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Johnny Henricks and Robbie Lawler will face off again in a Dec. 6 matchup you won't want to miss.

Hendricks, Lawler gear up for Round 2 Due to Connect's publishing hiatus in December, this will be the last Punch Line of 2014. Keep an eye out for more columns starting in January! On Dec. 6, Johnny “Big Rig” Hendricks will defend Brett his title for the first time against “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler. After Georges St. Pierre vacated the title, these two fought to unify the title for a new welterweight champion. Hendricks, with a broken hand, succeeded and pulled out a victory to become the new champion at 170 pounds. The UFC matchmakers must have thought the match was close enough to make a rematch, so here we go again for round two. I will say that I’m excited to see both of these fighters go at it at 100 percent, though I believe Hendricks

will pull out the victory again. Don’t miss this card — with other fighters like Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Travis Browne and Abel Trujillo on the card as well, it is sure to be a great one! Coming up in the new year, the UFC has laid out an Law exciting string of events from January to February with huge stars like Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones, Conor McGregor and the return of Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva. With stars like these on the upcoming cards in January, we’re looking to have a great beginning to the new year in UFC. So stay tuned! Brett Law is Connect’s MMA columnist and encourages your input and responses! If you have a reader request or anything to say, he can be reached at

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'Thank God it's them instead of you' There has been a lot of comthe one sung by Bono (twice): mentary online about the lyrical "Thank God it's them instead of updates to the song "Do They you." Know It's Christmas?" The song This year, interestingly enough, aired originally in 1984 to raise it's drawn criticism by its money for famine-relief efforts absence. in Ethiopia. This year's version, I read a piece recently that recorded by various big-name referred to that particular line as stars under the name "Band Aid the most powerful in the song, Brittani Howell and faulted this year's update for 30," is the fourth incarnation of the song and funnels its cutting it — which, of course, focus and funding to Ebola relief and they did because it comes across as research. insensitive and callous, particularly in the While the song hurtled to the top context of the issues the song addresses of this year's singles charts, it's drawn (or, well, tries to). And to be honest, it is a terrible line. fire from everyone and their mother for perpetuating paternalistic, condeBut I think that's kind of the point. The article I referred to above argued scending perceptions of Africa and all of that the line is meant to offend, to slap its countries and peoples. One lyric that listeners in the face. Christopher Hooten has drawn ire every year, without fail, is


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at The Independent wrote that the lyric “repeats a stance that the West too often takes when looking fearfully across the oceans at tragedies unfolding abroad.” It gets misread because, as a very satirical line, it doesn't exactly fit in a satirical song. It brings to mind certain passages of Charles Dickens' writing, as he brushes over pathetic scenes of the London poor to draw furious attention to similar contemporary attitudes in his readers. It's a theme that runs strongly through his novel Bleak House, and it is accompanied by a grim portent of mutually assured destruction. Let me explain: Dickens wrote a scene in which an aristocrat contracts a nasty disease circulating through London's homeless population. He catches it not through direct contact with a victim — because, as an aristocrat, he could distance himself from the lower circles of the city ­— but because his coat had come from a sweatshop staffed by the homeless people he actively avoided and neglected to help. Dickens believed that the health of society depended on the health of the groups and individuals that made up the whole. It's a view that Martin Luther King Jr. shared and discusses in his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail": "We are caught in an inescapable network

of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Hooten was completely accurate in his interpretation of the Band Aid line. I know that in my family at least, our Thanksgiving prayer includes gratitude for our health and physical and economic security — blessings that come in large part because we live in the U.S. and which can't even be applied to everyone here. Of course we should be grateful for our blessings. We should not, however, allow that gratitude and comfort to continue in inaction. There are ways to help that are respectful and dignified for giver and recipient alike without having to stoop to the level of the Band Aid song, however well-intentioned it is. And as the recent Ebola scare and the continuing crisis reminds us, the health of one demographic may very well influence the health of the larger whole. Not that our humanitarian impulses should be driven by a sense of selfpreservation, but if we want to keep the blessings we have, we need to make sure other people get to share them. Brittani Howell is the editor at Connect Statesboro. Drop her a line at!w


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Averitt Center for the Arts — Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition, 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. TMT Farms — TMT Christmas Lights, 6– 11:55 p.m. At 16658 Old River Road North, a full mile of Christmas lights and displays. Free and open to the public; canned food donations requested. Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m. El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m. Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar (Brampton Ave.) — Trivia, 8–9 p.m. Retrievers — Bingo, 9 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.


