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High-tech hiring for school system

When Bulloch County public schools start hiring new teachers for the 2013-14 school year, those applicants will have an extra step their peers in previous years have not.

March 02, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Schools perform smooth tornado drills

Wednesday morning started off like any other at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School.

February 06, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Lawmakers facing many challenges

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which appears in the Jan. 30 print edition: An article that appeared on the front page Jan. 13 indicated that Rep. Jan Tankersley, R-Brooklet, did not appear in a 2010 voting record for the state hospital provider fee, commonly known as the "hospital bed tax." The reason she did not appear was because she did not begin her tenure as a state legislator until 2011.

January 12, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


State Medicaid debate heats up

As health care costs mount and the Affordable Care Act begins to take hold, one aspect of the sweeping law has divided Georgia's medical community and politicians.

January 05, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Locally, school goes smoothly Monday

School proceeded normally in Bulloch County on Monday, the first day of class since the tragic Connecticut school shooting.

December 17, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Football players get their own commencement

The three commencement ceremonies held Friday at Hanner Fieldhouse had 10 notable absences: graduating seniors on the Georgia Southern football team.

December 14, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


High school students improve on writing test

Students in Bulloch County - and across the state - don't have much of a problem passing the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 06, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


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


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Historical marker celebrates Stilson

STILSON - This southeastern Bulloch County community might be small, but some of its people - including two pioneering women - have left their mark in Bulloch County and beyond.

September 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Ga. high court denies appeal of murderer

The Supreme Court of Georgia has denied an appeal filed by a man convicted of murdering two cousins in Evans County in 2003.

September 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 9-23-14; A leaking car battery was pushed around Wal-Mart, damaging the tile floor.

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.

September 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Georgia Southern panel discusses Islamic State

The sudden, dramatic rise of the Islamic State terrorist group taking over large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria has prompted much discussion, consternation and fear around the world.

September 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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