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A team of American archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert.

Top Five An encounter with a journalist forces an actor to confront his comedic past.

Dying of the Light Nicolas Cage ignites a powder keg of action as a veteran CIA agent who goes rogue to hunt down his nemesis, a deadly terrorist.

Dec. 12: Exodus: Gods and Kings Ridley Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses.

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In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investi- gates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Dec. 17: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Men, dwarves and elves must unite or fall to the dual threats of Sauron's orcs and Smaug the dragon in the final installment of The Hobbit.

Dec. 19: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb When the magic that brings the exhibits to life begins to fade, night guard Larry Daley rallies his historical friends for a trip to London and the adventure of a lifetime.

Annie A plucky foster child charms her way into a billionaire's heart.

Dec. 25: Unbroken The incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini, who survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII — only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and takend to a POW camp.

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Editor's pick: The worst Christmas songs EVER


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Now that Thanksgiving the inherent idiocy of some has come and gone, I have of the lyrics makes me want lifted my self-imposed ban on to bang my head against the Christmas music. I know I’m window of my car. “There not the only one out there who won’t be snow in Africa this does this — refuses to listen to Christmas.” Seriously? A.) It others go a’caroling before the does snow in certain parts of turkey has gotten cold. Others Africa, and B.) What makes may do it out of a sense of sea- Brittani Howell the singers think that somesonal Scrooginess. one’s life has less joy because Personally, I love Christmas music; they don’t celebrate Christmas? Kind I just prefer to keep it seasonally of arrogant, don’t you think? I’m just appropriate. Once Thanksgiving saying, I’ve never heard anyone say is over, I turn into a poinsettiahow sad you must be because you throwing, carol-singing Who who don’t celebrate Hannukah. "Little Saint Nick," by the Beach could give the Ghost of Christmas Present a jolly run for his money. Boys — This one makes the list But there is one thing that will solely for the staggeringly stupid line, turn me into a Grinch faster than "Christmas comes this time each you can blink, and that's really, really year." I just can't. "Christmas Time is Here" (The obnoxious Christmas music. Charlie Brown Christmas Song) — Everybody has a list like this (don't Why would anyone want to listen to lie, you know you do), and everymildly creepy, depressed-sounding one's list is a little bit different. But children's sing in this grating, offthe holidays are all about sharing, key-sounding chorus? In the words of so in keeping with the spirit, I'd like to share my all-time, least-favorite, Linus, "I CAN'T STAND IT." "Santa Baby," by far too many most-despised Christmas songs. "Wonderful Christmastime," people — The simpering voice. by Paul McCartney — Oh, Paul. The uncomfortably sexual tone. It's amazing how one little jingle can The flirting with Father Christmas. overturn any gracious feelings I had NOTHING about this song is okay. "Baby, It's Cold Outside," by toward you as one of The Beatles. As soon as I hear those awful syneveryone and their mother — "Say, thesized opening cords, I change what's in this drink?" is never, ever the song faster than Santa inhaling a a good start to a date night, honey. plate of gingerbread men. Run. "The Christmas Shoes," by "I Want a Hippopotamus for NewSong — I have never been able Christmas," by John Rox — First off, to understand why this song is so that kid's voice is effing annoying. popular. It's emotionally manipulative Second, I got chased by a hippo when and more sadistic than cathartic. I was in Kenya on a school serviceMore than that, it presents an learning trip. Since then, not only argument that says God causes bad does my family think it's hilarious to things to happen in other people's sing this song at me, but every year lives to teach YOU the true meaning for Christmas I get some kind of of Christmas. And personally, that's hippo paraphernalia. Hippo trauma is not the kind of god I want to be worreal, guys. shipping in the Advent season. "Do They Know it's Christmas," Brittani Howell is the editor of by Band Aid — I talked about this Connect Statesboro. She's not a Grinch, one in a column a few weeks ago, but she promises, but she is legitimately this song is incredibly condescending kind of scared of hippos. If you'd like (even if it was well-intentioned). In to get in touch, send her an email at addition to its paternalistic attitude,!w



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GATA’s — Cornhole Tournament, 6 a.m.– 10 p.m. Averitt Center for the Arts — Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. GSU Russell Union, Room 2047 — Free campus-wide HIV testing from 11 a.m.–2 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. GSU Performing Arts Center (PAC) — Georgia Southern Symphony “Come Dance with Gus” concert, 7:30–8:30 p.m., free and open to the public. Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

Averitt Center for the Arts — 2014 All Fired Up Holiday Exhibition and Sale, 5–8 p.m. Artisan-made gifts that are locally made and reasonably priced, created by the Averitt Center visual arts faculty, students and friends. 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. GSU Foy Building — Brass Quintet Recital, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Millhouse — Nick Bryant, 8 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m. Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m.



Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.



Averitt Center for the Arts — Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. GSU’s Sweetheart Circle — Annual Lighting of Sweetheart Circle, 4– 6 p.m.

GSU — Deadline for 8th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival submissions Averitt Center for the Arts — 2014 All Fired Up Holiday Exhibition and Sale, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Artisan-made gifts that are locally made and reasonably priced, created by the Averitt Center visual arts faculty, students and friends. Averitt Center — Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition; Annual Invitational Exhibit and Holiday Card Show 10 a.m.–7 p.m. GSU College of Education, Room

1115 — Fashion Showcase by GSU Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design program, featuring guest judge, GSU alum and fashion designer Mychael Knight Downtown Statesboro — Downtown Holiday Celebration, 5–8 p.m. Statesboro kicks off the Advent season with a block party featuring the annual parade, the Chili Town Cookoff, the Run the Boro 5K and the rescheduled Shopping by Lantern Light market. Music, food, lights and Santa Claus — basically, everything you need to start the season off right. 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. Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — The Pine Box Dwellers, 6 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church — “Celebrating the Seasons” holiday concert, 7–9 p.m. Free and open to the community; donations encouraged. GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — Vocal faculty and strings concert, 7:30– 8:30 p.m. Dingus Magees — The Orange Constant, 10 p.m. South City Tavern — Those Cats, 10 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — The Pine Box Dwellers, 10 p.m.



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Up Holiday Exhibition and Sale, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Artisan-made gifts that are locally made and reasonably priced, created by the Averitt Center visual arts faculty, students and friends. Averitt Center — Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition; Annual Invitational Exhibit and Holiday Card Show 10 a.m.–7 p.m. GSU Planetarium — Let it Snow: A Holiday Music Journey planetarium show, hourly from 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. The planetarium will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Statesboro Food Bank. Splash in the Boro — Family Fun Swim, 10 a.m.–noon GSU PAC — The Nutcracker, 2:30 – 4:30, 6–8 p.m. The classic ballet is brought to life by the Statesboro School of Dance. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youth. 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. Meinhardt Vineyards — Steven Baird Percussion, 7 p.m. South City Tavern — Steven Baird Percussion, 10 p.m. (patrons 21 & up)



Statesboro First United Methodist Church — GSU Music Department presents a choral Christmas concert, “Arise, Shine, Your light has Come,” 3–4, 6– 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.

Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m.

Southern Billiards & Burgers — Pool tourney, 8 p.m., $10 entry fee

GSU William Center, Multipurpose Room — UPB-Unplugged Featured Artist Concert, 6:30– 8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.



Averitt Center — Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition; Annual Invitational Exhibit and Holiday Card Show 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.



Averitt Center — Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition; Annual Invitational Exhibit and Holiday Card Show, 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.

Retrievers — Trivia, 6 p.m.; beer pong tourney, 9 p.m.

GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — GSU Music Department presents guitar ensemble concert GATA’s — Beer pong tournament, 8 p.m. Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m. Applebee’s — Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

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We are the champions, my friends but like a wise bald man used to say: 22 is more than 16 and we’ll take it every time. Especially when it brings a conference championship to Statesboro. Tattler Game Ball: This week’s game ball goes to Ezayi Youyoute. “Izzy” came to Brown Georgia Southern in 2010 and was redshirted his freshman season. He served as backup quarterback to Jaybo Shaw in 2011 and competed for the starting job in 2012, but Jerick McKinnon eventually won the job. Youyoute sat out most of last season due to injury and the coaches even moved him to wide receiver briefly in an attempt to get him more playing time. Before the Georgia Tech game, Izzy asked the coaching staff to allow him to run the scout team offense because he knew the option offense well from his time as quarterback under Jeff Monken. He was willing to do whatever he could to help his team win — even if it did not come with recognition for on-field contributions. After five years in the program, his number was called on senior night with the Sun Belt title on the line. After Kevin Ellison and Favian Upshaw both left the game due to injury, Izzy trotted onto the field to take over on a crucial fourth down and 5 in the fourth quarter, and the Eagles trailing 13-9. He broke

