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Register rejects Sunday sales; Portal voters deadlock

Sunday package alcohol sales proved to be a divisive issue Tuesday in Register and Portal.

November 05, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Bulloch schools administrator moves on to Richmond Hill High

The Bulloch County school system's loss is the Bryan County school system's gain.

October 25, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Mayo researcher speaks to local group

Man 2 Man, a local support group for men with prostate cancer, got a special visit Friday from an expert at Mayo Clinic.

October 18, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


Celebrating breast cancer survivors

CLAXTON - Grace Scarbrough had a mammogram in 2007. It revealed a small, cancerous lump in her breast.

October 15, 2013 | Jason Wermers | Local


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


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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


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