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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


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


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Bulloch, Ga. school report cards are worse

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. The Bulloch County school system concentrated its special-education programs at Mattie Lively Elementary and William James Middle schools last year, which could have affected those schools' College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. Because of incorrect information received, a front-page article Wednesday listed the wrong school as having the concentration of special-education programs.

December 16, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 12-14-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 16 dogs and 25 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.

December 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Bulloch looking at regional development authority

Bulloch County is poised to join a regional economic development consortium that hopes to capitalize on the soon-to-be-deepened Savannah harbor.

December 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 12-13-14; A woman told police that someone damaged her and a neighbor’s mailboxes.

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.

December 12, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police report - 12-12-14; Deputies responded to the report of a student with a knife.

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.

December 11, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Man arrested in connection with Friday’s ‘suspicious person’ incident at GSU

A man has been arrested in connection with the scare that led police to lock down portions of Georgia Southern University's campus for a few hours Friday morning.

December 10, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 12-11-14; A woman told police that someone stole hydrocodone pills.

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.

December 10, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Musket, cannon fire mark Sherman’s March

On Dec. 4, 1864, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea was in full swing.

December 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


March on Statesboro

What was the March on Statesboro?

December 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


'Prayers from Fiji'

The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Police report - 11-23-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 17 dogs and 13 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 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


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


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