SCOTT BRYANT/staff Georgia Southern running back L.A. Ramsby, center, and quarterback Ezayi Youyoute celebrate Rambsy's fourth quarter touchdown against Louisiana Monroe. an 18-yard run on that play to extend the drive that led to the go-ahead touchdown. He had a 48-yard run on the next possession to set up another touchdown. Izzy finished the game with 81 yards on five carries and led his team to its final 13 points in the 22-16 championship-clinching win. What a storybook ending to a career for someone we can all be proud to call an Eagle. Speaking of storybook, how about Matt Dobson? Two seasons in a row, Dobson saved the final game of the season by breaking up a pass in the endzone on the next-to-last play of the game to cling to a six-point lead. Last season, he broke up a sure touchdown at Florida. This year, he knocked the ball loose and knocked himself out for the game’s final play with three seconds on the clock. If you haven’t seen the field-level video of the hit,

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find it online. What a play! Dobson has two interceptions returned for touchdowns this season, but those two pass breakups may be the two biggest plays of his career. It just feels good to say the Georgia Southern Eagles are champions of the Sun Belt Conference for 2014. What a season it has been. The only question remains is: Will the NCAA do the right thing and grant Georgia Southern a waiver for bowl eligibility? These student athletes deserve it. But if this is where the 2014 season comes to an end, a huge thank-you to the 2014 senior class for all you have done and how you have represented Georgia Southern. Just remember: Once an Eagle, always an Eagle. You will always have a home and a family at Georgia Southern. Congratulations and best wishes to you all!w


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There aren’t many times in life when I am rendered nearly speechless. Now is one of those times. It’s hard to put into words the exact thoughts that have been running circles in my head over the last couple days. So let’s start with the main Alex storyline: Georgia Southern won the outright Sun Belt Conference championship Saturday night at Paulson Stadium. And what a night it was to be an Eagle! There are several other notable subplots that I feel are worth mentioning. First, Georgia Southern became just the third program to win a conference title in its first year in FBS. Marshall and Nevada are the other two. The Eagles not only won the conference championship, but finished the season with a perfect 8-0 mark in Sun Belt play. Southern’s 9-3 record could very easily be 11-1 had the Eagles held on to late leads at NC State and Georgia Tech early in the season. But 9-3 is still one heck of a first season in the FBS. Georgia Southern’s request for a waiver for bowl eligibility was denied by the NCAA last week, but the university has appealed and awaits the final decision. Even if Saturday night was the last game the 2014 Eagles play, what a way to go out. How special was the scene on the field after the game? Wow. It wasn’t a pretty game by any means,

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10 Dragon Age: Inquisition tops its predecessors in every way but stands out with a massive map and diverse combat options.

Welcome back to the Dragon Age With up to 200 hours of playing the previous titles. content and 20–40 hours The game takes place to complete the singleduring a civil war between player campaign, Dragon Mages and Templars. When a Age: Inquistion is the game conclave is gathered to create players have fantasized about. peace, it is interrupted by a Published by Electronic Arts huge explosion that creates and developed by Bioware, demon-spawning rifts in the Tim Webb the game is available on both world. The player assumes the next-gen and last-gen PlayStation and role of a survivor of the explosion who Xbox consoles as well as has the ability to seal Microsoft Windows. the demon-spawning REVIEW Like Bioware's Mass rifts. 'Dragon Age: Effect, Dragon Age: As mentioned, the Inquisition is a huge, game is massive with Inquisition' free-roaming video tons of content and game that focuses hours of gameplay. on creating alliances The diverse landscapes Developer: Bioware and gathering party keep the game from Publisher: Electronic Arts members to tackle getting boring and an enemy. Inquisition offer unique ways to Platform: Microsoft picks up where Dragon Windows, PlayStation 3 and 4, engage in battle. Back Xbox 360, Xbox One Age 2 left off, but from the original players new to the Dragon Age is the topseries can jump right in without down tactical camera to direct actions

