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The music of one of the most popular bands of all time will be the centerpiece of a fundraising concert staged by the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education. The Eagles have sold tens of millions of albums since their debut in 1972 and they still draw huge crowds to concerts every year. 7 Bridges Band is the best-known Eagles tribute band and they will bring "the ultimate Eagles experience" concert to the Statesboro High auditorium on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. The Nashville, Tenn., band recreates the experience of an Eagles concert, featuring one popular hit after another with some Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. Tickets are available at the Statesboro Herald office, the

Statesboro Visitors and Convention Bureau, online at or from a Public Foundation Trustee. Since its creation in 2006, the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education has funded nearly 200 innovative projects for Bulloch County teachers with grants totaling more than $150,000. "We appreciate all the efforts the teachers put into teaching our students and that's what we're here for, to support the teachers in the schools," said Ann Cromley, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. Cromley said, "We hope a lot of people will come out to the concert, to not only support the Foundation and our teachers, but to have a nice evening out."w

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Georgia Southern running back Matt Breida, center, is mobbed by teammates after scoring on a one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against Savannah State at Paulson Stadium last season.

Retrospective: Back to the present Eagles have come a long way since 1985 — even without the hoverboards So, here we are. 2015. Big things have happened since Jeff Monken brought Georgia Southern back to being a perennial national championship contender upon his return to Statesboro in 2010. Monken’s Eagles made Alex three consecutive trips to the semi-finals but fell just short of that seventh national title. In the spring of 2013, Georgia Southern announced that it would move to the FBS level and join the Sun Belt Conference, which made Southern ineligible for postseason play for two seasons. But the Eagles decided to put an exclamation mark on the FCS era anyway by beating the University of Florida in Southern’s final game of the 2013 season. Monken left to take the Army job after that season and Willie Fritz took over at Georgia Southern. All Fritz has done so far is lead the Eagles to a 9-3 record and a perfect 8-0 conference record that brought a Sun Belt championship to Statesboro in the program’s first season in the conference. Talk about making an entrance. This season, Georgia Southern hopes to earn its first-ever bowl berth now that the Eagles are eligible. And just last week at Sun Belt media days, Southern

was picked by the coaches to repeat as conference champions in the preseason poll. The standard is high. But that’s nothing new at Georgia Southern. Things have changed drastically since Georgia Southern won its first national champiBrown onship. This year, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of that 1985 title, and over the last several weeks we have looked back over those 30 years. Not only has the Eagle football program come a long way, but the university, the Statesboro community and the rest of the world have also seen a ton of change. In 1985, Statesboro was a sleepy town with a population of about 15,000. Georgia Southern College had an enrollment of a little over 6,000 students and most of them went home every weekend. That changed when football fever got ahold of nearly everyone in town during that first championship run. Census estimates have Statesboro’s city population topping the 30,000 mark in 2015 and continuing to grow. The 1980 census, which was taken just before the football program’s rebirth at Georgia Southern, showed Bulloch County’s population at 35,785. It has more than doubled

since and is now around 72,000. Georgia Southern has exploded from that sleepy suitcase college of 6,000 in the early 80s into a booming 21,000student research university. And during that time, Eagle football has won six I-AA/FCS national championships — all of which came in its first 16 seasons at that level. Back in 1985, the national average cost of a gallon of gas was right around a dollar. This week, the going rate around town is in the mid-$2.40s. In the mid-1980s, it was a big deal for anyone to have a computer. Now everyone has one they can hold in their hands — even some children. And today’s smartphones and tablets are lightyears more powerful than the computers people were using back then. No, everyone isn’t flying around on hoverboards like we saw in Back to the Future II — the sequel to one of the biggest movies of 1985 — which saw Marty McFly travel into the future to, coincidentally, 2015 by way of Doc Brown’s Delorean.

