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As of July 1, fireworks — the real kind that fly up in the air and go “boom” — will be legal in the State of Georgia. This means residents can set off bottle rockets and other colorful exploding fireworks without fear of the blue lights showing up to dampen the fun. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the law recently allowing the sale and use of real fireworks in Georgia, thus eliminating the need for the exciting and slightly naught tradition of driving to South Carolina or another state to purchase the once-illicit fireworks. However, it may not be so easy to buy legal fireworks in Statesboro this year. A City of Statesboro spokesperson told Connect Statesboro that a number of people have filed for permits to sell the once-illegal fireworks, yet city officials have not yet released identities of those filing for permits or locations of where they will be sold. Spokespersons from Wal-Mart Supercenter and Kmart in Statesboro said they will not be selling “real” fireworks this year, although the new law would allow them three days of sales before July 4. Calls Monday to each company’s corporate offices seeking comment regarding the decision were not returned before press time. However, both stores will be selling the sparklers and less powerful fireworks (those that don’t fly up in the air and go “boom”) inside the stores and in a tent outside Wal-Mart, managers said Monday. Since some of us will find the real deal somewhere — even if it means a drive to South Carolina again — The American Pyrotechnics Association offers the following safety tips: ➤ TAKE PRECAUTIONS. Always keep a hose and a bucket of water nearby in case of emergencies. ➤ LIGHT ONE AT A TIME. NEVER light two or more sparkling devices at the same time. ➤ KEEP IT OUTSIDE. Only use

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Oh boy. circulated arguments in the You may not believe me after debate: Ta-Nehisi Coates' piece seeing the various recent media in The Atlantic on taking down circuses, but it's been a rough the flag, and David French's few weeks to be a journalist. op-ed about the importance of There are lots of events kicking leaving it up. The Deseret News off lots of heated — and some article we have included briefly very necessary — discussion. unpacks those two viewpoints Each argument has a complibefore moving on to explore cated history and plenty of facets Brittani Howell the motivations of the arguto be considered. ments and the cultural impor Although we are a local paper and tance of this debate for Southern people. take on issues mostly from the comIt ultimately concludes with an emphasis munal level, I still find it a moral, socially on the importance of the facts, which responsible duty to research all of the — while we will never, ever get a comissues, so that if I'm called upon to talk pletely clear picture of what the world was like when we weren't around to see about them I can do so fairly and accuit — are more readily available through rately. Our Connect issue here touches easy Internet searches than ever before. on just a few of them, some on the I realize that plenty of people are national level and some immediately relgetting sick of what they see as a useless evant to our own little community right kerfuffle over a piece of cloth or a few here. As editor of Connect, I had a hard hundred pounds of granite, but I do think the article is a useful addition to time deciding which topic to make the debate. It has made me think most our cover story. For one, fireworks are of traveling through Europe and seeing finally legal in Georgia, and that's a big statues devoted to WWII soldiers, on deal — especially with the Fourth of July both the Allied side and the German falling in this issue's coverage dates. But — that is, Nazi — side. It reminds me then, the SCOTUS decision to lift all of talking to my British professors in same-sex marriage bans is a matter of England and hearing them speak about national and historical importance — no British colonialism. In both cases, the matter what side of the issue you happen people of the present were able to to agree with. And on top of it all, the look at the people of the past without raging debate over Confederate symbols approving of their ancestors' actions and has reached our own backyard, where without feeling a need to justify them. a petition has been launched to remove Their cultural past had some pretty the old soldier from the courthouse lawn big blots that most would agree they and relocate him to a non-governmentshould be ashamed of, and they didn't affiliated spot. I compromised and just went for all deny it — but neither would they let themselves forget it. It's probably not a of them. So voila. In this issue, you'll find stance shared by every single person in each of those countries, of course, but stories pertaining to fireworks (one it still stands in stark comparison to the serious and one absolutely, 100-percent country of Turkey, which still refuses to joking) and coverage of Pride parades use the word "genocide" to describe what from around the globe. You'll also find its predecessor, the Ottoman Empire, did two stories about the Confederate to the Armenian people within the last symbols debate. (Just to be clear: There century. is not actually debate about the "legality" There is a way to look at the past honof the flag or the Confederate statues. estly with mercy and forgiveness, without We didn't mean to make that conexcusing it or attempting to justify it. As a fusing; I just really wanted the statue country, America actually isn't very good on the cover.) One of those two articles at that kind of approach — but this is a discusses the petition to relocate the good opportunity to reckon with it. Confederate statue from the courthouse lawn, and the statue's history in town. The other is actually my favorite story of Brittani Howell is the editor of Connect this issue. Statesboro. If you'd like to reach out, "Why teaching about the Civil War shoot a message to editor@connectisn't as easy as it sounds," on page 14, touches on two of the more widely!w





