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The official guide for neighbors and newcomers

Bulloch County Guide ~ 2013

Bulloch County Guide ~ 2013

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to bulloch county Table of Contents Welcome


statesboro history


Area Map & facts


Bulloch County utilities


state & local Government


Emergency services



bulloch county schools


Georgia Southern University


Jason Wermers Jim Healy Melinda Roell Eddie Ledbetter Holli Deal Bragg Casey Stoddard Jeff Harrison Linsay Cheney

Ogeechee Technical College



bulloch county airport real estate statesboro public library

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statesboro shopping areas


arts, culture & entertainment


area festivals & recreation




Restaurant guide




regional travel


NewComers Club


community services


local churches


service directory


Jim Healy

Editor Jason Wermers

assistant editor Eddie Ledbetter

advertising manager Jan Melton

layout & design Casey Stoddard

advertising executives Kelly Dailey Cicely Sikes Lisa Loy Michelle Masri Pam Pollard Debbie Deal Stephanie Childs Shelby Morris

Graphic Artists Diane Galloway Hunter McCumber Ashley Canelon

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from the editor

Dear Reader, Welcome to the new edition of the Official Bulloch County Guide! Our staff has worked hard over several months to provide you with this reference guide that we hope you’ll keep in a handy place for months to come. We appreciate the support of all who have contributed to this project including our local advertisers who appreciate your business most. Whether you are a newcomer or neighbor, I hear that the longer you live here, the more you’ll like it. I am a newcomer myself, having just moved here in April 2012 after being named editor. I already enjoy Statesboro and am looking forward to discovering all the community has to offer. Located a short drive from the Atlantic Ocean, Bulloch County is known for a great climate, championship football teams, award-winning bar be que and even a few musical legends. Bulloch County is a growing, progressive community combining small-town charm, rich agricultural heritage with a college town to produce a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. People living here enjoy clean air and water, job and great educational opportunities with excellent schools,

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churches, restaurants, recreational and cultural activities. Our state-of-the art 911 Center, expanded fire and law enforcement facilities and low crime rate are evidence of the area’s commitment to public safety. The police, fire and sheriff’s departments respond to community needs, enforcing state and local ordinances, protect life and property, investigate criminal matters, and strive to preserve peace, prevent crime and civil disorder. Every year, Bulloch County welcomes new residents and new businesses. Our people make up the heart of the community and really set it apart from other South Georgia communities. Many residents who leave here eventually return to stay. Statesboro — and all of Bulloch County — is a caring and giving community. I urge you to join your neighbors to become involved in ways that fit your lifestyle: play sports, participate in the arts or volunteer for a nonprofit agency. The more we give, the greater our reward. Sincerely,

Jason Wermers Editor

Statesboro a brief history

By Dr. Delma Presley for Statesboro’s Bicentennial celebration in 2003

Let me tell you about Statesboro.

It is not Charleston, for sure — not even Savannah. Some places make you feel ashamed if you don’t have a pedigree. They require you to trace your family back five generations to qualify for the Newcomers’ Club. Thank goodness Statesboro is not that kind of place. Maybe this relaxed attitude springs from the origins of the town. After all, Statesboro was a gift. Bulloch County was formed in 1796. Five years later, it dawned on someone that to be a proper county, Bulloch needed a seat of government. The person who made this observation happened to live in Augusta, but he owned thousands of acres in the middle of the county. George Siebald gave almost 200 acres for the new town in 1801. Two years later, on Dec. 19, 1803, Gov. John Milledge signed into law the legislative act creating Statesborough. They built Statesboro, but nobody came, except when Superior Court opened for session twice a year. Bulloch County begins to grow. Throughout the late 1800s, Bulloch County grew by leaps and bounds. Families lived close to the land and reaped harvests of cotton, corn and vegetables. Livestock flourished. A problem for farmers, however, was their distance from the markets in Savannah and Augusta. By 1880, there were more than 8,000 people in Bulloch County. The population of Statesboro was 25 — about three families. Then, a freshly minted lawyer from Bryan County moved to town, hoping to practice law. He recently had graduated from Mercer College and passed the Georgia bar exam. His name was James Alonzo (Lonnie) Brannen. He noticed there were three houses, but counted only a dozen people. He also noticed something else: dozens of outsiders came to town when court was in session. But they didn’t buy anything. Neither did they sell anything. They conducted their business elsewhere. Lonnie Brannen put his head together with a few other young people — mostly newcomers. You have seen their names all around town: Blitch, Olliff, Lester, Hall, Preetorius and others. They developed a plan to make a real city out of Statesboro. The first step was a big one: hook up Statesboro with the mighty Central of Georgia Railroad. By 1889, glistening lines of steel linked Statesboro to Central’s Dover Station. Now, progress was on track, and the dream of

Statesboro as a hub city began to come true. Another vision shared by the newcomers led to the establishment of what is now Georgia Southern University. Neighboring towns also wanted the First District Agricultural and Mechanical School. But the people of Statesboro put together a negotiating team that would not take “no” for an answer. Doctors, lawyers, the county commission, and City Council traveled with that determined committee of 100 in December 1906. They kept bidding until no one top could theirs — $125,000, including 300 acres and free utilities for 10 years. When the jubilant volunteers returned on the evening of Dec. 6, 2006, the entire town gathered at the train station to celebrate. That was the first Day for Southern. Who is Statesboro? Statesboro is Florence Williams whom Lonnie Brannen appoints as publisher and editor of the city’s first newspaper in 1889 — the Statesboro Eagle. Miss Williams, perhaps, was the first female publisher in Georgia. Statesboro is Professor William James — standing 6-1/2 feet tall, dressed in a business suit — as he mobilizes the white and black communities to build a school for children who never before had an opportunity to learn. Statesboro is Raif Simmons, who cannot write his name but who flawlessly calculates columns of numbers. He proves to farmers they can get a much better deal in the Statesboro market than in Savannah. For every bale of Sea Island Cotton sold in Savannah, Mr. Simmons and other brokers sell 10. Between 1903 and 1908, Statesboro becomes the world’s leading market in Sea Island Cotton (hence, the name of the bank). The spirit of innovation lives on, and we see it in the city’s highly successful regional industrial park with several national industries. The new hospital is a regional hospital. The old A&M School is a regional university, now with more than 20,000 students, a powerhouse in both academics and athletics. And in many ways, the dream of William James lives on in the public school system. Ogeechee Technical College provides a wide range of technical courses and degrees, fulfilling the aspirations of Professor James. In short, Statesboro has become what its first mayor had hoped: a true hub of commercial, industrial, educational and cultural activity in southern Georgia.

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Statesboro area map & facts Jenkins County

Bulloch County: 682 square miles

created by an Act of the General Assembly in 1796

Major Roads and Highways Emanuel County

Screven County

Interstate 16 U.S. Highway 25 U.S. Highway 80 U.S. Highway 301 Georgia State Route 24 Georgia State Route 26 Georgia State Route 46 Georgia State Route 67 Georgia State Route 73

Effingham County

Candler County

Evans County Bryan County CLIMATE & TERRAIN Elevation: 240 ft. Average High: 91° Average Low: 39 ° Average Annual Rainfall: 47” Relative Humidity: January 69% July 82%

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POPULATION STATISTICS Estimated County Population: 72,694 White Persons: 67.2% Black Persons: 29.3% Hispanic /Other: 3.7% Median per capita income: $17,918 Home Ownership: 54.4% Median Home Value: $140,100 Information from Census Bureau

BULLOCH COUNTY MAJOR EMPLOYERS Briggs and Stratton Bulloch County Public Schools East Georgia Regional Medical Georgia Southern University Great Dane H A Sack Viracon Georgia, Inc. Wal-Mart Distribution Center alphabetical order


area map & facts

The City of Statesboro is a progressive community providing an exceptional quality of life to its residents and offering Southern charm and hospitality to its visitors. Statesboro has a growing economy facilitated by a strong industrial base, a growing university and a regional medical center. This regional economic hub is 15 miles from I-16 and offers many educational and vocational opportunities that provide a competitive advantage for a strong workforce. Education: Bulloch County has three institutions of higher learning: Georgia Southern University, East Georgia State College and Ogeechee Technical College. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, GSU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the doctoral level in 117 majors in its eight colleges. Ogeechee Tech offers 112 programs of study including 33 diploma programs and 60 certificate programs as well as 19 associate degrees. East Georgia State College, based in Swainsboro, has a Statesboro campus on U.S. 301 South. East Georgia offers 21 programs of study and online degrees in general studies, psychology and sociology along with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Bulloch County has 15 district-run public schools, three private schools and one charter school. These schools educate the area’s approximately 10,000 students. Health Care: As the home of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro is a regional healthcare leader. With more than 750 employees and 75 physicians representing a wide range of specialties, EGRMC is a JCAHO-accredited 150-bed hospital. East Georgia offers a 24-hour physician-staffed emergency department, a Level II neonatal center, outpatient services including same-day surgery and ambulatory care, a pain center, a cardiac catheterization lab and state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures including MRI and CT. Recreation: Recreational opportunities are plentiful. The Willie McTell Trail is a linear park that provides a pedestrian walk and bicycle path from the GSU campus to downtown Statesboro. The first phase of the S&S Greenway, connecting Gentilly Road to Pretoria Rushing Road, was completed in spring 2012. It is a 2.7-mile trail for bicycles and pedestrians. The entire greenway will connect Statesboro and Brooklet when it is finished. Also located in Statesboro is a family-fun water park and

aquatics center, Splash in the Boro. Nineteen hotels, motels and bed & breakfast inns with 816 rooms are in the greater Statesboro area.  Culture: Statesboro’s residents and visitors alike enjoy cultural and performing arts in the Averitt Center for the Arts on East Main Street. The restoration of the Old Bank of Statesboro, originally built in 1911, as a venue for community arts, activities and performances has played a key role in the revitalization of downtown. The Averitt Center, home of the Emma Kelly Theater, is operated by the Statesboro Arts Council and is a vibrant centerpiece in the city’s historic downtown. Two stateof-the arts performing venues, the Performing Arts Center and the Center for Art & Theatre, are located on the Georgia Southern University campus. Transportation: Statesboro is served by Ogeechee Railway Company and numerous common freight carriers. The city and Bulloch County jointly own the Statesboro Municipal Airport, just outside the city limits on U.S. 301 North. Statesboro is 45 minutes from Savannah International Airport, which is served by seven major airlines. Statesboro is about 50 miles from the Savannah ports, while Bulloch County is roughly equidistant from the ports of Charleston, S.C., Beaufort, S.C., Brunswick, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla., giving several options on ports and sailing frequency. Media: Seven local radio stations serve Statesboro: WVGS-FM (91.9), WHKN-FM (94.9), WPMX-FM (102.9), WZBX-FM (106.5), WMCD-FM (107.3), WPTB-AM (850) and WWNS-AM (1240), and one daily newspaper, the Statesboro Herald. Four television stations in Savannah also regularly cover Statesboro: WSAV (NBC), WTOC (CBS), WJCL (ABC) and WTGS (Fox). Several Savannaharea radio stations also can be heard in Statesboro. Government: The city operates under the council-manager form of government. The mayor is elected at large while the five council members are elected by district. All elections are nonpartisan and the terms are for four years, with half of the members elected every two years. The City Council appoints the city manager to head the administrative functions of city government. Services provided by the city are general government, judicial, public safety and public works.

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Bulloch County utilities ELECTRIC Excelsior EMC 402 Northside Dr. W. • Statesboro (912) 764-2123 Excelsior serves most of the rural areas of the county.

Georgia Power Co. 305 S. Main St. • Statesboro (888) 660-5890 Georgia Power serves mainly Statesboro and the areas close to the city limits.

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Telephone, Internet & Cable

Frontier Communications 76 E. Grady St. • Statesboro (912) 764-3271

Northland Cable Television 32 E. Vine St. • Statesboro (912) 489-8715

Bulloch county utilities

Bulloch County Recycling Centers The following centers are open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 7 p.m. • Cypress Lake Road • Simons Road • Pretoria Rushing Road

• Portal-Rocky Ford Road • Highway 46 (Sinkhole) • Clito Road

The following recycling centers are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 7 p.m. • Middleground Road • M.L.K. Blvd. (Statesboro) • Westside Road • Highway 24 • Langston Chapel Road

• Kyle Sorrell Road (Clito) • Highway 119 Connector Stilson and Olney Station • Highway 301 & Highway 46 • Highway 67 (Denmark)

Curbside Recycling Option Curbside recycling is now available within Statesboro’s city limits. In 2008, Bulloch County and Keep Bulloch Beautiful applied for and received a Georgia Department of Community Affairs Grant to expand the area’s recycling programs and implement a curbside recycling program. The grant helped expand the recycling process center so that the curbside recycling service could begin. In February 2011, the first curbside recycling bins were distributed to Statesboro residents. The program uses single-stream recycling, explained Kelly Collingsworth, executive director of Keep Bulloch Beautiful. This means that all recyclable products can be put into a single bin, not sorted by type. Bins are then picked up at the same time as the customer’s weekly trash pick up. City residents who would like to participate in the curbside recycling program should contact Keep Bulloch Beautiful at or by calling (912) 764-6147. The program costs $20 per year to participate.

