunday about Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn's visit to Statesboro. The Statesboro Herald regrets the error.

January 11, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 1-12-14; Euthanized at animal shelter this week — 17 dogs and five 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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

January 11, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


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Police report - 11-21-14; Police were dispatched in reference to a dispute involving a firearm.

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 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 11-20-14; A picnic table at GSU melted after being set on fire.

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 19, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police report - 11-19-14; A woman said someone threw toilet paper in the trees in her front yard.

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 18, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Georgia Southern police use pepper spray to break up fight

Georgia Southern University Police officers had to use pepper spray to break up a fight outside a restaurant over the weekend, and one suspect tried to grab an officer's weapon as he was trying to subdue her, police said.

November 18, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 11-18-14; A woman was arrested for stealing infant clothing from Wal-Mart.

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 17, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police report - 11-15-14; A man said someone entered an open garage and stole a toolbox and tools.

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 14, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police report - 11-9-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — nine dogs and 10 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 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police report - 11-8-14; 911 hang-ups — 42 calls.

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 07, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Bulloch’s Johnson falls to Hudgens in insurance commissioner race

Bulloch County resident Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson fell short in her bid to become Georgia's insurance commissioner.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro voters OK Redevelopment Powers Law

Statesboro's Redevelopment Powers Law easily passed, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday night.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Statesboro City Council suspends 2 alcohol licenses

Two Statesboro businesses had their alcohol licenses suspended for three days because of twice selling alcohol to an underage person.

November 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Graduation rate rises in Bulloch County, state

Georgia's four-year high school graduation rate continued to climb, reaching 72.5 percent with the Class of 2014, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Education.

October 30, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 10-30-14; A store employee told police a woman stole two bottles of lotion.

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.

October 29, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police report - 10-29-14; A man said 16 “No Parking” signs and eight sign posts were stolen.

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.

October 28, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Man dies after accident at Claude Howard Lumber

A Claude Howard Lumber Co. employee died after an apparent accident while working at the sawmill on Park Avenue, officials said.

October 28, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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