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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


New mayor, Primetime Lounge on tap

History will be made shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday in Statesboro City Council chambers.

January 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


School board fields religion policy queries

More than 50 people attended a Thursday evening information session the Bulloch County Board of Education set up to address the ongoing topic of religious expression in public schools.

December 19, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


School board to address religious expression

The next opportunity for public input on religious expression in Bulloch County public schools will take place Thursday evening.

December 17, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Ga. begins reporting 5-year graduation rates

When Georgia reported high school graduation rates on Wednesday, the focus was on what's called the "four-year adjusted cohort rate."

December 14, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Nearly 1,600 graduate from Georgia Southern

When Meg Heap first set foot on campus as a freshman in 1982, Georgia Southern College had about 6,000 students, and she watched the recently resurrected football team play in a high school stadium.

December 13, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


School system responds to law firm

A letter by the Bulloch County Board of Education's attorney appears to have headed off the immediate threat of a lawsuit.

December 12, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 12-13-13; A man said his estranged wife called him 57 times in a 45-minute period.

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/

December 12, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Local graduation rates mostly drop

Georgia's four-year high school graduation rate rose for the class of 2013 compared to their peers in the 2012 class, but local rates generally fell, according to data released Wednesday.

December 11, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 12-11-13; A vehicle was stopped for traveling in the wrong direction.

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/

December 10, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Council pays tribute to outgoing mayor

When Joe Brannen began his service as a Statesboro city councilman in 1998, the city had a population of about 20,000 and an annual operating budget of about $17.5 million.

December 10, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Law firm threatens to sue school system

The debate concerning religious expression in Bulloch County public schools could soon enter the courts.

December 06, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Principal: ‘Christmas is alive and well’

BROOKLET - Despite a national news report's claims, Brooklet Elementary is not denying Christmas to anyone - students or teachers - school officials said Tuesday.

December 03, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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


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Articles By Author - Jason Wermers


Bulloch County Disc Golf Course opens

A small crowd of Bulloch County officials and disc golf fans gathered Friday afternoon to christen the county's first Disc Golf Course.

February 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


2 STAR students represent Bulloch County

Bulloch County has not one, but two, STAR students this year.

February 24, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia Southern professor gives different view of Gen. Sherman

The black-and-white photograph of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's glaring countenance appeared on the large projector screen, and some in the audience chuckled, while others talked quietly.

February 23, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Friday wasn't the end of the journey for Statesboro's first homeless shelter, but it was a significant milestone a long time coming.

February 20, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Animal skins, brains and human spit

This year's Georgia Day luncheon hosted by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution had a decidedly rugged feel to it - rugged, as in a tricornered animal skin hat with a red fox tail hanging from the back and animal skin shirts, pants and boots.

February 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Lynda Williamson named 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year

Lynda Brannen Williamson was once again honored posthumously, this time as the 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year by the two Statesboro Rotary clubs.

February 09, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Tornado drill goes quietly, smoothly at Sallie Zetterower Elementary

It started shortly after 9 a.m. today when Hope Sumner, the assistant principal of Sallie Zetterower Elementary School, spoke over the intercom.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


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