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Cat stationmaster Tama mourned in Japan, elevated as goddess TOKYO — Tama the stationmaster, Japan's feline star of a struggling local railway, was mourned by company officials and fans and elevated into a goddess at a funeral Sunday. The calico cat was appointed stationmaster at the Kishi station in western Japan in 2007. Donning her custom-made stationmaster's cap, Tama quietly sat at the ticket gate welcoming and seeing off passengers. The cat quickly attracted tourists and became world-famous, contributing to the railway company and local economy. Tama, who had turned 16 in April, died of a heart failure on June 22. During Sunday's Shintostyle funeral at the station where she served, Tama became a goddess. The Shinto religion, indigenous to Japan and practiced by many Japanese, has a variety of gods including animals. In one of several portraits decorating the altar, Tama posed in a stationmaster's hat and a dark blue cape. Sake, as well as watermelon, apples, cabbage and other fruits and vegetables were presented to the cat. A stand outside the station was heaped with bouquets, canned tuna and other gifts left by thousands of Tama fans who came to pray from around the country. Wakayama Electric Railway President Mitsunobu Kojima thanked the cat for her achievement, and said Tama will be enshrined at a nearby cat shrine in August. "Tama-chan really emerged like a savior, a goddess. It was truly my honor to have been able to work with her," Kojima said in his speech.w

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E.L. James takes 50 Shades of heat on Twitter NEW YORK — Twitter had a bit of fun Monday at the expense of EL James. The hashtag "AskELJames" trended nationwide as the "Fifty Shades of Grey" writer took questions, including some not-ready-for-prime-time doozies, but surely she's immune at this point to hurt feelings. Among the printable, cheeky queries: — "Is it true that you're actually just a burlap sack full of bad ideas and spiders?" — "When do you think your writer's block will kick in? Signed Ev R Hopeful" — "did you use a blow up doll as your characterization inspiration for Ana?" — "Is it only ok for Christian to stalk, coerce, threaten & manipulate Ana because he's hot, or is it also ok because he's rich?" For those under rocks, James authored three books in an erotic

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Petition to remove local memorial stirs debate Southern University student is mounting an online petition to have the monument removed to another location. The Sons of Confederate Veterans, meanwhile, is countering with an in-person petition drive to keep the monument where it is. James “Major” Woodall, a GSU

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For 106 years, the Confederate soldier made of marble has stood, looking out from the Bulloch County Courthouse grounds, his rifle resting vertical in front of him. In the wake of the June 17 mass murder of nine people at a black church in Charleston, SC, a Georgia

senior majoring in political science and minoring in religion, started the petition on to remove the statue. As of Saturday afternoon, the page counted 655 signers. “The concern is not that the monument represents the Confederate heritage, but the concern is that it stands on government property here,” Woodall said in an interview. “It’s in front of the courthouse, and when you have something like that, with a negative connotation to our people in front of the courthouse, for those who have that negative connotation, many of those people are in and out of the courthouse every day.” Past president of the Georgia Southern University Chapter of the NAACP, Woodall, 21, is also a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve. He said he is very respectful toward symbols representing heritage, courage and service. But given that people of color face disproportionate involvement with the criminal justice system, the statue’s courthouse presence carries “that negative connotation and the history that is so entrenched in slavery and racism, discrimination and prejudice and hatred,” Woodall said.

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The Confederate Memorial at the Bulloch County Courthouse is shown here in a photo taken in 2007. In the wake of the June 17 mass murder of nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C., a Georgia Southern University student is mounting an online petition to have the monument removed to another location. The Sons of Confederate Veterans, meanwhile, is countering with an in-person petition drive to keep the monument where it is.

The monument was dedicated April 26, 1909. “In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865” is one of the inscriptions around its base. The Statesboro Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy started the drive to raise money in early summer 1908, according to an article in “Statesboro: A Century of Progress: 1866-1966.” “We’re not trying to have it destroyed or disrespected or desecrated or anything like that,” Woodall said. “We don’t want to have it just removed. We want it placed where it can be respected and honored the way it should be, the way it deserves to be, but at the same time to have something on that ground that represents all people.” His petition grew out of a discussion on Facebook. Many similar discussions have followed the shooting of 10 people, nine of whom died, at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Dylann Roof, the 21-yearold white man charged with the shootings, had posed with

Confederate flags on a white supremacist website and posted a racist manifesto. Along with calls to remove Confederate flags from public places have come decisions by major retailers to no longer sell Confederate themed merchandise, and calls to remove monuments from public spaces, including the statues of Confederate leaders at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Bulloch County’s monument could be moved to museum or a memorial site on private property with public access, Woodall suggested. A public museum would be acceptable because it would not carry the same connotations as the courthouse, he said. People have suggested various replacements for the monument. One symbol Woodall suggests is a bald eagle. This would represent Georgia Southern University locally but also the United States “and the opportunity to soar to greatness and soar to freedom and justice for all people,” he said. Woodall’s petition is directed to the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners. That’s also where the Sons of Confederate Veterans, or SCV, intends to deliver its in-person petition.