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8 Al Hackle

GSU professor facing "preaching" complaints Georgia Southern University officials are investigating a complaint that Dr. Tom McMullen crosses the line to preaching in his history classes. McMullen, a tenured associate professor in the history department, has taught at Georgia Southern for almost 24 years. He teaches upper-level courses, including "The Scientific Revolution" and "Science and Religion," as well as general history classes. In an Oct. 22 letter to GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science noted that McMullen's courses include some in the honors program. "However, it is our information that McMullen uses class time to proselytize students and advance his personal religion, Christianity," the groups stated in the letter. It was signed by Freedom From Religion Foundation co-presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dr. Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist famous for his advocacy of atheism and criticism of creationism. The advocacy groups acknowledged that McMullen, particularly as a historian with a focus on science, could legitimately talk to students about the development of scientific ideas. "He could even legitimately discuss religious doctrines masquerading as science, such as young earth creationism and intelligent design," the letter stated. "However, it appears that McMullen does not present these as religious ideas lacking scientific merit. Instead, McMullen presents these religious beliefs as scientific fact." Filling seven pages, the letter cites anonymous student testimonials from the website The advocacy groups stated that McMullen gives extra credit to students for writing about his personal religious beliefs. The Freedom From Religion Foundation's involvement began with a single student complaint, but this was backed up by input from a few other students and by online research, foundation staff attorney Andrew Seidel said in a

phone interview. Last semester, in fact, McMullen offered an extra credit assignment that involved seeing the movie God's Not Dead. The advocacy groups' letter calls this film "an argument for converting to Christianity and loathing atheists in movie form." The letter also cites model answers to essay questions from an exam study guide McMullen gave students. For the essay topic "Discuss the pros and cons of Darwin's idea of evolution (descent, by modification and natural selection, from a common ancestor to man, complex species)," the model answer gave only two lines of "pros" but 11 lines of "cons." Among the cons, the model answer asserted that there is evidence that the earliest animals were very diverse, that extinction, but not evolution, is seen today, and that "the implications of evolution's naturalism also undercut Judeo-Christian morality, replacing it with notions like ‘might makes right' and that the ‘unfit' do not deserve to survive." The Freedom From Religion and Richard Dawkins foundations had Dr. Jerry Coyne, another evolutionary biologist known for his criticisms of creationism and arguments from intelligent design, review these materials. The letter quotes Coyne as saying, "virtually everything [McMullen] says about evolution is dead wrong. He's teaching lies to students and pushing a religious viewpoint." McMullen's stance "I don't try to convert anybody," McMullen said in an interview. "In some of my classes, like for instance, World History I, we're doing Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and then Christianity, and then later Islam, and also, I might add Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism." However, he makes no secret of his own Christian beliefs, tracing his conversion to a time when he worked among scientists in government labs. His criticisms of some prevailing scientific theories, he acknowledges, are


Georgia Southern University Associate Professor Dr. Emerson T. "Tom" McMullen holds a copy of the New Testament, distributed to soldiers during World War I, which included a message from President Woodrow Wilson expressing Christian faith.​ McMullen considers religious and scientific currents vital to teaching history, but two organizations complain that he goes too far in emphasizing his own views. also well-known. McMullen's website, found through a link from the GSU History Department staff and faculty page, includes talks he has given, and opinion letters and monographs he has written over the years with titles such as "The Fish-Land Fossil Fraud," "The Biblical Basis of Modern Science" and "Introductory Scientific and Biblical Arguments for a Young Earth." His homepage has the Georgia Southern University banner at the top, but a disclaimer at the bottom states that the content of such pages is not sanctioned by the university and does not represent its opinions. McMullen argues that the Big Bang theory of the universe's origins departs from the cause-and-effect basis of science by offering no cause for the origin event. He rejects evolution, at least when it means descent of all species from a single starting point. "I don't buy that we descended from a common ancestor," McMullen told the Statesboro Herald. "I don't accept that as a scientist. I was an agnostic, thought science had the answers and, investigating science, I realized science didn't

have all of the answers, including descent from a common ancestor, and then came to believe in God." McMullen's doctorate is in the history and philosophy of science. One of his two civilian master's degrees is a Master of Science, and his bachelor's degree was in chemical engineering. He served 20 years in the Air Force and retired as a major. Military history is another of his specialties. He also sometimes teaches a class on the history of flight. In discussing the role of science in history, McMullen talks about a number of scientists and philosophers whose views have been controversial, he noted, listing examples. "So we cover a lot of topics that could be interpreted as me preaching in the classroom. I don't preach creationism," McMullen said. "Basically, we've got across-the-board, broad-brush charges by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Dawkins' Foundation." The extra credit assignment involving God's Not Dead was to write about one particular scene, in which a professor and a student debate whether God

