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Huckaby: College consolidation still on the table

The University System of Georgia recently consolidated eight public higher education institutions into four.

September 26, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Diocese reminds parishioners of sex abuse hotline

In the wake of a former Catholic priest who used to work in southeast Georgia being found guilty on a child sex abuse charge, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah is reminding parishioners of its sexual abuse hotline.

September 25, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


County OKs construction manager for annex

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners took a small, but important, step this week in the process of building the new county administrative annex on North Main Street.

September 20, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


More arrests made in tax fraud scheme

An ongoing investigation into tax fraud and identity theft led to as many as nine more arrests Wednesday morning.

September 18, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


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


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Articles By Author - Jason Wermers


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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