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Christmas break is no time to sit at home with nothing to do. It's a time to celebrate friends and family, home and community — but sometimes it's hard to find things to do beyond baking cookies and watching movies at home. That's where we come in. Like we did last year, Connect has hunted down the hottest holiday happenings in our little corner of Southeast Georgia. We did our best to make it day-by-day, but we had to do a little fudging. Hopefully, that gives you a bit of wiggle room for planning. It's our present to you. Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and may your season be bright!

Dec. 9: Christmas crafting Whether you’re a college student slogging through final exams or a busy adult trying to carve out some time to celebrate, there are few things more festive and relaxing than a good crafting session. The Statesboro Regional Public Library (124 S. Main St.) is here to help with that: They invite the public to a workshop to make some fun, easy Christmas decorations to spruce up their space. The library staff will provide supplies, directions and a space to work. Everyone will leave with a festive decoration.

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Please bring your own coloring supplies. Some free coloring pages are available. Free and open to the public.


Statesboro Regional Public Library — Simple Holiday Crafts workshop, 6 p.m. Supplies, directions and workspace will be provided. Free and open to the public.

Eagle Creek Brewing Company — Trivia Time, 7 p.m. GSU Williams Center — Fall 2015 Lantern Walk, 7 p.m.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop — Cornhole, 7 p.m.

Averitt Center for the Arts — Amahl & The Night Visitors, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $21 for adults, $10 for youth

Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — Piano., 8 p.m.

40 East Grill — Scotty Cram, 9 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Thursday Movie Matinee: Meet Me in St. Louis, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.

GSU Hanner Fieldhouse — Georgia Southern Fall Graduation, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Statesboro Regional Public Library — Adult coloring class, 6 p.m.

Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m.

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Averitt Center for the Arts — Amahl & The Night Visitors, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $21 for adults, $10 for youth

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Statesboro Regional Public Library — Author talk with Daniel Poremba, Fitness Starting Now, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Averitt Center for the Arts — Amahl & The Night Visitors, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $21 for adults, $10 for youth




Statesboro Regional Public Library — Holiday Cookie Swap, 6 p.m. Bring a batch of your favorite holiday cookies and a recipe to share. Free and open to the public.

El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m.


Averitt Center for the Arts — Youth Chorale/ Strings Winter Showcase, 7–8 p.m. Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.


Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m. El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop — Cornhole, 7 p.m.

Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar (Brampton Ave.) — Trivia, 8–9 p.m.

Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.


Three Tree Coffee Roasters — Live music night, 6–9 p.m.


Statesboro Regional Public Library — Family Christmas Fun, 1 p.m. Enjoy a reading of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas and a showing of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, in addition to complimentary holiday refreshments. Free and open to the public.


Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m.

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El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m.

Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar (Brampton Ave.) — Trivia, 8–9 p.m.

16 19 Freddie Blitch Farms — Journey to Bethlehem, 6–8 p.m. Live nativity walk-through, presented by the First Baptist Church of Statesboro. Follow the lighted directional signs from Veteran’s Parkway at Westside Road. Free and open to the public.



Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m. GATA’s — Beer pong tournament, 8 p.m. Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.



Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.


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Southern lost, but State should be ashamed Unsportsmanlike conduct from the Panthers sours State's blowout victory I don’t want to talk about it. But I think I have to. First of all, we pointed out last week that Georgia State was a much improved team from what Georgia Southern demolished last season. But I had no idea Alex how much the Panthers had improved. State shut down Georgia Southern’s potent offense, holding the Eagles to just 203 total yards. Panther quarterback Nick Arbuckle threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns. But perhaps the most surprising stat of the game was the team rushing yardage totals: State 143, Southern 135. It was just not Georgia Southern’s day. The Eagles had a few dropped passes, a missed field goal, some blown coverages and a few ill-timed penalties. But give State credit. They came to play and they kicked Southern’s tail in the second half. Tattler Game Ball: In a game like that, there really aren’t any individual efforts that stand out. So this week’s game ball will be a lifetime achievement award of sorts. The 2015 seniors get the game ball because of the way they have represented Georgia Southern on and off the field during the course of their careers. That definitely wasn’t how they wanted their final game at Paulson Stadium to go. But the seniors finish 29-3 at home in their careers and get to play one more time when the Eagles meet Bowling Green in the GoDaddy Bowl on Dec. 23. The Sun Belt has four teams going bowling. Joining the Eagles in the postseason are Arkansas State (New Orleans Bowl vs. Louisiana Tech), Appalachian State (Camellia Bowl vs. Ohio), and Georgia State (Cure Bowl vs. San Jose State). If I were a Georgia State fan, I’d

