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Laura Bush recalls 9/11

It's Jan. 20, 2001.

September 17, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Bulloch schools go Google

The Bulloch County school system is going Google.

September 14, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Common Core in Georgia?

When Gov. Nathan Deal recently asked the State Board of Education to review the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, it signaled the most public manifestation yet of the opposition the standards face in Georgia.

August 31, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Barrow: Capitol Hill up to its old tricks

Here is a snapshot of what Congress has to deal with between now and Oct. 1.

August 24, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Commissioners  are just OK with water tower logo

When it goes up, one of the most visible parts of an industrial park planned for U.S. Highway 301 South near Interstate 16 might be a 157-foot-high water tower.

August 23, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Bulloch posts mixed ACT results

Recent Bulloch County high school graduates posted better - and worse - results on the ACT college-entrance exam than their counterparts from a year ago, depending on the subject.

August 21, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Ex-GSU student pleads to terroristic threats

A former Georgia Southern University student pleaded guilty Tuesday to issuing terroristic threats via computer.

August 20, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Conflict leaves patients without doctor’s office

For more than a week, about 3,000 patients of a Statesboro family physician's practice have had no office to visit.

August 14, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Local announces mayoral run

A Bulloch County public schools psychologist and Statesboro Herald business editor announced that she will run for mayor of Statesboro.

August 10, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Report: Ga. should avoid tax proposal

Picture this: It's April 2016. Your income tax return is due. While you still have to pay the federal income tax, there is no longer a state income tax.

August 10, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Tight funds lead to tense BOE discussion

What started as a fairly routine item concerning professional development for teachers quickly grew into a passionate debate among Bulloch County school board members about spending limited funds.

August 10, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police Report - 8-11-13; Euthanized at animal shelter this week— 16 dogs and 11 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

August 10, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 8-10-13; A life-size Marilyn Monroe cardboard cutout was stolen from an apartment.

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/

August 09, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Clerk’s office employees plead not guilty

Five current and former employees of the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts office entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday to charges filed against them last month.

August 06, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


'Justice for Trayvon' rally held

More than 100 people gathered just before noon Saturday outside the Honey Bowen Building, marched about a mile along South Main Street and held a rally outside the Bulloch County Courthouse.

July 20, 2013 | 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


Johnson, Ga. NAACP vow more action after Capitol arrests

After being arrested as part of a demonstration against the state's refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured Georgians this week, the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, a Statesboro lawyer and the president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, vowed to continue fighting on behalf of the poor, workers, voting rights and public education.

March 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


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