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Obama calls for understanding in Notre Dame speech

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - President Barack Obama strode head-on Sunday into the stormy abortion debate and told graduates at America's leading Roman Catholic university that both sides must stop demonizing one another.

Obama acknowledged that "no matter how much we want to fudge it ... the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable." But he still implored the University of Notre Dame's graduating class and all in the U.S. to stop "reducing those with differing views to caricature. Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words. It's a way of life that always ...

May 17, 2009 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press Writer | Local

SHS senior named a ‘Gates Scholar’

Vicki Lewis gave the name "Imani" to her daughter because she sensed she would be special. Imani is taken from an African word that means faith or belief. And Imani has rewarded her mother's faith.

May 16, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local

Tip helps catch Statesboro shooting suspect

The capture Thursday of a Statesboro shooting suspect began with a tip in Portal.

May 16, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

850 Special Olympians compete in Statesboro

More than 850 athletes came out for the Special Olympics Area 13 Summer Games Friday at Georgia Southern University's Track Soccer complex. Area 13 is made up of 12 counties, including Bulloch, Candler and Evans.

May 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Portal looks for car thieves

Portal Police and Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking suspects in the theft of four vehicles Monday from Lovett's Auto Sales on U.S. 80 West.

May 15, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - OTC Graduation; Splash in the Boro's new Flowrider attraction

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, May 15, 2009

May 15, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Ogeechee Tech graduates celebrate at Commencement

Hundreds of Ogeechee Technical College students received diplomas Thursday night during OTC's annual Commencement exercises inside Hanner Fieldhouse on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel offered the keynote address, urging the graduates to use their education to better their own lives and the lives of everyone in their community and state.

May 15, 2009 | From staff reports | 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

Report: Office Max employee arrested on charges of theft

A woman who admitted making false refunds at her job at Office Max ended up behind bars after managers discovered her ruse, according to Statesboro Police reports.

May 14, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Boro Chrysler to stay open

Joe Davis got the news he expected Thursday morning, but he was relieved, nonetheless. Davis found out the Georgia Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership he owns on Highway 301 South was not one of the 789 dealerships across the nation Chrysler plans to close as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.

May 14, 2009 | By JAMES HEALY | Local

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Annual tourism meeting; Bryan Clark performs in the Studio

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Police make fifth arrest in Luetta Moore Park shooting

Police locked down a local elementary school Thursday afternoon as they cornered a fugitive in a Garfield Street home. Statesboro Police officers took Dante Ravon Williams, 17, into custody, said Capt. Scott Brunson.

May 14, 2009 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Taste of the Town - RJ's Seafood & Steaks

Taste of the Town - May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Report: Deputy forced to Taser drunken man to subdue, arrest him

A man spun his tires in a stranger's yard, threatened the property owner in a drunken rage, and left to crash his vehicle into a tree, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

May 13, 2009 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Cut-A-Thon benefit set for Saturday

Need a hair cut? Want to try a new hairstyle? Want to help a charitable group in Bulloch County? On Saturday, you can do all three in one place.

May 13, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Local

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Inside Bulloch Business - Van Tassell puts Statesboro's professional soccer future in good hands

Since Darin Van Tassell and Jeremy Aven announced a few weeks ago that they had secured the rights to bring a Premier Development League (PDL ...

September 28, 2015 | | Local

'In God We Trust' decals on sheriffs' cars prompt debate

ATLANTA - Spurred by confrontations nationwide between police and the public, nearly a dozen law enforcement agencies in Georgia have joined a national movement that's ...

September 28, 2015 | By TAMMY JOYNER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local

Sylvania woman critical after crash

A Sylvania woman remains in critical condition after a Friday night crash on Old Register Road.

September 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

6 arrested in connection to rash of entering auto cases

Instinct and patience resulted in the arrest of six suspects in connection to a rash of entering auto cases.

September 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Battling the 'long goodbye' disease

It's 5 p.m. on a Tuesday on this autumn day in Statesboro. While many are outside enjoying the cool air that has finally ...

September 27, 2015 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local

Blue Devils football – 1945: Statesboro's 'Amazing 13'

In early August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in an effort to bring World War II to an end.

September 27, 2015 | By L. FOY SIMMMONS Special to the Herald | Local

Bulloch Blues Marching Band earning opportunities

Alone, Southeast Bulloch High School's marching band currently fields 98 students, Statesboro High School's 85, and Portal Middle High School's, just 15 ...

September 27, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local

City says goodbye to departing public safety director

As the community wished farewell to Statesboro's outgoing public safety director during a reception Friday, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore shared ideas about the upcoming ...

September 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Statesboro police event raising funds for Boys & Girls Club

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking teams of people who are interested in tackling extreme physical and mental challenges, exercising leadership skills and having fun ...

September 25, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

Georgia ports plan big investments

SAVANNAH - Georgia's coastal seaports plan $142 million in expansion and improvement projects in the next year to keep pace with faster than expected growth ...

September 24, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local

Ten marching bands ready for a Blast

More than 700 marching musicians, dancers and flag corps members from southeast Georgia high schools are expected to gather Saturday for the second annual Southeast ...

September 24, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Rain forces cancellation of Tales from the Tomb

With a forecast of rain all day and into the evening, tonight's Tales from the Tomb, has been cancelled, said Joe McGlamery, president of ...

September 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Army Field Band to perform free concert

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears ...

September 23, 2015 | | Local

Shooting Sports Center open, emphasizes safety

"Notice: You are in a school safety zone." Beginning with a sign in the parking lot, the Shooting Sports Education Center at Georgia Southern University ...

September 23, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local

Hunting season in full swing

Fall heralds the arrival of hunting season, mainly dove and deer season. As people head for the woods and fields, the Georgia Department of Natural ...

September 23, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local

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