SCV petition on paper Michael Mull, local resident and past commander of the SCV Georgia Division, noted that anyone with computer access can join a change. org petition. “They do not have to be a resident of this county, and frankly, I don’t think that the people of California, Ohio, New York or any other place like that have any right to tell us in Bulloch County what we should be doing with our monument,” Mull said. With its hand-signed petition, he said, the SCV is asking individuals their age group and whether they are Bulloch County residents and registered voters. “I think that the commissioners or whoever will be the deciding entity in this will look at that a lot more carefully than what they would just a petition that is online signed by God knows who,” Mull said. With multiple members distributing the petition, Mull didn’t know Friday how many people had signed. But he said members hope to be able

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Retrospective: Fairy tale takes unhappy turn Mid-90s bring tough times for Eagle athletics had posted a 51-23 overall record — but after winning four national titles from 1985-1990, the bar had been set. Missing the postseason three times in five years, a home loss to West Georgia in 1994 and a blowout loss where his team flat-out quit Brown in the 1995 playoffs were too much for Stowers to overcome to keep his job. He was let go by a new Athletics Director named Sam Baker, who was hired in November 1995. Frank Ellwood was named interim head football coach and led the Eagles for the 1996 season — the program’s first losing season (3-8) in the modern era and one of only two sub-.500 seasons (the other being 2006) since 1981. Football wasn’t the only big issue Baker faced when he got to Southern. An investigation into the Georgia Southern men’s basketball program began in 1994, and eventually led to NCAA sanctions in late 1995. The violations included academic cheating and fraud, illegal recruiting, unethical conduct and lack of institutional control. The program, which had been to the Big Dance three times since 1983, was placed on two-year probation and banned from postseason

competition in 1995, banned from appearing on television in 1995, stripped of three scholarships for the 1995-96 season and two scholarships for the 1996-97 season. The NCAA wasn’t playing around. Head basketball coach Frank Kerns, all of his assistant coaches and Athletics Director Bucky Wagner turned in their resignations as a result of the NCAA’s rulings. Enter Sam Baker — and one heck of a mess to clean up. Like I said, the mid-90s weren’t nearly as much fun as the late 80s in Eagle Nation. Elsewhere, there were plenty of huge news stories in 1995. The Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people in April, the O.J. Simpson murder trial concluded with verdict of not guilty, and the Major League Baseball players’ strike came to an end after 232 days and a shortened, playoff-less 1994 season. When baseball resumed, the 1995 MLB season finally brought a world championship to Atlanta as the Braves beat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. Average gas price was $1.09 per gallon — significantly lower than the $1.34 per gallon mark in 1990 — but the price of a postage stamp had jumped to $0.32. At the box office, Toy Story, Batman Forever

and Braveheart were the big movies of the year. Meanwhile, Seinfeld, E.R., Friends and Home Improvement were huge on the small screen, and Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Alanis Morissette and TLC were all over the pop music charts. With so much going on in the world, and what seemed like everything going wrong in Georgia Southern’s world, we kept moving forward. From 1995 into the late 90s, the U.S. economy was booming and Georgia Southern football — although times were tough in the mid-90s — was on the verge of a huge comeback. Paul Johnson was on the way. And he was bringing his friends Greg Hill and Adrian Peterson with him.w


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From the early 1980s through 1990, Georgia Southern was on fire. Enrollment nearly doubled, the football program went from non-existent to fourtime national champions, other sports on campus were winning conference Alex titles and Statesboro was growing like crazy. And people were noticing. The Southern Conference offered an invitation and Georgia Southern became a full member of the SoCon in 1993. In true Georgia Southern fashion, the Eagles won the conference title in their inaugural season in the league. However, the fairy tale had taken a turn for the worse by 1995. The mid-90s were not the brightest days for Georgia Southern. The perennial powerhouse football program missed the playoffs three of the next four years after winning the 1990 national title. Southern advanced to the playoffs in 1995, but got drilled at Montana in the quarterfinals by a score of 45-0 in a game where the Eagles only managed 91 total yards of offense while giving up 629. Following the 1995 season, head coach Tim Stowers was fired. In his six seasons at the helm, Southern

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Latest 'Batman' does not disappoint In what many are saying should be the game of the year, developer Rocksteady and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released Batman: Arkham Knight. Arkham Knight has been said to be the Tim final installment in the Batman: Arkham series, and Rocksteady did not disappoint. The game has been released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Arkham Knight takes place one year after the previous game, Arkham City. The storyline follows Batman has he collides with the Scarecrow, who has launched an attack on Arkham that causes an evacuation of the asylum. The story also introduces a cryptic character, known as the Arkham Knight, who aides in a final attack to kill

Batman once and for all. Like other Batman: Arkham series games, Arkham Knight is played in third-person perspective and focuses on Batman’s combat, stealth, gadgets and detective skills. New to the series is the Webb introduction of the Batmobile, which can be used for both transportation and combat sequences. With the addition of the new Batmobile, Arkham Knight also employs a much bigger open-world environment with tons of side missions and more. One of the most impressive updates in this newest Arkham game are the visuals. Taking place always at night, the game is visually appealing and, for the most part, runs smoothly during gameplay. Structures and interiors are