be proud of the team’s win, but I would be absolutely embarrassed of the way they conducted themselves. I understand having a chip on their shoulder. I get that the Panthers were fired up after last season’s “Paulson Brown Stadium North” stunt. They have gotten plenty of disrespect from the folks in Statesboro. But I have never in my life seen a college football team with so little class, professionalism or discipline. I’ve heard stories of completely unacceptable (and even some illegal) behavior before, during and after the game by Georgia State players, coaches and staff. But because I cannot confirm those events, I’ll just discuss what I saw with my own eyes. On the field, State was penalized eight times for 103 yards. Five of those were unsportsmanlike conduct calls, and one player was ejected in the second quarter. Off the field, the Georgia State team and staff looked like a bunch of idiots. I’m sorry, but I can’t think of a better word to describe their behavior. I have been in the student section for many a game at Paulson Stadium. I know Georgia Southern students weren’t exactly wishing the Panthers luck on their finals this week. But it’s college football. Student sections are going to be pretty ruthless in rivalry games like these. So be a man and let your play on the field do the talking. I’ve seen one or two players respond to hecklers in the past. But the entire Georgia State sideline spent most of the game taunting Southern fans, mouthing and gesturing back at the student section. On several occasions, a couple dozen players and staff were turned around facing the stands with middle fingers in the air. I’m not exaggerating that number at all. I’m a grown man. Bad language, obscene gestures and other “adult”

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content doesn’t bother me. I can handle it. But it’s classless. It’s smalltime. It’s just not how a group representing a university should conduct themselves. Have more respect for your university, your opponent and the thousands of people watching you. I’m embarrassed that Georgia Southern shares conference ties with a program that is run so unprofessionally. And it starts with the coaching staff and administration. Obviously those actions have been allowed, tolerated and apparently even encouraged to some extent by those in authority. It shows a complete lack of control by the institution and its athletics program. It’s a shame that the biggest win

in Georgia State’s football history had to be marred by such an embarrassment of actions by what was the better team on the field Saturday. I am proud of the fact that while they had every opportunity, my Eagles didn’t stoop to that level. They didn’t get sucked into acting like a bunch of out of control, classless children. Even in a loss, the Eagles represented Georgia Southern with class and dignity. And I thank the players, coaches and athletics staff for that. Congratulations on the win, Georgia State. But please know that until you start acting like a Division I football program, you are still a joke in my book.w

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FREE WILLY — A woman was strolling along the Greenway Walking Trail when a white male, weighing around 240 pounds and standing six feet tall, wearing a baggy navy tee shirt, baggy jeans and a ball cap, exposed himself to her before running into the woods. NAUGHTY LIST — A Sandy Creek Farms woman reported being harassed by a male who texted her to ask whether she “needed a boy toy.”w

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STOCKING STUFFER — A man stuffed a $3 sausage somewhere on his person — reports didn’t say where — and left SavA-Lot without paying. SEASON OF GIVING — Instead of stealing, someone broke in and left things at a Statesboro Place Circle apartment. An officer who responded to a missing dog call also spoke with a woman who said someone broke into her apartment and left a cellphone, $12 in cash and change, a handbag, clothing and other items.

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Dec. 10–13: 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' Savannah Christian Church (55 Al Henderson Boulevard, Savannah) is staging a play that dwells on the grace and forgiveness of Christmas — and they're working in a few laughs in this year's holiday production. The whole school is horrified when the rowdy, rambunctious and irreverent Herdman kids are cast as all the leading roles in the annual Christmas pageant. While students and parents alike protest kick up a fuss over the casting, the pageant director becomes even more determined to pull off the story — even as the Herdman's wreak havoc on the set. Funny, tender and touching, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever gives an unconventional look at the Christmas spirit. The show will run at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11–13. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Savannah Christian Church website and at the door.

