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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


Barrow, Anderson trade jabs over debates

The candidates for the 12th Congressional District seat traded barbs Wednesday afternoon, and debates in Statesboro and Augusta hang in the balance.

September 12, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


GSU appears on magazine's Best Colleges list

Georgia Southern University appears in the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges rankings, which were released Wednesday.

September 12, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Bulloch County’s ACT scores rise

More 2012 high school graduates from Bulloch County and the state took the ACT - and they posted higher scores - compared to the class of 2011, according to results made available Wednesday.

August 22, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Anderson appears to win GOP runoff

Lee Anderson appeared to eke out a razor-thin victory in the 12th Congressional District Republican runoff, according to unofficial results posted Tuesday night.

August 21, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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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


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