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Raw video: Brooklet pastor carries cross on 40-mile trek

September 03, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Raw video: Tree falls on vehicles behind Ag South

An oak tree split and fell on several vehicles in the parking lot behind Ag South on South Main Street Wednesday afternoon around 4 p.m. Despite the fact that one of the vehicles was occupied at the time, no one was injured in the incident.

August 12, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Raw video: Suzanne Tatum gives stirring rendition of National Anthem at OTC Commencement

Studio Statesboro host Suzanne Tatum sings the National Anthem at Ogeechee Technical College's commencement ceremony Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse.

May 15, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Students carry 400-pound cross through Statesboro

A group of Georgia Southern University students affiliated with the Wesley Foundation were seen walking around Statesboro Friday carrying a 400-pound wooden cross. They did so to spread the message that "God has greater things to be done around this city," besides the political and other issues being discussed today. The group was also filming a video with the same message, to go along with the song "God of This City," by Chris Tomlin. The video will be shown at the Wesley Foundation on Fair Road Wednesday at 8 p.m., and all citizens are invited to attend.

April 24, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Raw video: High winds damage mobile home off bypass

Tuesday evening's high winds blew the roof off of a mobile home near the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Cypress Lake Road.

April 22, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Raw video: Weather forces blimp to moor at local airport

April 21, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


L.A. Waters sales associate has talent for illustrations

When a local furniture sales associate and artist traveled to Metter to help a customer with her furniture, he had no idea what the fruits of his labor would be.

March 14, 2009 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Life


iGot campaign aims to raise funds for OTC

Volunteers will call on businesses this week soliciting funds for Ogeechee Technical College's annual "iGot" (I Gave to Ogeechee Tech) campaign to raise money for the Ogeechee Tech Foundation.

March 07, 2009 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Local


What are the odds? GSU basketball promotion ends in ... tie?

When I was assigned to shoot the Georgia Southern/College of Charleston basketball game Thursday night, I never dreamed the best footage I would get would be during a time out. I just happened to continue rolling during one of the contests GSU holds during dead ball periods. The contest consisted of two girls racing down the court, putting on uniforms, grabbing a ball on one baseline and racing to the other end of the court to shoot a layup with the first one making the basket declared as the winner. Well, in this case, they both won. Or lost ...

February 20, 2009 | Eddie Ledbetter | Local


Obama to outline new economic rescue plan soon

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday promised to lower mortgage costs, offer job-creating loans for small businesses, get credit flowing and rein in free-spending executives as he readies a new strategy for spending billions from the second installment of the financial rescue plan.

February 01, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Local


Super Bowl party set for Tampa

TAMPA, Florida - Way before Prince, Paul McCartney or the Rolling Stones ever stepped onto a Super Bowl stage, there was Shirlee Bertolini. In her donkey costume.

So much has changed since she paraded around the Los Angeles Coliseum field for that very first halftime show.

February 01, 2009 | BEN WALKER Associated Press Writer | Local


Jobless rate jumps 7.2 percent in Dec.

WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs, capping one of the worst years in modern history for American workers.

January 09, 2009 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


OTC law enforcement academy given full certification

Ogeechee Technical College's new law enforcement academy was recognized by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST), which gave the academy full POST certification.

December 26, 2008 | SPECIAL | Local


Saddam sentenced to death by hanging

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced Sunday to hang for crimes against humanity in the 1982 killings of 148 people in a single town, as the ousted leader, trembling and defiant, shouted "God is great!"

As he, his half brother and another senior official in his regime were convicted and sentenced to death, Saddam yelled out, "Long live the people and death to their enemies. Long live the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!"

November 12, 2006 | HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Perdue gets personal in second debate

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue took a personal swipe at Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor's in the candidates' second gubernatorial debate Sunday night questioning the Democrat's use of drugs and alcohol around his son.

November 06, 2006 | SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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