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Excited to feast on your favorite traditional foods but nervous about holding conversation with family members you haven’t seen since the event you agreed not to discuss at the next family gathering? We at Connect are here to help! We compiled five tips to ensure a successful Thanksgiving meal. (Editor's note: For maximum effect, please read these in the cheerful voice of Cecil Gershwin Palmer, anchor of Night Vale Community Radio.) 1) Don’t check your phone at the table: No one likes to hear how millennials are ruining America. Avoid this by hiding your phone from your grandpa. To take extra measures, hide all technology in the house. If there’s no technology, there are no lights to illuminate the look of disappointment on your dad’s face when asked about your GPA. 2) Stick to small talk: To avoid loaded questions that may cause a stir, stick to lighthearted chatter such as what football teams are playing, your favorite movie and Benghazi. If things do get tense, scream, “Isn’t this weather nice?” at the top of your lungs. Repeat the phrase over and over until you seem to be having a mental breakdown. This will distract everyone from asking the deep questions. 3) Smile a lot and hold eye

contact with your guests: Literally do not stop smiling and staring into the eyes of whoever sits across from you. Look deep into their pupils until they get too uncomfortable to continue sitting at the table. For added effect, grind a butter knife into your upper thigh. 4) Pray before your meal: When your grandmother asks you to deliver the yearly Thanksgiving prayer, don’t shy away like you normally do! Hug her and exclaim how happy you would be to bless the food. Once everyone closes their eyes, get creative with it and begin reciting the lyrics to your favorite jam such as “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap. Once everyone’s eyes are open, proceed with the actual prayer as if nothing happened. 5) Don’t forget the turkey: What Thanksgiving feast is complete without a succulent turkey? Turkeys can be purchased online or simply tracked down in wooded areas. Turkeys eat fresh greens, grass and herbs. It is suggested that turkeys are kept outside like large dogs, but can be inside pets if raised from eggs. It is suggested that they are bathed twice a month. They are not as frightening as emus and play well with children. Happy Thanksgiving from the Connect family to yours!w

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Averitt Center for the Arts — “The Nutcracker” ballet, 2 p.m. Tickets: $18 for adults, $10 for youth

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A classic returns to usher in the holidays "The Nutcracker" celebrates 10 years in Statesboro You know what they say: It's just not Christmas until a Christmas tree magically grows tall on the stage of the Emma Kelly Theater. ... Okay, maybe no one actually says that. But here in Statesboro, we know it to be true as this year sees the return of a classic and favorite production to the Averitt Center for the Arts: "The Nutcracker" ballet, which has become a holiday staple here in the Boro. In fact, this is the 10th time the ballet has been performed in the Emma Kelly Theater. "The Nutcracker" is directed and choreographed by Jurijs Safonovs. Mr. Safonovs is a native of Riga Latvia and the Averitt Center's director of the Statesboro Youth Ballet. Mr. Safonovs will also reprise his roll as the magical Drosselmeyer. “I am so proud of the quality and dedication of these young dancers," Safonovs said. "This is going to be an amazing performance.” The show will feature professional guest artists Norbert Nirewicz and Jennifer Safonovs, Jurijs' wife. Jennifer Safonovs, a native of Akron, Ohio, will dance the rolls of Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy. She currently dances professionally with Neos Dance Theater in Ohio and as a guest artist with preprofessional companies across the nation. As her husband lives here,

she also gets to call Statesboro home as often as possible. Norbert Nirewicz will perform the roles of Snow King and Sugar Plum Cavalier. A native of Poland, Nirewicz portrayed roles in a variety of classical ballets such as "Swan Lake," "Giselle," "Sleeping Beauty" and "La Fille Mal Gardee" in Warsaw and throughout Europe as a dancer for the Polish National Theater. He has also danced with the Ballet Classico de Camara in Venezuela, the Cleveland/San Jose Ballet and the Columbia City Ballet. The cast of over 60 includes professional dancers, pre-professional dancers, children, adults and community actors. The performance will also feature the Statesboro Youth Chorale’s Show Choir, directed by Tamara Watson Harper and conducted by Sarah Hancock. Costume mistress Melinda Roell has designed some beautiful new costumes to add to this visually stunning show. Shows are on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults ($21 for nonmembers) and $10 for all youth. For more information about this and other exciting events at the Averitt Center, call (912) 212-2787, or visit our website