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Those moments leading up to the big bang and the first few booms Take a sip if: You check your watch and think “Man, shouldn’t it have started?” You hear a child ask “When does it start.” You are caught off guard by how loud the boom of the first one was. Take a shot if: A baby cries. A car alarm goes off. Sympathy sip if: A nearby dog is frightened. From sea to shining sea: Whether you’re tired of standing, have an ant crawling up your arm or are genuinely enthralled by the colors, the actual show is the best part. Take a sip if: There’s a firework that goes higher than the income tax used to pay for it. There’s an awkward pause between sets and you think “Wait, is that it?” You hear a kid say “wow.” You get a little emotional from remembering watching fireworks as a child. Freedom bonus: Take a gulp every time a firework is not red, white, blue or gold. Take a shot if: They do one of those fireworks that makes a smiley face or other shape. There’s a firework bigger than you expected. A fuse goes up but doesn’t actually explode.

Sympathy sip if: You see a dad uncomfortably holding a child and standing up through the duration of the show. Grand Finale: Everyone knows the most impressive part of the show is the finale. Take a sip if: You have to squint from the sheer epicness and brightness before you. You see an old person covering their ears. People start clapping by mistake because they thought it was over. You think, “Man, I hope that flaming piece of debris doesn’t blow into my car.” Take a shot if: Frazzled mothers gather up their families to leave early in order to beat the traffic. You hear dogs barking in the distance. You get genuinely excited. Sympathy sip if: You get a little sad it ended. Editor's note: Connect Statesboro does not condone drinking underage, drinking and driving, or public drunkenness. Fireworks are actually really cool; this article is in no way condemning the use of fireworks, even though it has an anti-fun tone. Do not drink and handle fireworks. If you do, you will no longer have hands to type up a sassy comment under this article — and you will be fully deserving of the Darwin Award you will surely earn. Seriously. Fireworks + alcohol = very bad idea. We warned you.w




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Since the night our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independance, fireworks have been a beloved Fourth of July tradition. (Okay, that might be a little anachronistic.) There’s really nothing like sitting in a field past your bedtime, nibbling on barbeque as mosquitos nibble on you while the lack of a breeze reminds you of the lack of patriotism you actually showed throughout the day. Spice things up at this year’s display with this nifty drinking game, fun for all ages above 21. And — for the love of God — do not play this if you’re the one handling the fireworks.

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Solomon's Ghost, one of Statesboro's few metal bands, is celebrating the release of their first album with an eight-day tour to end at Bigshow's Burgers and Bar on July 24.

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Solomon's Ghost releases 'Singularity' Solomon's Ghost has been helping shape the metal music scene here in Statesboro since 2012, and on June 13 the group released their first full-length album, entitled Singularity. Solomon's Ghost — consisting of Chike Onyiliogwu (vocals), Josh Cook (guitar), Stephen Moseley (guitar), James Stallings (bass) and Drew Purvis (percussion) — has been giving the music scene a bit of variety where the city lacks in a heavier style of music. As music graduates and current graduate students at Georgia Southern, the progressive metal band was able to utilize the recording studio in the Foy Building to work on Singularity. Having released a demo in 2013, the band took plenty of time

during the writing and recording processes, and after replacing a vocalist last year, the band is now more solid than ever and ready to advance. "The core group of musicians has been the same since 2012, but after our vocalist left we held auditions. [Onyiliogwu] was the best, so we've been together since February of last year," Cook said. The group has relied within itself for mixing and mastering, done primarily by Purvis, whose background in music theory has helped to include a variety of time signatures as opposed to a more generic metal sound. As for the songwriting, Purvis said that everyone takes a turn and brings something a little different to


the table. "A lot of our lyrics tell stories," Purvis said. "Josh has written about three songs on the album that are more like narratives, whereas Chike has written a couple of songs that are more abstract concepts about space." With two members living in Atlanta, the band has conquered adversity with long-distance scheduling and is consistently able to put on a show worthy of any eye. To promote their new album, Solomon's Ghost will be embarking on an eight-day tour through

Georgia and Florida, ending July 24 at Bigshow's Burgers and Bar. They will also make an appearance at Dollhouse Productions in Savannah on July 18. Singularity is available on nearly every well-known music outlet, including iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and others, and a physical copy (which has rather nice packaging) can be acquired at a show or via any member. Check out a few of their songs on their Bandcamp page, and stop by the show at Bigshow's on July 24.w


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Three Tree to bring new coffee shop to town Serving up fresh coffee with a hot slice of social justice from Fair Trade, an organization that guarantees that fair wages are given to farmers in developing countries. The Klaymans hope that with a coffee shop closer to town, they’ll be able to expand on their engagement with the community and host more fun, interactive events such as weekly cuppings (coffee tastings) and classes on coffee, as well as Friday and Saturday music nights. In addition, with their new location, they’ll have an upstairs area called The Treehouse, which will be available for nonprofits and local charitable organizations interested in using that space for special events. Three Tree’s new location will also be equipped with all the essential elements of a beloved coffee shop: a space occupied with the alluring aroma of various organic coffee drinks, breakfast and lunch options, a scenic view of South Main Street from the outside patio and — most importantly — free Wi-Fi. “We plan to cater to the students’ needs and the community’s needs as well,” Klayman said. “We will offer various coffee drinks with a couple different brewing methods to teach people the different ways you can make coffee. We’re going to be partnered with a few local organizations to provide the ingredients for our food. We’re going to have some granola options, sandwiches and soups, and for breakfast we’re definitely going to have some gluton-free and dairy-free muffins that are really good,” Klayman said. “We will also offer expresso products such as lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, macchiato. Something my wife and I really enjoy is latte art, so with expresso-based drinks, where you steam milk, you can steam and pour it so you can draw pictures


