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East GEorGia sports MEdicinE & rEhabilitation sErvicEs East Georgia Regional Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Team is dedicated to helping people rebuild their lives after illness and injury. Our team of specially trained healthcare professionals works to compassionately restore function and quality of life through skilled therapy services. Our rehabilitation team is composed of knowledgeable, caring professionals who are dedicated to providing quality care and support. Patients in rehabilitation services receive one-on-one treatment by licensed staff members with advanced training and specialty certifications in Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy. We offer both inpatient acute care and outpatient therapy services and serve people from all ages including birth to older adults. Thank you for voTing us besT sporTs Medicine & rehabiliTaTion services

east georgia regional Medical center is owned in part by physicians.

1497 Fair Road | Statesboro | 912.486.1680


Welcome

Letter to the Reader

Stephanie ChildS, puBliSher & MarKetinG ManaGer 912.531.0786 | schilds@connectstatesboromagazine.com hunter McCuMBer, Creative direCtOr 912.489.9491 | hmccumber@statesboromagazine.com

Stephanie Childs Connect

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Connect Magazine is pleased to announce our annual Best Choice Awards. With over 25,000 more votes than last year, it by far registered the most nominations and votes than in any previous year. There’s no selection committee deciding who is nominated; or who wins. It was you, our readers, alone. And a lot of you to boot! Congratulations to the winners and finalist of the 2018 Best Choice Awards. We hope you find fun and inspiration in reviewing this year’s honorees. Your nominations highlight the best of Bulloch County. Your enthusiastic participation is a perfect example of our community’s vibrancy, the invigoration of its citizens and the investment people have in our community. What a great place to call home! We love to vote for our favorites. It’s not only fun and entertaining, but it encourages support for our local businesses; who are the heart and soul of our beloved community. Those who are committed to the well-being and vitality of the place we all call home. Your engagement is fuel for our county. Which is why it is so exciting that so many of you took time to vote. We live in a vibrant community with many successes all around us. It is essential that all of us patronize local businesses and support our community leaders. Thank you. Congrats again to all the winners and finalists of 2018. And many thanks to our Connect-readers who got the vote out for their local favorites. #BESTCHOICE18

JiM healy, OperatiOnS ManaGer 912.489.9402 | jhealy@statesboroherald.com

Connect Magazine is published monthly (12 issues a year). The cover and contents of Connect Magazine are fully protected by copyright laws of the United States and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the written consent of Connect Magazine. We are not responsible for loss of unsolicited inquiries, manuscripts, photographs, transparencies or other materials. Such materials will not be returned unless accompanied by return postage. Address letters and editorial contributions to Connect Statesboro, Angye Morrison, 1 Proctor Street, Statesboro, GA 30458, amorrison@connectstatesboromagazine.com. Copyright © 2018 by Statesboro Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

Warmest Regards, STEPHANIE CHILDS, PUBLISHER | JUNE 2018

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Baldino’s Giant Jersey Subs Barberitos Southwestern Grille Big Boy Cookies Boro Market Express Bi-Lo Bourbon Grill Boyd’s BBQ & Country Buffet Brunner’s Burrito’s & Bowls CAKE Bakery Chicken Salad Chick Chow Time Cool Beanz Expresso Bar Coconut Thai Cuisine D’S Friendly Diner Daily Grind Del Sur Taqueria and Cantina Eagle Creek Brewing Co El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant End Zone Fordham’s Farmhouse Gnats Landing Jersey Mike’s Subs

Kentucky Fried Chicken Little Italy Pizza McAlister’s Deli Midtown Bar and Grill Moe’s Southwest Grill Ocean Galley Seafood Pita Pit Primos Italian Kitchen Pizza Shogun Hibachi Grill & Sushi Son’s Doner Kebab Southern Billiards & Burgers Southern Palace Soyumi Asian Kitchen Subway The Clubhouse Spikes Sports Grill Three Tree Coffee Wild Wings Cafe Your Pie


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BEST ORAL SURGERY PRACTICE

Thank You Statesboro!

Suketu Patel, DMD, MD | Jeremy Hammond, DMD

Specializing In: Wisdom Teeth | Extractions | Dental Implants

Bone Grafting | TMJ Disorders | IV Sedation

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY SPECIALISTS

MOST ATTRACTIVE MALE

(45 YRS. & UNDER)

Thank You Statesboro! Suketu Patel, DMD, MD

912-764-5435 613 East Grady Street | Statesboro, GA 6 Medical Office Way | Swainsboro, GA www.eastgeorgiaoralsurgery.com

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COME SEE WHY WE WERE VOTED THE READERS CHOICE:

BEST PHARMACY IN STATESBORO!