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Trojans buckle under Eagles' attack drive that took up most of the fourth quarter is a good way to keep the opponent off the scoreboard. In fact, Troy’s offense only ran 14 plays in the entire second half. It was just an overall dominant performance by Georgia Southern as the Eagles move Brown to 7-2 on the season and 5-1 in Sun Belt play. Things get much tougher this week as the Eagles head to Athens to take on the University of Georgia. And Southern must do so without the services of starting cornerback Caleb

Georgia Southern’s offense just couldn’t seem to get going against the two best teams on the schedule to date (West Virginia and Appalachian State). The run game was shut down and those games slowly got away from the Eagles. Georgia Southern will need to do something through the air to be able to stay in this game. Otherwise, a defense of UGA’s caliber is going to be able to stop the run if they know it is coming. The good news for Eagle fans is the passing game showed some signs of life at Troy. And Southern got its top wide receiver back in B.J. Johnson, who missed several weeks due to injury. Tattler Prediction: Georgia’s offense hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire, so with the way the Eagle defense has been playing, Southern could keep this one interesting. But UGA will just be too much in the end. I feel gross saying it, and I would love nothing more than to be wrong … but I’m a realist. Bulldogs 31, Eagles 17 But what do I know? Let’s go shock the world, Eagles!w


Georgia Southern safety Matt Dobson (7), along with teammate Ironhead Gallon (27), tackle Troy running back Brandon Burks. GSU defense shut out the Trojans after the first quarter.


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After 16 days off, Georgia Southern football finally got to strap on the pads and hit the field Saturday at Troy. The Trojans came into the game with one of the hottest offenses in the conference — possibly even the entire country — and things could Alex not have started any better for the home team Saturday afternoon. Troy received the opening kickoff and marched down the field rather easily, until the drive stalled inside the Eagles’ five-yard line and the Trojans settled for a short field goal. On Georgia Southern’s ensuing drive, an errant pitch on the first play was scooped up by a Trojan defender who walked in for an easy touchdown. It was 10-0 before Southern could blink. Trojan fans wish the game could have ended there: From that point forward, it was all Georgia Southern. The Eagles rattled off 45 unanswered points en route to a 45-10 dismantling of the Trojans. On their opening drive, Troy marched 72 yards down the field. They had just 140 yards of offense for the rest of the night. The Eagles held the ball for a mindblowing 42 minutes and 55 seconds of the 60-minute game. No offensive player really jumps off the stat sheet, but as a team, this may have been the most thorough win of the season. No Eagle hit triple-digits in rushing yardage, but the team put up 325 yards on the ground — well under the season average, but still a pretty good day at the office. Tattler Game Ball: The game ball goes to the defense. Southern’s D clamped down and shut out the Trojans after the opening drive. Troy simply could not move the football. The Eagles also picked off two passes and recovered one Trojan fumble to win the turnover battle 3-1. That unit has played really well of late. In the Eagles’ last two games, the defense has only allowed 16 points. The defense can thank a potent offense which has helped keep them off the field. A methodical, 17-play, 12-minute

Williams for the first half of the game because of a questionable targeting call in the second half against Troy. Sure, he knocked the daylights out of the kid, but he did not hit him in his head and there was nothing dirty about it. In my opinion, it didn’t warrant the ejection, but what’s done is done. Let’s look ahead to UGA. The Bulldogs are coming off a 20-13 win at Auburn and have won two straight games after getting drilled by Florida three weeks ago. This will be the sixth meeting between Georgia Southern and Georgia. UGA has won the previous five by an average margin of 24.8 points. However, it seems that Southern has either been in a rebuilding year and/or UGA has been loaded every time the two have met. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Saturday and the game will be televised nationally on ESPNU. Many Bulldog faithful have acted like the sky was falling at times this season, but this is still a pretty doggone good football team. Georgia is 7-3 and will finish second in the SEC East.

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Went ‘Left,’ hurrying back GSU alum Shane Nelson finished his coast-to-coast walk last week and now turns to the next part of his project: Putting together a documentary Last summer, on the sandy shore of Tybee Island, Georgia Southern graduate Shane Nelson took the momentous first steps towards his nationwide trek to San Francisco, California. After six months, a dozen states, and countless more steps later, Nelson finally finished his coast-tocoast walk last week on Nov. 12. Counting up to a grand total of 191 days, Nelson’s expedition was documented with his video camera, giving him plenty of footage to use for his Kickstarter-funded film, “Left.” “There was a lot of growth and maturing that took place from start to finish. I know more about myself, my limits and, more importantly, about our country and its people,” Nelson said. “I’ve lost weight both physically and mentally. My definitions for ‘need’ and ‘want’ have changed drastically and I am better for it.”