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Locals panic as college students flock back Certain doom on the horizon as Statesboro prepares for impending Semester tially dangerous. “I would suggest taking shelter in places like 40 East Grill and LongHorn Steakhouse until the end of September. After that, residents can venture to places like Chili’s, Applebee's and Panera,” Local said. He explained that places like 40 East are not affordable to students and therefore are generally safe from chaos. As the Semester progresses, students will run out of money and will stop eating at the better chains as well. “They run out of money pretty quickly. Sometimes they stop eating out all together,” Local explained. Betty Beenhere, a 45-year-old mother of two, expressed her concerns about traffic of both vehicular and foot varieties.

locals, officials stress that these changes in conditions are normal and can be handled if everyone involved knows the precautionary techniques. “Remember to always use extra caution when driving, and avoid Fair Road,” said law enforcement official Notlin Adershon (not to be mistaken for Sheriff Lynn Anderson). “If you see a student asleep in a public area, it’s best to just leave them where they are. Students have bizarre sleep schedules and can pretty much fall asleep wherever they want." He continued, "It’s also important to remember that all of this is temporary. As the Semester continues, students tend to start worrying about grades more and stop going out as much.” Adershon ensured everyone that things will probably be alright, and no one should panic. “It’s just another hurtle we’ll have to jump through as a community,” Andershon said. Andershon denied allegations that he might have a private student-proof Semester shelter. Editor's note: Every now and then we like to publish joke articles in the style of The Onion. This is one of those joke articles. In case you were wondering.w




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Recent reports have shown a spike in young people around the greater Bulloch County area, as well as heavier traffic and a noticeable improvement in landscape upkeep on the Georgia Southern grounds. Experts say that these are all signs of another Semester beginning and that locals should take note and prepare accordingly. “You really want to avoid going outside during nighttime hours. The freshmen get excited that they’re on their own and tend to go places like Wal-Mart around midnight for no particular reason,” said Herman T. Local, a longtime resident of Statesboro. Local added that places such as Waffle House could also poten-

“Sometimes I just want to get my kids a cheeseburger from Cook Out, you know? The drive-thru line stretches out into the road, and Lord knows you can’t go inside because it’s like 12 degrees. The only time traffic there is low is late at night, but then you’ve got to deal with intoxicated young people using the f-word so loud it drowns out the Christian music,” Beenhere said. She recalled the last time a Semester began in Statesboro. She explained several horrific experiences in local grocery stores, most too graphic for print. “One time, a group of kids were just standing in the middle of the aisle taking a selfie. It lasted five whole minutes, and was horrible. Another time, my youngest daughter asked me what 'twerk' meant. She told me she heard a sorority girl say it in the check-out line,” Beenhere continued. “Me and my family, we’re having a Southern Baptist-style lock-in” Beenhere said. “We aren’t leaving the house for anything. It’ll be some good ol’-fashioned family fun.” She explained that she has purchased subscriptions to both Netflix and Hulu and hopes that will distract her kids for at least a day. Though a general uneasy feeling may pulse through the blood of Statesboro

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Conference media days are still more than a month away for most football programs, but Georgia got a head start as coaches from all of the state’s collegiate programs met with members of the media at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon as part of the annual Pigskin Preview in early June. Georgia Southern head coach Willie Fritz was a popular man at the event. In his first season as the Eagles’ coach last fall, Fritz led Southern to a 9-3 record and an undefeated 8-0 conference mark to claim the outright Sun Belt championship. Even more impressively, all of that success came in the Eagles’ first season playing at the FBS level. “We were very proud of what we were able to accomplish last season,” Fritz said. “Now, it’s all about how we’re going to follow that up.’ Fritz credited last year’s success — even as the Eagles were competing with lower scholarship numbers and mainly original FCS signees — to his team’s toughness and belief that it would contend against any opponent. That will have to hold true again this season as Fritz focused his comments on a tough non-conference slate and the fact that the rest of the Sun Belt now has its sights set on the Eagles. Georgia Southern begins the 2015 season with a trip to West Virginia and will also feature a home tilt against Mid American Conference power Western Michigan and a trip up to Athens to play the University of Georgia. Asked about NCAA rules that prevented a deserving Eagle team from competing in a bowl last season, Fritz stated that a postseason would have been nice, but that he wasn’t expecting the rules to change. “Our focus is on this season,” Fritz said. “This season, we can go to a bowl. Right now, we’re guaranteed 12 games. One of our goals is to get a 13th game.” Bulldogs With High Hopes Again SCOTT BRYANT/staff

Coach Willie Fritz barks orders and encouragement to his team during Georgia Southern's final game against UL Monroe in Paulson Stadium last season.