COMPOUNDING We offer full‐service innovative pharmaceutical compounding services, enabling us to make personalized medications. Whether you need hormone replacement therapy, have a pet with specialized medication needs, or have allergies to certain medications, we can create a custom compounded solution to your specific needs.

IMMUNIZATIONS Forest Heights Pharmacy offers a variety of popular immunizations. From the flu shot to the shingles vaccine, we are here to help. Our pharmacists are certified in vaccination administration. Come see us and avoid having to go to the doctors office. Simply call ahead for an immunization appointment, or stop by today for a walk-in flu shot.

CONVENIENCE Our pharmacy offers fast, friendly, and reliable service, a convenient drive-thru window, and free prescription delivery service. Save on compounding services, and a prescription and health review to ensure you are getting the best price and medication therapy for your needs. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance.

GIFT SHOP In addition to your favorite local pharmacy, we are a one-stop shop for all of your specialty shopping and gifting needs. Our boutique offers locally made products and gifts for every occasion, monogramming and other unique items. Stop by today and see for yourself the many unique items gifts and locally produced products we have to offer in our gift shop.

forestheightspharmacy.com 912.489.7979 | 4439 Country Club Rd | Statesboro, GA 30458 Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

TANYA TUCKER Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm THE PLATTERS Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm F.W. MURNAU’S NOSFERATU ACCOMPANIED LIVE BY THE PEACHERINE ORCHESTRA Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm JON LEHRER & DANCERS Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm BANDITOS Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US “BEST PERFORMING ARTS SHOW” 912.478.7999 | WWW.GEORGIASOUTHERN.EDU/PAC Best Choice 2018 • 7


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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE


Voted Best Place to Buy a Used Vehicle

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BEST ELECTRICIAN/COMPANY VOTED BEST HVAC SALES & SERVICE

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Best Social Media Marketing Business, Best Website Design Business, & Best Twitter Feed!

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Best HVAC Company Peach State Air Conditioning | 912.489.1585 | Statesboro, GA 10 • CONNECT


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WANT TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS? YOU CAN VIEW ALL THE 2018 BEST CHOICE WINNER’S ONLINE!


BEST ATHLETIC TEAM TO WATCH

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912-225-5021 | kristian@kristiandesigns.net | brooklet/statesboro ga. Best Choice 2018 • 13


Back To School Checklist: School Supplies New Glasses from Professional Eye Care July 1st-August 31st Buy 2 pairs of glasses for $150 Dr. Horace Deal / Dr. Erika Morrow 214 Savannah Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458

*Must be 18 years or younger. Select lens and frame packages only. Cannot be combined with Insurance benefits.

weddings • newborns • Families (912) 536-5847 • brittanymccoolphoto.com brittanymccoolphoto@gmail.com 14 • CONNECT


Thank You Bulloch counTY for choosing WilloW Pond senior care 2018 BesT choice for assisTed living. our familY Taking care of Yours for over 20 Years! 912.489.4774 4344 counTrY cluB road | sTaTesBoro, ga 30458

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Web Design Marketing Social Media Mobile SEO/PPC Graphic Design Best Choice 2018 • 15


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Readers Choice 2018 • 17


Best Urgent Care

Thanks for voting!

www.kidovations.com 912.871.3366 3001 Stambuk Lane | Statesboro, GA 30458 18 • CONNECT


WEDDINGS | SOCIAL & CORPORATE EVENTS| EQUESTRIAN BOARDING & TRAINING

Photography by Mark Williams Studio

(912) 587-4072 | MILLCREEKEQUESTRIAN.COM 407 BRUCE GROOVER RD | STATESBORO, GA

Thank you for voting Dr. Gary Sullivan the Best Physician in the 2018 Best Choice of Bulloch Awards and Statesboro Women’s Health Specialists as the Best OB-GYN Practice! You won’t find a warmer, more caring person or doctor. His kindness is backed by his impressive credentials: first-rate education, multiple specialty fellowships, published author, educator, board chairman, and a highly experienced OB/ GYN and surgeon. Whether you seek superior care in pregnancy or the most advanced treatment for women’s health concerns, schedule a consult with Dr. Gary Sullivan at Statesboro Women’s Health Specialist & Surgery Center.

