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.
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.
(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.)
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, January 20, 2008
Watch inauguration of Barack Obama as our nation's 44th president live Tuesday.
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.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, January 19, 2008
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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.
The 12th annual Georgia Literary Festival in 2010 will be hosted by Statesboro, officials at the Georgia Center for the Book recently announced.
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.
Police are seeking a man they said stabbed another man at a Spruce Street residence early Friday morning.
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.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, January 16, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Register police arrested a man Tuesday on charges he physically attacked his 90-year-old aunt over money.
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.
Register police arrested a woman Friday on drug charges after a high-speed chase into another county.
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.
The Georgia Southern campus was sent reeling Wednesday after an early-morning accident took the lives of five students and left two others injured.
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.
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.