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Obama takes spot in history as first black U.S. president

WASHINGTON - Before a jubilant crowd of more than a million, Barack Hussein Obama claimed his place in history as America's first black president, summoning a dispirited nation to unite in hope against the ''gathering clouds and raging storms'' of war and economic woe.

January 20, 2009 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Local


Gatherings small and large across the nation as Obama takes office

Every four years, at noon on Jan. 20, the nation pauses. People slow and stop in airport concourses and outside the windows of electronics stores, watch the oath of office, perhaps catch some of the inaugural address. They move on.

January 20, 2009 | By ERIN McCLAM Associated Press Writer | Local


Police Report - January 21

(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.)

January 20, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - MLK Parade; Boro Business with Jan Moore: Realtor of the Year

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, January 20, 2008

January 20, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Watch inauguration of Barack Obama - Live

Watch inauguration of Barack Obama as our nation's 44th president live Tuesday.

January 20, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


King parade meets history

On the eve of the historic inauguration of America's first black president, Bulloch County residents lined the streets of downtown Statesboro Monday for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, honoring the slain civil rights leader.

January 19, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Interscholastic Equestrian Show; Bulloch History Moment: Naval Stores

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, January 19, 2008

January 19, 2009 | | Local


Morris Multimedia reporter covers the Obama inauguration

Brian Charles is a reporter with The Signal newspaper in Santa Clarita, Calif. The Signal is owned by Morris Multimedia, which also owns the Statesboro Herald.

January 19, 2009 | By BRIAN CHARLES bcharles@the-signal.com | Local


Inauguration party set for Tuesday in Statesboro

Georgia Southern Communication Arts professor and Board Chairman of the African American Business Owners Coalition, Curtis Woody, said the general public is invited to attend "Celebrating the Rebirth of Hope", a celebration of the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

January 18, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro chosen for Georgia Literary festival in 2010

The 12th annual Georgia Literary Festival in 2010 will be hosted by Statesboro, officials at the Georgia Center for the Book recently announced.

January 18, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


People urged to avoid peanut butter products

WASHINGTON - Federal health authorities on Saturday urged consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods that contain peanut butter until authorities can learn more about a deadly outbreak of salmonella contamination.

Most peanut butter sold in jars at supermarkets appears to be safe, said Stephen Sundlof, head of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety center.

January 18, 2009 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Writer | Local


Local police seek suspect in stabbing

Police are seeking a man they said stabbed another man at a Spruce Street residence early Friday morning.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SPLOST would fund new schools

A renewed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in March will fund three new elementary schools as well as improvements to other schools in the county, said Charles Wilson, assistant superintendent for Bulloch County schools.

January 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tavis Smiley speaks at GSU; Cowboy Troy's Studio Statesboro performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, January 16, 2008

January 16, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Evermore Farms to host IEA show

Evermore Farms in Brooklet will play host to its team's largest show in history this weekend as they welcome the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). It will be the first home show of 2009 for the Evermore Farms team, with classes scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

January 15, 2009 | SPECIAL | Local


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Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support

RICHMOND HILL - Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at a public hearing inside the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.

April 24, 2015 | By JEFF WHITTEN Bryan County News | Local


Man convicted in fatal 2013 wreck

A Bloomingdale man involved in a fatal crash that killed a Brooklet couple on Interstate 516 near Savannah in 2013 was found guilty Thursday of felony vehicular homicide.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Attorney evaluating wrongful death suit after I-16 crash

An attorney representing the mother of one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed Wednesday in a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 16 said he has previously sued the trucking company whose driver is responsible for the crash.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Chase through Register ends with meth arrest

A woman trying to evade a safety checkpoint in Register Thursday ran four stop signs during a short chase through the streets of the tiny town. Two small children were in the vehicle, along with an assortment of drugs and a loaded gun.

April 24, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


I-16 crash survivors in stable condition

One of two surviving Georgia Southern University nursing students involved in the fatal crash Wednesday that left five fellow nursing students dead, was moved to another hospital Thursday, while the second surviving student is still being treated at a Savannah hospital.

April 24, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Georgia Southern vigil remembers lost 'sisters'

A hurting Eagle Nation turned out in force Thursday evening to remember, honor and cry together over the five "sisters" lost in Wednesday's tragic accident on Interstate 16.

April 24, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


American Legion cookout to honor vets

The American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, with assistance from the 2015 Leadership Bulloch class, will hold an "All-American Cookout" on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to honor veterans in the Bulloch County area.

April 23, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Testing in progress at Bulloch schools

This week and next, the pencils meet the paper - and the fingertips the keys - as more than 4,500 Bulloch County students in third through eighth grades take the Georgia Milestones test for the first time.

April 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Register man charged in attack on 90-year-old woman

Register police arrested a man Tuesday on charges he physically attacked his 90-year-old aunt over money.

April 23, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


City alcohol law drafts would limit under-21 entry

Statesboro City Council received two versions of a draft of a new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance from its attorney Tuesday night and released them to the public.

April 23, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Register police make drug arrests

Register police arrested a woman Friday on drug charges after a high-speed chase into another county.

April 23, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


Georgia Southern students help each other cope with loss

With a flurry of text messages, Facebook posts and lots of heart-to-heart talks, nursing students at Georgia Southern University shared first the uncertainty of who was involved in the deadly accident on Interstate 16, and then comforted each other in dealing with the tragic loss of their friends and colleagues.

April 22, 2015 | By BRITTANI HOWELL | Local


Five Georgia Southern students killed in I-16 crash

The Georgia Southern campus was sent reeling Wednesday after an early-morning accident took the lives of five students and left two others injured.

April 22, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Former ECI football standout arrested

A former standout Emanuel County Institute football player who signed briefly with the NFL Baltimore Ravens was arrested by Register police after they said a large amount of marijuana, a stolen gun and other drugs were found in his car.

April 22, 2015 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

HOUSTON - A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

April 21, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Local


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