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Precious PenPals: Students and seniors are bridging the generational gap by mail

Precious PenPals: Students and seniors are bridging the generational gap by mail

A sweet set of relationships are developing through a lost art: letter writing between Pen Pals. The children of Roosevelt Cone's Character Development Center are brightening the days -- and learning the history -- of the generations that came before them through their Pen Pal program with Southern Manor Senior Living.
Leadership Bulloch Class of 2024 raises more than $100,000 to build two cabins at 7th Mile Farm

Leadership Bulloch Class of 2024 raises more than $100,000 to build two cabins at 7th Mile Farm

Soon, even more children in foster care can attend life-changing summer camps at Fostering Families' 7th Mile Farm thanks to the efforts of Leadership Bulloch's Class of 2024.
ArtsFest returns to Sweetheart Circle on April 20

ArtsFest returns to Sweetheart Circle on April 20

A Statesboro spring favorite! ArtsFest is a day filled with Art Stops, an Artist Market, and a Community Stage with local entertainment. The event celebrates the arts and arts education through performances, exhibiting and demonstrating artists, and hands-on activities and games. In 2024, ArtsFest will once again return to Sweetheart Circle on April 20.
Backpack Buddies: A network of quiet helpers feeding Bulloch County's children in need

Backpack Buddies: A network of quiet helpers feeding Bulloch County's children in need

Recently celebrating 17 years of service in Bulloch County, Backpack Buddies serves elementary and middle school children in need with extra food to take home over the weekend, packed inside in their bookbags. Compassionate collaboration between schools, churches, and Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia make this vital program a possibility in our community.
Designing a Dream: Local wedding gowns by Jasmyne Summers reach global cover pages

Designing a Dream: Local wedding gowns by Jasmyne Summers reach global cover pages

From appearances in New York Fashion Week to landing covers and pages on the leading multicultural wedding magazine, Jasmyne Summers's brand, Page XVII, is a reminder of the possibilities of accomplishment for other Statesboro residents with big dreams.
Bulloch County's L&M Farms/Lee's Syrup featured on Georgia Farm Monitor

Bulloch County's L&M Farms/Lee's Syrup featured on Georgia Farm Monitor

Patricia and Randy Morton were featured recently in a TV segment on Georgia Farm Monitor's Journey Through Time and Tradition. The husband and wife duo are known throughout Georgia for continuing Lannie Lee's famous Lee’s Syrup tradition. Watch the TV episode here.
Looking back on quintessential hostess Patsy Bobo, one of Statesboro's most influential women

Looking back on quintessential hostess Patsy Bobo, one of Statesboro's most influential women

As Women's History Month draws to a close, we take a look back at one of the most influential women to ever grace Statesboro: Mrs. Patricia Lee "Patsy" Rocker Bobo. Hundreds were impacted by Patsy through the Deen Day Smith Awards. Click on the image to view a list of Deen Day recipients over the years.
One of the Good Ones: Kevin "Bull" Spence was a friend to all

One of the Good Ones: Kevin "Bull" Spence was a friend to all

A gentle giant with a heart of gold who always had a smile for everyone he met -- this is just one way friends and family have described Kevin Spence after his sudden passing last month. Meet the man behind the nickname and see why everyone loved "Bull."
Taste of Texas: Cosmic Cowboy brings authentic BBQ to Statesboro

Taste of Texas: Cosmic Cowboy brings authentic BBQ to Statesboro

Thanks to the business partnership of the entrepreneurs behind Bull and Barrel downtown, Statesboro can now get a taste of homemade, high quality Texas BBQ in a somewhat surprising locale: the old Applebee's parking lot.
An Investment in Growth: Support the Georgia Southern Botanic Garden on ‘Only for Southern’ Giving Day

An Investment in Growth: Support the Georgia Southern Botanic Garden on ‘Only for Southern’ Giving Day

On March 26 and 27 from noon to noon, Georgia Southern University will celebrate its first “Only for Southern” Giving Day, 24 hours in which our community will come together to support the University and its many programs, initiatives and outreach centers. Learn more about how you can support the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern on this day of giving.