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Conflict leaves patients without doctor’s office

For more than a week, about 3,000 patients of a Statesboro family physician's practice have had no office to visit.

August 14, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Local announces mayoral run

A Bulloch County public schools psychologist and Statesboro Herald business editor announced that she will run for mayor of Statesboro.

August 10, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Report: Ga. should avoid tax proposal

Picture this: It's April 2016. Your income tax return is due. While you still have to pay the federal income tax, there is no longer a state income tax.

August 10, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Tight funds lead to tense BOE discussion

What started as a fairly routine item concerning professional development for teachers quickly grew into a passionate debate among Bulloch County school board members about spending limited funds.

August 10, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 8-11-13; Euthanized at animal shelter this week— 16 dogs and 11 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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at

August 10, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 8-10-13; A life-size Marilyn Monroe cardboard cutout was stolen from an apartment.

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 statesboroherald.com/arrests/

August 09, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Clerk’s office employees plead not guilty

Five current and former employees of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts office entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday to charges filed against them last month.

August 06, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


'Justice for Trayvon' rally held

More than 100 people gathered just before noon Saturday outside the Honey Bowen Building, marched about a mile along South Main Street and held a rally outside the Bulloch County Courthouse.

July 20, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch, state End-of-Course Test scores up

Bulloch County students, along with their peers across Georgia, posted improvements on most End-of-Course Tests in the 2012-13 school year compared to the previous year, according to data released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education.

July 10, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Report slams teacher prep in Georgia

A national report released last week slams the vast majority of teacher preparation programs across the country, including in Georgia and specifically at Georgia Southern University.

June 22, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Interim principal named at SEB Middle

The Bulloch County school board has settled the question of who will be the principal of Southeast Bulloch Middle School for the next year.

May 24, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


SEB Middle head moves to high school

Southeast Bulloch High School will trade one familiar face for another.

May 22, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Local school officials warily watch Common Core debate

When the Common Core State Standards were finalized and released almost three years ago, there wasn't much fanfare outside the education community.

May 18, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia politicians demand answers on scandals

At least three Georgia elected officials on both sides of the aisle have publicly called for the Obama administration to explain three recent missteps that have taken center stage in Washington and across the nation.

May 14, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


New county annex plans moving ahead

Plans for a new Bulloch County administrative annex building are moving forward.

May 11, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


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Articles By Author - Jason Wermers


Bulloch County Disc Golf Course opens

A small crowd of Bulloch County officials and disc golf fans gathered Friday afternoon to christen the county's first Disc Golf Course.

February 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


2 STAR students represent Bulloch County

Bulloch County has not one, but two, STAR students this year.

February 24, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia Southern professor gives different view of Gen. Sherman

The black-and-white photograph of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's glaring countenance appeared on the large projector screen, and some in the audience chuckled, while others talked quietly.

February 23, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Group breaks ground for Statesboro homeless shelter

Friday wasn't the end of the journey for Statesboro's first homeless shelter, but it was a significant milestone a long time coming.

February 20, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Animal skins, brains and human spit

This year's Georgia Day luncheon hosted by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution had a decidedly rugged feel to it - rugged, as in a tricornered animal skin hat with a red fox tail hanging from the back and animal skin shirts, pants and boots.

February 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Lynda Williamson named 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year

Lynda Brannen Williamson was once again honored posthumously, this time as the 2015 Rotary Citizen of the Year by the two Statesboro Rotary clubs.

February 09, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Tornado drill goes quietly, smoothly at Sallie Zetterower Elementary

It started shortly after 9 a.m. today when Hope Sumner, the assistant principal of Sallie Zetterower Elementary School, spoke over the intercom.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Mattie Lively student smoothly spells his way to Bulloch County championship

PORTAL - The 2015 Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion lived up to his winning word: "mellifluous."

February 02, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


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