"Almost, but not quite" has summed up the feelings of UGA fans over the last few seasons. In three of the last four seasons, the Bulldogs have either made the Southeastern Conference championship game or have fallen just one win shy of playing for the league title. The Bulldogs will begin the 2015 campaign with lofty expectations again as many early preseason

projections think they are a top-10 team that is capable of winning an SEC crown. For many upperclassmen on the roster, that would be great closure to the heartbreak that has highlighted previous seasons. Georgia’s biggest question mark will be at the quarterback position as Hutson Mason has departed after his one season as a starter. Redshirt sophomore Bryce Ramsey appears to be the frontrunner to claim the starting gig, but has yet to see competitive snaps during his college career. Luckily for the Bulldogs and whoever lines up under center, a solid offensive line and Nick Chubb — arguably one of

the top running backs in the nation — should provide plenty of cushion for a quarterback learning on the job. Georgia hopes to climb back to the top of the SEC, but all Statesboro eyes are set on a Nov. 11 game against Georgia Southern. “Georgia Southern has played us tough in the past,” UGA coach Mark Richt said. “I expect it to get even tougher (now that the Eagles are in FBS). We’ve seen what they’ve been up to the last couple of seasons. That’s a good team.” Georgia State Still Building This fall will mark the third season

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for Georgia State as a member of the Sun Belt, but the Panthers are still in search of their first win against an FBS opponent. Last season, the Panthers needed a frantic last-minute comeback in their season opener to defeat FCS opponent Abeline Christian. Following that was 11 consecutive losses, giving Georgia State a 1-23 mark since 2014. If nothing else, the law of averages figures to work in the Panthers’ favor this season. Georgia State takes on first-year FBS program Charlotte to begin the season and will also host Sun Belt rival South Alabama, which Georgia State beat in the year before the Jaguars became an FBS member. Adding to the offensive firepower that quarterback Nick Arbuckle brings will be a handful of transfers from UAB who departed the school after football was — temporarily — disbanded last fall. Georgia State is also looking to the future as it continues to host satellite camps featuring the coaching staffs of Penn State and Nebraska. “Some don’t like it, but I’m all for it,” Georgia State coach Trent Miles said. “Some kids can’t get out to those places in the summer. If those kids are around my coaching staff, that’s a win for us.”

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Live in 'Technicolor' (Dreamcoat, that is) The Averitt Center's summer Youth Theater musical is bringing one of the zaniest shows the Emma Kelly Stage has seen yet: a 70s-tastic reimagining of the biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows story of Joseph as found in the book of Genesis. Joseph — the favorite son of Jacob — is blessed with vivid dreams foretelling the future, which he unwisely lords over his brothers, creating history's worst case of sibling rivalry (if you ignore that whole Cain and Abel thing). Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of challenging adventures that take him as low as a jail cell and as high as second-in-command to the most

powerful man in Egypt. This song-filled adaptation of the timeless Old Testament tale runs the musical gamut, including songs from country-Western to calypso, to bubble-gum pop and Elvis-inspired rock 'n' roll. The score is the brainchild of two musical theatre giants, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (best known for The Phantom of the Opera and Cats) and lyrics by Tim Rice (Disney's Aladdin and The Lion King, both the film and Broadway versions — basically, the king of your childhood singalongs). The Youth Theater performance features several faces familiar to the Averitt scene, including J.J. Crawford (The Music Man), Abigail Eller (Zombie Macbeth) and Scott Foxx, who took Best Actor at the

