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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.

Full Circle: Dr. Naronda Wright shares her journey back home to her professional roots

Full Circle: Dr. Naronda Wright shares her journey back home to her professional roots

Dr. Naronda Wright reflects on the journey of resilience and determination that brought her not only back to Georgia Southern University but also to her historic appointment as the first African-American president of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals.
Behind the Bar: Meet Lori Tidick, new owner of Vino 1910

Behind the Bar: Meet Lori Tidick, new owner of Vino 1910

Lori Tidick has been with downtown Statesboro wine bar Vino 1910 since the very beginning. Today, she is the new owner of the establishment and excited about all that is to come.
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.
Behind the Lens with the Barn Hunter

Behind the Lens with the Barn Hunter

This article introduces Cal Avery, the "Barn Hunter," whose passion for photographing barns across the Southeast has made him a social media sensation. Inspired by his late wife, Marisue, Avery's journey is a captivating exploration of rural beauty and heritage, where each image tells a story of discovery and the enduring power of inspiration.
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. Zappalaforpa'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.