Water & Sewer City of Statesboro 53 E. Main St. • Statesboro (912) 764-5468 Brooklet, Portal, Register These towns operate their own water systems, contact city officials or your realtor for more information.

Garbage Pick-Up City of Statesboro 53 E. Main St. • Statesboro (912) 764-0681

Natural Gas City of Statesboro 53 E. Main St. • Statesboro (912) 764-0693 The City of Statesboro provides the towns of Statesboro, Register and Metter with natural gas service.

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state & local government

Statesboro City Council Mayor

Joe Brannen Elected in 2009 P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 764-0616

District 3 Councilman Will Britt

Elected in 2003 Re-elected in 2007 and 2011 P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 687-1766

District 1 Councilman

District 4 Councilman

Elected in 2012

Elected in 2009

P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30459

P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30459

(912) 495-8820

(912) 690-0221

District 2 Councilman

District 5 Councilman

Gary Lewis

Travis Chance

Elected in 1998 Re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011

Elected in 2007 Re-elected in 2011

P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30459

P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30458

(912) 678-2844

(912) 531-0378

Phil Boyum

City Hall 50 E. Main St. • Statesboro, GA 30458 Phone: (912) 764-5468 • Fax: (912) 764-4691 City Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. and on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall. 8 • Bulloch County Guide

Mayor Pro-Tem

John Riggs

Probate Judge Lee Deloach P.O. Box 1005 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 489-8749

State & Local government

Bulloch County Commissioners

District 1A Ray Mosley

P.O. Box 347 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 764-6245

District 2A

Carolyn Etheridge P.O. Box 347 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 764-6245


J. Garrett Nevil P.O. Box 347 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 764-0144

District 2C

Roy Thompson 16710 Old River Road, N. Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 865-9104

District 1B

Anthony Simmons 217 Rountree St. Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-4736 (912) 764-5487

District 2B

Walter Gibson 67 Golf Club Circle Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-3885

District 2D

Robert Rushing 3500 Union Church Road Register, GA 30458 (912) 852-9094

Bulloch County North Main Annex 115 N. Main St. • Statesboro, GA 30458 Phone: (912) 764-6245 • Fax: (912) 764-8634 The Board of Commissioners meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and the third Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

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state & local government

Federal & State Government U. S. Representative

John Barrow (D) 2202 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-2823 50 E. Main St. Statesboro, GA 30458

Georgia Representative

Larry “Butch” Parrish (R-SH 158) 245 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-0298 132 Victory Drive Swainsboro, GA 30401 (478) 237-3838

Georgia Representative

U. S. Senator

Saxby Chambliss (R) 416 Russell Senate Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3521

Jon Burns (R) 228 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-0213 5829 Clyo-Kildare Road Newington, GA 30446

Georgia Senate Districts U. S. Senator

Johnny Isakson (R) 131 Russell Senate Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3643

Georgia Senator

Jack Hill (R-SS 4) 234 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-5038 P.O. Box 486 Reidsville, GA 30453 (912) 557-3811

Georgia Representative

Jan Tankersley (RSH 160) Coverdall Legislative Building, 601-C Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-0254 P.O. Box 187 Brooklet, GA 30415

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Georgia House Districts

State & Local government

Bulloch County Tax Information Tax Commissioner James Deal, an elected official, is responsible for the collection of county (unincorporated areas) property taxes. The tax office, located in the Bulloch County Annex building at 115 N. Main St., also sells vehicle tags and mobile home tags. Bulloch County’s tax rate is one of the lowest in the state of Georgia. Newcomers have 30 days to register their vehicles with the Tag Office. Bulloch County uses a staggered tag renewal schedule. Renewals are due on the vehicle owner’s birthday or within 30 days before that date. The standard tag fee is $20, however specialty tags (vanity, veteran, university, wildlife, etc.) are available for an extra fee. Under a new law, vehicles sold in Georgia since March 1, 2013, no longer will be subject to annual ad valorem tax, or so-called “birthday tax.” But newcomers to the state must pay 50 percent of the newly instituted Title Ad Valorem Tax, or TAVT, within 30 days of moving to Georgia, and the other half within the next 12 months. This applies even if the new Georgia resident paid sales tax in the previous state.The TAVT is 6.5 percent of the estimated value of the vehicle. Ad valorem tax, more commonly known as property tax, is assessed on homes and land and is a large source of revenue for governments in Georgia. The basis for ad valorem taxation is the fair market value of the property, which is established Jan. 1 of each year. The tax is levied on the assessed value of the property which, by law, is established at 40 percent of the fair market value. The amount of tax is determined by the tax rate (mill rate) levied by various entities (one mill is equal to $1 for each $1,000 of assessed value or .001). Property taxes are generally mailed in November and due 60 days later. The current county millage rate is 20.59 mills, which equates to approximately $1,080 in property taxes on a $100,000 home without the homestead exemption. In addition, the county also assesses an additional fire district tax on homes located outside Statesboro’s city limits, but within 5 miles of a fire station. Because the city fire department provides fire protection and services to these home, owners pay slightly higher taxes but receive lower home owner insurance rates. Other taxes currently paid by residents include a sales tax and voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option

Sales Taxes, or SPLOSTs, which are funding capital improvement projects and new school construction. According to the Tax Assessor’s website, the maintenance and operation of Bulloch County public schools uses 46 percent of the tax budget. Fifty one percent of the budget is used for other Bulloch County public services such as the 911 Call Center, Bulloch County EMS Services, rural fire department services, the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department and Jail, the Correctional Institute and the Bulloch County court system. The Bulloch County Tax Assessor’s Office maintains a searchable website including sales, assessed values, maps and other tax information, at

Property Tax Dollars Support These Services The Bulloch County 911 Center fields an average of 5,700 calls per month, about half of which need emergency services assistance. For a charge, Bulloch County also answers and dispatches emergency calls for Candler and Evans counties. Bulloch County EMS operates eight ambulances and responds to an average of 500 calls per month, transporting on an average of 445 of those calls. The Bulloch County Fire Department operates eight volunteer stations, manned by 150 trained volunteer firefighters using 21 engines. The department answers an average of 60 calls per month. The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office patrols more than 1,200 miles of road, responds to nearly 500 calls per month and provides safety and security for the Bulloch County Court System. The jail has a 400-inmate capacity. The Bulloch County Correctional Institute has the capacity to hold 170 inmates. The institute provides inmates for 47 county work details and provides maintenance for all county vehicles and equipment. The Bulloch County Court System maintains thousands of paper files and records, operates all county civil and criminal court cases and provides marriage licenses, gun permits, birth certificates and more. Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter is a last-chance shelter for dogs and cats in need of a home. The shelter is located just off U.S. Highway 301 North, at 81 Mill Creek Road, just outside the Statesboro city limits. New adoptable pets arrive daily.

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enforcement Bulloch County Sheriff’s office U.S. 301 North • (912) 764-8888 Sheriff Lynn Anderson

Patrol Car: White with reflective green striping Ticket info: A ticket from the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Dept. can be paid at the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office on U. S. 301 North. If the ticket isn’t paid on time, it could be assigned to one of various courts, where additional fines may be levied.

Statesboro Police Dept. 25 W. Grady Street • (912) 764-9911 Public Safety Director Wendell Turner Patrol Car: White with reflective blue striping or


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black and grey Ticket info: Statesboro Police Department tickets must be paid at the Statesboro Municipal Court, located near the police station in a beige house-turned-office. on the corner of College and Grady streets. If tickets are not paid in a timely manner, you will be summoned to police court where late fines may be applied in addition to the original traffic violation fine.

Georgia State Patrol

U.S. 301 South • (912) 688-6999 Sgt. 1st Class Josh Lamb

Patrol Car: Royal blue and gray Ticket info: If you receive a ticket from a GSP Trooper, pay it at the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office on U.S. 301 North. State Troopers have statewide jurisdiction, except for military installations. They primarily patrol the interstate and provide SWAT responses to rural areas. State troopers focus on traffic violations such as D.U. I., erratic driving and speeding, as well as investigate traffic accidents on county roads as well. Remember that the state of Georgia has a “superspeeder” fine. Drivers traveling 85 mph or more on divided highways or 75 mph or more on two-lane roads will be subject to an extra $200 fine above the regular citation amount. Drivers who don’t pay within 90 days risk license suspension. Monies raised from the super speeder fines are to assist funding Georgia’s network of trauma care hospitals.

911 Emergency services

Call 911 for Emergencies Statesboro Fire Department

24 West Grady Street • 1533 Fair Road (912) 764-3473 Chief Tim Grams Public Safety Director Wendell Turner

Fire protection in Statesboro is provided by a full-time fire department with 36 career firefighters and 20 volunteer firefighters. The Statesboro department also extends fire protection to an area around the city. Homeowners in this fire district are assessed an additional millage rate but receive a discount on their homeowners insurance. The department has two stations and plans to add at least one more

Bulloch County Fire Department

17245 U.S. 301 N. • (912) 489-1661 Chief Christopher Ivey Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn

Thirteen volunteer fire stations serve the rural areas of Bulloch County, including substations in and near Portal, Stilson, Brooklet and Register.

Emergency Medical Services

West Grady Street (912) 764-6188 (business line)

Emergency Medical Services (E.M.S.) are dispatched by the Bulloch County 911 Call Center. The call center fields an average of 5,700 calls per month. Bulloch County EMS operates six ambulances and responds to an average of 500 calls per month from the 911 Call Center. Approximately 445 of these calls result in emergency transportation. EMS/Rescue provides services seven days a week, 24-hours a day.

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Enrollment procedures Bulloch County offers parents who have children in grades kindergarten through 12th (K-12) a variety of quality education options. Public, charter, private and homeschool options are available. Bulloch County Schools is the county’s public school system. It consists of 15 campuses (nine elementary, three middle, two high and one middle/high) plus a Transitions Learning Center. The Charter Conservatory is a state-chartered public school with one campus for grades sixth through 12th. The county’s major private schools are Bulloch Academy, Trinity Christian School, and Bible Baptist. Each serves K-12 students. For homeschooled students and their parents, the Ogeechee Area Christian Home Educators Association offers support and cooperative learning opportunities. To register a child at The Charter Conservatory or any of the county’s three private schools, contact the schools for more information. The following is information for public school registration: Public school registration, change of address for current students and bus route information is handled at each school, Monday through Friday during school hours. For more information or to find your school district, visit the system’s Web site at Parents or guardians registering a new student must establish their identity by producing a valid driver’s license or a picture ID. Legal guardianship is established by providing one of the documents listed below: • Birth Certificate – must show name of parent(s) • Custody Documents • Power-of-Attorney documents (military or civilian) • Letter of Placement from DFACS Parents and guardians should bring two proofs of residence such as any two of the following: • Copy of receipt for monthly rental/mortgage payment • Copy of rental/mortgage agreement • Copy of water, telephone or cable bill • Copy of property tax bill 14 • Bulloch County Guide

• Copy of homeowners insurance policy/receipt • Income tax form with your address If a family (and child) lives with a person who rents or owns the home, an affidavit or notarized statement from renter or owner, to the effect that the family (and child) lives with them, is required. School personnel may verify this information. In addition, bring the following: • Child’s Social Security number • Child’s birth certificate • Child’s current immunization record (Form 3231)

BULLOCH COUNTY SCHOOLS RIGOR • RELEVANCE • RELATIONSHIPS A public school system that prepares students for college and career readiness in an education model that is economically valuable to our community.

School System Highlights School district and all schools are accredited by AdvancED (SACS).

Top 10 percent of students earned an average of 1898 on SAT. All students averaged 1430. Recognized by the Center for Digital Education and National School Boards Association for use of technology in schools. High school students can graduate in three years on an accelerated track or earn college credits through dual enrollment, advanced placement courses or technical college certificate programs offered through the high schools.

2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Jemelleh Coes Langston Chapel Middle School

Fine arts instruction, competition and performance opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students. 75 percent of teachers hold advanced degrees and average 15 years experience. State contenders in sports; State and national contenders in competitions for academics and student organizations. Many faculty receive professional recognition at the district, state and national level. Three faculty have been named state teachers of the year for their fields’ professional associations. In the last five years, three teachers have been named top-10 finalists in the Georgia Teacher of the Year program.

