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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


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


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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


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