The folks behind Three Tree Coffee Roasters are preparing to open their first coffee shop, to be located in the Midtown Market complex near 441 Public House with a projected opening date in mid-September. in the cup of coffee. A fun value of someone ordering an expresso drink is that they’ll get a picture in it.” The owners of Three Tree have launched their own crowdfunding campaign and video for the coffee shop, which can be viewed through their Facebook page and their IndieGoGo crowdfunding page (just search “Three Tree coffee”). The campaign details their plans moving forward, ways to support them and the perks donors will receive for contributing. They are hoping to open their upcoming coffee shop in mid-September, in the Midtown Market on 441 South Main Street. The hours for Three Tree’s coffee house will be Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m, with more hours expected to be incorporated as they move forward. “Statesboro has been incredible. … The people here have been just as passionate about endeavors outside of Statesboro as they are about the inside endeavors. We can all rally around a common cause and that is loving and helping our neighbor. If they want to help us fulfill our mission to empower the farmer, end human trafficking, and engage the community, they have an opportunity right now to give toward that and get a great new coffee shop in town,” Klayman said.w

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Roasters' IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign gives Statesboro caffeine addicts the opportunity to be part of the coffee shop from the very beginning. The campaign, which will raise funds for the shop's startup costs, is live now and will run until about mid-August. The perks for donors include free coffee, Three Tree swag and the satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to several organizations working to end human trafficking and ensure fair wages for coffee farmers. Check out the page at www.indiegogo. com/projects/three-treecoffee-shop#/story. And if you have any questions, ask Philip and Anna Klayman at the Three Tree Coffee Roasters coffee stand at the Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market every Saturday!

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With feverish excitement and anticipation, residents of Statesboro can now spend what’s left of their summers looking forward to the upcoming arrival of a brand new coffee shop, run by the owners of Three Tree Coffee Roasters, Philip and Anna Klayman. After participating in the farmer’s market for two summers, supplying local coffee shops with their coffee, and expertly roasting beans from foreign countries such as Ethiopia, Costa Rica and Papa New Guinea, the married couple were subject to numerous suggestions and requests to open their own coffee shop here in Statesboro. Armed with a combination of careful consideration, a timely opportunity and an adventurous plan, the two coffee upstarts decided to answer the pleas of many satisfied customers and start working towards opening their own coffee shop. “We weren’t really looking to do anything like this, but an opportunity opened up and we started seeing the potential that this could have to really reveal the true heart of the business,” owner,” Philip Klayman said. “It’s not just about good coffee. I’m glad people are starting to know that we have good coffee — because we do — but it’s really about the mission behind it.” Their mission of empowering the coffee farmer, ending human trafficking and engaging the community — a trinity of altruism — has been an important element of Three Tree since the beginning. Examples of the roasters’ mission includes hosting several awareness events and silent auctions for human trafficking, partnering with organizations such as Safe Haven and Fostering Bulloch, and purchasing their coffee

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Why teaching about the Civil War isn't as easy as it sounds Amidst the pain that surrounded the recent church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a heated discussion erupted over the nature of a symbol that has come to be synonymous with Southern culture: The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. The flag, which is often referred to as just the battle flag of the Confederacy, or even more commonly (though erroneously) simply the Confederate flag, came into the spotlight when critics noticed that such a flag remained at full mast on the grounds of South Carolina’s Capitol in the days immediately after the shooting. “Put it in a museum,” The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote the day after the shootings. “Inscribe beneath it the years 1861-2015,” he continued. “Move forward. Abandon this charlatanism. Drive out this cult of death and chains. Save your lovely souls. Move forward. Do it now.” But as is often the case with any situation with a hint of political undertones, there were also those who disagreed. The battle flag of the Confederacy, they argued, was a symbol of Southern heritage and shouldn’t be removed from publicly owned land. “If the goal of our shared civic experience was the avoidance of pain, then we’d take down that flag,” The National Review’s David French wrote. “But that’s of course not the goal. Rather, we use history to understand our nation in all its complexity — acknowledging uncomfortable realities and learning difficult truths.” French’s argument was certainly a nuanced one. He countered Coates’ call to action by claiming removal of the flag could actually stop Americans from learning the painful history of the Confederacy. The flag helps us confront our history head-on, he argued, and removing it would only stunt our progress. French’s argument is also interesting because he concedes many of the same points that Coates does. Namely,