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Nothing lacking in 'Theory of Everything' Early in The Theory of Everything, a college-aged Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) meets his future wife, Jane (Felicity Jones), at a party, and they quickly get into a discussion about religion. Jane attends the Church of England, but Hawking is a cosmologist, and thus, an “intelligent atheist.” When Jane asks Hawking what he and his fellow cosmologists worship, he answers: a master equation that will explain the universe. A theory of everything. That exchange sets up one of the

recurring themes in this biopic from director James Marsh, but Stephen Hawking’s views on theology are just one element of a dynamic and insightful film. Adapted from Jane’s own memoir, The Theory of Everything follows Hawking’s pursuit of his secular grail, framed by the story of their marriage and the health challenges that threatened to derail Hawking’s entire life. It is an insightful, romantic, charming and tragic film (and not just because you know Hawking will wind


from above. However, players can opt to never use the tactical camera and instead use standard attacks mixed in with more powerful abilities to control the action. The balance between the dialogueled action and exploration is uncanny. Inquisition grows more compelling as the game goes on and players will notice how vast and ambitious Bioware's game truly is. Player customization, crafting, inventory management and weapon customization are just a few of the many things players will be wrapped up in during this epic gameplay. Like other Bioware games, choices and ethics that players make have a standing consequence on how the game unfolds.

Although the game is stunning and loaded with content, there are a few hiccups as well. Sometimes frame rates will fall and a there are a few graphic glitches, such as clipping issues, but none of that breaks the game or takes away from the story — and that's a plus. Aside from the story, there is even a four-player co-op mode that gives players another experience. Dragon Age has reached a monolithic point with Inquisition and gamers will be delighted with the results. A provocative plot, brilliant settings and rich characters are sure to be the ingredients Bioware wanted to cook up for gamers this holiday season.w

up in a robotic wheelchair by the end of it). The timeline covers the stretch of Hawking’s life between his time in college through his marriage to Jane, his physical decline and on to his eventual celebrity as SPECIAL TO CONNECT author of A Felicity Jones stars as Jane Wilde and Eddie Redmayne stars as Brief History of Time, which Stephen Hawking in Academy Award-winner James Marsh's "The helped win Theory of Everything." him an offer of knighthood in tragedy, but it’s also brainy without the British Empire. being eggheaded. One of the film’s Through it all, Marsh manages a tactful balance. It’s a love story and a See HAWKING, page 11

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great accomplishments is its thoughtful handling of the religious subplot. Told here, the issue was a source of tension between Hawking and his wife, but to Marsh’s credit, it’s presented in a way that doesn’t marginalize audiences on either side of the theological fence. The film’s highlight may be Redmayne, who manages such delicacy in Hawking’s transition from gangly, awkward youth to the figure we recognize today that you never get the feeling he’s putting on a performance. From start to finish, through Hawking’s sickness and his health, Redmayne radiates an irresistible charm. It helps that he isn’t a broadly recognized actor — though this film may change that. Putting someone like Daniel Day-Lewis in the role might elicit an excellent performance, but you would always know you were watching Daniel Day-Lewis. Still, that shouldn’t take away from what Redmayne accomplishes as the famous scientist. Jones is properly sympathetic as Jane, who has to deal with a lot more than her husband’s declining health,

the cold white stuff this winter (thanks a bunch, South Georgia). Georgia Southern will be holding its annual holiday lighting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m., and the good folks at the University Programming Board are hauling in a snow machine for all the good li'l boys and girls. To top it off, the lights will be switched on by jolly ol' Saint Nicholas himself. (Wait — that's President Keel? Our bad. It's the beard.) Shopping by Lantern Light — Clearly, last week's weather thought that Christmas shopping in November was a bad idea, so the annual lantern-lit market has been moved to Friday evening to coincide with the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority's F1rst Friday Holiday