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Dec. 10–12: 'Amahl & the Night Visitors' For the second day of Christmas, take yourself and your loved ones to the Averitt Center for the Arts for a magical little play in the biblical spirit of the season: Amahl & the Night Visitors. This Christmas story is based on the New Testament account of the Magi and imagines their journey to see the newborn Jesus. One evening, as they travel, they find themselves as guests in the house of the crippled youth Amahl and his mother. Struggling to survive and feed her child and herself, Amahl’s mother attempts to steal some of the Magi’s gold — gold which would be a gift for the new King. The theft is discovered, and what starts as a tale of deception and desperation quickly progresses into a story of grace, redemption and healing. Written in English by Gian Carlo Menotti, this program draws on the composer’s childhood memories of

Christmas in Spain. In this production, Menotti has successfully woven the traditional biblical Christmas story together with a beautiful tale of grace and restoration. This is the first opera successfully composed for television production. Amahl & the Night Visitors is a one-hour show that churches groups, families and individuals will enjoy as a kickoff to their Christmas season. Directed by Dr. Tamara Watson Harper, the show features Arikka Gregory, Spencer Boyum, Allen Henderson, William Lavonis and Cyril Durant (of Statesboro band Those Cats). The show will run Dec. 10–12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults ($21 non-members) and $10 for all youth. If they buy their tickets in advance, any employees of Bulloch County, the City of Statesboro, Bulloch County Schools, Georgia Southern University, East Georgia State College and Ogeechee Technical College can also get tickets for $10 each.


Snow may be a little thin on the ground, but the Savannah Harbor Foundation has plenty of other tricks in their toy bag — namely, a gingerbread village, gorgeous lights, a complimentary ferry to and from River Street, and an Ice Bar, all located at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa (1 Resort Drive, Savannah). The event, sponsored by the Savannah Barbor Foundation, raises funds for several local nonprofit organizations serving children and families during the holidays. The Wonderland is open daily from 5–9 p.m. Thursday–Sunday nights until Dec. 13. From Dec. 16–24, the Wonderland will be open daily. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Savannah Harbor Foundation website, where you can also find a schedule of guest performers and special events.

O Christmas Tree If you've left your Christmas tree to the last minute, worry not! There are plenty of local growers who still have trees for sale. Visit The Georgia Christmas Tree Growers Association (www.gacta. com) or the Georgia Grown website ( for a list of nearby Christmas tree farms, and take a day to find the perfect tree. If you already have one, make the trip anyway and do a little recon for next year.

Dec. 15 — Sing, choirs of angels Nothing feels quite as festive as big band and choral music. The Statesboro Chamber Orchestra and the choirs of the Youth Chorale join forces for a fabulous winter showcase. This musical extravaganza will run Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for all patrons.

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Tucked away from the lights and noise of modern Statesboro, Freddie Blitch Farms (625 Freddie Blitch Road, Statesboro) is the perfect place for the Journey to Bethlehem, hosted by the First Baptist Church of Statesboro and carried off by about 100 volunteers. In addition to the manger scene, Journey to Bethlehem offers a miniature village with 15 different interactive booths, where visitors can try period food, get a whiff of frankincense and myrrh, watch potters, make jewelry and touch the many live animals brought in for the event, including sheep and camels. After a hayride and a wander through the candlelit village, visitors are invited to dress up in period costume and get their pictures taken — and everything is completely free. FBC children’s minister Susan Allen describes the event as a “quiet, gentle evening” for young families, although everyone is welcome to attend and find something to enjoy. The event is outside, so visitors are advised to dress warmly and wear walking shoes. For more information, call FBC at (912) 489-7930. The Journey to Bethlehem will be held for one night only from 6–8 p.m.

Get all Elfed up The Hen House of Statesboro is holding its second annual Elf on the Shelf photo contest, with a $100 store gift card and other prizes available for contest winners. Since there is still plenty to do before Christmas, give your Elf a marathon photo shoot in the silliest and most outrageous scenarios you can think of. Post your best pictures on Facebook with the #ElfOnTheShelfBoro hashtag. For added fun, tag Connect Statesboro as well. We will send Christmas cookies to anyone who captures their Elf riding to battle on a corgi.