2013 SECME National Teacher of the Year Richard McCombs Statesboro High School

150 Williams Road, Suite A Statesboro, GA 30458

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Bulloch County Schools (BCS) is the county’s secondlargest employer with more than 1300 employees, and its student population is approaching 10,000. The school district includes 15 schools and one Transitions Learning Center, all of which are accredited by AdvancEd, formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In its most recent 2011 evaluation, AdvancEd commended the school district for its caring and nurturing environments for students, its teaching force, and the genuine love that students, parents and personnel have for their individual schools. The school system’s commitment to fine arts, the value placed on human resources, and effective communication are other strengths noted by the accreditation team. BCS is home to 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Jemelleh Coes of Langston Chapel Middle School. In fact, in the past six years, three teachers from the school system have been selected as top-10 finalists for the Georgia Teacher of the Year. BCS is also home to the SECME National Co-Teacher of the Year Richard McCombs of Statesboro High School. These are just two of the more than 10 faculty members who have been recognized at both the national and state level for their achievements in education. The district works to provide its faculty with modern classrooms and technology. More than $100 million has been invested in constructing new schools and facilities in past six years including four new schools (Statesboro High, Julia P. Bryant Elementary, Sallie Zetterower Elementary, and Mattie Lively Elementary). The new elementary schools feature a unique concept of using the buildings’ walls and floors to teach children in a museum-like atmosphere making the curriculum come to life in every corridor. Two of our newer facilities, Statesboro High School and Southeast Bulloch High School, were recognized by American School & University Magazine as examples of “Outstanding Design” and were featured in their annual Architectural Portfolio issues in 2009 and 2010. AdvancEd further commended the District on its proactive fiscal planning and actions that have placed the system on a firm financial foundation during turbulent economic times. That planning has allowed BCS to maintain operations and still invest in infrastructure and technology. The school system’s financial management has been recognized at the national level. Standard & Poor’s 16 • Bulloch County Guide

(S&P), the nation’s second-leading bond rating firm, raised its school issuer credit rating on Bulloch County Schools’ (BCS) general obligation bonds from “A Plus” to “AA Minus,” according to a RatingsDirect® Summary released in October 2011. The Summary lists “the district’s consistently favorable financial performance despite the recession’s ongoing revenue pressures,” and the school district’s “pro-active budget management,” as some of the primary reasons for the increase. In April 2012, the Center for Digital Education, the National School Boards Association and Convergemag. com ranked BCS eighth in the nation among mid-sized districts for its use of technology. This is a result of not only implementing the technology but effectively training faculty and students on how best to utilize the latest instructional technology tools. Providing instructional technology tools for faculty and students is a major focus. BCS has installed interactive SMART Boards and projectors in all classrooms, provided laptops for all teachers, Fast ForWord computer-based reading improvement labs for students, increased bandwidth for video and Internet-based research, wireless Internet access in all media centers, teacher access to student folders on the network, and an integrated student information system for student records, grade books and records access for parents. BCS partners with other entities such as the Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Department, the Averitt Center for the Arts, the Bulloch County Boys & Girls Club, the Bulloch County Extension Service, and Georgia Southern University, to further the educational, recreational and fine arts opportunities for our students. BCS partnered recently with the SBP&RD and the Bulloch County Commission to build the Mill Creek Tennis Center to serve not only the athletic needs of Statesboro High and Langston Chapel Middle but the community as well. The SBP&RD, the Averitt Center and the Boys & Girls Club all offer excellent afterschool programs for students. Though the student population is nearing 10,000 and Bulloch County is the largest land-area county in Georgia, many of our schools still center around small, close-knit communities such as Stilson, Brooklet, Nevils and Portal. This helps bring a high level of parental, business and industry involvement to the schools.


in bulloch county BULLOCH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BROOKLET ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Mr. Marlin Baker, Principal 600 West Lane Street Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-8300

NEVILS ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Ms. Julie Blackmar, Principal 8438 Nevils-Groveland Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 842-8320

JULIA P. BRYANT ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Nate Pennington, Principal 421 West Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8680

PORTAL ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Mr. Paul Hudson, Principal 328 Grady Street South Portal, GA 30450 (912) 842-8340

LANGSTON CHAPEL ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Dr. Karen Doty, Principal 150 Langston Chapel Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8700

PORTAL MIDDLE & HIGH Grades 6-12 Dr. Shawn Haralson, Principal 27245 Hwy 80 West Portal, GA 30450 (912) 842-8360

LANGSTON CHAPEL MIDDLE Grades 6-8 Dr. E. Bonnie Gamble, Principal 156 Langston Chapel Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8720

SALLIE ZETTEROWER ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Ms. Julie Mizell, Principal 1724 Cawana Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8800

MATTIE LIVELY ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Mr.Todd Williford, Principal 204 Debbie Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8760 MILL CREEK ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Mr. Patrick Hill, Principal 239 Beasley Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 212-8780

SOUTHEAST BULLOCH HIGH Grades Pre-K & 9-12 Ms. Donna Clifton, Principal 9184 Brooklet-Denmark Hwy Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-8440 SOUTHEAST BULLOCH MIDDLE Grades 6-8 Mr. Milton Williams, Interim Principal 9124 Brooklet-Denmark Hwy Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-8400

Bulloch County Board of Education FAX: (912) 212-8529 150 Williams Road, Suite A Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8500

STATESBORO HIGH Grades PK & 9-12 Dr. Marty Waters, Principal 10 Lester Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8860

CENTRAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION Charles Wilson, Jr. , MBA, CPA Superintendent of Schools (912) 212-8505

STILSON ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Ms. Pam Goodman, Principal 15569 Hwy 119 Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-8480

Dr. Kevin Judy Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services (912) 212-8510

WILLIAM JAMES MIDDLE Grades 6-8 Mr. Mike Yawn, Principal 18809 Hwy 80 West Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8820 Transitions Learning Center Tim Rountree, Administrator 150 Williams Road, Suite B Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8610

Dr. Fran Stephens Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction (912) 212-8560 Mr. Craig Liggett Assistant Superintendent of Information Systems (912) 212-8660 Ms. Monica Lanier Assistant Superintendent of Organizational Effectiveness (912) 212-8553

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BULLOCH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2013-2014 Calendar - Board approved

First Day of School

Aug. 1, 2013

Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 2, 2013

Fall Break

Oct. 7-11, 2013

Thanksgiving Holidays

Nov. 25-29, 2013

End of First Semester

Dec. 20, 2012

Semester Break/Christmas Holidays

Dec. 23, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014

In-Service (2 days)

Jan. 2 - 3, 2014

First Day of Second Semester

Jan. 6, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Jan. 20, 2014

Winter Break

Feb. 17 - 21, 2014

Spring Break

April 14 - 18, 2014

Last Day of School

May 23, 2014


May 24, 2014

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The Area’s Premier Educational Institution Dual Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and School and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SACS/SAIS); Accredited “with quality” by Georgia Accrediting Commission. All faculty members are fully certified or in the process of certification through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission; average teaching experience is 17 years; 18 have advanced degrees. COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM • Class of 2012 - average SAT Score - 1556 (national average was 1498, state average was 1445, Bulloch County average was 1404). Composite ACT score – 21.6 (state average was 20.7, Bulloch County average was 18.4). • Five Advanced Placement (AP) courses • Senior-to-Sophomore Program in Pre-Calculus and Calculus • The Bible taught in Upper School Literature classes • Science Laboratories for Upper and Middle Schools • SMART boards in all classrooms • Three computer laboratories (Lower, Upper/Middle, Media Center) • Advanced Learning Support for Students • CAMPS (Computer, Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish) for all lower-school classes • AIM (Accelerating Inquisitive Minds) for all lower and middle-school classes • String Program (Violin) for elementary music program • Strings Program (Guitar) for high school music program • ACCEL Program with GSU for juniors and seniors • Student participation in local, area and state academic contests and tournaments strongly encouraged. LOW STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO • Current enrollment of 498 in PreK4-12 • Small class size, which is more conducive to individualized instruction & attention • Two

classes per grade level • Parapros in PreK, K & 1st grade. EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETIC AND CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS FOR GIRLS & BOYS 35 Varsity and Middle School teams with the addition of archery and shotgun squads;10 parent-sponsored elementary athletic teams. Bulloch Academy competes in the highest level (Class AAA) of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA). VARSITY: In the past four years, BA has had seven state championships (competition cheerleading, wrestling, girls’ tennis, girls’ and boys’ track), five state runners-up (wrestling, girls’ basketball, girls’ and boys’ track, girls’ cross country and competition cheerleading), seven ‘Final Four’ appearances, 10 ‘Elite Eight’ appearances and won 16 region titles. MIDDLE SCHOOL: In the past four years, BA has had the ‘undefeated and unofficial’ state champions in girls’ track, the East Georgia Middle School champions in girls’ and boys’ basketball, two region titles National Archery in Schools (NASP) Program, two trips to the NASP national tournament and over 25 wins in football. SMALL-SCHOOL ATMOSPHERE • Students in lower, middle and upper school interact frequently, which fosters family atmosphere among all students and faculty members • Monthly Bible-based worship services • Daily classroom devotions. • School-wide mentoring programs • School-wide assemblies and pep rallies • Parent volunteerism encouraged • Annual class trips and numerous field trips • Class musical programs • Students have the opportunity to participate, achieve and excel in multiple sports and co-curricular activities.

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BULLOCH COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION 2013-2014 Members and Meeting Schedule District 1 Cheri Wagner 1209 Plantation Circle Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 852-3495 (home) Nurse; Nurse Instructor; School Volunteer Term 1/1/2013–12/31/2016 District 2 Mike Sparks 2171 Prather Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 842-2460 (home) (912) 842-2464 (fax) Retired Educator Term: 1/1/11–12/31/14

District 3 Dr. LeVon E. Wilson P.O. Box 1414 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 489-6688 (home) (912) 489-9966 (fax) Professor/Attorney Term 1/1/2013–12/31/2016 District 4 Steve Hein 608 Old Hardy Place Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 478-0831 (work) (912) 764-4395 (home) (912) 478-1779 (fax) Wildlife Center Director Term: 1/1/11–12/31/14

District 5 Vernon Littles 406 Bobwhite Court Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 478-5201 (work) (912) 489-1188 (home) (912) 478-1431 (fax) Food Service Management Term: 5/13/10–12/31/14

District 7 Mike Herndon 1149 Harville Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-4619 (work) (912) 839-3917 (home) (912) 871-4681(fax) Self Employed Insurance Agent Term: 9/14/06–12/31/16

District 6 Anshul Jain 1810 Laurel Oak Drive Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 681-2273 (work) (912) 536-7109 (cell) Educator Term: 1/1/11–12/31/14

District 8 Maurice Hill, Chairman 58 Packinghouse Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7134 (phone) (912) 489-2205 (fax) Self-Employed Funeral Director Term: 1/1/05–12/31/16

Board of Education Meeting schedule All meetings start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise announced. Regular session and work session meetings will be held at the Central Office’s Board Room in the William James Complex at 150 Williams Road unless otherwise announced. Work Session Meetings are tentatively scheduled and will be cancelled if not needed. Any called or special session meetings will be advertised to the public in advance. Meeting dates, times, and places are subject to change with advanced notice. Meeting dates are scheduled at the first regular session of the calendar year. The 2014 dates listed after the organizational meeting are tentative until approved in January 2014. For more information on Bulloch County Board of Education and its meeting dates, go to www. If you would like to be added to an email list to receive meeting notification, or if you have any questions, please contact Mary Henley at (912) 212-8505 or 20 • Bulloch County Guide

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Regular Session

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Work Session

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Regular Session

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Work Session

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Regular Session

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Work Session

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Regular Session

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Work Session

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Regular Session

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Work Session

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Regular Session

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Work Session

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Organizational Meeting


in bulloch county OTHER SCHOOLS CHARTER CONSERVATORY Grades 6-12 Mr. Corliss T. Reese, Director 149 Northside Dr. East Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-5888 Fax: (912) 489-8493 The school operates on a yearround basis. Students submit applications, but there are no application criteria. If the number of applicants exceeds space available, students are chosen by lottery. This school is a public school, independent of the Bulloch County Schools and does not charge tuition. Bulloch Academy Grades Pre-K-12 Leisa Houghton, Head of School 873 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-6297 Fax: (912) 764-3165 BIBLE BAPTIST SCHOOL Grades K-12 Ms. Jean Livingston, Principal 889 Highway 24 Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 764-5615 Trinity Christian School Grades K4-12 Mr. David Lattner, Headmaster 571 E. Main St. Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-1375 Fax: (912) 764-3136

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High School football schedules

pORTAL High School

Statesboro High School

Blue Devils


Region 3A-AAAA

Region 3A-A

* Region Game

* Region Game

Friday, Aug. 30 Friday, Sept. 6 Friday, Sept. 13 Friday, Sept. 20 Friday, Sept. 27 Friday, Oct. 4 Friday, Oct. 11 Friday, Oct. 18 Friday, Oct. 25 Friday, Nov. 1 Friday, Nov. 08