The last 90 days When we last heard from Nelson, he was heading toward Nebraska with 100 days of walking under his belt. Since then, the last leg of Nelson’s journey has taken him through the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada before he finally reached San Francisco, California. Each state gave Nelson an experience unlike any other. For a few of Shane's more noteworthy moments, look at the states below.

What’s left for ‘Left’ Nelson may have finished his walk, and while that’s no easy feat to accomplish, his goals are far from complete. Currently on a flight back to Georgia, Nelson will soon enter the editing stage of “Left,” which focuses on music and, more extensively, humanity.


Shane Nelson stands on the shore in San Francisco, California, after literally walking from coast to coast in a 191-day journey that started on Tybee Island last summer. “Music is just one of the focuses of my film. The bigger focus is on the people I have met and their answers to five very specific questions. I ask each person the same five questions, one of which pertains to music and art,” Nelson said. “I have found that music conveys emotion and communicates ideas much more easily than casual conversation.

It is the expression of the soul and can bring people together, no matter their differences. Through interactions with the street musicians I have met, I have noticed how much more meaning is hidden within each word or chord. Every little note tells a story, and you can’t really find that on the radio.” Nelson intends to finish editing

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"I spent time connecting with many of the homeless people in Denver. One day I stopped to talk to a young man named Larz. He was a heavy meth user and was binging when I met him. Three train hoppers approached us and asked if Larz could play a song on his phone. They all huddled close around the tiny phone, listening to music. There was something oddly beautiful about the scene.”


“Wyoming was nothing like I expected it to be. It was filled with open land and gorgeous scenery — almost as if untouched by man.”

utah “We camped out in the Salt Flats for a night, which was insane. I stayed up to watch the sunrise and explored the floating island we had camped below. I discovered a set of chairs that had been installed into the rock with a table in the middle. The table had a notebook pad for people to sign. I was the first guest to stumble across ‘Installation Zero,’ which was really cool. It was truly the best seat in the house.”


“The highlight of Nevada was drinking whiskey with a Chinese woman who didn’t know any English. She didn’t get any of my jokes, but we enjoyed each other’s company just fine.”

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Lend a hand at the Holiday Helper Tree various other organizations around town and have been for many years. In fact, over 750 names have been submitted as a receiving participant in this year’s event. Students and faculty both have set out to fill in the participant sheet each year (with this year no exception) but the tree is open to local community members and alumni, too. Many offices around town and throughout campus usually adopt several tags (as many as 40 or more) from the tree to buy collectively and even several student organizations have taken on multiple tags to sponsor. There’s no better way to see the love and compassion in the Statesboro community. Maybe one of the best parts is that it’s all completely anonymous. No one is doing it for recognition of any sort, because the gifts are given in complete anonymity. Likewise, to protect those who are receiving gifts, no names or specific facilities are mentioned at any point in the process, ensuring that genuine generosity if the sole reason for such a huge turnout each year. What about you? If you have the means and want to help out an unfortunate individual this holiday season, head out the Russell Union and take a name off of the tree. The tree is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. until Nov. 20 and all gifts are due back to the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement wrapped by Dec. 1. Take a little time to spread the holiday cheer this season with the Holiday Helper Tree.w

“Left” by January 2017 and will distribute copies to the Kickstarter backers who have donated the proper amount. Nelson is also considering distributing free copies to some of the many people featured in the film.

“People need windows” Without a doubt, walking across the American landscape is an unforgettable experience; it’s also a challenging enterprise, requiring a phenomenal amount of grit and relentless perseverance. Nelson attributes his success to the continual support he received from family and friends. “I can’t begin to express how thankful I am for all of my friends,

family and even the strangers that have kept me motivated and moving forward,” Nelson said. “As far as this project goes, I need people to understand that this walk wasn’t about accomplishing some great feat — or even about me. The most important thing has been the conversations I have had with all of the people I have met along the way.” He added, “I would much rather be a window than a mirror, letting people see through me and my experience to gain a better understanding of what happiness is and where we are as a society. I hope my film will inspire people to look inside themselves and see their potential. I hope they look at others and see just how alike we all are. Life is too short. We need to explore! Create! And never settle!”w

