Grice Connect looks back at what a year 2021 has been for so many. We have all experienced a range of emotions in 2021 from extraordinary joy to deep sadness. As we look back at our hyper-local coverage of Statesboro and Bulloch County, it is overwhelming at the body of work we have produced. Our goal of connecting the community, gets stronger with each story.
We Asked, You Responded
Last year we made an appeal for help from each of you who follow us daily and you responded with generous financial support. Some of you now support us personally or through your business monthly. Others of you choose to support Grice Connect annually.
Your financial support not only has allowed us to improve the look and speed of our website, but also allowed us to enhance and expand our coverage by adding additional staff. The more we grow, the more opportunities to expand coverage we discover.
More importantly, your support provides us encouragement, when we feel overwhelmed by the demands of keeping up with our community seven days a week. We thank you for your support and encouragement.
With the support of readers like you, we provide thoughtfully researched articles for a more informed and connected community. This is your chance to support credible, community-based, public-service journalism. Please join us!
Newspack | LION
Because of your financial support we were selected to partner with Newspack, which is a partnership between WordPress and the Google Local News Initiative. This partnership entailed a complete rebuild and reboot of our website in July. It also plugs our team into a local online news collaborative. This has connected us to our peers and provided tremendous tools and opportunities to expand our services.
Thanks to your support we also accepted an invitation to join Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers which is a professional journalism association for independent news publishers. This has als elevated our reach and provided us with resources to position our news operation to continue to grow and prosper.
Your source for hyper-local Bulloch news
We have made a commitment to you to keep Grice Connect focused on hyper local news. We have also committed to make all of our content free to our community, without the need of passwords or subscriptions. Your loyal following has shown your support for this commitment to hyper-local news provided free for all to enjoy.
Over 1,000 of you subscribe to our free daily newsletter and tens of thousands of you follow us daily on our website or through your social media of choice.
Help us continue and grow
We need your help now to continue to grow Grice Connect. Please consider supporting us on a monthly or annual basis financially both personally and through your business or organization. Your membership and financial support ensures that we can keep our content free and continue to increase our local news coverage.
There is a lot of room for growth. In fact, many people do not know about the work we are doing. We need your help sharing Grice Connect with your family, coworkers and friends.
Encourage them to follow us on social media and sign up to our free daily emails.
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Join the Grice Connect Team
Lastly, consider joining our team part time or on a stringer basis either for pay or a gift of your time and talent. We need writers who know and love our community and share our goal of showing it at its very best.
We are also looking for marketing and sponsorship assistance. If you have a talent in sales, marketing or membership relations and are looking for an opportunity part time or even full time reach out us. If any of this interests you please contact DeWayne Grice at email@example.com.
We have some exciting plans for growth in 2022. All we need is your support.
2021 Most Viewed Stories
Below we have complied the most viewed stories by month. You can click on any of these headlines to view the story if you missed it or want to revisit it. Keep in mind, this is only a small percentage of the total stories we covered this past year.
Looking forward to 2022
We thank you for your support of Grice Connect. Together we will continue to connect and inform our community in extraordinary ways. All of us at Grice Connect hope 2022 is filled with good health and great prosperity for you, your family and your business.