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These stories about people making positive impacts in our community and the people behind them are made possible through the continued support of D&R Intensive Car Care as part of our Community Leaders Program.

EGRMC Nurse Cheri Wagner honored with prestigious Daisy Leader 2024 Award

EGRMC Nurse Cheri Wagner honored with prestigious Daisy Leader 2024 Award

Discover how Cheri Wagner, a dedicated nurse at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, was honored with the prestigious Daisy Leader 2024 Award for her exceptional leadership in patient care and nursing excellence. Learn more about the impact of her compassionate leadership in the Emergency Department through the heartfelt testimonials from Cheri's colleagues and team members.
LaShai Campbell: On surviving, thriving, paying it forward and giving it back

LaShai Campbell: On surviving, thriving, paying it forward and giving it back

Take a firsthand look at LaShai Campbell’s story—from advisee to inspiration. Learn how this humble helper in our community pushed through her challenges and started meeting local needs through her multifaceted nonprofit organization, Restoring the Breach.
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.
Diane Lewis, undercover angel, meets youth needs through Fostering Bulloch Hope Chest

Diane Lewis, undercover angel, meets youth needs through Fostering Bulloch Hope Chest

Fostering Bulloch Hope Chest is a beacon of hope for the Bulloch County community and surrounding area. But inside, a wellspring of volunteers breathe life, love, and hope into every donation—hundreds already this year—that goes out. And Diane Lewis, local teacher, bus driver, and Hope Chest volunteer, leads the way through her "under the radar" method of meeting the needs of area youth.
'ReStore'ing the Community: Arliesha Lovett is the heart of the Habitat ReStore

'ReStore'ing the Community: Arliesha Lovett is the heart of the Habitat ReStore

Have you visited our Habitat ReStore, just beside the railroad tracks on Johnson Street? There you'll find not only a variety of second-hand treasures at reasonable prices but also one of the most generous and caring hearts in our community. Meet Arliesha Mikell-Lovett and hear more about her important work for Habitat.
Brooklet couple faces the unimaginable as newlyweds battle brain tumor

Brooklet couple faces the unimaginable as newlyweds battle brain tumor

Newlyweds Zach and Gracie Clifton are awaiting results and remaining strong in the midst of tremendous uncertainty. The couple recently learned of a 3.5cm brain tumor that will have an immediate impact on their lives, and they are grateful for the love and support of their community.
VIDEO | How Ted Wynn Transformed Public Safety in Bulloch County

VIDEO | How Ted Wynn Transformed Public Safety in Bulloch County

From a lack of ambulances to an envy-worthy Public Safety division, Ted Wynn's political skills drive success in Bulloch County. Community leaders came together to thank him for his service to all of us at his retirement reception last week. Click on the picture to read about Ted's journey.
Statesboro's Jenni Deal is praying for a Christmas miracle in a kidney donor

Statesboro's Jenni Deal is praying for a Christmas miracle in a kidney donor

Statesboro residents Jenni and Curt Deal are praying for a Christmas miracle in the form of a kidney donor for Jenni. Read on to learn about about Jenni's year-long medical journey that has left her in need of a transplant.
Debbie Keenan regains hope through giving, crocheting dozens of blankets for the homeless

Debbie Keenan regains hope through giving, crocheting dozens of blankets for the homeless

Debbie Keenan turned to crochet during a dark time in her life, picking up her forgotten skill to provide beautiful blankets and scarves to those experiencing homelessness in our community. The chance to do something good for others brought encouragement and light back into her life -- and joy to others at the same time.
Trish Tootle: A whirlwind in high heels

Trish Tootle: A whirlwind in high heels

If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Trish Tootle out and about in our community yet, trust that it's only a matter of time before you do. With her smile, Southern charm, and unwavering commitment to Statesboro and Bulloch County, everyone loves "Ms. Trish!"