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If you’ve been around Georgia Southern long enough, you’ve probably seen the tree in the Union. It usually has some tags on it with a couple of items an anonymous person would greatly appreciate. And Southern’s generosity usually guarantees that it’s surrounded by willing participants, ready to dive into the spirit of the Holiday Helper Tree. This is the 22nd year that the Holiday Helper tree has been around to bless families and individuals in need around the Statesboro area. Mrs. Eileen Smith, currently a staff member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, was the first to start the tradition as a way to bring the community together by helping others and it has taken off since then. Now, the tradition is one passed down from faculty, staff, students and alumni as just another way to help out during the holiday season. That’s how it has played out in my own life: As the daughter of an alumni and a former staff member, my childhood was filled with excitement as we got to choose a tag off of the tree and pick out a special gift for someone, give them something they really wanted when they would have otherwise received nothing. One year, we picked a tag for a person who requested a coat, simply because we felt that the least we could do was help someone without even a winter coat. Being fortunate enough to help someone without basic necessities was a great lesson on the true meaning of Christmas spirit. These gifts help people from nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, social service agencies and

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Shop local and stock up for Thanksgiving 8th Annual Shopping by Lantern Light provides another year of magical holiday tradition The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its eighth annual Shopping by Lantern Light Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 6–8 p.m. in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank. The signature event ushers in the holiday season, featuring more than 35 vendors representing local food producers and crafts throughout the region. Lantern lights will provide a soft and nostalgic glow over choices including dairy products, meats, produce, nuts, eggs, honey, grains, baked goods, casseroles, holiday plants and unique crafts.

There will also be plenty of prepared foods to sample and take home, including chili and brats cooked by the Fresh Market Grille, Hunter Cattle's "world famous" burgers, foods prepared on the Big Green Egg, Jamaican recipes from Caribbean Feast, the Market Sweet Potato Bar, coffee, cider and hot chocolate. James Pittman and Joe Nelson will once again be performing classic bluegrass music on the mainstage. "This is the largest market of the season and an opportunity to find everything you need for memorable holiday meals and gift giving while supporting our local farmers and

vendors," said Debra Chester, the Farmers Market chairwoman. New vendors this year include Three Tree Coffee Roasters, the Savannah Oatmeal Company, Franklin Farm Satsumas and 4 and 20 Bakers. For more information, call (912) 744-7227 or find the event on Facebook at "Shopping by Lantern Light" or visit


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to Evans County, reports stated. WHODUNIT? — When police responded to a domestic dispute, a woman provided a driver’s license for a man involved because she kept his wallet in her purse. The next day she reported a large sum of cash stolen from the man’s wallet, in her purse, and said she suspected two men who stayed the night. The accused men denied talking or even knowing about the cash. THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY — Sharing a duplex can be aggravating if the two tenants are incompatible. One man sharing a Country Club Road duplex complained of the other tenant’s noise, so the supposedly noisy tenant warned the first man he was having friends over. This led to an argument and threats from the first man, who told the noisy man he wished he would “swallow razor blades.” This led to threats of a fight.w

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25% off Store-wide Sale Worn Threads, 515 Denmark. M/WF (10-2), Tue/Sat.(10-12), Thur (24) ends Nov. 19. 912-489-5204.

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Ultra Shine Carwash & detail We Come to You’re home or office Grand opening Promotion $35 full detail $25 wash and vac $10 car wash Window tinting available! other services available Call Rick for Pricing Statesboro 912-777-2147



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Sweet Potatoes $8 per 5-gallon bucket. Bring Containers. Randy DeLoach (912)739-4124 Evenings (912)282-4300 Days


REMEMBER: To check with The Bulloch County Animal Shelter, 301 North. If you have lost a pet. 764–4529.*

Cypress natural, red, black & brown colored Mulch. Selling by cubic yard. Bulk, River rock, sand, potting soil and aggregates. Deliver. 912601-7073 22204 Hwy 80 E Statesboro,30461

Extra Nice

plush brown tweed. sofa and love seat, five extra throw pillows, $245. 912-682-1230 912 -764-2957.

Free to Good Home 2 male walker hunting dogs, free to good home. Owner is disable and needs to find them a good home. Great hunting dogs. Trained by a pro. 912-842-2382.


Don’t Breed or Buy While Homeless Pets Die

Mortgage Loan Originator

AgSouth Mortgages, a division of AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA, is seeking applicants for a Commissioned Mortgage Loan Originator in the Statesboro, GA office. The position includes up to six months paid training before representing AgSouth as an originator of home loans with commission compensation. Includes Health Benefit and 401(k) options. AA/EOE. Visit and click “Careers” at the top of the page to learn more and submit your application.