Nights of lights Every year, Guido Gardens in Metter, Georgia, decks out its 3– 4 acres of manicured gardens in a quarter of a million Christmas lights of all colors and varieties. There’s a little something here for everyone: Bible stories recreated for the religious crowd; Christmas trees and angels for the holiday traditionalists; animals, helicopters and rainbows just to shake things up a bit. The Nights of Lights at the gardens attract 15,000 to 18,000 people a year, and the gardens themselves are open 24/7. This year, Nights of Lights will run every night from Dec. 17–31, from 6–9 p.m. Entry is free.

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The downtown area is all lit up with festive window displays garland-entwined lamp-posts. (Seriously, we're a faun and a snowstorm away from Narnia down here.) Take a night for a selfconducted walking tour of downtown Statesboro. Start at the courthouse and wander down East Main St. and Savannah Ave. to look at the beautifully decorated historic homes. Take some friends and grab a hot chocolate from Cool Beanz or the Daily Grind on the way. For added fun, sing a few carols.

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second game against a MAC opponent this season goes as well as the first. On Sept. 12, the Eagles ran all over Western Michigan in a 43-17 romp. This will be the first meeting between the two schools and — aside from the early run-in with WMU — the Eagle with the most insight on Bowling Green and what they bring to the table is GSU athletic director Tom Kleinlein, who served at fellow MAC school Kent State before coming to Statesboro. “They’re a very solid program with a good team and a good fan base,” Kleinlein said. “I think that they’ll

bring a lot of fans along with Georgia Southern to make this a great bowl game.” The bowl matchup will feature two teams with highpowered offenses that score their points in very different fashions. Georgia Southern led the FBS in rushing yards per game for a second consecutive season while Bowling Green boasts an aerial attack quarterbacked by Matt Johnson, who led all passers in the nation with 4,700 yards and 43 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. Bowl preparations won’t quite be in full force this week, with on-field practice time taking a backseat to finals week while Eagle players finish off their fall semester. “With playing the extra week in the regular season, we’re a week behind on our recruiting,” Fritz said. “We’re going to catch up on that while our guys get ready for finals. After that, we’ve got a couple of weeks to prepare and continue to get healthy.” Mike Anthony may be reached at (912) 489-9408.w

Eagle Athletics is making sure Eagle Nation has hassle-free accommodations and transportation necessary to attend the game. In addition to bus trips leaving from both Statesboro and Atlanta, they are also chartering flights from Savannah and Atlanta. Arrangements have been planned so Eagle fans can capitalize their time during our first bowl game experience — arriving with plenty of time to partake in bowl-festivities. Reservations are first-come, firstserved and are available to all Eagle fans. Due to the time constraints, no seats will be reserved until payment has been received. Packages do not include a bowl game ticket. To secure your seat with Eagle Nation with one of these packages, please contact the Athletic Foundation at 1 (800) GSU-WINS or email Justin Callaway at Please include your full name, the best way to reach you, preferred package and number of travelers. Visit for detailed information. Breakdowns of each package can be found under "Accommodations." ­—Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation

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The Georgia Southern Eagles are headed to their first bowl game in program history as the team accepted a bid to the GoDaddy Bowl to be played against Bowling Green University on Dec. 23 in Mobile, Alabama. The Eagles (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt) will be squaring off against the champions of the Mid-American Conference as the Falcons (10-3, 8-1) put on an impressive display as they defeated Northing Illinois by a count of 34-14 in Friday’s MAC championship game. “We’re fortunate and excited to be the first team in Georgia Southern history to get to a bowl game,” GSU coach Willie Fritz said. ”I’ve talked to a few people who have been to (the GoDaddy Bowl) and it seems like a great place for us.” “We wish that we could have gone into this in a little different way,” Fritz said, referring to Saturday’s regular season-ending loss. “But we’ve done a lot in our first two years in FBS and this is a good way for us to finish out the year on a high note." Georgia Southern will hope that its


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Deer And Hog Processing

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Statesboro Flea Market

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


Firewood and fat lighter for sale. Call for prices. Earl 912-531-8526 Spencer 912-690-0740

U-Pick Sweet Potatoes

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

down below Bulloch Jail. Avon up to 50%off products shoes 1.00 up Clothes, Dresses Toddler, Men/women .252.00 up Antiques. Cheap! Fri.Sun.10-5pm 912-512-0073


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Winter’s Coming!