When it comes to some of the most basic elements of American history, not everyone is on the same page. that the battle flag of the Confederacy “is a painful symbol to our AfricanAmerican fellow citizens, especially given its recent history as a chosen totem of segregationists.” He also recognizes that the Confederacy was dedicated to the protection of slavery as an economic institution. The big difference between Coates and French, it appears, is that French argues that the flag helps Americans remember “other difficult truths” about the war. The North’s attitude toward slavery, according to French, is much more nuanced, and the purposes for fighting in the Confederate army were as varied as the soldiers themselves. This more complicated view of the culture of the Confederacy isn’t uncommon. In fact, the Pew Research

Center found in 2011 that only 38 percent of Americans believe the Civil War was “mainly about slavery.” The most common answer, according to Pew, was that the war was about “states’ rights,” an idea that commonly cropped up in public discussions of the South’s legacy in recent days. This is despite the fact that historical consensus and understanding of the causes for the war has long held that, despite the existence of more nuanced elements highlighted by French, the primary cause of the War Between the States was indeed slavery. Whether it was disputes over the legality of the Fugitive Slave Act, the expansion of slavery into newly admitted states, or full-on abolition, the issue of slavery was constantly at front-and-center in the lead up to the


war, and remained as such during the conflict. So what changed? If the history is clear on the subject, why is the understanding of the war so fragmented (especially along geographic lines)? Why do so many Americans disagree on the history of what the flag represents? According to James McPherson, one of the most renowned historians of the American Civil War, whose chronicle of the Civil War era Battle Cry of Freedom won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1989, the answer lies in the common urge of survival. “It became a psychological necessity, I think, for them to deny that the war was about slavery,” McPherson said during a discussion at the Massachusetts School of Law at

‘If the goal of our shared civic experience was the avoidance of pain, then we'd take down that flag. But that's of course not the goal. Rather, we use history to understand our nation in all its complexity — acknowledging uncomfortable realities and learning difficult truths.’ David French, The National Review

history books or dusty library archives to have access to the most basic elements of American history. And yet the difficult task of teaching a unified version of the history of the Confederacy remains elusive. As Tracy Thompson argued in her book The New Mind of the South, to many, the Civil War isn’t about objective history; it’s about a cultural identity. “The Civil War is like a mountain range that guards all roads into the South: You can’t go there without encountering it,” Thompson wrote. “Specifically, you can’t go there without addressing a question that may seem as if it shouldn’t even be a question — to wit: what caused the war?” Wrestling with culture is always

a difficult task for historians. People have their idea of how the past worked, and the past is inextricably linked with our modern identities, so it’s no wonder we all struggle for the right to define our own story. But what does that mean for education? As the Pew poll from 2011 shows, allowing — or even emphasizing — a more loose cultural interpretation of historical events can do some real harm. It’s not nuanced interpretation of complicated records that’s the problem. It’s misinformation. “We in the United States have allowed our history to become so coated in cotton candy that it is difficult for some Americans to discern its true outlines,” Karin Chenoweth wrote in The Huffington Post on

Wednesday while commenting on the dialogue surrounding the Charleston shooting. “As a result we continue to suffer from its baleful effects.” The problem, according to Chenoweth, isn’t confined to the causes of the Civil War. American history is full of complicated and sometimes heartbreaking events that aren’t easy to digest, especially when the perception is that the U.S. has been a constant force for good in the world. “Discomfort with history means that for the most part we as a country have allowed clouds of spun sugar to wrap around ugly truths,” Chenoweth continued, and recent events surrounding the history of the use of the battle flag of the Confederacy only highlight the problem. As the aftermath of the Charleston shooting has shown, historical curriculum doesn’t only serve the curiosities of a student’s mind or facilitate some hollow academic assignment for professors. It informs the identity of a nation. Dealing with ugly truths is a vital part of growth, something that everyone from Coates, Chenoweth and French can agree on. The tricky part, it seems, is hammering out the details. Not the subjective, interpretive ones, but the documented facts.w




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Andover in 2009, referring to Southern leaders in the direct aftermath of the war. As part of becoming further integrated in American society, those who had once declared the government of the United States to be “fanatics” for seeking to end or otherwise weaken slavery in the South now sought to restructure their own history, erasing the less-savory elements for the preservation of their own culture. There were other things at play, they began to argue, and when considering the history of the South, those “other things” deserve far more attention than what had initially caused the conflict. In the age of the Internet, the documents that most clearly establish the purposes of the Civil War are more accessible than ever before. The transcription of Alexander Stephens’ “Cornerstone Speech,” for example, can be easily accessed. Stephens was the vice president of the Confederate States of America, and in this speech he clearly outlined the South’s passion for defending slavery. “African slavery as it exists amongst us,” he declared, “is the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization.” One no longer needs to rely on