Think Adoption First!

Model #SRX95, 38” cut. Kawasaki engine. Complete bag. Great shape, garage kept. $300. 912-515-9237.

Firewood and fat lighter for sale. Call for prices. Spencer 912-212-5737, Earl 912-531-8526

Excellent condition. GMC chrome running boards, like new wedding dress size 4-6, excellent condition. LG 65” 4K-HD. 912-682-1919.

Cat Found

On Zetterower Rd. White and brown with flea collar. Call 912-764-8520.

John Deere Mower

for other counties online www.


Commercial Life Fitness Elliptical

LPN POSITIONS for 7AM-7PM & 7PM-7AM & TREATMENT NURSE. C.N.A. POSITIONS for 3PM-11PM & 11PM-7AM Applicants must have a valid GA Driving License, Social Security Card, Current RN License, LPN License and C.N.A. Certification. Apply in person: Pleasant View Nursing Center 475 Washington Street Metter, GA 30439 Pleasant View Nursing Center is a Drug Free Work Place

Pride GO GO Scooter

for sale. 3 wheels, god shape. $250. 912-682-2808.

Used tires for sale

Spay and Neuter!

Many sizes available. Prices range from $20 to $35 each. Save Lives and Save Money Sets of 4 call for prices. Adopt@countyshelter 706-755-1486 706-871-0045 912-764-4529,,

General Merchandise “I found awesome used video games in the Classifieds.”

Remodeling Kitchen

decorative fruit plates with blue in plates, blue canister set, other blue accent plates, $30 takes all. 912-682-3735

Field Interviewers

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@912-681-9393 Low-cost spay/neuter, free transport: SNAC 843-645-2500

The University of Michigan Survey Research Center (SRC) is part of the nation’s largest academically-based social science and research organization. SRC is seeking part-time field interviewers in the Bulloch County, GA area to work on the prestigious Health and Retirement Study (HRS). Field interviewers will make face-to-face visits to screen selected households for eligible respondents and will conduct lengthy in-home interviews with selected adults, taking physical measures and biomarkers including grip strength, saliva, and blood samples. Highly qualified interviewers will have good computer skills, have reliable transportation with insurance (mileage is reimbursable), be comfortable working in a variety of neighborhoods, and be available to work up to 30 hrs/week primarily during evenings and weekends. The pay rate for the Bulloch County, GA is $12.25/hr. with the potential to receive an additional $3 per hour if meeting all performance and production standards. Interviewers who test as proficient with conducting interviews in English and Spanish may receive an additional $2/ hour. Successful completion of home study sessions and inperson training are mandatory for employment. To learn more about this exciting opportunity and apply, please v isit The University of Michigan is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Deer And Hog Processing

Now Smoking meats, making jerky-snacksticks and 6/types of custom-made sausage. USDA-Licensed Bulloch County 513-Buster Miller Road (912)601-7389 (912)425-1595 Like us on FaceBook


Pets & Animals

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Computer Services

Jobs Employment Wanted

COMPUTER REPAIR/VIRUS REMOVAL Miniature Dachshund/Jack Russell mix

Full Tune Up! $75 This Months Special Tablets Quad Core Starting @ $75

has Yorkies, tiny Chihuahua’s, Shihtzus Poodles, miniature Dachshunds, and other breeds available

Call 912-536-2726

Parts for less! I will come to you!!

Home Repairs and Improvement

Experienced If you need any work done in Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, Shuttle Bus Drivers framing, flooring or painting. Wanted Call Leroy White. 541-1260.* Part Time, CDL with pas-

is seeking a full-time Director of Finance for our Sylvania and Millen locations. For more details and to apply, please visit www.

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Free Estimates

Ag Dealership

looking for experienced parts personnel. Parts experience a must and agriculture background a plus!! Contact 912-839-2532 for more details!

Local CPA firm

Seeking experienced full time certified public accountant (CPA). Must have at least 3 years experience. Must have proficiency in Quickbooks, Microsoft Word and Excel. Excellent salary and benefits. Advancement potential. Please send resume to: G:608 c/o Statesboro Herald P.O. Box 888 Statesboro, GA 30459


Miscellaneous Services

Residential Commercial Landscape/lawn-care Pressure washing Pinestraw & Shrubs. Owner operated Charlotte Young 912-5361809

I will de-clutter your home, organize, decorate for holidays, wrap gifts, make home beautiful for Christmas. $20/ hour. 706-526-8906.

