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City shuts down 2 clubs

Law enforcement officers padlocked and chain-locked two Statesboro nightclubs Wednesday evening, just a few days after both were the scenes of violence.

November 13, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Akins, Tucker face new indictments

New indictments have been filed against Sherri Akins, the former Bulloch County clerk of courts, and Teresa Tucker, the current, suspended clerk of courts.

November 07, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Register rejects Sunday sales; Portal voters deadlock

Sunday package alcohol sales proved to be a divisive issue Tuesday in Register and Portal.

November 05, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch schools administrator moves on to Richmond Hill High

The Bulloch County school system's loss is the Bryan County school system's gain.

October 25, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Mayo researcher speaks to local group

Man 2 Man, a local support group for men with prostate cancer, got a special visit Friday from an expert at Mayo Clinic.

October 18, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating breast cancer survivors

CLAXTON - Grace Scarbrough had a mammogram in 2007. It revealed a small, cancerous lump in her breast.

October 15, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Huckaby: College consolidation still on the table

The University System of Georgia recently consolidated eight public higher education institutions into four.

September 26, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Diocese reminds parishioners of sex abuse hotline

In the wake of a former Catholic priest who used to work in southeast Georgia being found guilty on a child sex abuse charge, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah is reminding parishioners of its sexual abuse hotline.

September 25, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


County OKs construction manager for annex

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners took a small, but important, step this week in the process of building the new county administrative annex on North Main Street.

September 20, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


More arrests made in tax fraud scheme

An ongoing investigation into tax fraud and identity theft led to as many as nine more arrests Wednesday morning.

September 18, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Laura Bush recalls 9/11

It's Jan. 20, 2001.

September 17, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Bulloch schools go Google

The Bulloch County school system is going Google.

September 14, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Common Core in Georgia?

When Gov. Nathan Deal recently asked the State Board of Education to review the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, it signaled the most public manifestation yet of the opposition the standards face in Georgia.

August 31, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Barrow: Capitol Hill up to its old tricks

Here is a snapshot of what Congress has to deal with between now and Oct. 1.

August 24, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Commissioners  are just OK with water tower logo

When it goes up, one of the most visible parts of an industrial park planned for U.S. Highway 301 South near Interstate 16 might be a 157-foot-high water tower.

August 23, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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'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


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


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