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RELIGION, from page 8 exists, McMullen said. With two classes given this option, he said, about half the students wrote about the movie, and all who did so received full extra credit. He said he also offered another extra credit option but no students asked for it. This semester, McMullen gave students an extra-credit choice of writing about a talk he gave on John F. Darly Jr., a local man who served as a World War II medic on D-Day in Europe and was later killed in action on Iwo Jima. The alternative was to write about McMullen's paper "No Evidence for Evolution: Scientists' Research and Darwinism." The majority of students who took the extra credit, he said, chose to write about the Darly talk, which he also made available online.

This is a huge, huge game for Georgia Southern. Honestly, outside of a few very good excuses (like, life-changingevent type excuses), I can’t think of a reason why anyone within reasonable driving distance who claims to be an Eagle fan wouldn’t be at Brown Paulson Stadium Saturday night. UL-Monroe (4-7, 3-4) comes to town looking for its second straight win after dropping six straight games. The Warhawks opened their season with a 17-10 win over Wake Forest and won three of their first four ballgames before going ice cold. However, of their seven losses, three have come to SEC teams — LSU, Kentucky and Texas A&M. And Monroe gave the Aggies all they wanted before eventually falling 21-16. Their record may not show it, but this is not a team to take lightly. Last week, the Warhawks beat New Mexico State on the road by a score of 30-17 and are looking to end their season on a high note against Georgia Southern. UL-Monroe has played at LSU, Texas A&M, Appalachian State and Arkansas State already this season, so they are used to playing on the road in tough


Nov. 29, 6 p.m. environments. Granted, they lost all of those games, so maybe that’s good news for the Eagles. Georgia Southern hasn’t looked quite as crisp over the last few weeks as it did earlier in the season. Hopefully the week off helped the Eagles get healthy and refocus on what will, in all likelihood, be their last game of the season. Tattler Prediction: UL-Monroe will give Southern its toughest home test of the year, but the Eagles pull out a close one. Eagles 35, Warhawks 27 On the hardwood, the Georgia Southern men had a tune-up week last week against Trinity College and something called a Johnson University. In case you were wondering — and I know you were — both of those schools are located in Florida. The Eagles beat Trinity 86-49, but honestly looked pretty sloppy in doing so. Southern turned the ball over 18 times, but most of those were the result of trying to fill up the highlight reel. The

See for yourself If you want to view the letters referenced in this article, visit this piece online at There you'll find links to copies of the letters exchanged between Georgia Southern and the contending organizations, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. If you'd like to weigh in on the debate, feel free to leave comments on the article. Please be respectful and tolerant of other viewpoints if you choose to do so.

McMullen confirmed that the model essay answer with the 11 lines of cons and two lines of pros for evolution was his. In every case, he said, students can disagree with him without being penalized. "They can. I don't mark them down or anything like that," McMullen said. "They can disagree. That's what the whole thing about academia is, you know, that there's a freedom of thought to examine different issues."

The investigation But the Freedom From Religion and Richard Dawkins foundations alleged that, crossing the line from teaching to preaching, McMullen "has created serious constitutional problems" and hurts the university's reputation. The groups cited decisions in which courts ruled that teachers and professors must keep their personal religious views out of public classrooms. They asked the university to investigate thoroughly. GSU Associate Vice President for

game itself was never in question and the guys were having a little fun, so I guess we’ll let that slide. Plus, they cleaned it up in a 97-41 rout of Johnson University four days later. The Eagles committed just six turnovers, out-rebounded the Suns 62-30, and had six players score in doublefigures in the 56-point win. Southern hosted Florida International Monday night, but we’ll have to cover that one next week due to deadlines. On the women’s side, the Eagles picked up a nice 78-65 win over Jacksonville University Tuesday night, but fell to Kennesaw State on Saturday. The Eagles travel to Georgia Tuesday and then play as part of a basketball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Hanner. Saturday will be a busy day on campus: Women’s basketball plays at noon, men’s basketball takes the court at 2:30 p.m., and football kicks off at 6 p.m. Happy Thanksgiving, Eagle Nation! See you Saturday!w

