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
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.
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.
ATLANTA - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.
Officials signed an agreement Tuesday that would allow students who complete an associate degree in logistics at Ogeechee Technical College to progress to Georgia Southern University's bachelor's degree program in the same major.
A different kind of summer camp this week using a blooming technology, brought a new twist to Statesboro summers.
Police arrested the last of four armed robbery suspects Wednesday, all believed to have pulled off the June 10 armed robbery of Parkers' convenience store on Brampton Avenue.
ATLANTA - Georgia's specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag should be redesigned, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday, after initially telling reporters he wouldn't urge changes.
The BIG Pitch Competition announced Tuesday by Georgia Southern University and the Ocean Exchange may resemble the TV show "Shark Tank" but should be less ego-bruising.
Statesboro police, working in conjunction with a federal agency, arrested a local man Friday on charges of sexual exploitation of children.
Click here to watch extended video of Sunday's unity service.
To continue supplying a budget for year-round activities while also mounting a multiyear capital campaign, adult leaders of the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County hope to call on established supporters and new funding sources.
Shoe squeaks and shouts of boys and girls playing on a basketball court below could be heard from Mike Jones' loft office. Jones works inside the former clothing factory warehouse that is the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County's remaining usable building, a building it doesn't own.
The June 6 death of Betty Jean King, 51, is now being investigated as a homicide, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office announced Monday.
A fight Friday night between women gave deputies the information they needed to arrest one woman on child molestation and other charges, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office reported.
Prayer, hope, sadness and an overwhelming faith in the healing powers of God filled the Original First African Baptist Church Sunday evening, as local residents of all races came together at the Statesboro church for a community service of unity in the wake of the Charleston church shootings.
Something wicked this way comes - dropping limbs and hunting brains along the way.