and Harry Potter fans will be happy to see David Thewlis as Hawking’s professor/mentor Dennis Sciama. Like many biopics, Theory of Everything presents the flaws of the subject as well as its strengths. Some audiences may cringe to see the film’s light portrayal of Hawking’s indulgence in pornography, not so much for its content as for the film’s seeming validation of the habit. It’s a far cry from the warts-and-all portrayals of infidelity we see in similar biopics — “Ray” and “Walk the Line” spring to mind — but the sum effect is the same. By seeing all the dimensions of Hawking, good and bad, you get a figure that is more human and more relatable, almost because of the flaws. Viewers may be surprised to see how much of the film centers on his relationship with his wife — again, it is based on her memoir — but the perspective gives a very human dynamic to his world of quantum physics and relativity. It also deepens the pain of the film’s darker turns, and underscores a film that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit as well as its failures.w

most lip-smacking, tongue-searing, heartburn-inducing chili from all over the Southeast in the annual Chili Cook-Off, where chili chefs battle it out for the coveted title of Best Chili in the 'Boro. With $1 and a chili sample cup, the world is your oyster. Go forth and eat. The world's smallest Christmas parade — Okay, we're not entirely sure that it's the "world's smallest," but it's small, it's adorable and it's ours. Better yet, it's got golf carts and Santa Claus. Come out and show some love. All joking aside (and this city girl is kind of joking), one of the best parts about living in a small community is participating in the yearly traditions. This is a place, if you're a student, you only get to live in and love for a short time. Make the most of it while you're here, and enjoy the holidays in the Boro!w

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It's the most wonderful time of the year once again: a time of goodwill, good food and a blanket excuse to use awful, holiday-themed puns and cliches in newspaper headlines. As you know, Statesboro has a swingin' holiday scene, and this year's celebration — thanks to a little rearranging courtesy of last week's weather — is going to be as big a bash as ever. Check out Sweetheart Circle at 4 p.m. Thursday and head downtown at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon to get in on the fun, or risk being called a Scrooge from the people who like rockin' around the Christmas tree. Annual Holiday Lighting — Do you want to build a snowman?! Whether you're sick of Frozen references or not, this very well might be your only opportunity to see

Celebration. Along with the Averitt Center's All Fired Up Holiday Sale, it's probably the Boro's best place for shopping local for the holidays with all your farmers market favorites. Run in the 'Boro — Don't be ashamed: Everyone puts on a little extra poundage thanks to those fantastic holiday meals. (Seriously, food is one of the reasons for the season.) But if you just can't stand to be seen with your little Thanksgiving food baby, run that bad boy off at the annual holiday 5k Run in the 'Boro. The race will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in front of city hall. Registration is now $25 and can be done until 4 p.m. on the day of the race. Chili Cook-Off — As a counter to the fitness nuts mentioned above, you could just indulge in some of the

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The new Star Wars trailer is here And the Internet collectively lost its mind A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After months of leaked images and idle speculation around director J.J. Abrams' film, Disney and Lucasfilm on Friday debuted an 88-second teaser trailer for the seventh entry into the blockbuster franchise online and in about 30 North American theaters. The dark, energetic teaser, which has been watched nearly 3 million times on YouTube, blasts viewers with quick, disjointed images of classic and slightly altered "Star Wars" images, like TIE Fighters, X-Wings, droids and the Millennium Falcon. Set to a new John Williams score,

audiences get a peek at newcomers John Boyega (the storm trooper in question), Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and a mysterious caped man in a frozen forest carrying a three-pronged light saber. Many assume the sinister, lumbering figure to be Adam Driver, who is rumored to be playing a villain in the highly secretive movie. Andy Serkis is responsible for the haunting voiceover narration throughout the short spot, which

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Brawny, bearded and butt-naked — for charity SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin — If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you. A group of brawny, bearded brewers from the Sheboygan area has posed mostly nude for a calendar that is raising money for charity. The 2015 Brew Men Calendar features 11 brewing professionals from 3 Sheeps Brewing, 8th Street Ale Haus and Plymouth Brewing Co. Proceeds from the calendar, which can be bought

online or at various bars, grocers and liquor stores in Wisconsin and northern Illinois, will be donated to the Movember Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on men's health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer. Unsurprisingly, the idea came about when they were enjoying a few beers. After Kurt Jensen, owner of 8th Street Ale Haus, began talking to some of his brewing buddies about doing charity work, the group of beer-lovers eventually

