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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


Bulloch County's ‘extraordinary ordinary’

History remembers R.P. "Bob" Mikell as one of the last "ordinaries" in Bulloch County.

January 26, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Integrated or traditional math? Ga. to let districts decide

Since 2008, high school math in Georgia has been a sore subject, or a welcome intellectual challenge for students, depending on who you talk to or where you are.

January 17, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


Ga. legislature to look at education funding this year

ATLANTA - While funding for transportation improvements and another attempt to allow limited use of medical marijuana have been grabbing headlines across Georgia leading up to this year's legislative session, education figures to play a bigger role under the Gold Dome than it did last year.

January 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local


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


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