Legal Affairs Maura Copeland, in an Oct. 30 letter to Barker and Gaylor, said that the university is doing just that, and "will take appropriate followup action" based on the results of its investigation. McMullen said university officials have his evaluations for perhaps the past five years and the syllabuses for all his courses. He has submitted his tests and extra-credit offerings for the past two years to the investigating officials, he said. "As a public university, Georgia Southern is well aware of its great responsibility to abide by all provisions of the Constitution of the United States of America, including the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment," Copeland wrote in her letter. Al Hackle may be reached at (912) 489-9454.w

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Georgia Southern was picked to finish near the bottom in just about every preseason Sun Belt poll. On Saturday, without setting foot on the field, the Eagles clinched at least a share of the conference championship. That wasn’t the only history Alex that was made this weekend. For the first time I can ever remember, I watched Appalachian State play football and, well, I just can’t bring myself to say I cheered for the Mountaineers — so we’ll just stick with saying I wanted UL Lafayette to lose to the team they were playing. Thanks to App State’s win at Lafayette, Georgia Southern is the only undefeated team left in conference play and is guaranteed at least a share of the Sun Belt title. But to heck with sharing … there’s work left to be done. Let’s win this whole dadgum thing. The Eagles (8-3, 7-0) will play for the outright Sun Belt Conference championship Saturday night at Paulson Stadium. Southern will look to complete a perfect 8-0 season in conference play against UL-Monroe.


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'Unity' best Assassin's Creed yet Set in Paris during the French Revolution, developer Ubisoft Montreal and publisher Ubisoft have released the seventh installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise, Assassin's Creed Unity. In Unity, the player follows Tim protagonist Arno Dorian in his efforts to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. Like the former games in the series, Unity keeps with the third-person open world parkour and stealth system while adding a few revamped combat moves. Also new in Assassin's Creed Unity, gamers have access to cooperative multiplayer, allowing up to four players to engage in missions and exploring the open-map of France. For the first time, players can

customize their character abilities, weapons, armor and equipment. The in-game Paris is a huge, stunning map with its own personality. Thousands of non-player characters (NPC) wander the streets Webb and do their own thing, giving the 18th-century world life. The architecture is beautiful both inside and out; Arno will find himself using interior structures as well in this installment of Assassin's Creed. Gamers will be overjoyed with the sheer volume of content Ubisoft have given the players. Along with the very well-scripted single-player mission are an abundance of detailed coop and side missions. To complement the multitude of missions, countless

customization options have been given totally fall off or morph into hideousand really give the gamer a feeling of looking monsters, as well as some anibeing a unique assassin. mation clipping and buggy issues. The game does, however, include Ubisoft has recognized the issues several unsavory bugs and glitches. with the glitches in the game and The control system is far from perfect, have promised to make updates in the but that was also future, which is a present in past welcomed admission REVIEW Assassin's Creed for gamers. Even 'Assassin's Creed Unity' with the glitches installments and most gamers come and bugs, however, to grips with it Assassin's Creed after a few hours Unity feels to be one of gameplay. A of if not the best in Developer: Ubisoft Montreal few times I came the series. A strong Publisher: Ubisoft across spastic AI single-player along Platform: Microsoft Windows, that caused me to with hundreds of PlayStation 4, Xbox One fumble my assasadditional content sination attempts and options have as well. On top of this there are issues made Unity a must-play game this where character models and skins will year.w

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of this year’s Chili Cook-Off, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the e+Foundation at South Georgia Center for Cancer Care. For all those little ones, Santa and Mrs. Clause will be available for free photographs inside Santa’s workshop, housed in the Averitt Center for the Arts. Country music recording artist Jared Wade will also be on hand providing holiday jingles for all who gather around. Downtown restaurants and shops will stay open late for your enjoyment, and local vendors offering quality food and handcrafted merchandise will be on the scene as well. All the fun kicks off at 5:30 p.m., and parking and admission are free to the general public. We look forward to seeing you there!w

