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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


Laura Bush recalls 9/11

It's Jan. 20, 2001.

September 17, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Bulloch schools go Google

The Bulloch County school system is going Google.

September 14, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


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Articles By Author - Jason Wermers


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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