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Brian Kent

Brian Kent is a very giving volunteer in this community, often doing work that may go unnoticed by the public, but certainly not unnoticed by the person he is helping. Brian is very active in the American Diabetes Associa-tion work, serving as chairman of the local campaign, raising money for diabetes education and to try to lower the 9.2 percent incident rate of adult diabetes in Bulloch County. As part of their program of service, the ADA is seeking to lower Bulloch County's rate of adult obesity - currently more than 29 percent. Brian also volunteers his time and ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Kenneth Johnson

Over the past dozen or so years, Kenneth Johnson has continually volunteered for various duties at Bulloch County schools as the official clock keeper for both football and basketball home games. He is president of the Statesboro High School Track boosters club, and organizes and manages the concession stand - the proceeds from which support the track teams. In addition to volunteering at various school events, Kenneth has been a volunteer coach for the Statesboro/Bulloch County Recreation Department's soccer and football programs. After college, Kenneth formed a group of young men dedicated to community service projects including visits to ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Penny Harris

It's hard to believe that every 10 seconds an animal is beaten or abused! But it's true and that's why people like Penny Harris work so diligently with the S.T.A.R.S. project - that's Save the Animals Rescue Society - an agency she helped start in an effort to save the homeless and abused animals and to increase public awareness of the needs and suffering of animals. Penny is a diabetic and works tirelessly as a team leader in the Bulloch County Walk for Diabetes program - seeking to increase public awareness of this dreaded disease ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Lynda Hamilton

Lynda Hamilton's service to others covers many years, and has touched many individuals. One friend suggests that Lynda was taught to serve others by her mother, whose guiding principle was "it needs doing and you can do it." Lynda's local service includes serving three years as president of Altrusa, during which she worked to start a Mother's Day project for Safe Haven children, the local shelter for victims of domestic violence and their families. When Lynda closed her gift shop, she contributed her inventory and furniture to Safe Haven, enough to supply the core offerings for Safe ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Julie Franklin

People provide service to their communities in various ways. For Julie Franklin, much of her volunteer work is one-on-one. Perhaps it is trying to find shelter for a homeless person, or seeing a child that needs foster care. For many years Julie provided foster care for "Ronnie" and her love and caring for Ronnie recently moved to the adoption stage. Julie's belief in the fostering concept helps her work closely with Chris Yaughn, another of tonight's honorees, on the Fostering Families Bulloch organization. Julie has been an energetic supporter of Statesboro First Methodist Church's soup kitchen, now ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Jerry Forehand

In the Stilson community, there is one constant: People always seem to help each other. So, as we honor Jerry Forehand for his service to his community and to its people, to some degree, we honor the whole community. Jerry owns a retail store, and when people of his community are down on their luck or have lost their job, he frequently helps by providing food at no cost. When Jerry learns of someone with a disability or illness, he has helped by providing labor, material or money to build ramps or other items needed to make their home more ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Gary Davis

Few people have used their businesses for the betterment of their community to the degree Gary Davis has with his six Bulloch County Subway locations. In the past 15 years, Gary has commissioned the Annual Subway Challenge, which has raised more than $150,000 for the benefit of local charities including March of Dimes, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, Habitat for Humanity, American Diabetes Association, Ogeechee Area Hospice, Humane Society, Josephs Home for Boys, Fostering Families of Bulloch and the United Way. Gary has been generous with his financial gifts and gifts-in-kind to many other local ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Anne Clifton

Anne Clifton is the medical coordinator for Statesboro's Hearts and Hands Clinic. In this capacity, she has volunteered 1,500 hours in 2011 and so far in 2012. She is demonstrating a remarkable level of dedication and selflessness in this role as she schedules patients and physicians, serves as women's health coordinator, works tirelessly as a fund-raiser and grant-writer, helps ensure that the clinic's patients have adequate transportation and so much more. Anne's work in improving health care is a vital part of improving our community. Anne is a former president of the Statesboro Garden Club ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Brian Cartee