Eugenia Last GEMINI (May 21– June 20) — You will gain plenty of inspiration if you are around optimistic and enthusiastic individuals. Arguing could end in emotional, physical or financial loss. CANCER (June 21–July 22) — Make your home your sanctuary. Redecorating or making minor renovations can add value to your property and impart a sense of well-being to you and your loved ones. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — Finish off odd jobs you have been postponing. You will have more time to spend with friends and family once your to-do list is complete. Take charge in order to make a lasting impression. VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) — Don't confine yourself to the same old routine. Make travel arrangements that will give you a chance to explore new cultures, different points of view or a unique lifestyle. LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 23) — Find a way to keep busy away from home. Being in too close contact with certain people will lead to tension that you can do without. Focus on self-improvement, not what others do. SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — Stand up for your rights. If someone tries to take credit for your work, make sure to set the record straight and get the acclaim you deserve.w




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Holli Deal Saxon BURNING COUCH — A Blakewoods Apartments woman told firefighters and police a couch found burning behind the apartments was hers, and that she had placed it outside because she was moving. PURSE ARSON — Police responded to The Cove at Southern to find a woman’s purse and its contents burning in the parking lot. A wallet was found nearby, but police were unable to contact its owner. PERVERTED PHONE CALLS — An Ivanhoe Clubhouse Road (Brooklet) woman said a man called, asking whether

she had any wood for sale because he wanted to use it for sexual purposes, then asked if she had any animals he could use for sexual purposes. Five minutes later, the man called back, identified himself as a “deputy” from the “Statesboro Police Department” and wanted to know “how long before the order for the wood would be shipped out.” MAN IN BLACK — A Campus Crossings security guard reported to police he saw a man dressed in all black clothing use a slim-jim to try to enter a vehicle. When the security guard approached, the suspect fled.w

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sudoku It’s Good for Your Eyes! Find puzzle answers in Classifieds

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CLUES ACROSS 1. A sleeveless garment 5. Cold vegetable dish 10. Believed to bring good luck 12. Shittah tree 14. Hotel heiress 16. Of I 18. Diego, Francisco, Anselmo 19. __ King Cole, musician 20. Passover ceremony 22. ___ fi: space genre 23. Yearned 25. Desperate 26. Corded fabric 27. London radio station 28. Digital audiotape 30. Licenses TV stations 31. Employs 33. Food bar 35. Bigeye shad genus 37. Hog fats 38. Spoke 40. Moss capsule stalk 41. Openwork fabric 42. Chit 44. Holds for use 45. Ed Murrow’s home 48. Egyptian god of life 50. Shaped into a sphere 52. Golfing stand 53. Red Sea straits 55. Swiss river 56. Hostelry 57. Indicates position 58. Inoculation 63. Slip by

65. Apple smartphone 66. Sheep cries 67. Affirmatives CLUES DOWN 1. An inferior dog 2. 4th Caliph of Islam 3. Foot (Latin) 4. Relating to a people 5. Added sodium chloride 6. Perform something 7. Vientiane is the capital 8. Blemished 9. Roman 501 10. Keep up 11. Operator 13. Arbitrarily punished 15. 007’s creator 17. Gets up 18. Used to be United __ 21. Optical phenomenon of light waves

23. People supported broadcasting 24. Tap gently 27. With no brim or bill 29. Bulrushes 32. Educational test 34. Overweight 35. Musical composition 36. A religious recluse 39. Alt. of Tao 40. Heavyhearted 43. Brit. suspenders 44. Bodily structure protrusion 46. Sesame 47. 1/100 yen 49. About navy 51. Dali language 54. Celery cabbage 59. Winter time in Chicago 60. Annual percentage yield 61. Definite article 62. Operating system for 65 across 64. Pound (abbr.)


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Items for Sale Auctions

Longleaf Pinestraw


$90.00 full size truck load, $225.00 per cord. 16 to 18” all oak, dry and green. Free delivery & stacking. Contact Travis 912-531-8268


COASTAL GA CONDO Half Moon Condos Colonel’s Island Midway, GA - 2 bed / 2 bath - 864 sq ft - Marina access, pool, views of North Newport River Bids Start at $100 - Bidding Ends: Dec. 11th Rusty Lane 478-455-1861 — GAL#3022

If You Like Bargains Classifieds are Terrific, Be a regular reader and get in on the savings.*

Strickland Farms

Fresh Green Peanuts to boil for Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes picked for you. $7/five gallon bucket. 912682-6299

Looking for Long Leaf pinestraw fields to rack. will pay top dollar. Call Danny Clifton 912-682-2372 or 912-489-8250


