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Chase ends when SUV crashes

Two people were arrested with roughly 10 pounds of marijuana Thursday after a brief chase ended with the suspects' vehicle crashing into the side of Agri Supply on U.S. Highway 301 South, police said.

March 07, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


High-tech hiring for school system

When Bulloch County public schools start hiring new teachers for the 2013-14 school year, those applicants will have an extra step their peers in previous years have not.

March 02, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Schools perform smooth tornado drills

Wednesday morning started off like any other at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School.

February 06, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Lawmakers facing many challenges

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following clarification, which appears in the Jan. 30 print edition: An article that appeared on the front page Jan. 13 indicated that Rep. Jan Tankersley, R-Brooklet, did not appear in a 2010 voting record for the state hospital provider fee, commonly known as the "hospital bed tax." The reason she did not appear was because she did not begin her tenure as a state legislator until 2011.

January 12, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


State Medicaid debate heats up

As health care costs mount and the Affordable Care Act begins to take hold, one aspect of the sweeping law has divided Georgia's medical community and politicians.

January 05, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Locally, school goes smoothly Monday

School proceeded normally in Bulloch County on Monday, the first day of class since the tragic Connecticut school shooting.

December 17, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Football players get their own commencement

The three commencement ceremonies held Friday at Hanner Fieldhouse had 10 notable absences: graduating seniors on the Georgia Southern football team.

December 14, 2012 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


High school students improve on writing test

Students in Bulloch County - and across the state - don't have much of a problem passing the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 06, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


First Friday set to celebrate holiday season

First Friday is always a big event, but this month's edition will be even bigger.

December 06, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Re-elected Barrow predicts ‘fiscal cliff’ resolution

Democrats and Republicans have been exchanging volleys without much discernible progress in efforts to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" that looms at the end of the year.

December 01, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police investigate another invasion

The rash of home invasions in Statesboro - particularly near Georgia Southern University's campus - continued with another reported Monday.

November 26, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police: 3 suspects linked to string of armed robberies

Two more suspects were arrested last week in connection with an armed robbery, Statesboro police announced Wednesday morning, and they also have been tied to two robberies that took place in Bulloch County earlier in the month.

November 07, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


3 Bulloch schools get state recognition

Three public schools in Bulloch County have recognized as "Reward Schools" under the Georgia Department of Education's new accountability system.

November 02, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Enrollment tops 20,500 at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University set a new record with its enrollment this semester: 20,574 students, a 1.8 percent increase from the 20,212 enrolled in fall 2011, the university announced in a news release.

November 01, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


Hearts & Hands Clinic faces growing need

When Jessie Burns first went to The Hearts & Hands Clinic after it opened two years ago, she already knew she had high blood pressure, and she hadn't been able to afford her medication for some time.

October 20, 2012 | Jason Wermers | Local


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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


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