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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

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

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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

A life ended too soon

With so much pain in the world right now - from Statesboro to Ferguson, Missouri, and all the way into Iraq and Syria - community leaders and friends and family members of a Statesboro man who was gunned down last week came together to pray.

August 22, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local

Bulloch County ACT scores rise, but fewer students take tests

Bulloch County's recent public high school graduates posted impressive gains on the ACT, one of the two major college-entrance exams, but there is a catch.

August 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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