$100.00 full size truck load, $250.00 per cord. 16 to 18” all oak, dry and green. Free delivery & stacking in Bulloch County. Contact Travis 912-531-8268.

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Pets & Animals Lost and Found Pets

Found small dog

Looks like part Dachshund. Found near PoJo’s, Hwy 80. Call 912-764-8693

Full Tune Up! $75 This Months Special Parts for less! I will come to you!!


Air Mattress

Interior and Exterior Painting,


Full Size raised air mattress. New still in box. $69.00. Call Rob @ 912-842-2886

Schools and Instruction


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

Name-Brand Winter Coats and Leather Jackets

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

Call 912-536-2726

12/week session. No experience necessary. Only 10 slots available. January 8, 2016 6:307:30pm. Contact- Annette Holloway 912-823-3813 or 912-5360713

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Saturday Tutorial PRE-K-8th Grade

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Is you child struggling in school? Does your child need to be challenged? Immediate help is available! 912-764-9282, 813-909-6067. College/Military exams!

Miscellaneous Services

Advanced Media Solutions Morris Multimedia, Southeast GA Region

You will be given new ideas to explore, with no step by step guidelines or examples on how others may be doing it. That’s because others probably are not doing it. We also want to see what ideas you come up with on your own.

Teller/Customer Service Representative

We will pick up your pecans on half.

Specialized yard work for the Holidays, professional pine straw, spread, tucked edged, clean up, pressure washing. 706-871-7308.


We’re looking for a super producer to do some really cutting edge, creative digital stuff. Right out of the gate, you would be responsible for making improvements on existing digital media and help develop new digital solutions for our Media Partners and their clients.

Help Wanted


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

It’s part of a special new effort to discover, test and deploy new strategic, innovative ways to grow audience and revenues. The process will be a challenge to your creativity and determination to make things happen.

Ag Dealership

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

You need to show that you are really creative in a fast-paced environment that is never satisfied with the way it has always been or the way it is today. If what we’ve said so far sparks curiosity, have a working knowledge of HTML/CSS and want to join a great team, you should apply. If you are also good at Wordpress and Social Media Management, you may be exactly what we are looking for so don’t let this opportunity pass you by. You will report to and work directly with the Director of Strategic Initiatives, Morris Multimedia with offices in Statesboro GA. This is a full time career opportunity with competitive salary, performance bonuses and full company benefit package including paid vacation, sick leave, group insurance and 401K options. The exact earnings package we offer will depend on what assets you bring to the table and how they translate to reaching corporate goals. Any related experience or training in digital services including google ad words or social media will be helpful.

Need a fun place for your kids to go during the Christmas Break? We will be open 8:00am6:00pm Monday-Friday Dec 21st-Jan 5th $65 per child/per week Roosevelt’s Character Development Center 119 S. College Street Statesboro, GA 30458 912-541-2082

Employment opportunities for a medical assistant and licensed practical nurse. Computer proficiency is required. Email resumes to

Bus Driver

Bulloch BOE seeking bus drivers to transport to/from school. Will train applicants. CDL Prep Class December 8-10 - 3 8:30am-12pm. Driver Class, Jan11-15-2016 8:30-3:30pm Call 912-2128645.

Jobs Employment Wanted

Carpenter Specialist

If you need any work done in This position is available immediately. To apply, e-mail your Care giver would like to care for Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, resume and cover letter to: Randy Morton, randy@morrismul- you’re loved ones. References framing, flooring or painting. available if needed. Available Call Leroy White. 541-1260.* evenings and nights. Also Advanced Media Solutions ( is weekends, 24 hour shift. Call 912-541-4979. Chimney Doctor a Digital Agency Services subsidiary of Morris Multimedia.