Gary Sullivan MD, FACOG, FACS | 1523 Fair Road | Statesboro, GA | 912.871.2000 Best Choice 2018 • 19


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UltraSlim Body is a non-invasive body slimming and skin rejuvenation procedure. We use FDA-cleared light therapy system to treat targeted areas of your skin and underlying fat cells. This light therapy system emits a very special type of red light which causes the skin to produce collagen and elastin, and reduces the size of subcutaneous fat accumulations. The collagen naturally results in smoother, younger-looking skin with less appearance of lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. The elastin works with the collagen to tighten the skin, for a younger, firmer appearance.

THANK YOU STATESBORO! BEST WEIGHT LOSS CENTER

ultraslimbody.net (912) 681-7090 | 1601 Fair Rd Suite 700 | Statesboro 20 • CONNECT


Voted Bulloch County’s BEST Roofing Specialist!

Call Us Today! 912.489.8835 Statesboro Georgia

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST CELL PHONE REPAIR

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RUSS LANIER, CPA | RICHARD DEAL, CPA | KAY PROCTOR, CPA, CFE | BLAKE BLOSER, CPA | TIFFANY JENKINS, CPA | RICK DEAL, CPA

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Thank You for Voting Ricky Lane, DDS, MAGD

2016

BORO AWARDS

WINNER

Best Dentist | Best Pediatric Dentist | Best Cosmetic Dentist

912-764-5625 Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 1066 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, GA 30458 Best Choice 2018 • 23


ReTails

Thank you Statesboro for voting us

BEST THRIFT STORE ReTails Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday: Closed: Sunday, Monday, & Wednesday

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

912-489-6376 | 105 N. College Street, Statesboro | www.statesborohumane.org

BEST DEALERSHIP: NEW CAR PURCHASE 24 • CONNECT


1301 Statesboro Place Cir • 912-871-6474 • www.millhousesteakhouse.com

THANK YOU STATESBORO! We appreciate everyone in the Boro voting for us in the 2017Reader’s Readers’ Choice Choice Awards Awards for 2018 forthe thefollowing: following:

Best Steak Best• American Food DINING • Best Italian • Best Appetizers BEST•RIBS BEST OUTDOOR • BESTFood SHRIMP & GRITS BESTGluten STEAKFree • BEST TAPAS • BEST PLACEDining TO MEET NEW FRIENDS Best Menu • Best Outdoor • Friendliest Bar BEST COCKTAILS • BEST‘J5’ LATE-NIGHT BAR/TAVERN • BEST Best Bartender - Jessica • Best Happy Hour • Best WineMARTINI Selection

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The people have spoken, in between sips. Best sushi Best Lunch

We’d like to thank our employees for their loyal and ceaseless hand-dipping. More than that, we’d like to thank the extraordinarily clearheaded and perceptive people of Statesboro, for recognizing the best Milk Shake in town when they taste it.

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In Statesboro Crossing


Preventive medicine is of the utmost importance to your health. Our team at East Georgia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics is committed to providing the best quality care to patients of all ages. As a board-certified internist and pediatrician, Dr. Delene Musielak provides comprehensive care to every member of your family. Our team strives to place your well-being and satisfaction as our top priorities.

Thank you for voTing

BesT inTernisT BesT PediaTrician dr. delene Musielak

912.871.2900 1449 Brampton Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 Readers Choice 2018 • 27


Best Fried Chicken Best Mac n Cheese Best Meat & 3 Veggies Best Soul Food Best Breakfast Best Buffet Best Cheap Meal

MONDAY – FRIDAY: 7 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. (BReAkFASt) | 11 A.M. – 8 p.M. (LuNCh & DINNeR) SAtuRDAY – SuNDAY: 7 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. (BReAkFASt) | 11 A.M. – 2 p.M. (LuNCh BuFFet)

23657 U.S. 80 • Statesboro, GA 30415 • 912.489.3307

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Best sushi Best Lunch

Escape From The Fast Food Merry-Go-Round And Step Into The World Of Japanese Cuisine DINE-IN · TAKE-OUT

Also Find Us On:

Online Ordering www.seasonsofjapan.com Open 7 Days A Week 715 Northside Dr E # 8, Statesboro, GA 30458

Readers Choice 2018 • 29


Best Japanese Best Kid-Friendly restaurant Best restaurant

Japanese HiBacHi Grill, steaK House & susHi Bar 609 Brannen street #5 912-489-1688 30 • CONNECT


Want to see the full list of Winners?

You can view all the 2018 Best Choice winner’s online!

Paintmaster Thank you for voting us Best Paint Store! 403 South Zetterower Ave. Statesboro, GA 30458 Phone: 912.489.8992 | Fax: 912.764.4999 Best Choice 2018 • 31


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2017

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