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‘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


2 Bulloch schools get state AP honors

Two Bulloch County public schools were among those recognized by the state this week for their Advanced Placement exam results.

February 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


GSU holds TRIO Day

Hundreds of high school students packed into the Russell Union Ballroom on Georgia Southern University's campus Saturday.

February 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 2-23-14; Euthanized at local animal shelter this week— one cat

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/

February 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 2-21-14; A woman reported someone threw raw eggs onto her patio screen.

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/

February 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Ex-priest sentenced to prison for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 13, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS jwermers@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - 2-9-14; Euthanized at animal shelter this week – 18 dogs and 17 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/

February 08, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 2-4-14; Two men were seen stealing a box of condoms each from Walmart.

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/

February 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Hill optimistic about Georgia's future prospects

The Port of Savannah deepening is closer to becoming reality, and Georgia's economy appears to be recovering at a noticeably faster clip than the nation's overall.

February 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Slain woman’s family and friends left to ask, ‘Why?’

"She didn't deserve this. I would like to ask the person, 'Why? What did you do this for? Why?'"

February 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 1-29-14; A woman reported that a neighbor scattered dog feces over a driveway.

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/

January 28, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


A mother's plea for help

The mother of a 28-year-old man with a mental health condition who has been missing for more than a year made an emotional plea Thursday for help in finding her son "whether he's living or not."

January 23, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Realizing the dream

Atlanta's airport. The waters off the coast of Georgia. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream.

January 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


MLK parade, service set for Monday

While every celebration of the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is special, this year's parade has an added touch.

January 18, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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Articles By Author - Jason Wermers


Georgia Southern panel discusses Islamic State

The sudden, dramatic rise of the Islamic State terrorist group taking over large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria has prompted much discussion, consternation and fear around the world.

September 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


A life ended too soon

With so much pain in the world right now - from Statesboro to Ferguson, Missouri, and all the way into Iraq and Syria - community leaders and friends and family members of a Statesboro man who was gunned down last week came together to pray.

August 22, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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


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