Part Time Position /

14 hour week Apartment Complex Maintenance/Office Help Assist Maintenance Tech and Property Manager with light maintenance, cleaning and clerical. Contact Wildwood Villas 912-764-7966

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

CORE Credit Union, a well-established and growing organization, is seeking outstanding candidates to join our customer service team. Preference will be given to candidates with 1-2 years of customer service experience. Candidates must be detail oriented and possess strong computer and communication skills. Compensation will be based on experience. Full benefit package Includes Health Benefits, 401(k)/ Pension, Company paid Dental and Vision. Mail resumes to: Core Credit Union PO Box 1987 Statesboro Ga 30459 EOE No Phone Calls

Chimney Sweep Service, Patrick Johnson. Professionally trained chimney sweep. 30+ years experience. Serving Southeast Georgia. Wood stove’s and Fireplaces. 912-865-2834

Full-time Receptionist/ Office Assistant

Needed for Statesboro law office. Organized and dependable person with good communication and leadership skills to answer phones and perform general office assistant functions. Experience required with knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel. Send resume to

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$10.90/hr + Competitive Benefits.  Must apply online @ www. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Real Estate Homes For Sale

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1302 Sunset Circle Statesboro

3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Great subdivision. Large open floor plane with master suite on main floor. pool, sprinkler system. $160,000. 912-314-2016.


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2/bed/1bath duplex, dishwasher, Washer/dryer, private, extra storage. $550/ month. 3/bedroom, 2/bath, huge rooms, very clean, $850/ month 4/bedroom, 2/bath, walk tp GSU, large yard $900/ month. 912-682-1230 912-7642957

Wise Choice Realty 2 bed/1 bath starting at $695 3 bed/2 bath starting at $850

Quiet Living

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

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Automotive Cars/Trucks/Vans

2006 Mercury Milan

V8, 121,000 miles, all power, garage kept, non smoker, one owner car. Excellent condition. $6800 obo. 912-481-3221

2015 2.5S Nissan Altima,2000 miles,Gun Metallic(Gray) exterior,charcoal cloth interior, zero gravity seats,Bluetoot 1600sq.ft $800/month, h,spoiler,Siriusxm, Special 7850sqft. $1500/month. Edition Model,remote start,5 Chinese Restaurant, fully in.color audio display,backup equipped and operating camera,pwr driver seat, $1000/month in Statesboro, 27/38mpg,$21,500 Warehouse 2700sq/ft $500/ 912-536-3176 month. 912-690-0494.

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o e Nice apartments $450 + d deposit. 2, bedroom, stove, s refrigerator, washer/dryer, e dishwasher. Across fro GSU. f Statesboro. Call 478-494u 6798 or 912-562-3075 y t oFOR SUB-LEASE (7 MONTHS) FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT ON QUIET STREET This Apartment - LOW UTILITIES, SHORT is for you! DISTANCE TO GA SOUTHERN, Statesboro PICTURES UPON REQUEST RENT 375/MONTH - CONTACT Large one bedroom, full size KAREN 770-592-0400 apt. All inclusive. 223 Lanier Dr. Call now 912-681-3291

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Roy and Deborah Thompson wave to visitors and thank them for donations during their family's annual Christmas lights wonderland.

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TMT Farms' famous Christmas lights Holli Deal Saxon

GEMINI (May 21– June 20) — Seems like a great month for a midlife crisis! Go ahead and change your major, sell your car or file for that divorce. Change is always good, Gemini. Trust the stars! CANCER (June 21– July 22) — Despite the fact that your sign shares a name with a deadly disease that kills thousands, it’s going to be another great month. I mean, yeah, there are people dying globally, the world is in shambles and Donald Trump is No. 1 in the Republican polls, but your life is hunky dory! Must be nice! LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — According to the stars, you’ve worked really hard this year and you’re really enjoying the benefits of that. Lucky you. You’re probs getting that promotion you’ve been waiting for. You should literally go ahead and plan on it. Go ahead and buy your boss a thank-you card. Hell, move into your new office without asking! VIRGO (Aug. 23– Sept. 22) — It’s a good time to start that Pinterest project, because someone is feeling artsy! You’re totally reverting back to your scene kid days. Go ahead and dye your hair blue and start wearing all black. Pick up smoking and look like you walked straight out of RENT. LIBRA (Sept. 23– Oct. 23) — The stars say that something significant is going to happen this month — so you're probably actually pregnant. Sucks, right? I mean, you’re barely holding it together as it is. Sheesh. You’re like an onion, Libra: smelly and an acquired taste. SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — Things are about to get weird. The stars say that your relationships have probably been a little off lately. Things are about to go south fast. Block all of your loved ones on Facebook, delete your Twitter and only post black and white pictures of potatoes on your Instagram. Don’t answer the phone until February.w


