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Police: Man arrested after choking on bag of marijuana

A man was jailed after choking on a small plastic baggy of suspected marijuana Saturday night, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

April 29, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Early voting period set to begin Monday

Bulloch County residents will get their first opportunity to cast ballots in local and state primary elections Monday, with the beginning of early voting.

April 26, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch County dedicates new EMS/fire station

BROOKLET - City, county and state officials, along with a number of emergency responders, gathered inside the bay doors of the new Bulloch County EMS/Fire Station No. 7 while rain fell outside Tuesday morning.

April 15, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Police Report - 4-10-14; A pair of Costa del Mar sunglasses was reported stolen from a vehicle.

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/

April 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Keel to Congress: GSU exploring ‘forgivable loans’

A congressional hearing Wednesday assembled a panel of six people in higher education - including Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel - to answer a question that is on many minds today: How can a college education be kept affordable yet also produce the highly skilled workers needed for a 21st-century workforce?

April 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 4-6-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 10 dogs and two 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 statesboroherald.com/arrests/

April 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 4-5-14; Someone stole a yellow volleyball and a power inverter from a vehicle.

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/

April 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


4 Bulloch principals to change schools

When students walk through the doors to their school Aug. 1, some will meet new principals. But the principals know Bulloch County Schools well.

April 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 3-30-14; Euthanized at animal shelter - 21 dogs and six 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 statesboroherald.com/arrests/

March 29, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


All candidates confirmed for Monday debate

With less than two months before the May 20 primary election, five Republican candidates vying for the right to challenge a formidable incumbent Democratic congressman will kick off a series of debates Monday in Statesboro.

March 27, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Johnson, Ga. NAACP vow more action after Capitol arrests

After being arrested as part of a demonstration against the state's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured Georgians this week, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, a Statesboro lawyer and the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, vowed to continue fighting on behalf of the poor, workers, voting rights and public education.

March 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 3-19-14; A woman told police that a mailbox and shrubbery were damaged by a vehicle

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/

March 18, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police won’t release name of officer who fired fatal shots

The Statesboro Police Department said Thursday that it will not release the name of an officer who fired shots that resulted in the death of a 61-year-old man at his Rackley Street home in October 2013.

March 06, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


‘The Legendary Blind Willie McTell’

While the term "legendary" is casually used to describe many performers – a number who don't deserve that lofty label – Blind Willie McTell is truly a legend. And he is – rightfully – the pride of Statesboro, where he spent his formative years.

March 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Local DAR chapter turns 50

The local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter reached a milestone Thursday, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding.

February 28, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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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


Statesboro Herald to hold 12th District debate

Campaign season is expected to kick into high gear in the next few weeks, especially in the high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate.

August 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


John Barrow offers his take on gridlock

Why is there so much gridlock in Washington? Why is Congress so messed up?

July 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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