Lakeside Richmond Academy Tattnall County Burke County Butler Swainsboro (Homecoming) Liberty County* OPEN South Effingham* Wayne County* (Senior Night) Play in game

Home Home Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Away

Friday, Aug. 16 Friday, Aug. 30 Friday, Sept. 6 Friday, Sept. 13 Friday, Sept. 20 Friday, Sept. 27 Friday, Oct. 4 Friday, Oct. 11 Friday, 0ct. 18 Friday, Oct. 25 Friday, Nov. 1 Friday, Nov. 8

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Yellow Jackets

GISA Region 4-AAA

Region 1-AAA

*Region Game Thursday, Aug. 29 Friday, Sept. 6 Friday, Sept. 13 Friday, Sept. 20 Friday, Sept. 27 Friday, Oct. 4 Friday, Oct. 11 Friday, Oct. 18 Friday, Oct. 25 Friday, Nov. 1 Friday, Nov. 8

St. Andrews Bethesda Robert Toombs Trinity Christian Brentwood OPEN Deerfield Windsor* Tiftarea* (Homecoming) Westfield* (Senior Night) Southland* Pinewood*

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Home Home Away Home Away Away Home Home Away Away

Twiggs Co. Away (Scrimmage) Southeast Bulloch Away Tattnall Co. Home Johnson Co. Away OPEN ECI Home Jenkins Co.* Home Claxton* Away Savannah Christian* Home Savannah Country Day* Away Calvary Day* Home Region Play In TBD

Friday, Aug. 16 Friday, Aug. 23 Friday, Aug. 30 Friday, Sept. 6 Friday, Sept. 13 Friday, Sept. 20 Friday, Sept. 27 Friday, Oct. 4 Friday, Oct. 11 Friday, Oct. 18 Friday, Oct. 25 Friday, Nov. 1 Friday, Nov. 8

* Region Game Statesboro Home (scrimmage) OPEN Portal Home Montgomery County Away OPEN Telfair County Away Johnson-Savannah* Home Savannah* Home Pierce County* Away Brantley County* Home (Homecoming) Beach-Savannah* Home Tattnall County* Home (Senior Night) Appling County* Away

Georgia Southern university

Georgia Southern University is the largest and most comprehensive higher education institution in southeast Georgia. The university continues to earn national and international recognition, while serving as a major economic engine for Statesboro and Bulloch County. For the third consecutive year in 2013, U.S. News & World Report recognized Georgia Southern as one of the top national universities that students want to attend. The magazine also named Georgia Southern as one of America’s Best Colleges in 2013. Academic programs have been recognized by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and more. Military Advanced Education and G.I. Jobs have named Georgia Southern a “military-friendly” school, and Military Times magazine named the College of Business Administration as one of the “Best Business Schools for Veterans.” In addition to on-campus instruction, the university also offers online courses and degree programs for those whose career and family responsibilities make it difficult to travel to campus. Georgia Southern is home to more than 20,500 students and has an annual economic impact of more than $846 million on Bulloch County and the surrounding areas. In 2012, the university furthered its educational and economic development efforts with the creation of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology. Pairing new engineering degree programs with already existing information technology curriculum means graduates of the college will be work-ready with valuable skills and expertise. Management of the Herty Advanced Materials Development Center, a global leader in traditional and advanced materials innovation, was transferred to the university in 2012. The move significantly increases a growing research portfolio and enhances business and economic development in Georgia. The university’s dedication to research that will have a positive impact on those who live and work in southeast Georgia can be seen in the Rural Health Research Institute (RHRI). Institute researchers are looking for ways to address the physical and mental health needs of those in areas traditionally underserved by the medical community. The institute has been awarded a $5.1 million grant by the National Institutes of Health

designating the RHRI as a Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Rural Health Disparities. While its core mission is to provide education through its bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, Georgia Southern serves as a place of lifelong learning for residents of Bulloch County and beyond. Tens of thousands of visitors travel to Statesboro each year to see the bald eagles, birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians at The Center for Wildlife Education and Lamar Q. Ball, Jr. Raptor Center. The Georgia Southern Museum features exhibits that change throughout the year to reflect the diverse interests of its visitors. An exhibit of Civil War artifacts unearthed by Georgia Southern archaeology students at the site of Camp Lawton, a prisoner-of-war camp in Millen, Ga., is currently on display. The university’s Planetarium provides spectacular glimpses into the universe at various free events held throughout the year. The university also reaches out to the community through the Garden of the Coastal Plain. It serves not only as an educational site for field trips and community groups, but also as a striking backdrop for special events. The garden is also home to the Oak Grove School, a unique, turn-of-the-century one-room schoolhouse that attracts thousands of visitors each year. The university’s Performing Arts Center brings internationally renowned talent to Statesboro, and each season offers a variety of music, theater and dance. The university provides summer camps for children of all ages and interests. Whether it is wildlife, cheerleading, robotics, art or music, these summer camps provide an enriching experience to a child’s summer. The Division of Continuing Education offers a number of classes and seminars each year on a variety of topics. Some of these courses are for career development, while others are offered for the challenge and fulfillment of learning new skills. Georgia Southern is a vibrant, growing institution that touches hundreds of thousands of lives every year. To stay connected to news, events and everything you need to know about the university, visit the website at or download the university’s popular mobile app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry by visiting your smartphone’s app store.

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Statesboro is proud to be known as the home of the Georgia Southern Eagles. On game days, GSU flags wave from local businesses and vehicles. With six division I-AA National Championships, the Eagles are a legendary team worth watching. Head coach Jeff Monken took last year’s team to the playoffs, the national semifinals, for the third year in a row. Turns, out it was the last trip to the playoffs for GSU. The Eagles will join the Sun Belt Conference of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in 2014. That means 2013 will close the chapter of GSU football in the Southern Conference. Eagle football games are charged with excitement, and game day at Georgia Southern is an event embraced not only by Statesboro and Bulloch County, but a large portion of southeast Georgia. Georgia Southern flags and Eagle head logos dot the landscape as the community and fans show their support. Tailgating begins hours before kickoff, and Allen E. Paulson Stadium comes alive with excitement as the

Eagles take the field. Work is now underway to build a $10 million Football Operations Center and add 6,200 seats to the stadium as Georgia Southern moves to the FBS. Don’t miss a game this fall. For ticket information, go to

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Greetings, and … Welcome to Bulloch County! You have chosen to live in one of the most vibrant and economically diverse counties in Georgia. With multiple opportunities for culture and the arts, sports and recreation, health care, shopping and, of course, education, Bulloch County is a leader in the region and state. For more than 20 years, Ogeechee Technical College has been a vital part of the scene here in Bulloch County. With an array of programs of study, Ogeechee Tech provides the workforce that our area needs to live, work and play. When you consider the people and businesses that impact your life on a regular basis, you will find that many are graduates of Ogeechee Technical College. Our graduates are the people who staff our ambulances, fire engines and police cars; those who provide care in our pharmacies, doctors’ offices and clinics; the ones who cook your food, repair your cars or care for your pets. The list can go on and on — but you get the picture. I am personally proud to call Bulloch County home, and I know that you will find a multitude of reasons to be proud of Bulloch County. One of those reasons, I trust, is the ability to receive world-class education at Ogeechee Technical College. Consider this your open invitation to visit our campus, explore our course offerings, enrich your life through continuing education and meet our employees and students. You may be very surprised at all we have to offer. Sincerely, Dawn H. Cartee, Ed.D. President

One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd. Statesboro, GA 30458 800-646-1316


technical college The Georgia General Assembly approved the establishment of Ogeechee Technical Institute as a public, two-year technical institute under the supervision of the Department of Technical and Adult Education in 1986. Groundbreaking for the campus occurred two years later, and during the following year, Ogeechee Tech began offering its first credit program, practical nursing, with 25 students enrolled. Ogeechee Tech assumed the responsibility for offering adult literacy programs and administering the General Educational Development examination in 1989. Faculty and staff moved into the new 75,000-square-foot, $6 million state-of-the-art facility in fall of 1990, and additional program offerings began in spring quarter 1991. Ogeechee Tech graduated its first class of nine practical nursing students in December 1990. The opening of Ogeechee Tech coincided with the explosive growth of Georgia Southern University and the Statesboro area. In addition, the establishment of the Georgia Lottery-funded Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally, or HOPE, financial aid program in 1993 was a contributing factor in the unprecedented growth of Ogeechee Tech. In 1998, DTAE renamed the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction in memory and honor of the 1996 Commissioner’s Award of Excellence winner, Thomas Rick Perkins, from Carroll Technical Institute. The award recognizes instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through instructional excellence, outstanding leadership qualities, and dedication to DTAE’s mission. In 1999, John Groover represented Ogeechee Tech as the winner of the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction for the state of Georgia. Ogeechee Tech experienced a $5.5 million expansion by adding three buildings — a Health Sciences Building, a Child Enrichment Center and a Horticulture Building in 1999. During this time, Ogeechee Tech also increased its services through the opening of the Screven County Learning Center in Sylvania. Ogeechee Tech offered its first Associate of Applied Technology degree program in industrial manufacturing technology in winter quarter 2000, with eight students enrolled, and in the following academic year offered AAT degrees in accounting, computer information systems, early childhood care and education, funeral service education, health information technology, healthcare management technology, marketing management, opticianry, and secretarial science. House Bill 1187, known as the A+ Education Reform Act, enacted in 2000, changed the names of technical institutes

in Georgia to technical colleges. On July 6 of that year, Ogeechee Tech officially became Ogeechee Technical College. OTC awarded its first AAT degree in December 2000 in early childhood care and education. During summer 2002, Ogeechee Tech opened the Evans County Learning Center. Student growth continued over the years at OTC largely because of the addition of new programs, many of which are unique to the Department of Technical and Adult Education, the state and the region. These distinctive programs included certificates, diplomas and degrees in technical areas such as funeral service education, forensic science technology and opticianry. With the opening of the Occupational Studies Building in fall 2003, a wider variety of programs, such as agribusiness, wildlife and plantation management, Geographical Information Systems Technology, veterinary technology, culinary arts and hotel, restaurant and tourism management, enabled the college to further expand its offerings. In 2004, OTC paid tribute to the late Sen. Joseph E. Kennedy for his role in the establishment of Ogeechee Tech by dedicating the main building on campus as the Joseph E. Kennedy Building. During the summer of 2007, Ogeechee Tech moved the adult education program to the Bulloch County Workforce Development Center in downtown Statesboro. On May 13, 2008, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed legislation that officially changed the name of the Department of Technical and Adult Education. Effective July 1, 2008, the system became known as the Technical College System of Georgia. Perdue also served as the keynote speaker for the 2008 Spring Commencement at OTC. Shortly thereafter, Laura “Molly” Bickerton, a student in the college’s radiologic technology program, was selected as Georgia’s technical college Student of the Year in the 37th annual Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) competition. In July 2008, OTC was awarded a Regional Law Enforcement Academy in Claxton, Ga. The project, which involved five other technical colleges, allowed new law enforcement officers to receive their basic law enforcement training at a state technical college and obtain college credit at the same time. Nearby, in Hagan, OTC began construction of the Evans Technical Education Complex. The new complex included the Logistics and Public Safety Building, the Commercial Trucking Preventive Maintenance facility, driving track for the commercial trucking program and emergency vehicle operators track for the Regional Law Enforcement Academy. Toward the end of 2008, amid a downturn in the economy, a reduction in state funds, and rising gas prices,

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OTC joined other technical colleges in the state to institute a four-day work week. The move reduced the cost of utilities without reducing any services to students. Another big change came at the beginning of 2009 when an Emergency Mass Notification System for faculty, staff, and students was implemented. The new OTC-Alert system provided a way to send emergency warnings via cellphone and email messages. Despite a challenging economy, good things continued to happen at Ogeechee Tech. Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel was the keynote speaker at the 2009 commencement exercises and, in an effort to offer better services to the students, Ogeechee Tech moved the adult education program to a new location adjacent to the main campus. In fall 2010, Perdue returned to campus to speak at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Health Science Building-North. In 2011, amid changes to the HOPE Scholarship, transitioning from quarters to semesters, moving to a tobaccofree campus and challenging economic times, Ogeechee Tech once again celebrated having the Technical College

System of Georgia’s star student, as local GOAL winner Alvie Coes III, a funeral service education student, was named the state GOAL winner. Another accolade was announced when OTC was named the 2011 Technical College of the Year for the State of Georgia. The award is determined by meeting benchmarks in a variety of critical areas, and Ogeechee Tech earned the top spot over all the other colleges in the state system. A continuing effort to provide new and needed programs of study keeps Ogeechee Tech in the forefront of meeting the educational demands of citizens in this part of Georgia. Enrollment growth of 10.3 percent from 2010 to 2011, and 4,470 students attending classes have proved repeatedly that the demand for Ogeechee Tech’s services is stronger than ever. With credit programs, continuing education, GED and literacy programs, and various other services, the College’s commitment to meet the needs of the region continues. In response to enrollment growth and program needs, the college began classes in a new state-of-the-art Health Science-North Building in January 2013.

