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New mayor, Primetime Lounge on tap

History will be made shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday in Statesboro City Council chambers.

January 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


School board fields religion policy queries

More than 50 people attended a Thursday evening information session the Bulloch County Board of Education set up to address the ongoing topic of religious expression in public schools.

December 19, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


School board to address religious expression

The next opportunity for public input on religious expression in Bulloch County public schools will take place Thursday evening.

December 17, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Ga. begins reporting 5-year graduation rates

When Georgia reported high school graduation rates on Wednesday, the focus was on what's called the "four-year adjusted cohort rate."

December 14, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Nearly 1,600 graduate from Georgia Southern

When Meg Heap first set foot on campus as a freshman in 1982, Georgia Southern College had about 6,000 students, and she watched the recently resurrected football team play in a high school stadium.

December 13, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


School system responds to law firm

A letter by the Bulloch County Board of Education's attorney appears to have headed off the immediate threat of a lawsuit.

December 12, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 12-13-13; A man said his estranged wife called him 57 times in a 45-minute period.

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/

December 12, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


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 statesboroherald.com/arrests/

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


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Man dies after accident at Claude Howard Lumber

A Claude Howard Lumber Co. employee died after an apparent accident while working at the sawmill on Park Avenue, officials said.

October 28, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 10-28-14; A woman said a man came out of the woods and cursed at her.

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.

October 27, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


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