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Pride parades especially jubilant this year The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Rainbows and good cheer were out in force Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, where the governor officiated at a wedding, just days after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made use of some newly granted powers by officiating at the wedding ceremony of a same-sex couple in Manhattan in front of the Stonewall Inn, where years ago gay bar patrons stood up to a police raid. State law did not allow Cuomo to officiate at wedding ceremonies until last week. The authority to do so was granted as part of a slew of legislation passed days ago. This year, parades are taking on a more celebratory tone. Nikita Lowery, 28, of Chicago says

she decided to attend that city's parade for the first time this year. "I feel like it's a true celebration now," she said. Organizers of San Francisco's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade, just called "Pride," expect about 1 million revelers. It will have 240 groups marching in the parade and more than 30 floats, its largest in 45 years. "Every trailer in Nevada and California has been rented and brought in, including one from a farm in Northern California," said Gary Virginia, board president of San Francisco Pride. "I just think it's going to be magical this year." That's because the U.S. Supreme Court issued on Friday a long-awaited ruling, giving same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states. Virginia's comments were echoed by leaders of Pride celebrations in other cities. "It's going to be an epic weekend," said David Studinski, march director for New York City Pride. "I actually just

ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkish police use a water cannon to disperse participants of a Gay Pride event in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) rights in Istanbul Sunday, June 28. Turkish police have used water cannons and tear gas to clear gay pride demonstrators from Istanbul's central square. It wasn't immediately clear why the police intervened to push the peaceful if noisy protest away from the area. Demonstrators regrouped a few blocks down the street and continued to dance and chant slogans against homophobia without any further clashes.


Parade viewers cheer at the 41st annual Pride Parade Sunday, June 28 in Seattle. Rainbows and good cheer were out in force Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people packed gay pride events from New York City to Seattle, San Francisco to Chicago to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. wrote on Twitter that this is the most historic Pride march since the first." New York City expects 22,000 people marching in a 2-mile route and more than 2 million people to visit throughout the day. The event is considered a march, Studinski said, because the movement still has much to accomplish. At gay pride parades in Dublin, Paris and other cities Saturday, the U.S. ruling was hailed by many as a watershed. "Soon in all countries we will be able to marry," said Celine Schlewitz, a 25-year-old nurse taking part in the Paris parade. "Finally a freedom for everyone." In the Philippines, in India, in Australia and elsewhere, gay rights advocates think the decision may help change attitudes. It's is expected to have a ripple effect elsewhere. Street celebrations were boosted Saturday in Dublin, where Ireland mounted the biggest gay rights parade in the country's history. More than 60,000 people paraded at the culmination of a weeklong gay rights festival in the Irish capital. While the mood was already high following Ireland's referendum last month to legalize gay marriage — becoming the first nation to do so by popular vote — many marchers said the Supreme Court ruling provided a bonus reason to celebrate. In Turkey, police used water cannons to clear a rally Sunday in Istanbul. Between 100 and 200

marchers were chased away from Taksim Square after a police vehicle fired several jets of water to disperse the crowd. It wasn't clear why the police intervened in the peaceful rally. The crowd regrouped a few blocks away. Cuomo said New York played a role in getting same-sex marriage to the point where it was, by legalizing it in the state in 2011. Pride festivities started to honor the 1969 Stonewall rebellion. In San Francisco, marchers took to Polk Street in 1970, and in 1972, the event became a parade, with an estimated 2,000 marchers and 15,000 spectators, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. This year's parade in San Francisco is using the theme "Equality Without Exception." The celebrity grand marshal is Rick Welts, president of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. Speakers include Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the landmark same-sex marriage suit decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Twin Cities, St. Petersburg and St. Louis also have planned events. Seattle expects to draw nearly 500,000 parade watchers, said Eric Bennett, president of Seattle Pride. "This is definitely going to be a momentous Pride weekend all over the country," he said. "It's just going to raise the celebration level of everybody who supports marriage equality."w


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$149,500 Three bedroom/2bath home. renovated, 2150 heated sq.ft.w/, Large front porch, large screened porch/grilling deck, 2 car garage. 1.5 acre. 912-852-2147, 912-531-6348.

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CNA’s All Shifts LPN ‘s, All Shifts DON, RN with Experience Competitive New Salary Scale Apply at 101 Stockyard Rd., Statesboro, GA

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Large one bedroom, full size apt. All inclusive. 223 Lanier 128 Sandy Way 3/1 fenced backyard $81000 912-682-8054 Dr. Call now 912-681-3291

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4 bedrooms 2.5 baths in swim tennis community of Glen Oaks. Formal dining, bonus room, sunroom, granite counter tops. 269,900 call 912-687-4716.

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3 bedroom, 2 bath house with 30x30 metal building, 148 acres. Great hunting! Safe and peaceful. Convenient to I-16. 912-852-5241 or 

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NEW !! Spacious Duplex Statesboro Now Leasing for Fall Cypress Crossing. 3 bedroom, 2 & 3 bath. 912-536-3870 .

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10 miles from town, Hwy 25 North,. 5 acres, 2500sqft 4bedroom, 3 bath brick home. Large animals allowed. $1150/month + deposit. 912-536-6917.

