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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


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


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Articles By Author - Jason Wermers


Georgia Southern panel discusses Islamic State

The sudden, dramatic rise of the Islamic State terrorist group taking over large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria has prompted much discussion, consternation and fear around the world.

September 13, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Georgia Southern student lived life to the fullest

Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


A life ended too soon

With so much pain in the world right now - from Statesboro to Ferguson, Missouri, and all the way into Iraq and Syria - community leaders and friends and family members of a Statesboro man who was gunned down last week came together to pray.

August 22, 2014 | By JASON WERMERS | Local


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


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