General Merchandise

JACOBS’ PRODUCE You pick sweet potatoes. $7/ five gallon bucket. Bring containers. 12½/ miles, Lakeview Rd, to Ga Hwy 17. Take left. Located 1/mile on left. 912-863-7522-store 912-863-7772-evenings 912-682-3104-Cell

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

Lost Chinese Shar pei

Cream colored/female. 3/ years. Very thin. Last seen Beasley Road/Mill Creek. Please don’t chase her. Give food if possible call location 912-682-7155. Pets

For Sale

Helen’s Hobbies

Futch Pinestraw

This Months Special Full Tune Up! $75 Parts for less! House calls available Same day service Open 7/days week


$2.70 delivered. $1.00 extra to spread. 912-857-3333


RC Trucks, Cars, Helicopter, Airplanes. Flying field on site Serious Fun! 957 Buster Miller Rd. Statesboro, GA find us on Facebook 912-682-1891, 912-5875742,

Men’s Vortex Huffy bike, $100, new Samsung Galaxy 3 white tri-fold case, $25.00. 2 18” girls bikes, very good condition, $35. each, 6 piece Queen Fall bedding, orange/gold/brown tones, includes matching pillows, shams, $50. Dishes, Blue and yellow, $70.00 , Tread Mill $100, 912-823-3537.

Misc Items

GPS for a car. Great shape. Includes car charger. $75. Shark steam mop. Includes extra pads. $40.00. Graco Stroller $45. 912-682-6125

Pets & Animals

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

Lost and Found Pets

Found Brown & Black Beagle

Running back & forth Hwy 80 near Ken’s IGA, Brooklet. No collar. 912-481-7770. After 4pm or text message.

Miniature Horses For Sale

$200 and up 34/inches & less. Close out. Christmas is around the corner. Get yours now. 912-5877303 912-687-0457 912687-6561

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HELP WANTED Orchard Health & Rehabilitation is currently taking applications to fill vacant positions: Certified Nursing Assistants: ALL SHIFTS LPN (Licensed practical Nurse) ALL SHIFTS

SpartanNash Company

Student Housing complex in Statesboro is looking for a full time Marketing Manager. The primary purpose is to help develop and implement strategies to attract and retain the largest number of qualified residents as possible. Creative thinking, high energy and high ethical standards are defining characteristics.         College graduate with a minimum of two years of sales and/or property management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Apply in person at 1321 Pulaski School Rd Pulaski GA 30451 912-685-5072 Drug Free Workplace, EEOC, Criminal Background Check Required

Caregiver Job Wanted

Simply Southern Kennel

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

Call 912-536-2726

Services Business Services

$45.00 complete lawn care special Landscaping, Pressure Washing, Free estimates

Jobs Employment Wanted


Need sewing or alterations? Specializing Wedding, Prom and Pageant dresses, as well as everyday wear. Call me, 912489-0937.

Experience in OneSite or other property management software. Please send resumes to: Salary based on experience, Full benefits including PTO and 401(k)


Loving mature lady to care for your child in my home. Available 7/days week. 24/ hrs. After school care. Ages 6wks/5yrs. Reasonable-rates. Akeleau 912-237-3950 912678-2257.

Experienced Caregiver

willing to take care of elderly in their home, hospital, or Nursing home. Light house keeping, prepare meals. Reasonable rates. Akeleau 912-237-3950 912-678-2257


All Around Professionals

Outstanding interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

For elder, Hospice or disabled. Self-contractor, work in the home. Will consider live in. Price negotiable. References available. call 912-764-9060 Cell 312-965-9946

Help Wanted

Full-time Grounds/ Maintenance Worker position w/benefits available at Gordonia Alatamaha State Park. See for more information and directions how to apply. Deadline for applications is 12/2/2014.

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

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.*

hiring metal fabricators & welders. Pay 15.00/ hour. Hours 7am-3 pm. Weekend work also. Contact: 478-299-4141

Business Opportunity

Real Estate Homes For Sale

For Sale By Owner

3 bedroom 2 bath. 1750sqft. 20x20 Deck and workshop. 2061 Pinemount BLVD., Statesboro. underground sprinkler system. 912-7647587. Appointments only.

Looking for Vendors!

