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These stories about successful initiatives, events and developments within our community and the people behind them are made possible through the continued support of Core Credit Union as part of our Community Leaders Program.

GS Shooting Sports Education Center continues to grow in success and status

GS Shooting Sports Education Center continues to grow in success and status

It's been almost ten years since Georgia Southern's Shooting Sports Education Center was built, and it continues to offer a wealth of recreational activities. Whether it's bringing Olympic athletes and the USA Archery Target Nationals to our front doorstep, winning national competitions in clay target shooting, or just providing a place for people to come learn about firearms and archery, the SSEC's success and following continues to grow.
Stratton Leopold Chasing Dreams: The Collision of Two Industries

Stratton Leopold Chasing Dreams: The Collision of Two Industries

Legendary movie producer and owner of the iconic Leopold's Ice Cream, Stratton Leopold, shared how the convergence of ice cream and movies impacted his success. Stratton shared his story as part of the Norman Fries Distinguished Lecture Series at Georgia Southern University.
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.
"A castle of hope for our community”: New Statesboro Food Bank will feed families while nourishing local pride, and it’s coming along!

"A castle of hope for our community”: New Statesboro Food Bank will feed families while nourishing local pride, and it’s coming along!

The Statesboro Food Bank's new building aims to be a community center with classrooms, gardens, a dining hall, and a 6,500 square-foot food pantry. The vision is coming to life on West Parrish, but local support is still needed.
Statesboro's Sweet Sensation: The Rise of Robert Lucas and his Sweet Impact

Statesboro's Sweet Sensation: The Rise of Robert Lucas and his Sweet Impact

Robert Lucas, also known as The Sweet Impact, is a self-taught cake artist and baker. Lucas's journey from IT professional to viral sensation is as delightful as his fantastical creations. With seven million followers across platforms and collaborations with major brands, Lucas spreads joy with each cake creation. Now, with a storefront opening soon, Statesboro and surrounding locals can indulge in Lucas's treats firsthand.
Balancing family and filmmaking: Local actress Angelique Chase stars in Lifetime movie

Balancing family and filmmaking: Local actress Angelique Chase stars in Lifetime movie

Chase, former pre-k teacher turned actress, screenwriter, and filmmaker, has lived most of her life in Bulloch County. She recently starred in the Lifetime movie, My Wife’s Hidden Lover. Chase took time out of her busy schedule to discuss the evolution of her career in show business, her role in the current film, and what is next for her.
Mai Lan Nguyen's farewell to Orchid: A decade of culinary excellence and community love

Mai Lan Nguyen's farewell to Orchid: A decade of culinary excellence and community love

Nguyen moved to the United States in 1996 and moved to Statesboro in 1997. Her family opened Nikko back then, and she later opened Orchid in 2013. The restaurant will soon transition to new ownership, but here she shares memories of the decade she has spent in the restaurant with her own children and members of the Statesboro community.
The Sparkly World of The Artsy Girl

The Sparkly World of The Artsy Girl

Sharmequa Franklin, aka The Artsy Girl, has created a feel-good earring empire that extends beyond accessories. She inspires hope, confidence, and the realization that anything is possible with creativity, grit, and a little sparkle energy.
Atlanta Falcons send SEB flag football team to Detroit for NFL's "Women in Football" game

Atlanta Falcons send SEB flag football team to Detroit for NFL's "Women in Football" game

Last month, the SEB Flag Football team was chosen by the Atlanta Falcons to represent their team in the Detroit Lions' inaugural "Women in Football" game in Detroit. The team flew to Michigan for an unforgettable experience that highlighted all the success their program has experienced in just a few short years.
Leadership Bulloch Class of 2023 donates van to Freedom Through Recovery

Leadership Bulloch Class of 2023 donates van to Freedom Through Recovery

Earlier this year, the Leadership Bulloch Class of 2023 donated a van to the Freedom Through Recovery non-profit organization to help aid their efforts in supporting peers in recovery. Several months have passed, and the van has been a successful addition to the Freedom Through Recovery organization, helping many of its peers get to recovery support groups and other important events.