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Oliver GA area. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with nice front porch. $2,500/down. $500/ month. 912-678-6087


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1 bedroom unfurnished or Studio Furnished Conveniently located near Statesboro Mall . Visit or call Mill Run 912-489-8402

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Mobile Homes

2 or 3 BR/ 2 BA for rent 8 miles from GSU Background and credit check required Owner lives on property 912-488-2373 leave message

2 bed/1 bath starting at $695 3 bed/2 bath starting at $850 912- 681-9473 Statesboro, GA

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7,580 sq.ft. 107 A. East Parrish Street, formerly Refuge Thrift Store. $1500/ month. 912-690-0494

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4 New tires, $7000 break alignment, New paint, Tinted windows. $24,000 obo. Can be seen by appointment. 310 Pinewood Dr. Call Tal Callaway at 912-682-5260.

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2002 Toyota 4 Runner Blk 4dr lots of pics & info at 912-863-7844 sealed bidshigh gets it June 28 or payoff borrowers $5583.16 debt

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Historic significance “We defend the monument based on its historic significance,” Mull said. “Erected in April of 1909, it’s a historic part of downtown Statesboro and in fact the downtown area would be diminished should that monument be removed.” Mull said he wishes the SCV could copyright the Confederate battle flag and control its use, but can’t because the image is in the public domain. He said he wonders what the reaction would have been if Roof had wrapped himself in some other flag, such as the LGBT flag or the Mexican flag. “I would point out that the flag or the monument has not shot anybody, and it’s not changing the flag or moving the monument that we need to address,” Mull said. “What we need to address is the inner feeling that some people have. The Sons of Confederate Veterans in no way endorses or condones anything that Mr. Roof did. It goes against anything

County to listen Bulloch County commissioners say they are prepared to listen to both sides. “Of course my mind is never made up until I vote and I’m assuming that if these petitions come to us then we will be voting at some time in the future,” said Commissioner Roy Thompson, the vice chairman. But Thompson, 69, who is white, has lived in Bulloch County all his life and said he has been looking at the monument since he was a child. “In my speaking to folks, I’m hearing from them the same thing that’s in my mind, that that monument is history. It’s history about Bulloch County, and when I ride by and look at it, that’s what I think of, the history,” he said. One woman shared with him “that that monument did not speak, could not see, could not walk and it was just concrete or marble,” Thompson said. “She was an African American who told me that, and that we had much more important problems in this world than that monument and that she did not want to see it removed.” Commissioner Ray Mosley, one of two African Americans on the seven-member board, said he is still in the process of gathering facts and listening to people, which he likes to do before making up his mind. "It’s too fresh,” Mosley said. “If we listen to the communication that’s going on around the country in different states, it would be easy to say we should just remove it. It does bring some harsh feelings in a lot of communities, not only in the African American community, but other ethnicities as well, but I think as elected officials we have to listen to both sides.” County Attorney Jeff Akins said he’s confident the commissioners will “give due and deliberate consideration to both points of view.” He recommends that anyone who wants to speak to the commissioners call the clerk of the board to be placed on a meeting agenda. Al Hackle may be reached at (912) 489-9458.w

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Holli Deal Saxon BAIT AND SWITCH — A woman looked at a mobile home at Plantation Mobile Home Park and paid a deposit of $400 to move in. When she went to the home she thought she rented, the person to whom she gave rent money said she had rented another home— one the complainant said was "in extremely bad shape." The offender would not return the $400 rent, either. FUN AT WALLY WORLD — In one day, which wasn’t very different from most days at Walmart, the following took place: A

woman was arrested after she shoplifted about $50 worth of cosmetics by stuffing them into a purse; two men stole an angle broom and chlorine bleach; a woman stole $69 worth of clothing and a man outside in his car was arrested for public indecency while inside his vehicle. NOT A GOOD PLACE TO CRASH — A man found asleep in his car at the gas pumps at GATE Station on Northside Drive East was found to have drugs on his person. Statesboro police assisted the StatesboroBulloch County Crime Suppression Team in his arrest.w

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to present it to the commissioners at their next meeting. The SCV, whose logo consists mainly of the Confederate battle flag, has been in the middle of the national fight. The U.S. Supreme Court, in an unrelated decision issued the day after the Charleston killings, ruled that the state of Texas could refuse to issue an SCV-ordered organizational license plate because such tags constitute state speech instead of private speech. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal changed positions Tuesday to say he would support changing the SCV’s Georgia license plate. “The local camp Sons of Confederate Veterans and also the entire Georgia Division is very much opposed to any relocation of any Confederate monument,” Mull said. “If it’s going to be relocated, we should be the ones to relocate it.” In 2012, the local chapter, Ogeechee Rifles Camp 941, undertook restoration work on the monument. This included cleaning and sealing the statute, replacing four missing stone cannonballs around its base, planting roses and adding a fence and lighting. Of the total cost of more than $20,000, Mull said, 90 percent came from a grant by the SCV Georgia Division from its license plate sale proceeds, matched by 10 percent from local members.

and everything we stand for.” At least two petitions have also been started online for keeping the statue where it is. One created by Jason Cleary on had 1,394 supporters as of Saturday afternoon. Another, by Gwendolyn O’Shields at, had 275 signatures.

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