VIEW SLIDESHOW Statesboro Herald photojournalist Scott Bryant explains how photographs help people connect with one another while narrating the year 2011 in pictures. He also tells us why being a biased journalist might not be a bad thing.
Some folks - far too many, honestly - think of newspapers as bearers of bad news. But life is full of beauty and wonder, and as a photographer, I strive to make images that help our community look at things in new ways. Usually, that means working to gain access to events and happenings that the average person may not be able to gain. Or waiting patiently and persistently to capture meaningful expressions or gestures by subjects that tell a story.
Statesboro Herald photographer Scott Bryant shot thousands of photos in 2011. Only a select few actually made the paper due primarily to space.
The Brooklet Kiwanis Club holds a breakfast on Christmas Eve every year to help raise money for gift certificates that will be given out to the needy.
The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair marked its 50th anniversary last week with food, fun, excitement and record-breaking crowds.
Personalities from the local community paired with professional dancers to raise money for Safe Haven of Statesboro, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence and their children throughout Bulloch and surrounding counties. The Thursday night event was sold out and raised more than $10,000 for Safe Haven.
The Southeast Bulloch High School marching band is halfway through a two-week boot camp where physical training is as important as the music.
Statesboro Herald photographer Scott Bryant won nine awards, including three first places, in the 2011 Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art played host to its annual ArtsFest 2011 on Saturday on the campus' Sweetheart Circle. It was a beautiful spring day of art, music and dance that drew more than 1,000 visitors to the university.
Photography's greatest attribute is its ability to preserve moments.
Photography has the unique ability to freeze otherwise fleeting moments in time.
The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department tried something new for Halloween this year. With Splash in the Boro closed for the season, and the sttractions drained of water, the Lazy River became a place for a little Halloween fun.
A huge crowd filled downtown Statesboro Friday for the "Live, Work, Shop and Play" celebration. The event put the spotlight on the completed Streetscape project and all that downtown shops have to offer.
Cooperation and Family Fitness Night is one of the most popular parent-involvement events at Bulloch County elementary schools.
The Eagle Nation rallies Saturday, youngsters get to be a cheerleader for a day, the Hatch Attack finds some mojo, and the Eagles put the clamps on the Catamounts in their Southern Conference opener.
New Southeast Bulloch High School Principal Trey Robertson kicks off the new school year by introducing himself to students and the community.
CLICK to experience some of the sights and sounds as fallen National Guard soldier Sgt. Brock Henry Chavers Sr. was laid to rest Saturday.
University of Georgia County Extension Agent Wes Harris leads residents on a Statseboro Kiwanis Club-sponsored tour of Bulloch County farms to increase awareness of local agriculture.
The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department kicked off baseball season with their Swing into Spring celebration Friday despite threatening weather. A slight drizzle in the afternoon had many wondering if the event would be cancelled altogether, but the rain ceased minutes before opening pitches and it was business as usual for the annual event.
Hear the thoughts of some who knew Michael Guido personally and through his Metter-based ministry while viewing images from his memorial service and public viewing.
Students and faculty crammed the Russell Union at Georgia Southern University Tuesday to witness history as Barack Obama was sworn in as President.
Scott Williams of Orange County, Ca. introduced Statesboro High music students to the hammered dulcimer Wednesday. Williams was brought to Bulloch County schools by the Statesboro Arts Council and closed out the week with a performance at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
Georgia Southern football players Raja Andrews and Chris Covington enjoyed their ride with Eagle Nation. Andrews finished his career as the Eagles' all-time leading receiver and Covington was named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year for 2008.
View slideshow and relive the 2008 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.
Fair Road Memorial Field behind the Honey Bowen Building was filled Saturday with pets and their owners who enjoyed the annual Pet Fun Day. Contests were held for the Longest Ears, Smallest Dog, Shortest Tail and Best Halloween Costume. There also was plenty of camaraderie among the animals and pet owners.
CLICK to view an audio slideshow of Statesboro High's rain-soaked 22-0 victory over Harris County.
CLICK to view audio slideshow of Tuesday's Veterans Day program at the Emma Kelly Theater.
CLICK to watch Fans 'n Stands audio slideshow of Bulloch Academy taking on Robert Toombs.
CLICK to watch Fan 'n Stands Audio Slideshow: Eagle Nation vs. Wofford