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Working to stomp out bullying

Michael Boddie has a career goal: to teach Spanish in a Georgia high school.

May 05, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Schools budget proposes fewer furloughs days

Bulloch County school system employees could see fewer furlough days next year.

April 26, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


City Council approves shooting complex agreement

The planned shooting and archery complex at Georgia Southern University took another step toward becoming reality Wednesday.

April 24, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Marker celebrates Excelsior’s heyday

EXCELSIOR - In the days when Statesboro was a small town that people from surrounding areas in Bulloch County came to twice a year for court, Excelsior was a flourishing cultural center.

April 22, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Minister to hold worship conference at local club

Experience 2013 is coming to the Platinum Lounge.

March 16, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Man charged with stealing metal from cell towers

A man has been charged with stealing metal and wire from cellular towers in Bulloch County, the sheriff's office announced Friday.

March 08, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Chase ends when SUV crashes

Two people were arrested with roughly 10 pounds of marijuana Thursday after a brief chase ended with the suspects' vehicle crashing into the side of Agri Supply on U.S. Highway 301 South, police said.

March 07, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


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


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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


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


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