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Bulloch County airport

At the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport you won’t find a regular airport terminal, but a home away from home. Located off U.S. Highway 301 North, airplane rental, scenic tours and aerial photography are all available. Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport is a public airport located three miles northeast of the central business district. It is jointly owned by the City of Statesboro and Bulloch County. Currently, there is no commercial air service to the airport, but there are 48 aircraft based at the airport. The airport is home of Pegasus Air, a local flight school, enabling area residents to earn a Global Aviation Degree. The Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport has two paved runways and sees and average of 50 aircraft operations per day. The airport also is home to the Southeast Georgia Eagle Composite Squadron (GA451) of the Civil Air Patrol. During World War II, the airport was used by

the United States Army Air Force Third Air Force Battalion for antisubmarine patrols and training.

Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport 25 Airport Drive off U.S. 301 North. For more information call (912) 764-9083.

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Welcome to Statesboro, Georgia! Whether you’re looking to relocate or just coming for a visit, you will find something that interests you. We are located conveniently to beaches, shopping areas, recreational activities and of course great educational opportunities. We are proud to be the home of Georgia Southern University — offering undergraduate and graduate courses and sports including: baseball, basketball and football. GSU is also home to the Performing Arts Center, Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, and the Black Box Theatre. Our downtown area is steeped in history and things to do. The Averitt Arts Center offers art galleries, Broadway shows and community theater productions. Within just minutes from Statesboro enjoy museums, farms, gardens, rivers for boating and fishing and

historical sites. Golf courses are available and Splash in the Boro offers family water fun. Ogeechee Technical College, East Georgia College, a selection of public and private elementary and high schools along with Georgia Southern University offer great educational opportunities for the community. With superior accommodations, more than 200 delectable eateries and shopping ranging from traditional department stores to designer threads, you will have to plan an extra day on your trip to fit it all in. Come for a visit, and we think you might just want to stay forever. Call one of our local Realtors for your personal tour and a newcomers package of Statesboro and all it has to offer. Statesboro Board of Realtors

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Finding the Right Agent For many people, buying or selling a home is the biggest purchase or sale they will ever make. It’s no surprise then that most choose to involve a real estate agent in the process. With such important decisions at hand, it helps to involve a professional with experience in buying and selling homes. But with so many agents out there, it’s not always easy choosing the right one. So how to decide? The process often depends on the individuals doing the buying or selling. Do You Really Need a Broker? Yes. Real estate agents work on commissions, which are typically in the neighborhood of five percent. If you’re selling your home for $300,000, the standard commission would be $15,000 on that sale. Naturally a person looking to save money might be apprehensive about the commission. But ultimately, a real estate agent can help you save money in the long run. Agents have an intimate knowledge of the market and the industry. They also know your competition, the going prices in neighborhoods and the intricacies of the home-selling process. By putting a qualified agent on your team, in addition to doing your own research through the local newspaper’s real estate section, you could get more money for your house. How Do You Know If You’ve Found the Right Agent? If you’ve decided to enlist the services of an agent but don’t have one yet, finding the right one takes a little work. • Flexibility: As mentioned, involving an agent will mean you’ll have to pay a commission. A commission should always be flexible. A fixed commission isn’t legal, so if the agent says all homes sold net a five percent commission, then tell him or her you know otherwise, and look for another agent. In general, the more expensive an area is to live the less the commission will be. More expensive neighborhoods should result in lower commissions, while less expensive areas will more than likely lean toward a higher commission. • Reputation: Lots of people like to move closer to friends and family. Ask friends and family if they can recommend a real estate agent. If they can, this can be a quick way to find one, though it should be noted that 32 • Bulloch County Guide

you’ll benefit if you make yourself the center of a competition between agents (you’re more likely to lower the commission if you do). Obviously, avoid those who have negative reputations. • Experience: How much experience an agent has is very important. Ideally, you’d like one who is established in the area where you want to live. Such an agent will have an extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods, knowing the pricing history of homes bought and sold and likely what life is like in the neighborhood. Ask for a recent transaction history of homes they’ve sold. Additionally, check with the local government to see if any complaints have been filed in recent years. • Trust your gut: Always be wary of agents who are trying to make a home into something it’s not. If he or she is rambling on and on about renovating a home, the home’s probably not a worthwhile investment. A real estate agent shouldn’t have to sell you on a home, but rather help you find the right one. What is a Realtor? Not all real estate agents are Realtors. Realtor is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of Realtors and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. A Realtor may be able to provide you a different level of service. Go to for more information.

Statesboro public library

Today’s public libraries are more than a place to check out a new novel, read the latest magazine or access various research materials. The Statesboro Regional Public Library, located on South Main Street, at the intersection of Grady Street, offers free public access to much of the latest in communication technology. Library Patrons can use the public computers to access the Internet or they can bring their own devices and use the library’s free wireless service. They can borrow DVDs, books on CD, online audio books and E-books. The local library is a member of the PINES network — a cooperative of 252 libraries across Georgia. As such, library patrons have access to this shared collection of 7.7 million items. And the books are even delivered by a state-wide courier service, usually within 3-5 days. If you don’t have time to actually go to the library as a patron, you can access the library catalog from your home or office computer. With a PINES library card and PIN, you can search the online catalog, renew books, request items, or check for fines on your account. You can be notified that a book is being held

for you and receive your overdue notices by email. Even advanced research can now be completed online by accessing the Galileo (Georgia Library Learning Online) Network to find full-text articles from a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. Students of all ages can complete research for simple to advanced projects — without having to lug heavy encyclopedia volumes or spend hours looking through the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature. All these types of searches can now be done electronically. Children get their very own book through the Reading is FUNdamental book distribution program. Vacation reading programs help young readers maintain their skills while reading for fun over the summer. The genealogy department continues to grow, with free in-library access to Library Edition, microfilmed newspapers, court records and a large collection of family histories. If you need help finding information, call 764-1337. Whether you need to know the first year the Braves won the pennant or symptoms of equine encephalitis, the Reference Department is on call to respond to your requests for information. Check the library’s website at for locations, hours, programs and services at any of the six libraries in our region. And, yes, there are still lots of books if you just want to browse the latest novels and read the magazines.

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Shop local The 3/50 initiative: Pick three of your favorite local businesses and spend $50 per month at each. This practice ensures a large percentage of money spent in local businesses is reinvested in the local economy. Statesboro’s shopping districts house stores carrying everything from basic necessities to one-of-akind custom items, making the 3/50 an easy-to-follow initiative. Each of Statesboro’s shopping districts has much to offer those in quest of a great bargain and/or a unique find.

Downtown Shops Downtown Statesboro combines shopping, arts and history, making it a pleasant place to live, work, shop and play. Businesses celebrate First Friday every month by offering special deals, staying open late and hosting themed events, live music, arts and crafts, and more. While you’re downtown, shop for clothing at the Cobbler’s Bench, R.J. Pope’s Menswear, Frills by Scott, Main Street Bridal/Bedazzeld Prom, DeJa’ Vu Upscale Resale and Madame Couture’s Thrift Boutique. For growing families, be sure to stop by Bellies, Babies and Balerinas and Children’s Cottage Consignments. Other retail shops include H.W. Smith Jewelers, Pladd Dot Music, Galactic Comic & Games, LA Waters Furniture, GSU’s City Campus, Nostalgia and more. Service businesses include Mary Ann Franklin’s Design Studio, Lori Grice Photograpy, Yoga on Vine, W&J Shoe Repair, Hair Studio 101, Sarons Hair Salon and Merle Norman Salon & Spa. Several favorite, local restaurants also are located downtown: The Daily Grind, Sugar Magnolia Bakery, Chops on Main, 40 East Grille, South and Vine, Main Street Billards, Sweet Cheeks Bakery and the Beaver

House. Don’t miss a chance to experience the charm of downtown Statesboro.

Buckhead Plaza Buckhead Plaza is home to the newest and largest El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant as well as many new retail and service options including Statesboro Car Wash, R.J. Pope, Textures Hair Salon, Statesboro Karate, Farmers & Merchants Bank, The Herb Shop and Luxury Nail Salon. There are also several food options to choose from including Krystals, Nikko’s Japanese Restaurant, Subway, Pizza Hut, Sonic, KFC, Panerea Bread and Your Pie Pizzeria.

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Market District The Market District is located on Fair Road near the hospital. This is one of Statesboro’s fastest-growing commercial developments and is a combination of retail and professional office buildings situated over several acres. Home to many of Statesboro’s most notable businesses including branch administrative offices of several banks, the Market District also offers many food options including McAlister’s Deli, Barberitos, Shane’s Rib Shack, Mellow Mushroom, Tokyo Japanese, Jimmy John’s and La Berry Frozen Yogurt. This complex also features specialty shops like Colonial House of Flowers and Walker Pharmacy, specialty clothing boutiques such as Silk and Purple, Entourage and Social, salons and spas including Serenity Day Spa and The Sharpe and Co. Salon. Conveniently located near the University, the Market District can be accessed from Fair Road and Veterans

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Memorial Parkway and is a great place to shop and dine out with friends.

Southern Square Southern Square Shopping Center is located across from the Statesboro Mall on Northside Drive. Home to K-Mart, Office Max and number of smaller retailers, Southern Square also has several restaurants on its grounds including Chick-fil-A, Longhorn Steakhouse, McDonald’s, Checkers and Seasons of Japan. The shopping center itself is larger than 186,000 square feet with other notable retailers including The UPS store, Cato’s Clothing and Radio Shack.

Statesboro Mall The Statesboro Mall is anchored by JC Penney, Belk, Bealls and Bi-Lo. Located on Northside Drive, the mall enjoys an excess of more than 35,000 cars daily. The



mall features clothing stores such as Sir Shop Menswear, Rue 21 and Leon’s Menswear as well as other specialty stores such as The Children’s Place, Bath & Body Works, Cheeky Lingerie & Swimwear and The Shoe Dept. Belk recently expanded, nearly doubling its retail space. Behind the mall is Statesboro’s only movie theater — Carmike Cinemas. The multiplex has 12 theaters including several with stadium seating. The mall is accessible from Northside Drive and Brannen Street.

Statesboro Crossing

Statesboro Crossing on Brannen Road, just off Veteran’s Parkway, is an open-air shopping center anchored by Hobby Lobby, Books-A-Million, T.J. Maxx and Petco. It also houses several specialty shops including Maurices, Rack Room Shoes and Hibbett Sports. Restaurants located there include Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Steak ‘n Shake and Little Caesars. You can also take a walk or bike ride on the S&S Greenway, a 2.7 mile pathway that begins and ends at trail-heads located on Gentilly Road and the intersection of Burkhalter and Pretoria Rushing Roads and is accessible from Statesboro Crossing.

Woodlands square The Woodlands Square shopping center is located on Highway 301 South across from the main Georgia Southern University entrance. The shopping center is home to national retailer, Talbots. Other trendy shops in the center include ASP Pool and Spa, The Dish, Sunglasses on Main, Sew Much Fun and Bejais Salon. It’s also home to Blissberry Frozen Yogurt and Jersey Mike’s.


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Averitt Center For the Arts

Professional and Averitt STARS Main Stage Performances 2013-2014 Transit Authority: Chicago Tribute Band September 14, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. Southern Hospitality – Averitt STARS September 19-20, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. September 21, 2013 • 2 p.m. Count Dracula – Averitt STARS October 18-19, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. October 20, 2013 • 2 p.m. Tony Arata & Friends November 15, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. The Nutcracker Ballet – Statesboro Youth Ballet November 22-23, 2013 • 7 p.m. November 24, 2013 • 2 p.m. Comedy of Errors presented by the National Players January 17, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Spelman College Glee Club February 7, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Heartbreaks and Hallelujahs – Averitt STARS February 14-15, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. February 16, 2014 • 2 p.m. Guy Davis in Concert March 1, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Neos Dance Theatre March 15, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. The Music Man – Averitt STARS April 10-12, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. April 13, 2014 • 2 p.m.

