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Ralph Andrews

This Lifetime Achievement Award goes to one with an exceptionally long history of serving others.

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Chris Yaughn

What started out as a desire of a young family to become foster parents led to the founding of an organization named Fostering Families Bulloch. Chris Yaughn and his wife Kim realized as they began the process of becoming foster parents that there was a great need for supporting existing foster parents and for children already in the fostering system. Chris started small: cookouts for foster parents in his home, outings for foster children to the Kiwanis Fair. One of Chris' major projects has been the creation of a Clothes Closet. Many times children are displaced in the middle of ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Justin Unkel

Justin Unkel is a young man with a history of addiction. Today, he works every day to overcome many obstacles on his way to a better life. As a result of his addiction, Justin lost his driver's license and now makes his way everywhere he goes on his bike. Part of his sentence was community service at Pineland Mental Health. He was so impressive in his work there that he was offered a permanent part time position. One of the ways he is regaining his dignity and self-respect is by working to help others. Last May, Justin rode his ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Pat Stewart

Pat Stewart is an active member of Friendship Baptist Church and she is a focal point for this church's ministry to those undergoing cancer treatment. The project is called "Friendly Blessings," and involves making colorful and attractive tote bags for those going through chemotherapy or radiation treatments. The bags are filled with items that can make the waiting time associated with long trips to the doctor's offices speed by a bit faster. Pat's group will place inside the tote a magazine, a paperback book, a puzzle book, bottled water, hand sanitizer, hard candy and miscellaneous notions - things ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


James Stephens

Dr. James Stephens is the director of the Ministry for the Sick and Homebound at St. Matthew Catholic Church. In this role, he coordinates 12 Extraord-inary Ministers of the Holy Commun-ion who make weekly visits to parishioners who cannot come to mass due to sickness or physical impairment. he has been a eucharistic minister for 18 years. As more and more Americans experience the challenges and limitations of aging, outreach ministries such as this are becoming increasingly important, both to the aged and to their caregivers. James serves on the faculty of the College of Public Health at Georgia Southern ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Russell Rosengart

Russell Rosengart uses his business expertise and personal time as a volunteer in order to help build better futures for the children of Bulloch County. Russell is now serving his second term as president of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County. Not only does he provide business leadership to the Boys and Girls Club, but also financial support and hands-on service to this very worthwhile group. Russell is a graduate of Leadership Bulloch, has served on the board of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce. Russell also volunteers with the Georgia Southern Center for Entrepreneurial Learning & Leadership by ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Martha Ray

Tonight we honor another husband and wife team - John and Martha Ray. Both John and Martha are exceptionally committed members of States-boro's First United Methodist Church and both are heavily involved in their church's mission program, with John serving as chairman of Missions. By the time John and Martha go to Mexico in August, it will mark John's fourth mission trip and Martha's third. Upon retirement from Appalachian State University, the Rays settled in Savannah, where John became active with the Second Harvest program. Since moving to Statesboro, he has continued his work with Second Harvest ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


John Ray

Tonight we honor another husband and wife team - John and Martha Ray. Both John and Martha are exceptionally committed members of States-boro's First United Methodist Church and both are heavily involved in their church's mission program, with John serving as chairman of Missions. By the time John and Martha go to Mexico in August, it will mark John's fourth mission trip and Martha's third. Upon retirement from Appalachian State University, the Rays settled in Savannah, where John became active with the Second Harvest program. Since moving to Statesboro, he has continued his work with Second Harvest ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Moena Mullis

Moena Mullis is a happy, soon to be 90 year old, who was just awarded a special bar for her name tag signaling her completion of more than 3,000 hours of volunteer services at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. While she really enjoyed the years she spent cheering people in the hospital as she visited patient's rooms delivering the Statesboro Herald, she now welcomes those who need assistance at the front desk. Some of you will recall that former President George Bush called on every American to contribute 4,000 hours of community service in their lifetime. As ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


Sara Melford

One friend describes Sara Melford as "the most caring person I have ever met." Despite a few medical issues, Sara is dedicated to helping improve the lives of others. She is an active volunteer with ACTS - Area Christians Together in Service - volunteering for at least three hours each week as a database researcher. Sara has just assumed the responsibility for the First Methodist Soup Kitchen, where, on average, 250 individuals are served a hot meal every Saturday. Sara possesses a "spiritual gift" for shopping and puts that gift to work creating gift packages for those in need - creating over 300 ...

April 25, 2012 | | Life


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


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Articles by Section - Life


Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

WASHINGTON - Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

April 23, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Life


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Tobacco Writer | Life


2014 Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo

In just the last four years, the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Boro.

April 20, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


GSU, community stage 'Elijah'

Nearly 2,000 people packed the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Statesboro recently to experience the soaring oratorio "Elijah."

April 20, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Aw, geez, 'Fargo' is on TV

NEW YORK - After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV.

April 16, 2014 | | Life


Celebrating the arts for 32 years

While anyone can be artistic anytime, anywhere, Georgia Southern University's annual ArtsFest provides a very public outlet for spontaneous creation.

April 13, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Wal-Mart and Wild Oats unveil cheaper organic line

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.

April 11, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Life


At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

NEW YORK - The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

April 10, 2014 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Life


2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards

The 26th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, like the 25 before them, spotlighted Bulloch County residents who do many things for other people simply because that's what they want to do.

April 07, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Statesboro Youth Chorale now raising money for trip to NYC

Every performer dreams of performing at Carnegie Hall.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Twin City Historic District listed on National Register

The Twin City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 8.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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