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What started out as one family’s gesture in spreading Christmas cheer has grown into a holiday display that draws visitors from across the region as well as serves as a mission to help those in need. TMT Farms has opened its Christmas lights display at 16658 Old River Road North. While there is no admission charge, visitors are encouraged to bring donations of nonperishable food, children’s toys or cash, all of which will be distributed to needy families in the area. Roy and Deborah Thompson, along with their son Tyler Thompson, daughter Jennifer McCranie and their families, started out several years ago, decorating their family property on Old River Road North for Christmas. “It started out as a light thing, for Christmas spirit, but it has turned into a ministry for us,” said Roy Thompson, a Bulloch County commissioner and owner of Statesboro Floor Covering. As the years went by, the annual event shifted from just a cool place to drive through during the holidays to a bustling, busy month-long collection effort that helps provide blessings to needy families in the Bulloch County area. The Christmas display features thousands and thousands of lights, sculptures and inflatables scattered among antique farm equipment, an old moonshine still and replicas (storefronts) of some of Bulloch County’s historical businesses such as Snooky’s restaurant and a new addition, Henry’s Ladies’ Shop. The dirt driveways that meander through the woods leading to the homes of the Thompson and McCranie families also leads visitors past a replica of an old Western town, complete with a chapel, stable, mercantile and more.

The chapel and stable are real buildings (the “stable” is actually a reception hall with a kitchen) and Thompson added an Indian village with teepees last year. Life-sized fiberglass horses and cattle are new additions this year, along with a few “surprises,” Thompson said. The donations of nonperishable foods such as canned goods or boxes of pasta and cereals will be distributed to food banks and families in need, he said. The donations have grown to include toys for children of financially challenged families, and even monetary gifts to be used for utility bills, clothing and other needs. The display “is larger than last year,” Thompson said, which is a comment he makes every year as the display grows. “We have other attractions. Kids will like a lot of it.” The TMT Farms lights display will run every night through Dec. 29, he said. “When the sun goes down, the lights will come on.” Coming from Statesboro, visitors will turn off Northside Drive (Hwy. 80) onto North Main Street, which will turn into Lakeview Road. The drive is about nine miles, then a left turn onto Old River Road North will have drivers go about 4.5 miles to 16658 Old River Road North. The address can’t be missed, as a glow of light can be seen from miles away, and the entrance to the farm is well lighted with a fence, flag pole and nativity scene. For more information, access the TMT Farms Facebook page at TMT-Farms-Christmas-LightsDisplay-304215459685088/. Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414. The article above is abridged for space. For the full story, visit

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 –Dec. 21) — No one can pronounce your sign’s name, Sagittarius. For that reason, you may find yourself stuttering when people ask what you thought of Adele’s latest album. This month is going to be climactic for you, so stop skipping class or being late to work. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — ­ Maybe you’ll actually get the answers to life questions this month, or maybe the universe is still just like, “Lol, idk.” You need to think a lot — like write down your dreams and stuff. It won’t help, but it will distract you from worrying so much. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — This is a good month to listen to “Aquarius” from the hit musical, Hair. You’re going to do some amazing and life-changing things this month, like pay bills on time and actually fold your laundry. To add balance, you should definitely text your ex. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — Lol, this month is going to suck. The stars are not in your favor, kiddo. Things are about to get shaken up. I know, you’re worried. Just take some deep breaths and stay up for a few nights in a row. Everything is fine. ARIES (March 21– April 19) — Looks like you’re up for another untamed month. It’s a good time to listen to Miley Cyrus. You should wear a beret because you’re filled with some seriously quirky energy. Go out and party. It’s a good idea; the stars say so. TAURUS (April 20– May 20) — You are literally on the verge of knowing the meaning of life. Mars is doing the thing that makes you smart and stuff. Show this off by carrying around an old textbook. If you go outside after 6 p.m., you will absorb Mars’ power and rule the known world.

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