2013–2014 Averitt Center Art Exhibit Season (Main Gallery) Carol Porter: Painted Poetry July 19–September 7, 2013 Lamar Dodd: Timeless from the Collection of C.L. Morehead, Jr. September 13–October 19, 2013 Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition October 24–November 30, 2013 Harris Deller: Porcelains December 6, 2013–January 2014 Beverly Buchanan: Southern Vernacular February 7–March 22, 2014 Farmer’s Bounty: Art Inspired by Georgia Farms March 28–April 26, 2014 Magical Vision: Children’s Book Illustration May 2–June 30, 2014

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at Georgia Southern University 2013-2014 season BROADWAY BOYS Friday, September 27, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. The Broadway Boys are six of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage, presenting an evening full of show tunes, classics and a few of our favorite songs with a contemporary flair. HUNGARIAN STATE FOLK ENSEMBLE Thursday, October 17, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. Established in 1951, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance and music ensembles and top touring groups in the world. Their rich repertoire includes colorful costumes and traditional dances choreographed to music performed by the live Folk Orchestra. SANDY HACKETT’S RAT PACK SHOW Friday, November 1, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. Sandy Hackett, son of the famed Buddy Hackett, brings the Rat Pack back to life in this energetic musical revue full of comedy, dance,and music performed along with a live band. RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. Featuring more than 35 of his hit songs performed by an ensemble company, this jukebox musical guides the audience on a journey through Johnny Cash’s life and his celebrated music. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike during its run on Broadway, it includes favorites such as “I Walk the Line,” “Jackson,” and “Folsom Prison Blues.”

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Saturday, February 1, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Award-winning actor Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx accompanied by his onstage pianist, Jim Furmston. This fast paced, two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET presents CINDERELLA Friday, February 21, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Sergei Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet, founded in 1989, presents the timeless classic of Cinderella featuring leading Russian dancers, colorful costumes, and rich comedic moments. LIZA AND JUDY: TOGETHER AGAIN! Thursday, March 6, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Bringing Liza and Judy back to life on stage, Suzanne Goulet and Denise Rose recreate the looks, voices, and dance steps of this legendary mother, daughter act. Be fully entertained as the stars, dressed in colorful, authentic costumes, preform signature songs from “Over the Rainbow” and “Rockabye Your Baby” to “Cabaret” and “Bye Bye Blackbird.” HOT ON BROADWAY Friday, April 11, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. This entertaining musical revue, featuring Tony Award winning cast members, includes songs from current Broadway productions such as Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Lion King and Wicked.

FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE STORY Tuesday, January 14, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. Written from interviews with Patti Page, this performance is a musical celebration of her rise to stardom, beginning by taking audiences back in time to where it all began, KTUL Radio Station in 1965. Winner of 18 National Awards at the Kennedy Center Honors, it features stunning costumes and 28 of Miss Page’s greatest hits.

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COMMUNITY ARTS ORGANIZATIONS Kindermusik Kindermusik is an early childhood, educational, musical and movement program for children from birth to 7 years old. Go to or email Kristen Blackburn at Statesboro – GSU Community Chorus Made up of GSU faculty/staff and community members, this choir performs regularly and often with student groups for performances such as Handel’s Messiah. For more information, contact Ms. Hancock at Georgia Southern Symphony The Georgia Southern Symphony is composed of university faculty/staff and community members. The symphony presents a series each year, the highlight of which is the annual outdoors POPS Concert. Contact the Georgia Southern Music Department at (912) 478-5396.

First Friday Downtown First Friday began as a way to attract visitors to Statesboro’s historic downtown – but the monthly extravaganza has quickly become a Statesboro tradition. From 5:30–7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month (except January), Downtown Development Authority hosts a party in the historic district. Businesses stay open late, the Averitt Center fine arts galleries are open to the public, often holding an exhibit opening with free hors d’oeuvres. Restaurants offer early bird specials, and sometimes you can find a funnel cake vendor. Local arts and crafts are for sale, and the community comes out to enjoy Statesboro’s mild evening weather and visit on the sidewalks. Looking for something to do on a Friday? Come downtown and join the First Friday crowd.

Statesboro Youth Chorale A regional chorus for boys and girls ages 6 to 13 who enjoy singing and want to be a part of a trained singing organization. No prior musical training is required. Contact the Averitt Center for the Arts at (912) 212-2787. Statesboro Youth Ballet Ballet, modern, jazz, tap and musical theater classes are offered for children ages 3 and up, beginner through pre-professional levels. It’s Stateboro’s only non-profit dance training program. Contact the Averitt Center for the Arts at (912) 212-2787. Statesboro Youth Theatre The Youth Theater offers children in first through eighth grades a chance to learn about and participate in all aspects of a theater production, from acting to set and costume design. It’s a fun way to build confidence and develop teamwork skills. Contact the Averitt Center for the Arts at (912) 212-2787. Statesboro Regional Arts Association This group is comprised of local artists who possess a love and compassion for visual arts. For more information, contact Penny Marz at (912) 587-2895.

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Statesboro Film Festival For the past five years, the Statesboro Herald and Averitt Center for the Arts have teamed up to find and honor the best locally made films and filmmakers, offering everyone in Statesboro a chance to do what Hollywood does. The Statesboro Film Festival is held each April at the Averitt Center for the Arts’ Emma Kelly Theater. This year, with eight films in the lineup and more than 150 people in attendance, the fifth annual festival did Best Film and Best Cinematography “Beautiful Things” – Directed By Nelson Miller not disappoint. The evening was catered by Statesboro Millhouse Best Director and trophies were given to the night’s winners. “Chance” – Directed by Christian Washington To see each of the films screened at this year’s fesBest Editing tival and to see award-winning films from previous “Game Over” – Directed By Jake Taylor and AnnNell Byne years, go to Viewer’s Choice Get your camera’s ready. The 2014 festival is “Provenance” – Directed By Jake Taylor, AnnNell Byne and planned for April. Alayna Baer

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Georgia southern Cultural attractions MUSEUM Packed with fun, the Georgia Southern Museum offers visitors a chance to learn more about this unique region of Georgia, the Coastal Plain. The museum’s collections and exhibits tell the story of evolving environments, animals, and cultures that have called it home over the past 100 million years. Located on Sweetheart Circle on the GSU campus, the museum is one of only 14 museums in Georgia to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. “We have two galleries that typically change each semester,” said museum director Brent Tharp. “Our changing presentations feature dynamic and interactive exhibits based on the work and research of our faculty and students. These exhibits bring the world to our visitors and encompass opportunities for them to learn about history, archaeology, science, business, health or any number of fascinating subjects. Additionally, the rediscovery of the incredibly well preserved Confederate Prisoner of War camp, Camp Lawton, by Georgia Southern University archaeology students is uncovering a history thought lost.” The museum offers programs to appeal to children, adults, families and teachers with hands-on programs for K-12 school groups. The activities allow children to explore the museum’s natural and cultural history collection and changing exhibits. Admission is $2 per person, and free for children 3 and younger. Museum members and Georgia Southern students are admitted at no charge. On the last Saturday of each month, entrance is free for all visitors. Permanent exhibits take you back 100 million years to a time when mosasaurs, large marine reptiles, prowled the oceans that covered most of southern Georgia. Children can crawl under the mosasaur and look through a viewing bubble right into the middle of the rib cage. The museum is also home to the Georgiacetus

vogtlensis, one of the oldest and most primitive ancient whales discovered in North America. The 40-millionyear-old Vogtle Whale was excavated from Burke County, Georgia. For more information, visit the museum’s website at

PLANETARIUM Discover the Georgia Southern University Planetarium – Explore the Universe. The planetarium offers a variety of fun and exciting educational shows for all ages for school groups, clubs and the public at no charge during the school year. There are also wonderful public events monthly with astronomers, guest speakers and telescopic observing outdoors following presentations. During the fall and spring semesters, the planetarium offers educational presentations for school and public groups grades Pre-K to 12 and adults at no charge weekdays at 10 and 11 a.m. by reservation only. Once a month, the center is open to the public. More than 6,000 stars, the sun, moon and galaxies can be projected onto the 30-foot dome using the Spitz A4 star projector. For the hearing impaired, the planetarium is equipped have “Light-Talk” (glow in the dark) gloves for an interpreter to sign with during shows. The lobby is equipped with ViewSpace, a streaming multimedia presentation from the Space Telescope Science Institute. Enjoy the daily updates from missions into our solar systems and the Hubble Space Telescope. Join the planetarium for a fascinating journey into our universe; explore the stars, planets, constellations and even other galaxies in the night sky. For more information or to schedule a presentation for your school or group, call the Department of Physics at (912) 478-5292.

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Georgia southern Cultural attractions BOTANICAL GARDEN The Garden of the Coastal Plain at Georgia Southern University, formerly the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden, is centered on an early 20th century farmstead. Once owned by Dan and Catharine Bland, only the core of their original property remains. Mr. Dan, as he was affectionately known, was an amateur naturalist and botanist with a deep appreciation for the native plants of the land he loved so much. Mr. Dan and Miss Catharine lived and farmed in Statesboro from 1916, when they married, until late in their lives. They farmed to meet their needs – growing cotton and raising cows, chickens and hogs for their own use and to sell. In 1985, Mr. Dan willed the remaining 6.5 acres to Georgia Southern College Foundation to be used as a botanical garden. The garden opened its gates to the public in 1990 and has served both as a resource for the university and community by sponsoring educational tours, workshops, seminars, plant sales, and festivals and serves well as a place for quiet reflection. The Bland’s�original home was renovated and now serves as the garden’s visitor center. Activities include Lunch & Learn, Plant Exchanges, Children’s Programs and more. The garden is available to rent for weddings, parties and more.

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Wildlife/Raptor Center Located on the Georgia Southern campus, the Center for Wildlife Education and Lamar Q. Ball Jr. Raptor Center have attractions for young and old alike. The 18-acre center provides eight different habitat displays for 11 species of birds of prey, including a wetlands area, old-growth forest and a mountain display. The different habitats allow guests to view the raptors in their natural environments. Visitors can take a self-guided tour though the different areas to see the birds. The center also has an elevated walkway allowing viewers unobstructed and up-close encounters with a bald eagle’s nest, complete with Glory. The university’s bald eagle mascot, Freedom, recently settled into her new home in Freedom’s Courtyard. In addition, the center also is home to a Harris Hawk, Clyde, the former mascot of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks known to NBA fans as “Spirit.” In June 2012, the Raptor Center welcomed its third bald eagle, Franklin, a recently rescued eagle. A campground is available, allowing groups to camp under the stars, and facilities are available to allow visitors a “behind the scenes” look at the birds. The center also has a “children’s discovery trail” featuring 17 exploratory stations. Inside, visitors can test their nature skills by trying to identify more than 50 animals in the exhibit. The center hosts thousands of school children on field trips each year. It also offers summer camps teaching students about wildlife. For information on the many programs offered and hours of operation go to the center’s website at or call (912) 478-0831.

AREA FESTIVALS & recreation

SHOPPING BY LANTERN LIGHT In November, kick off the holiday season by heading downtown for an evening of shopping. The event celebrates the fall harvest and is the last Farmers Market event of the season. Under the soft glow of lanterns, the market is transformed to a magical venue. Entertainment, food and fun make Shopping by Lantern Light a wonderful holiday event. For more information about the Statesboro Farmers Market, to join the volunteer committee, or to apply to be a vendor, go to or call (912) 764-7227.

FARMERS MARKET The Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market has become a regional, fresh-food market featuring more than 45 vendors every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. beginning in April and running through November. The market is held near the center of downtown Statesboro in the Sea Island Bank parking lot. Free parking is available in several downtown lots within short walking distances from the market. Every Saturday, the market offers different live entertainment by local or visiting performers. Vendors offer seasonal produce, grass-fed beef, hormone-free poultry and pork, honey, eggs, baked goods and award-winning milk, ice cream and cheese as well as locally produced crafts and plants. The Garden Table offers lunches prepared from ingredients available at that day’s market. The Statesboro Farmers Market is able to accept cash, credit, debit and EBT cards as payment. The market offers many great learning opportunities as well, including health and wellness information booths, chef demonstrations and the chance to talk with the farmer who actually grew your food. Twice each month from September to November and again from March to May, Georgia Southern University hosts the market on campus. Another shopping option is the Statesboro Market2Go, an online version of the Saturday market. To place your online market order, go to

FIRECRACKER FEST Bulloch County knows how to celebrate Independence Day. If you’re in town, head out to Mill Creek Regional Park and celebrate this patriotic time with a bang. The celebration boasts plenty of concessions, kid’s inflatables, live music and traditional July Fourth events such as a frog jumping contest and sub eating contest. A spectacular fireworks show, one of the biggest in southeast Georgia, tops off the evening after sunset, following live music and dancing. The 2013 event is set for Thursday, July 4, from 4-11 p.m. For more information, go to

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MLK DAY PARADE This annual parade through downtown Statesboro brings the community, churches and local organizations together to celebrate the life of one of America’s greatest leaders. The 2014 parade is scheduled for Monday, January 20.