2015 Emma Awards for his role as Fagin in last year's end-of-summer musical, Oliver! The titular leading role for Joseph, however, goes to a high school student this year: Will Harden, 16, of Southeast Bulloch High School, will be donning the multicolored coat. “This production means a lot to me, not only because it is my first main role but also because I get to sing its entirety alongside some of my best friends," Harden said. "The rehearsals for this performance have been my entire summer, and I wouldn’t have wanted to spend it any other way.” Joseph director Jackie Gordon, who is also the instructor for the Statesboro Youth Theater program, said she chose the show for its focus on the themes of family and forgiveness. “It’s a lot of fun and it’s something

that will appeal to the whole family,” Gordon said. The Statesboro Youth Theater will present three performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: July 31–Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. and August 2 at 2 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater. This production is sponsored by Thigpen, Lanier, Westerfield & Deal and Ogeechee Technical College. Friends of the Arts prices include $15 for adults, $10 for youth, and $18 for box seats. Non-member prices include $18 for adults, $10 for youth, and $20 for box seats. To reserve tickets, contact the Averitt Center Box Office at (912) 212-2787 from noon–5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, stop by the Box Office located in the Emma Kelly Theater at 33 East Main Street, Statesboro from 12:005:30 p.m., or purchase them online at


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Yard Sales

      CLEARANCE SALE:   Summer clothing starting at $0.50.           Worn Threads @ Outreach Center.  515 Denmark St.   M/W/F(10-2), Tue(10-12), Thu(2-4).  912-489-5204.

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For sale. Cut daily. 301 North, Cypress natural, red, black & Old River Rd. Call 912-682-5070 brown colored Mulch. 912-587-5325 Leave message. Selling by cubic yard. Bulk,

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Fresh Produce

(8lb bags), peaches, green peanuts, squash, tomatoes. Mostly local and Georgia grown. Open 9-7 6 day a week. L&D Produce 231 East Main St. Statesboro. 912-764-6512.


Fresh cut Tift and Coastal round rolls and square bales. Large round rolls 1100-1500lbs. $65.00(per roll)**Special 20 or more rolls $50.00( per roll) Available for pickup on weekends only. 912-925-9796 912-659-9726


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Set of Tires

265 17 all Terrain, 85% tread left. $300, set of 17’ 6 lug Chevrolet work truck rims 2007 model $80.00. 706-871-0045.

Pets & Animals Lost and Found Pets

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Need sewing or alterations? Specializing Wedding, Prom Experienced HVAC Technician and Pageant dresses, as well and Plumbers: Apply at 1 as everyday wear. Call me, 912- Erickson Drive, Savannah, GA 31405 or fax resume: 489-0937 (912) 527-9510 or email:



We are accepting applications for a creative person well versed in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to join our design team. Work with ad execs designing ad programs for customers using our print and online products. Send resume to Statesboro Publishing, One Proctor Street, Statesboro, GA 30458 or email

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Retail Advertising Director — Regional Media Company Regional Media Company in southeast Georgia is looking for a Retail Advertising Director for its print/web cluster of publications and websites, and digital services. The right candidate must possess a strong desire to be successful, be an exceptional leader. The Retail Ad Director must be an exceptional sales trainer and mentor, creative-thinker, and have strong communication skills. This position is for a “hands-on” leader who is highly visible in the market and very involved with the staff. Potential for advancement in this position.

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

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Room for Rent 1 rmmt needed: 4bd, 2bth, 4sink apt at Willow Bend, near campus. Rent, utilities, wifi, cable+HBO, $275/mth, no deposit, will prorate, 1 rm available in Aug. Call/text 9122458960

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Holli Deal Saxon BAD WORDS — A man fired for using the wrong words told deputies he was fired for using the word “Negro,” but his boss said the words used were racial slurs against both blacks and whites. The fired man claimed he was getting nasty texts from his former boss, but the boss said it was the other way around. He showed deputies his phone records, but had deleted his replies to the other man. TASERED — A Georgia Southern University police officer assisted a Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team officer when a man he was trying to arrest fought back. The suspect, wanted for failure to appear in court, struggled and fled, and after being warned

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