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These stories about the people and places that make us proud to call Statesboro & Bulloch County home are made possible through the support of Synovus as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Fun, flowers, and fundraising for literacy – all in a V-Day’s work for Altrusa and Frazier’s!

Fun, flowers, and fundraising for literacy – all in a V-Day’s work for Altrusa and Frazier’s!

Volunteers from Altrusa Club of Statesboro spent Valentine's Day day delivering a whopping 330 flower arrangements in and around Statesboro on behalf of Frazier's Flowers. This is the 12th year of their partnership, and it has become the organization's largest fundraiser every year. Altrusa earns a portion of each delivery fee, which they spend on books and literacy initiatives for local children and community organizations.
Saving the Honey Bees: The buzz on Bobby Colson's beekeeping in Bulloch

Saving the Honey Bees: The buzz on Bobby Colson's beekeeping in Bulloch

Bobby Colson's love for beekeeping began in his childhood, kindled by his father's passion for it. Now 86, the former owner of B&G Honey Farms work is a testament to the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. Inspired by his dedication, Bulloch County recently unveiled two new 'Save The Bees' road signs, reflecting Colson's influence on local environmental awareness.
L&M Farms, LLC: 2023 Centennial Farm Award Winner from Bulloch County

L&M Farms, LLC: 2023 Centennial Farm Award Winner from Bulloch County

Patricia and Randy Morton continue a family tradition at L&M Farms, one of two Bulloch County farms to receive the 2023 Centennial Farm Award.
When tragedy struck public safety heroes, the community responded

When tragedy struck public safety heroes, the community responded

When tragedy struck husband and wife public safety officers they saw our community at its best. Their careers are dedicated to helping others often in their greatest time of need. Now they were the ones needing help. Grice Connect's Barry Turner will take you through their tragedy and the community's heartwarming response.
Step back in time with the Bowens and visit the Old Store at the Fair

Step back in time with the Bowens and visit the Old Store at the Fair

Carlton Bowen and his children, Mike Bowen and Sherri Bowen Groover, spend each Fair week running the Old Store in the Heritage Village behind the Pancake House. All the furniture and fixtures inside belonged to their family store, a bustling community hub in Adabelle from 1929 to 1962. Have a bottle Coke and a smile as you visit the store with us and learn more about what makes it a special part of the Fair.
Marty Holder honored with Servant Leader Teacher Award

Marty Holder honored with Servant Leader Teacher Award

The inaugural Celebration of Service BBQ honored individuals considered by many as servant leaders in the Bulloch County community. Coach Marty Holder was honored with the Teacher Award for exemplary local service and impact in our school system.
Statesboro Firefighters recognized for heroic, lifesaving actions

Statesboro Firefighters recognized for heroic, lifesaving actions

A man is alive today because of a chain of events and the heroic efforts of 12 Statesboro Firefighters that occurred on June 2. Three of those firefighters received the fire service's highest honor for pulling the victim from his burning house. Meet the firefighters and learn more about that fateful night in this story.
Lee Johnson and his 3 acres of kindness

Lee Johnson and his 3 acres of kindness

For decades, Lee Johnson has been feeding our community from his gardens. Growing up hungry, he knows what it is like and wants to ensure no child he knows has that problem. Enjoy this story as we walk you through his remarkable journey.
6th Generation Bulloch County Farmer David Cromley is Proud to be a Farmer

6th Generation Bulloch County Farmer David Cromley is Proud to be a Farmer

6th generation Bulloch County farmer David Cromley, acknowledges even with all the challenges farmers are facing now, he couldn't image doing anything else. David is proud to be a farmer. Read the full story to learn more about the Cromley's family farming legacy in Bulloch County.
Lee Eckles has built a career quietly serving our community

Lee Eckles has built a career quietly serving our community

Lee Eckles led the way in building a modern EMS even through great health adversity requiring him to have a kidney and pancreas transplant. His love for our community and desire to do more has never been shaken. Join me for a walk down memory lane with Lee. If nothing else, it is sure to provide you with some comic relief.