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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

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

Akins, Tucker face new indictments

New indictments have been filed against Sherri Akins, the former Bulloch County clerk of courts, and Teresa Tucker, the current, suspended clerk of courts.

November 07, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local

Register rejects Sunday sales; Portal voters deadlock

Sunday package alcohol sales proved to be a divisive issue Tuesday in Register and Portal.

November 05, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local

Bulloch schools administrator moves on to Richmond Hill High

The Bulloch County school system's loss is the Bryan County school system's gain.

October 25, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local

Mayo researcher speaks to local group

Man 2 Man, a local support group for men with prostate cancer, got a special visit Friday from an expert at Mayo Clinic.

October 18, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local

Celebrating breast cancer survivors

CLAXTON - Grace Scarbrough had a mammogram in 2007. It revealed a small, cancerous lump in her breast.

October 15, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local

Huckaby: College consolidation still on the table

The University System of Georgia recently consolidated eight public higher education institutions into four.

September 26, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local

Diocese reminds parishioners of sex abuse hotline

In the wake of a former Catholic priest who used to work in southeast Georgia being found guilty on a child sex abuse charge, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah is reminding parishioners of its sexual abuse hotline.

September 25, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local

County OKs construction manager for annex

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners took a small, but important, step this week in the process of building the new county administrative annex on North Main Street.

September 20, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local

More arrests made in tax fraud scheme

An ongoing investigation into tax fraud and identity theft led to as many as nine more arrests Wednesday morning.

September 18, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local

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