Sitter Available

For your loved one. Loving, dependable. Great references available. Years of experience. Hm: 912-587-7368 Cell: 912308-0433

ROC Mechanical & Fabrication Contractor LLC

Tractor/trailer CDL-A Drivers. A leading south-east Wholesaler of Groceries nation-wide, has an immediate career opportunity for experienced CDL-A Drivers. High School Diploma or GED required. (1) year prior commercial driving experience preferred. Valid Commercial DriversLicense Class A/good driving record. Able to operate trailer landing gear and move converter dolly. Work up to 8 day (70) hours per week including nights/ weekends. Must pass a DOT physical examination and subject to periodic random alcohol and drug tests. Duties include: Deliver product to a series of customers out-of-town • Deliver to/unload product at customer location, verify accuracy of delivery, complete paperwork, and pick up returned product. • Perform safety inspection on vehicle. Ensure accuracy of driver Logs while performing trip activities. KnowledgeIAdd. skills/ Aptitude: • Excellent communication skills; writing, reading, oral & interact politely and effectively w/customers. Demonstrate sound judgment in operation of vehicle. Self-motivated, organized, responsible, and detail-oriented. Bring completed application:. GA Dept of Labor 62 Packinghouse Road Statesboro, GA 30458 912-681-5175 SpartanNash is an EEO/AA Employer//DISABILITY/DFWP

RN Charge Nurse

Optim Medical Center of Tattnall is seeking a full time (12hr shifts) RN Charge Nurse (Night Shift) for our Reidsville location. For more details and to apply, please visit www.optim-

Statesboro Flea Market Bring your unwanted items, & make some cash! Christmas Special $35/ month 912-536-6917

Great Neighborhood

3 bedroom, 2 bath house in parkway place subdivision, fenced back yard, new flooring new ac, $139,500 or rent $1200/month. 912-4896045 912-687-3037

Lenny went wild when he found the job of his dreams in the Classifieds 912•489•9455

Great Buy!

417 S Main. Single Duplex, or Commercial. 7 bedrooms. Appraised $183,000. Make offer. 912-682-7468

For Rent





apartment. Utilities included $85.00 weekly. Call 912587-5418.


103 Gentilly Drive. 3 bedroom, 1 bath & ½. Excellent condition. $79,000. Make offer. 912-682-7468

Statesboro Location

3br/1ba, CH/A, carport, fenced back yard $675/mon. 3br/2ba, huge rooms, CH/A, storage building. $850/mon. 4br/2ba, walk to GSU, DW, washer/dryer, CH/A $950/ month. 912-764-2957 912682-1230

Brick 2BR/2BA MultiFamily Located in Park Place Villas Lease Program Available Call: 855-671-5654

Office/Shop/ Residential

500sq. ft. $450/month. Call 912-512-0672

Land/Lots For Sale

3 Acre Lots

10 minutes from Statesboro, water/septic available. Owner financing $500 down + closing. 912-7649955.

Townhouse near Statesboro Mall,

Wal-Mart, theatre, restaurants. Two/BR, 1-1/2/bath, LR, furnished kit., priBulloch County 5/ dine, vate courtyd.  $650/ month.  acres References, rent history, 6/miles from Statesboro. Nevils, security deposit required. SEB school district. $29,500. 478-960-2003 appointment. Owner will finance. $1,000 down. 6% interest. 912-6824903

Manufacturing homes, 3 bedroom, 2 bath available. Starting@$625/month plus deposit. 1 child per bedroom preferred. 587-9850


10 Packinghouse Rd Call About Our Great Rent Specials! 2bd/ba starting at $589 3bd/2ba starting at $659     912.489.1001

Quiet Living

2003 Ford Mustang

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

Apartment For Rent Available Now 1 bedroom/1 bath $385/month Including water No Pets! Call 912-587-5062

Extended cab. Runs great. Must go. First $2000 takes it. Price is firm. 912-618-8104

Unique Rental

Large open studio apartment for single occupent. In town. Private entrance, no/ lease, water/electric, high speed internet/ROKU/ Netflix included. Fully furnished, credit check $625/ month. 912-536-4391.

Tired Of Your Old Stuff? Need New Money? Place A Classified Ad TODAY! Call 912-489-9455*

Red, V6 5 speed manual, 51,000 miles, great condition, $7300. 912-690-6215. Motorcycles/ATVS

2006 400CC Burgman Scooter

Great condition, like new, 1200 miles. Blue. $4000. 912-852-4022.


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Statesboro, Lanier Dr

Eagle Village Off 301 North Statesboro

1991 GMC Sierra 1500

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