previews a world 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Despite some negative reaction, overall, fans were not disappointed, even with the sobering knowledge that the actual film doesn't hit theaters till Dec. 18, 2015. "That Star Wars trailer gave me the tingles," director Edgar Wright said on Twitter. "Language and emojis fail to express what's in my heart at this moment," actress Anna Kendrick added emphatically. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn also weighed in, writing, "Because everyone keeps asking me my opinion, I LOVED the Star Wars trailer. It infused me with a giddy-little-

kidness." Commenters on the longstanding "Star Wars" fan site were similarly delighted by the visuals, which seemed to pay homage to the grungy aesthetic of George Lucas's original trilogy. There may have been no plot clues to be gleaned from the advertisement, but fan interest has certainly been piqued with the exciting array of images and the notable lack of original cast members Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. It might be some time before audiences get another opportunity to feast on new Episode VII images, but fan excitement, much like the Force, is definitely awake.w

The best thing on the Internet right now is the nerd community's response to this lightsaber. Don't believe me? Google it. ASSOCIATED PRESS

came up with something similar to a swimsuit calendar. Grant Pauly, founder of 3 Sheeps, said he hopes the calendars will raise awareness and stimulate conversations about men's health, he told Sheboygan Press Media. "I was down in Chicago when someone who saw the group photo on our Facebook page came up to me and we ended up having a 20 minute conversation," he said. Jensen said convincing the guys to take off their clothes for a good cause was easier than he expected, and Pauly agreed. "Putting the calendar together, that was pretty easy," said Pauly. "We have the most difficult part ahead: getting the word out." The calendar marks the first fundraising effort of Brewers Against Bad Things, a group that Pauly and Jensen recently founded to raise money for charitable causes.w

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Holli Deal Saxon CLUB MISBEHAVIOR — Police responded to a disturbance at Club 125. One witness said another man busted out the window of the club after being escorted out. A third man said a fourth man grabbed him and choked him. A fifth man said the man who busted out the window struck him after the fifth man escorted him out of the club In a separate incident, police responded to the club about a drunk person who wouldn’t leave. On arrival, an officer made contact with a man who was “highly intoxicated and trying to fight employees of the establishment.” DRUNK AND NASTY — A man was found at Lakeside Café, with his head bent down almost into his plate of food. An officer noted that the man was wearing soiled clothes, had food smeared across his hands and smelled of alcohol

and urine. The man admitted he had been drinking and had taken Adderal and Xanax. He was also found to be intoxicated and was arrested. STRANGE THREATS — Police spoke with two men at the Russell Union Rotunda who said while they were waiting for a Christian concert to begin, another man asked about God and homosexuality and said, “I will kill you both.” Officers found the suspect, who admitted to the threats. When asked how he intended to do that, the man said, “You know how,” and would not elaborate. The victims didn’t want to press charges, but when the officer told the man to leave and that he would be banned from campus, he walked over to a nearby bench, sat down, then got up and danced a few minutes later. Police arrested him.w

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23– Dec. 21) — A posting regarding a professional financial gain will not live up to expectations or resemble what has been advertised. Abide by the rules and don't try to cut corners. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — Do something memorable for someone special. Make the alterations required to get out of a repetitive pattern. Once you take control, you'll feel invigorated. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — Consider gaining knowledge about something that interests you. If local schools don't offer what you need at a convenient time or place, using an online education system may be the better route. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — Prepare sufficiently for an interview. A geographic distance may not be as big an obstacle as you imagine. Broaden your search for a better position. ARIES (March 21– April 19) — Don't let others take advantage of you. Deal with your own responsibilities first. You don't have to take on someone else's task without receiving credit or recognition. TAURUS (April 20–May 20) — A healthier lifestyle can be yours if you tackle it like any other project. Decide where you want to be, outline the steps to get there and take action.


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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

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Firewood Oak Firewood/Pinestraw. Come to Metter, pick up your firewood/pinestraw cheaper. Oakwood $50/small truck load. Lon leaf straw $3/bale. 625 David St, Inside Metter Portal Hwy. (MLK) 912-531-5751


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Helen’s Hobbies

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

Nice wood highchair $35.00. 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 Pets

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The Walk in My Shoes Organization helps provide shoes, clothing, and other necessary items to needy children and families in Bulloch County. Please contact us if you have unwanted items that you would like to donate. Thank you for your support! “We’re helping kids…one step at a time” Call for drop off location. 912-541-2809

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

Longleaf Pinestraw

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


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


German Shepherd Puppies

Born November 8th. Ready to go December 20th. Mom & Dad AKC Registered. On site. $500/each. 2 males, 2 females. 912-660-397

Services Business Services

SpartanNash Company

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

Miscellaneous Services



Do You Need A Caregiver?