Brian Cartee is a community servant and a man with a big heart. Brian continually works to help people and his community by volunteering his time, energy, resources and kindness to people from all walks of life. Brian genuinely cares about people and he always looks for someone in need. He helps organize fundraisers, including being on the team that raised more than $18,000 for a local 17-year old who was diagnosed with lymphoma. He is a strong supporter of the 4-H Equestrian Team, and has chaired the 4-H booth at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair for three years. Brian ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Dal Cannady

As an area reporter for a Savannah television station, Dal Cannady has many opportunities to see volunteers in action. That's part of the reason Dal makes time in his busy schedule to include service for others. Dal has completed many years of service to the area Red Cross and currently serves on the Red Cross advisory board for Bulloch, Candler, Jeff Davis, Montgomery, Toombs and Wheeler counties. He sees first-hand the terrible human needs often left in the wake of fires and natural disasters. In fact, when Ellis Wood travels to communities hit hard by natural disasters, Dal Cannady ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


A Social Celebration

Honorees enjoyed socializing during the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards Coffee at Pittman Park United Methodist Church Wednesday.

April 15, 2012 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


Celebrating spring

Children and adults alike spent the day enjoying the spring weather at the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden's annual Spring Festival and Plant Sale on Saturday, March 31.

April 08, 2012 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


'Annie, the Musical'

When directors Glenn Spell and Helen Rosengart began auditioning for the iconic role of Annie, they hoped to find a young girl who could live up to the part. Instead, they were lucky enough to find two.

April 01, 2012 | By KAYLA HURLEY Special to the Herald | Life


'Ghost Out' shows high school students the dangers of driving drunk

Students at a pair of area high schools were given a sobering reminder Friday of the extreme dangers associated with driving under the influence.

March 25, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Life


It's all about water

Fourth graders learned all about water Friday during the 2012 Children's Water Festival hosted by Keep Bulloch Beautiful and Georgia Southern University.

March 18, 2012 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Live full life in full view of your kids

Once again, a reader proves that parenting must be added to religion and politics as verboten subjects for polite conversation. A column I published back ...

March 19, 2017 | | Life


Neighborly steps toward friendship

One bird feeder hangs from the still-empty branch of a sycamore tree. One hangs from the already-budding branch of a saw-tooth oak. Both feeders are ...

March 19, 2017 | | Life


Retreat helps women heal, honors fallen

In August 2011, Shanette Booker's world changed after the loss of her husband, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andre Booker. He died at home.

March 19, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Mother was mostly right this time

Q: My 30-month-old has started throwing tantrums when I do not give her or do for her what she wants. During her fits, she cries ...

March 12, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Have a sweet St. Pat's Day with cookies

It's that infamous time of year in the Hostess City when everyone, no matter who your people are, becomes Irish for a day. Since ...

March 12, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Suddenly, it's spring

This offering departs from the usual focus on aging to which I shall return next time. Something in my head demands to be said, hanging ...

March 12, 2017 | | Life


Fundraiser hits the target for the Averitt

Forty-five shooters, including teens, adults and teams, gathered to participate in the eighth annual Cultural Clays shooting tournament on March 4 at BayGall Sporting Clays ...

March 12, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: New Georgia mail routes, rules and regulations

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

March 12, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Marching into a new month

An old English proverb predicts this of March's weather: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." The opposite is ...

March 05, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: It's not wise to let it 'all' hang out

The problem in American parenting is the 1960s. Among other things that defined that very interesting (ref. ancient Chinese curse) decade was the replacement of ...

March 05, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Crooked dealings abound in the delivery of the mail

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

March 05, 2017 | | Life


Standing in line

The first time I can remember standing in line was at the milk dispenser in the lunchroom at Mattie Lively Elementary School. I didn't ...

March 05, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


GSU lecturer finds his 'village' within the game of rugby

When one thinks of a sport that calls for bonding and unity the first thing that comes to mind would probably be football or soccer ...

March 05, 2017 | By Rashida Otunba | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Tried and true works best with children

I've said it many times, but it bears repeating: A child's natural response to the proper presentation of authority is obedience; as in ...

February 26, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: First stagecoach mail routes approved for Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 26, 2017 | | Life


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