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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


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


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Police Report - 7-13-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 17 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.

July 12, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 7-13-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 17 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.

July 12, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 7-12-14; A woman told police that someone took her seven-speed bicycle.

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.

July 11, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


‘Promises made, promises broken’

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

June 30, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Statesboro woman pleads guilty in husband's death

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Friday's print edition. Katrina Denise Ledford's jury selection is scheduled for Tuesday, and her trial is scheduled for July 8, in the killing of her mother's husband, Michael Anthony Riley. A front-page article Thursday incorrectly stated that those were the dates for another co-defendant in the case.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Francys Johnson to testify on voting rights

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about the importance of restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 24, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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