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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


Bulloch, state End-of-Course Test scores up

Bulloch County students, along with their peers across Georgia, posted improvements on most End-of-Course Tests in the 2012-13 school year compared to the previous year, according to data released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education.

July 10, 2013 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


Report slams teacher prep in Georgia

A national report released last week slams the vast majority of teacher preparation programs across the country, including in Georgia and specifically at Georgia Southern University.

June 22, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Interim principal named at SEB Middle

The Bulloch County school board has settled the question of who will be the principal of Southeast Bulloch Middle School for the next year.

May 24, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


SEB Middle head moves to high school

Southeast Bulloch High School will trade one familiar face for another.

May 22, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


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


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Articles By Author - Jason Wermers


Bulloch, Ga. school report cards are worse

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Thursday's print edition. The Bulloch County school system concentrated its special-education programs at Mattie Lively Elementary and William James Middle schools last year, which could have affected those schools' College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. Because of incorrect information received, a front-page article Wednesday listed the wrong school as having the concentration of special-education programs.

December 16, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 12-14-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 16 dogs and 25 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.

December 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Bulloch looking at regional development authority

Bulloch County is poised to join a regional economic development consortium that hopes to capitalize on the soon-to-be-deepened Savannah harbor.

December 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 12-13-14; A woman told police that someone damaged her and a neighbor’s mailboxes.

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.

December 12, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police report - 12-12-14; Deputies responded to the report of a student with a knife.

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.

December 11, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Man arrested in connection with Friday’s ‘suspicious person’ incident at GSU

A man has been arrested in connection with the scare that led police to lock down portions of Georgia Southern University's campus for a few hours Friday morning.

December 10, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 12-11-14; A woman told police that someone stole hydrocodone pills.

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.

December 10, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Musket, cannon fire mark Sherman’s March

On Dec. 4, 1864, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea was in full swing.

December 04, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


March on Statesboro

What was the March on Statesboro?

December 01, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


'Prayers from Fiji'

The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.

November 23, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Life


Police report - 11-23-14; Euthanized at animal shelter — 17 dogs and 13 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.

November 22, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Lifelong Portal farmer gets top Bulloch County award

Jimmy Skrine is a man of few words.

November 21, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Police report - 11-21-14; Police were dispatched in reference to a dispute involving a firearm.

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.

November 20, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


Police Report - 11-20-14; A picnic table at GSU melted after being set on fire.

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.

November 19, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Police Report


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