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Local school officials warily watch Common Core debate

When the Common Core State Standards were finalized and released almost three years ago, there wasn't much fanfare outside the education community.

May 18, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia politicians demand answers on scandals

At least three Georgia elected officials on both sides of the aisle have publicly called for the Obama administration to explain three recent missteps that have taken center stage in Washington and across the nation.

May 14, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


New county annex plans moving ahead

Plans for a new Bulloch County administrative annex building are moving forward.

May 11, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Fallen GSU student’s family donates defibrillator

Cory Joseph Wilson's life was cut short too soon, but he has left a lasting impression on the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University.

May 07, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Working to stomp out bullying

Michael Boddie has a career goal: to teach Spanish in a Georgia high school.

May 05, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Schools budget proposes fewer furloughs days

Bulloch County school system employees could see fewer furlough days next year.

April 26, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


City Council approves shooting complex agreement

The planned shooting and archery complex at Georgia Southern University took another step toward becoming reality Wednesday.

April 24, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Marker celebrates Excelsior’s heyday

EXCELSIOR - In the days when Statesboro was a small town that people from surrounding areas in Bulloch County came to twice a year for court, Excelsior was a flourishing cultural center.

April 22, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Minister to hold worship conference at local club

Experience 2013 is coming to the Platinum Lounge.

March 16, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Man charged with stealing metal from cell towers

A man has been charged with stealing metal and wire from cellular towers in Bulloch County, the sheriff's office announced Friday.

March 08, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


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


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Articles By Author - Jason Wermers


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


Statesboro Herald to hold 12th District debate

Campaign season is expected to kick into high gear in the next few weeks, especially in the high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate.

August 05, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


John Barrow offers his take on gridlock

Why is there so much gridlock in Washington? Why is Congress so messed up?

July 26, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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