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

Simply Southern Kennel

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

Call 912-536-2726

7/years experience w/elderly, disabled & Hospice care. Selcontracted. Will consider livein. References, competitive rates. Call 912-764-9060 Cell 312-965-9946

Experienced Caregiver CPR & First aide

will take care of elderly, home, hospital, Nursing home. Light house keeping, prepare meals. Reasonable rates. Akeleau 912237-3950 912-678-2257


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

If you are looking for a dependable

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

Help Wanted

Great Neighborhood

Carpenters/ Carpenter Foreman

Positions (6-10 month jobs - $13-$18/hour) with Juneau Construction Co. Must pass background & drug screen. Call us at (404) 264-5102 by 12/2/2014.

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

Land/Lots For Sale

3 Acre Lots

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

Great Buy!

Jobs Employment Wanted

Statesboro, Lanier Dr

Is your child struggling in school? Does your child need to improve his/her grades on the Georgia Milestone test? 912764-9282, 813-909-6067

No job is too big or too small Best prices in the ‘Boro 912541-2809*

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

Miniature Horses For Sale

Homes For Sale

Saturday Tutorial PRE-K-8th Grade

All Around Professionals


Real Estate

Laborer positions

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

(6-10 month jobs - $10-$15/ hour) with Juneau Construction Co. Must pass background & drug screen.  Call us at (404) 264-5102 by 12/2/2014

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 912-682-1230

Business Opportunity


Looking for Vendors!

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

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

Office/Shop/ Residential

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

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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

and excellent caregiver for your loved one. Excellent/ References. 15/years experience. Prepare good meals, light house work, take to Dr’s appointments & Run errands. 912-536-8411

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


Townhouse near Statesboro Mall,

Wal-Mart, theatre, restaurants. Two/BR, 1-1/2/bath, dine, LR, furnished kit., private courtyd.  $650/ month.  References, rent history, security deposit required. 478-960-2003 appointment.

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

2006 400CC Burgman Scooter

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

There’s something for everyone in Classifieds


Quiet Living

1 bedroom unfurnished or


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

Eagle Village Off 301 North Statesboro

Manufacturing homes, 3 bedroom, 2 bath available. Starting@$625/month plus deposit. 1 child per bedroom preferred. 5879850

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.

Automotive Cars/Trucks/Vans

1991 GMC Sierra 1500

Apartment For Rent Available Now

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

1 bedroom/1 bath $385/month Including water No Pets! Call 912-587-5062


2003 Ford Mustang

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

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2007 Chevrolet 3500

Dually 6.6 Duramax Diesel. 47,700/miles. Great tow vehicle. Asking $29,500 OBo 912-764-3914

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Layaway orders not paid for and picked up by December 15 will be canceled. Any payments will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation fee. Offer valid 9/12/14 – 12/15/14. Available for electronics, automotive electronics, toys, infant toys, select sporting goods, small appliances, furniture & infant furniture. Excludes wireless phones that require contracts. Walmart and Walmart Supercenter stores only. All fees non-refundable. The cancellation fee does not apply in all states. Some restrictions apply

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Layaway Details: No opening fee Down payment: $10 or 10% (whichever is greater) Minimums: Individual items must be $15 or greater. Total purchase must be $50 or greater. Terms: Layaway begins September 12. Final payment and pickup must be made on or before December 15 at the same store layaway was initiated. Cancellation: if account is canceled, items will be returned to inventory. Down payment and payments made will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation fee. Returns: Walmart Returns Policy applies to all layaway transactions. Location: Layaway is initiated and picked up at the Services Desk. Payments can be made at any register. Timing: Some Layaway items may be stored at a location other than where the layaway account was opened. All items stored remotely will be available for pickup within 10 days of paying the balance due, but no later than 12/15/2015. See Services Desk for full details. *Please ask a Jewelry associate for policies specific to jewelry. Layaway available all year.

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