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Each October the smell of cotton candy and funnel cakes tickle your nose, sparkling, multicolored lights are on the eastern horizon, and laughter fills the air. The fair is in town. The weeklong event kicks off on Monday with the largest parade of the year. Thousands of people line the streets of downtown Statesboro for the parade, then head out to the Fairgrounds on Georgia Highway 67 for dinner at the Pancake House or Barbeque Hut or from one of the many vendors. Adults browse the exhibits, crafts and arts displays while the kids head toward the lights of the midway and rides. Amusements of America provides the rides and tries to have at least one new adventure every fall. Each day offers different entertainment options from live music — featured every evening — to livestock shows. For more than 40 years, the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair has been the largest fundraiser for the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, and it funds the majority of gifts and scholarships the club offers the community. The 2013 Fair is scheduled for October 21-26.

TURPENTINE FESTIVAL The annual Catface Turpentine Festival takes place at the historic E. C. Carter Turpentine Still, located in the heart of Portal. The festival’s highlight is the turpentine processing, in which pine tar and gum are “cooked down” to make turpentine using the historic still. The event includes fun, music and activities for the whole family, approximately 150 exhibits and vendors offer handmade arts and crafts, rosin boiled potatoes, funnel cakes, barbecue, fresh fried pork rinds and boiled peanuts. The 2013 Catface Turpentine Festival is scheduled for October 5-6.



ARTSFEST Early spring brings an explosion of color to Georgia Southern University’s Sweetheart Circle, and not just in the beautiful flora. ArtsFest, an annual arts event, offers residents from Bulloch and surrounding counties the opportunity to unleash their inner artist. The festival, completely powered by volunteers, is a free public event that offers visitors a chance to create their own art, buy unique treasures crafted by artists from GSU and across the region, watch and listen to an array of performances and treat their taste buds to culinary delights. The event brings thousands of visitors to campus each year. ArtsFest’s purpose is to promote the arts and art education through performing, exhibiting and demonstrating artists. Save the date for ArtsFest 2014 — Saturday, April 5. Go to or follow ArtFest on Facebook.

KIWANIS RODEO “It’s bulls and blood, it’s dust and mud, it’s the roar of the hungry crowd. The white in the knuckles, the gold in the buckles, the win the next go round….” Garth Brooks knew what he was talking about. The First Annual Kiwanis Rodeo took place in April 2010. The event was a complete success with sellout crowds the entire weekend. The now annual spring event features bronc busting, barrel racing, bull riding and more. Rodeo clowns entice the crowd to roar with laughter and vendors serve up hot, tasty food as well as offer hats, belts and other Western accessories. The International Professional Rodeosanctioned event welcomes cowboys and cowgirls from all over the world, including Brazil and Canada. Look for the next Kiwanis Rodeo in spring 2014.

BROOKLET PEANUT FESTIVAL Each August, the town of Brooklet goes a little nuts. Why? The peanut harvest is in. On Saturday, August 17, 2013, it’ll be worth your while to take a 10-minute ride down U.S. Highway 80 East to enjoy the annual Peanut Festival. Beginning with a morning parade, the celebration includes a street dance, a slow tractor race and a kiddie pedal tractor race. The focus is on peanuts, of course, but this celebration of agriculture brings fun and frolic to the community. Peanuts can be had in any way imaginable, including in baked goods, boiled, roasted or fried. Vendors hawk their wares, including a variety of foods, toys, jewelry and novelty items, while various musical groups and soloists entertain the crowd. Cloggers and other performers provide amusement as well, and many folks come to the festival just for the slow tractor race. This “race” is more of a display, with antique tractor lovers competing to see just how slow they can go without their ancient treasures shutting down. The night ends with a street dance for all ages.

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PARKS & REC DEPARTMENT The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department (SBCPRD) has plenty of activities to keep families busy. Programs offer recreational games and activities while promoting sportsmanship and teamwork. Most sports are offered in Statesboro, Brooklet, Portal, Stilson and Nevils. All you sluggers out there should be ready to hit the diamond! Whether you have a hankering for T-ball, baseball or softball, the Parks & Rec. Department has what you’re looking for. There are numerous baseball/softball opportunities including Pee Wee for age 4, Co-Ed play (ages 5–7), Youth Baseball (ages 7–14), Youth Fast Pitch Softball (ages 7–14), and Senior Baseball/Softball (grades 9-12). Just head to the Honey Bowen building or visit to find out about registration dates and deadlines. If you’d rather be swinging a club than a bat, inquire about the Golf Program, operated in conjunction with Hackers Golf Park. The program is open for youth ages 5–17. Some prefer swinging a racket over a club or a bat. If tennis is your game, check out the high school and adult lessons and leagues. Tennis lessons and camps are available for those who just want to improve their skills. Tennis is offered all year. SBCPRD offers Soccer in the spring and fall for ages 4-17. Players learn the basic skills of the game while having a great time. 48 • Bulloch County Guide

Want to take a dip in the pool or just brush up on swimming basics? Splash in the ‘Boro offers Starfish Aquatics Certified swimming lessons for ages 6 months and up and the Bulloch County Sharks Swim Team is always looking for great swimmers. Fall and winter activities include basketball, flag football, tackle football, cheerleading and wrestling. The Parks and Recreation Department also offers much more than sports. Be sure to check out their Horseback Riding Lessons, exercise programs like Yoga and AquaZumba, tumbling, piano lessons and many other instructional programs. Most instructional programs are for all ages. SBCPRD also offers programs for senior adults such as trips, lunches, bingo, card clubs, quilting and so much more. Inquire about the Senior Adult program by calling (912) 764-5637 or by visiting the offices at the Honey Bowen Building, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sports and Program Registration dates are posted on the website at

REcreation Department

Location: Honey Bowen Building 1 Max Lockwood Dr., Statesboro Phone: (912) 764-5637 Fax: (912) 764-2425 Recreation information line: (912) 489-2087 On the web:



SPLASH IN THE BORO When you break it down, Splash in the Boro is 7.7 million pounds of concrete, 65 tons of rebar, 8,500 feet of pipe and about 800,000 gallons of water. But it adds up to tons of summer fun. Splash in the Boro opened in 2004, and more than 1 million people have enjoyed the hottest place to cool down every summer since. The facility features several pool areas, including an 800-foot lazy river, three slides and an Olympic-size pool. There are also picnic tables, changing areas and lockers, a gift shop and shaded areas. The two concession stands, Splashy’s Snack Shack and Splashy’s Sandwich Shoppe, offer traditional options such as hamburgers, hot dogs and french fries, as well as healthier meals like salads and sandwiches. It is also the only place in the county you’ll find Dippin’ Dots, the world’s coldest ice cream, frozen in the form of small dots. A recent $4 million expansion added three new attractions in 2009, and the park has seen an increase in attendance since then. The Mat Racer is a four-lane, 350-foot long, racing track where guests can race against each other or against the clock. The Flowrider creates a perpetual wave allowing riders to feel the power and acceleration of actually surfing. The third added attraction is a zero depth spray pool that is blast for tykes who can’t swim yet. The park also expanded the entrance and added the second concession stand. The outdoor facility closes after Labor Day weekend, but the Olympic-size pool and therapy pool are enclosed with a bubble dome in October and remain open year-round. More information about Splash along with the schedule and fees are available on the Splash website,

MILL CREEK PARK Located off Georgia Highway 24 just a few miles from downtown, Mill Creek Regional Park is Bulloch County’s main park. With 155 acres, Mill Creek offers numerous playing fields, picnic pavilions, two playgrounds, tennis courts, and a scenic lake with paved walking path. There is also a 1.25-mile trail where you can jog, roller blade or just walk your dog. Every Fourth of July, Mill Creek hosts an Independence Day Celebration with one of the best fireworks displays in southeast Georgia. Directions to Mill Creek Take Fair Road, south to Veterans Memorial Parkway, turn left and pass through two traffic lights. At the third light make a right turn on Highway 24. Go about a mile. The park is on the right. From downtown, take East Main Street north, and cross U.S. Highway 80. At the bypass, go straight. of N. The park is about a mile on your right.

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state parks

George l. Smith Hours: Open until dark Phone: (478) 763-2759 Location: Twin City Directions: From Statesboro, drive west on U.S. 80 into Twin City. Take the first left-hand turn onto Parrish Pond Road. Magnolia Springs Hours: Open until dark Phone: (478) 982-1660 Location: near Millen Directions: From Statesboro, take GA Hwy. 25 about 30 miles. The park is four miles north of Millen.

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Bulloch County has two great state parks within easy driving distance. The George L. Smith State Park near Twin City in Emanuel County is rustic and beautiful, with a 412acre mill pond and 10 miles of canoe trails. Hiking trails take walkers through south Georgia woodlands where they can explore local flora and fauna, then come back to a lakeside campsite or a quaint cabin. The refurbished Parrish Mill, built in 1880, is a focal point for visitors who enjoy the covered bridge over the dam. The 1,634 acre park boasts 25 tent, trailer and RV sites as well as four rental cottages, picnic shelters, a group shelter and playground facilities. The Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen in Jenkins County is home to crystal clear springs and is now a popular destination for visitors, but was once the site of Camp Lawton, a Confederate prison built in 1864. The stockades and guard towers have been replaced with beautiful scenery, but visitors can still see the earthen breastworks and imagine the prison site. The natural springs produce seven million gallons of water daily, and visitors can enjoy the view from several wooden platforms stretched across the pools. Story boards scattered around provide historical and educational information about the springs. A wooden bridge carries visitors across the water, providing a bird’s eye view of local wildlife, and leads to a freshwater aquarium featuring native species of fish. The 1,071 acre park offers playgrounds, a swimming pool, 10 miles of hiking and biking trails and a 28-acre lake.



hunting and fishing Fishing enthusiasts think they are in paradise when looking for a fishing hole in Bulloch County. Anyone with a fishing license can fish legally along the banks of public rivers or tributaries such as the Ogeechee River, Mill Creek, Little Lotts Creek, Upper Lotts Creek and Lower Lotts Creek. Put a boat in at one of the Ogeechee River’s many landings and enjoy the scenery as you fish. Just make sure you aren’t on private property. Bulloch has many lakes and ponds, and many owners will give permission to fish — as long as you ask first and respect the land. Lake Collins, also known as DeLoach’s Lake, is west of Portal and borders Candler County. The black water lake is fed by a creek and is home to otter, beaver, alligators and more. The lake is privately owned, but land owners and guests have fishing rights. Cypress Lake, in Southern Bulloch County near Register offers picturesque scenery, plenty of water and pole-bending fish — but most of the lake is private property. Oglesby’s Pond feeds Lake Collins, northeast of Portal. Another popular fishing spot is Simmons Pond off GA Hwy. 46 in the Nevils-Bay Gall area. Fishing rights memberships are available here. Bulloch County is full of wildlife, but written permission from a landowner must be obtained prior to hunting on private property. Nearby state-owned wildlife management areas such as Tuckahoe in Screven County offer hunting to licensed citizens. Hunting & fishing licenses are available at several local retailers county-wide.

area golf courses If golf is your game, you have some local options from which to chose: Smithfield Golf Club, located on Highway 46 near the intersection of Old Register Road, is a public club which boasts an 18-hole course, a pro shop for your golfing needs, a driving range and a practice green. Forest Heights Country Club, the area’s private course, is located on Country Club Road. Forest Heights has an 18-hole course, pro shop, driving range and a practice green. It’s also the home of the Schenkel Invitational, one of college golf’s premier events. Hackers Golf Park, ranked as one of the nation’s top 100 driving ranges, has a little bit of everything, including a lighted driving range, practice green and pro shop as well as a fun miniature golf course. If golf’s not your thing, grab a helmet and take a whack in the batting cages. Hackers is located on Old Register Road just off the Hwy. 301 bypass. Golf courses: Smithfield Golf Club Hacker’s Golf Park Highway 46 Old Register Road (912) 839-3933 (912) 355-2999

Your Hunting & Fishing Headquaters

912-489-3474 • 246B Northside Dr E • Statesboro, GA

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&recreation Willie mctell trail

S&S Greenway

The Willie McTell Trail, is one of the nicest paths to walk, jog or bike along in Statesboro and is a convenient way to get from downtown to the GSU campus. Just longer than a mile, the trail stretches from Triangle Park on East Main Street to the northeast corner of campus on Fair Road. The smooth, wide path is lighted, landscaped and offers bike racks at both ends. One of the most interesting aspects of the trail is the benches. Created by Georgia Southern students using metal, wood and other materials, these unique pieces fuse art with function. The trail is named for the legendary blues guitarist Blind Willie McTell. A Statesboro native probably best known for his song “Statesboro Blues,” McTell gained a reputation as one of the best blues artists in the country, even earning praise from Bob Dylan. Check out the trail for a nice stroll outdoors.

