Dal Cannady

Dal is the bureau chief for WTOC in Savannah and has been covering Southeast Georgia for them since 1996. He and his wife, Robin, are members of Eastern Heights Baptist Church. He's a father of three: Emily, who graduated GSU in May, Jackson, a high school senior, and Ben who's in fourth grade. Dal is taking part on DWTSS because he's done stories with Safe Haven over the years and seen the difference it has made.

Carol Thompson

Carol moved to Statesboro in 1986 and is the Director of the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University. She has been married to her college sweetheart, Dale, for 44 years and they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. She attended Mississippi State College for Women and the University of West Florida in Pensacola which is her hometown. She received her BA degree in Speech, Drama and Dance, and her teaching certificate in Secondary Education.

This will be Carol’s second year to perform with “Dancing with the Statesboro Stars” to benefit Safe Haven. She has also served on The Statesboro Arts Council Board of Directors (Averitt Center for the Arts) and is a past president. Carol was recently a judge for the “Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia” in Savannah. Local audiences know Carol for her portrayal of Daisy in the Averitt Center STARS production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” and for her portrayal of Statesboro legend, Maude Brannen Edge, in a one woman original play by Del Presley for the Bulloch County Historical Society. Last year Carol won the Critics’ Choice Emma Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams’ play “The Glass Menagerie” presented by the Averitt Center STARS.