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.
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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.
A Statesboro woman bought a $5 lottery ticket at a West Main Street convenience store recently and scratched the ticket to find she won $400,000.
Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.
Caregivers and those who serve others come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes the person in need just wants a little
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation will hold the Pink Power Run next Saturday, March 28 at 8 a.m. The event will take place at the Recreation Activity Center Pavilion on Georgia Southern's campus and is the organization's fourth running of the 5K series.
Agents from the Georgia Department of Revenue conducted an alcohol compliance check in Statesboro March 5, resulting in in two clubs and seven people being cited involving underage alcohol possession.
Known as the site for bars within walking distance of the Georgia Southern University campus, University Plaza is for sale with a list price of $5.5 million.
Along with pollen, colorful blooms and rain, spring can bring violent weather. The peak season in the South for tornadoes is March through May, and volatile weather changes can mean storms pop up unexpectedly.
Friday afternoon when the new Center for Performing Arts ceremonially opened in a renovated building at 41 West Main Street, the theater inside was revealed as the Mical Whitaker Black Box Theater.
The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.
Visitors to the upcoming Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo may get a chance to win a brand new car.
Expected to be completed by the end of May, Bulloch County's new government annex building will provide improved services to the public and more room for county employees.
Five Bulloch County schools were rated "above average" when the Georgia Department of Education released its first School Climate Star ratings for schools across the state earlier this week.
After adding just two new members last year, Statesboro's VFW post plans to do more community service in 2015, but continues to struggle for volunteers and funds.
Bulloch Academy's Zoe Yan Li and Statesboro High School's Alex DiCesare first tied as Bulloch County's STAR students. Now they have won again and advance together, with their chosen teachers, as the Region 8 STARs.
Rocky Ford's newly elected mayor and councilman both hope youth, new ideas and hard work will bring the town to recovery from financial and legal issues.