Help Wanted

shots and wormed. Call 912-858-4884 or 912-6677787

Simply Southern Kennel


Experienced Paralegal

All Around Professionals

Fall Clean up Leaf Mulching Special No more raking! Free Estimates

Needed for small, very busy, law office. Prefer knowledge of Chapter 11, Chapter 12 bankruptcies, civil litigation procedures, including preparing complaint, drafting discovery and responding to discovery. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, willing to learn other software programs. Send resume to:


Best prices and service in the ‘Boro Call 912-541-2809

Sizemore Contract Services

is now hiring for the following positions for local industries in the Bulloch/ Screven County Areas Production Operator Forklift Operators Maintenance Technicians Carpenters/Painters Information services specialist Admin Assistant Must apply in person at 5A Allen Cail Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 Monday - Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 912-225-1402 *Drug screen and criminal background check required. Sizemore Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Stonebrook Subdivision Statesboro

$124,950.00 Stonebrook Subdivision. 3 bedroom 2 bath house. Hampstead Dr. fireplace, double garage Ready for move in. 912-225-3097. Co-owner LICGA Broker. Land/Lots For Sale

3 Acre Lots

10 minutes from Statesboro, water/septic available. Owner financing $1000 down + closing. 912-764-9955.

THIS PAPER attempts to exercise diligence in the acceptance of all ads submitted as Help Wanted & Business Opportunities. Because of the volume of ads submitted of this type, we suggest that you investigate thoroughly any advertisements that solicit money prior to responding to the ad. *

Real Estate

This Apartment is for you! Statesboro

Large one bedroom, full size apt. All inclusive. 223 Lanier Dr. Call now 912-681-3291

Homes For Sale

Registered Nurses Needed Full time & PRN positions available Nights and Evenings Willingway 311 Jones Mill RD. Statesboro, GA 30458 Apply in person, email or fax resume to 912-489-1700

For Rent

3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhome in Greystone gated complex. This unit is poolside. No smoking and no pets. $950 per month. $950 deposit and first and last months rent required. 334-707-1018.


FOR SALE 155+ Acre Farm w/house/ barn bordered by creeks 2/ sides. Productive farm land 5/miles from Statesboro. Contact Helen Hogan, 770-402-8772 or Susie Hayes, 770-315-9486.

All Real Estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin, or an intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. The Pennysaver or Statesboro Herald will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. All dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Quiet Living

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

Sold Sold Sold!! 1994 Crown Vic LX

V-8 engine, delux wheel covers, leather interior. $1900. 912-000-0000 Campers/RVs

Country Living At Its Best

Intersection Hwy 24/Clito Road. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths. LR, Dr, Kitchen/Den combination. 2 porches, Partially furnished. $1000/ month 843-568-6850, 912-587-5197.

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

Eagle Village Off 301 North Statesboro

Manufacturing homes, 3/ bedroom, 2/bath available. Starting@$695/month plus deposit. 1 child per bedroom preferred. Credit/ criminal check on tenants. 587-9850


Utilities included $85.00 weekly. Call 912-587-5418.

Commercial Property for Rent


Statesboro, 24,000 sf warehouse/office, lights, loading dock, large bay door, sprinkler system, standard side entrances, 3 phase wiring available, outdoor security lights and camera.   404-862-4002

Automotive Cars/Trucks/Vans

Foxridge Apartments

Auto’s for Sale

66 Packinghouse Rd Statesboro, GA Now Accepting Applications For 1, 2, 3, bedrooms 912-764-6797 or 1-800-225-0056


1999 Buick LeSabre Custom. 4 door, automatic, ac, fully equipped. Low miles. 1994 Buick LeSabre, 4 door, Automatic, ac, fully equipped. Low miles. 912-531-2967.

‘91 Toyota Dolphin Motorhome REDUCED TO $3999.00 ‘91. 140k Miles. V6.  If interested call:  (912)531-1782


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New Owners! Now Leasing!! All-inclusive Best Rates in Town! 1,2,3&4 bedrooms! Includes: Electricity, Water, Cable, and New HighSpeed Internet. Starting at $495. (912)681-2437


Like New 2015 Nissan Altima S, 4 Dr, Gun Metallic w/ charcoal int., 1700 miles, xm radio, tinted windows, pwr windows/ doors, $22,500 obo Bryan 912-536-3176

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