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Hometown Heroes 2024 – Meet your neighbors who are helping to make the community stronger, safer, healthier and friendlier

More than two dozen local and area residents have been named “Hometown Heroes” for the Statesboro Herald’s 2024 special section.

From law enforcement officers and emergency responders to the people and professionals who help their fellow citizens in so many ways every day, being a “hero” takes many forms.

The section was inserted in the Statesboro Herald on Thursday, May 30 and can be found at statesboroherald.com as a replica edition under Special Sections.

All photos and text in the section were submitted by readers and edited by Herald staff for brevity and clarity.

Photos have been resized and cropped as needed.

We’ll be highlighting a few of our local heroes who appeared in the section each day.

Michelle Zeanah, MD

Michelle Zeanah, MD is the executive director and founder of the Behavioral Pediatrics Resource Center. Dr. Zeanah has focused exclusively on behavioral pediatrics since 2016 and works almost daily with children with autism, ADHD, and anxiety. She is recognized not only for her excellent care, but also for sharing her expertise with her community when needed. Dr. Zeanah founded Behavioral Pediatrics in 2018 when she saw gaps in community knowledge that medical care was not covering.

Nicole Turner

Hometown Heroes 2024

Nicole Turner

You are doing a good job saving lives!

Lisa Michelle Moore

Hometown Heroes 2024

Lisa Michelle Moore

Lisa is a disabled nurse battling a rare autoimmune disease. Despite certain limitations, she often cooks for the elderly, with her own funds. She paid for free meals at Baby CJ’s Restaurant in Portal and delivered them to seniors in Statesboro and Portal. Popeyes gave her free meals once they saw what she was doing and she delivered them to seniors in Statesboro. She was sick, but that didn’t stop her.