The Bulloch Greenway Partnership is committed to the development of a network of greenways that will provide Bulloch County residents with convenient access to opportunities for walking, jogging and biking. The partnership envisions a network of greenway trails connecting different areas of the community, educating residents about the environment and providing alternative transportation opportunities in Bulloch County. The first phase of the S&S Greenway is a newly constructed asphalt trail that connects Gentilly Road to Veterans Memorial Parkway near the Statesboro Crossing shopping center. Eventually, this trail will lead to Brooklet, a community approximately 10 miles from Statesboro. The Greenway Partnership members include the Bulloch Greenway Steering Committee, the StatesboroBulloch County Parks & Recreation Department, Georgia Southern University and area government agencies and businesses.

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medical directory index

Boomers Vision Center Bulloch Pediatrics Group Cedar Surgical Associates, P.C. Children’s Healthcare of Statesboro - Dr. Elizabeth Penn Cope Eye Clinic Dr. Brian A. Moogerfeld, MD & Dr. Maria A. Moogerfeld, MD Dr. McGibony and Associates East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery East Georgia Internal Medicine & Pediatrics - Dr. Matthew Powellson East Georgia Regional Medical Center Family Health Care Center, P.C. Forest Heights Pharmacy & Gifts Gastroenterology Institute Georgia Dermatology Larry G. Hubbard, DDS McCook’s Pharmacy

Medi Weighloss Clinic Medical Center Pharmacy Neurological Center of East Georgia, P.C. Optim Orthopedics Ricky Lane Dentistry South Georgia Pediatrics Southern OB/GYN Statesboro Dental Associates Statesboro Gastroenterology Statesboro Imaging Center Statesboro OG/GYN Specialists Statesboro Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center Statesboro Pediatrics Total Health Walker Pharmacy Willingway Hospital

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#1 in Comprehensive

Digestive & Liver Care... Offering compassionate and state-ofthe-art gastroenterology care. Joseph M. Hathaway, Jr., MD

D. Eli Penn, MD Gastroenterologist

Board Certified Gastroenterologist

Make the Right Choice! 114 Hill Pond Lane, Statesboro • Phone: 912-681-6944 • Fax: 912-681-8744 Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Convenient Drive-Thru Window • Great Savings Same Co-Pays • Everyday Specials • Much More Our Pharmacists and Staff Are Dedicated To Serving You! Hwy 80 East • Statesboro, GA 30461 • (912) 764-2223

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World-class treatment & care in your own backyard.

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The Neurological Center of East Georgia, P.C. Cotton Ridge Medical Plaza, Suite 400 • 1601 Fair Rd., Statesboro, GA 30458

(912) 871-8900 / Fax (912) 871-8901

Specialized Care of the Brain, Nerves, and Spine Advanced Treatment for: ♦ Migraines or Headaches ♦ Numbness, Weakness, or Pain in the Hands, Arms, or Feet ♦ Memory Loss or Alzheimer’s ♦ Dizziness or Balance Problems ♦ Chronic Back or Muscle Pain ♦ Strokes, Seizures, Syncope ♦ Attention Disorders, Depression ♦ Sleep Disorders ♦ Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis

“Superior equipment, personalized service and quality care” Superior technology, personalized service, and quality care


8 Lester Road │ Statesboro, GA 30458 912.764.5656 │ A department of East Georgia Regional Medical Center. This hospital is partially owned by physicians.

Dr. Michael Taormina

Christy Byczkoski, APRN

Board Certified Neurologist Member of American Academy of Neurology Member of Medical Association of Georgia

ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

(912) 871-8900

1601 Fair Road, Suite 400 • Statesboro


A FULL SERVICE COMPOUNDING PHARMACY! FREE In town delivery! WE OFFER: Hormone Replacement • Veterinary Products • Pain Management Individualized Dosage Forms • Flavoring and Much More! We accept all Insurances!

Ben Ross Pharmacist


“Because You’re More Than Just A Number” 4439 Country Club Rd. (on 301 Bypass next to Trinity Episcopal Church) Bulloch County Guide ~ 2013

Cedar Surgical Associates, PC

• Eye Exams • Glasses AKRAM M. HASSANYEH MD FACS

• Contacts




23993 Hwy 80 E • Statesboro, GA 30461


South Georgia Pediatrics, P.C.


Walk-ins & New Patients Welcome


• Immunizations • Well Child/Sick Visits • Sports & School Physicals • Asthma • ADD/ADHD Dr. Rao Immaneni



Patricia Moore

F.N.P.-C Hours of Operation Board Certified Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-5:30 pm Nurse Practitioner 1230 Brampton Ave., Statesboro, GA 30458

M.D., F.A.A.P. Board Certified Pediatrician

In the Market District next to Video Warehouse.



Certified by the American Board of Surgery 1058 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, GA 30458


East Georgia Regional is dedicated to providing quality healthcare. In 2012, we exceeded the national benchmark for door-to-balloon times for patients suffering heart attacks. We are the first hospital to provide Single-Site DaVinci Robotic Surgery in Southeast Georgia and have also established ourselves as a Center of Excellence in Gastroenterological Care. Please call 912.486.1000 for more information. • 1499 Fair Rd • Statesboro • This hospital is partially owned by physicians.

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James L. Hiller, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.


Jennifer Williamson, PA-C

Prenatal Care/ 4-D Ultrasound • Physicals/ Paps • Gardasil - HPV Vaccine • Obstetrics Gynecology • Infertility Robotic Surgery Essure (sterilization done in office) In-Office procedure for heavy periods • Same Day Mirena IUD Second Surgical Opinion Outpatient Surgery For: Abnormal PAPS • Pelvic Pain • Heavy Bleeding • Incontinence • Hysterectomy

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For over seventeen years I have struggled with my weight. I would just stand in front of the mirror and ask myself how I let my weight get so far out of control. Often I wondered if I was an embarrassment to my boys. After developing elevated blood sugars and high blood pressure, I knew I had to do something if I was going to be around to see my boys grow up and have families of their own. After trying many diets with no success, I was at the point of just giving up. When I found out Dr. Hiller was opening a Medi-Weightloss Clinic, and he explained how the program worked I was ready to make a lifestyle change. I was determined to do it and having his support only made it easier. After losing 11 pounds my first week, I knew this was going to be the program for me. In the first month I had lost 25 pounds, had more energy, and was able to do daily activities without exhaustion. Now after having been on the program for 7 months I have lost 102 pounds!!!!! I feel better than I have since before the birth of my first son. I am totally loving myself again!! - WENDY Statesboro, Georgia

Over the years I have tried several diets and programs in hopes of overcoming my battle with my weight. Up until now, I haven’t been able to find what truly works for me. I had the opportunity to see first hand the amazing results of the Medi-Weightloss program when a friend of mine began the program. After months of watching her lose weight, I decided to make an appointment. I began the program and followed the guidelines given to me. During the second week I began exercising. By the end of my first month on the program I had lost 23.5 pounds. I was so excited and encouraged to continue. Each week the weight loss kept adding up and I was feeling and looking better and better. I have just completed week 28 on the program and I have lost 93.5 pounds. The results I have received from this program have greatly exceeded what I thought I was capable of accomplishing. - VIRGINIA Statesboro, Georgia

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Dr. Matthew Powellson Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatric Care He is currently taking new patients Please Call (912) 871-2900 Today to schedule an appointment

1449 Brampton Ave. Statesboro, GA 30458 912-871-2900 Dr. Powellson is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Board certified in Pediatrics Member of Medical Staff of East Georgia Regional Medical Center

Family Health Care Center, PC Total Care For All Ages... Newborns to Seniors

Same Day Appointments Available

* Acute & Chronic Illness Care * Pediatric Well and Sick Care * Women’s Health with On-site Pap Smears, Colposcopy, Biopsy, & IUDs * Diabetes Care * Allergy Injections * Cardiac Care * Workers’ Compensation Claims * DOT Physicals/Drug Testing * Stress Testing * Pulmonary Function Testing

* Sleep Studies * Sports and Muscular Skeletal Problems * Complete Physical Exams * Full Body DEXA Bone Density Testing * Full Service Laboratory * Minor Emergencies * Full Service X-Ray on-site * Dermatology * Skin Biopsies * Accutane Acne Treatment * Laceration Repairs * Immunizations for all ages * Comprehensive Weight Management Programs * ADD Medication Management

Call and schedule your appointment today! Thad h. Riley, M.d. angela M. davis, M.d.

Board Certified Family Physicians

susan B. Riley, dnP, FnP, Cde Connie J. BaRneTT, anP, Cde Board Certified Nurse Practitioners



23702 Hw y 80 East • Statesbor o • w w w.familyhealthcar

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Troy M. Lawhorn, DMD Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Wisdom Teeth Removal Outpatient Anesthesia—Local, IV Sedation, and General Simple and Complicated Extraction of Teeth Bone Grafts and Jaw Reconstruction

Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery) Dental Implants Pathology of the Head, Neck, and Oral Cavity Facial Trauma Surgery Treatment of TMJ Disorders

(912) 764–4495 4451 Country Club Road, Suite B, Statesboro, GA 30458

We provide care to children ages birth thru high school.

Cheryl Perkins, MD, FAAP Austin Whitlock, MD, FAAP Michelle Zeanah, MD, FAAP Christine Lund, CPNP-PC You can Find us on Facebook! Bulloch County Guide ~ 2013

912.871.4847 (HUGS) 1497 Fair Rd. Suite 200 * Statesboro, Ga 30458 Fax: 912.871.5562

Primary Care/Internal Medicine Specialists Who Treat You Like Family! State-Of-The-Art Facility To Better Serve You! PRIMARY CARE/INTERNAL MEDICINE • Complete Physicals • Preventative Care • Acute Care • Diabetes • High Blood Pressure • Heart Disease/Cholesterol • Pulmonary Diseases • Thyroid Diseases • ADD/ADHD Management

• Arthritis • Dermatology • Women’s Health • Certified Diabetic Educator • 72 Hour Glucose Monitor • EKG’s/Holter Monitor • Pulmonary Function Test • Home Sleep Study Test • Skin Biopsy

From Common Colds To Complex Diseases,

Dr. Brian A. Moogerfeld, MD and Maria A. Moogerfeld, MD Can Give You The Best Care Possible!


Call to schedule your appointment today!

912.681.7111 1088 Bermuda Run Road, Suite A, Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (Behind The Hospital)

Brian a.

Serving Statesboro & Surrounding Areas Moogerfeld, M.d

Maria a. Moogerfeld, M.d

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Let our family take care of all your family’s dental needs!


• Cosmetic Dentistry • Crown and Bridge • Fillings and Inlays • Root Canals • Dentures and Partials • Bleaching • CEREC - Permanent Crown

in one visit

• Extractions • Bonding and Veneers • Cleaning and Polishing • Children’s Dentistry • Sealants • Nitrous Oxide Available • Orthodontics



For a smile you can be proud of please call


Statesboro Dental Associates 225 S. Zetterower Ave • Statesboro, GA 30458

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center for family medicine



Board Certified in OPHTHALMOLOGY

John S. Gerguis, M.D. • Angela S. Gerguis, M.D. Jennifer Wolfe, PA-C

(912) 871-7890

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fair Rd. Professional Park 16741 Hwy. 67, Suite A • Statesboro, GA (Across from the Fairgrounds)

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Statesboro Pediatrics Walk-ins & New Patients Welcome Monday 8 am - 7 pm • Tuesday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm Well Child Clinic 912-489-8116 Sick Child Clinic 912-764-9196 406 Savannah Avenue 404 Savannah Avenue Services Offered: Sports & School Physicals Immunizations ~ Asthma ~ ADD/ADHD ~ Well Visits/Sick Visits ~ Full Service Lab on site

Providers: Dr. Hamza Gorsi Jean Coleman, PA ~ Kathryn Winn, PNP Gina Winnette, FNP (Certified Lactation Consultant)

BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIANS Serving with other locations: Metter, Mount Vernon, Baxley Reidsville, Soperton, & Vidalia Swainsboro Family Practice 478-237-2638 • Swainsboro Pediatrics 478-237-5850 • Corporate Office 478-237-6262

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Welcome to Statesboro,

We’re Here to Serve You!

Visit our Boutique, conveniently located inside the pharmacy for all of your

Let us be your hometown pharmacy! -Lindsay & Devra Walker

gift-shopping needs!


1198 Merchants Way (912) 681-3784 202 Northside Drive West (912) 764-6175 114 B Parker Ave, Brooklet (912) 842-9886


For all your home medical needs... • Home IV & Enteral Services • Home Medical Equipment • Hospital Beds

• Home Oxygen/Respiratory Services • Women’s Center for Cancer Care • Lift Chairs & More

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Specialists in the Detection and Treatment of Digestive Diseases, Hepatitis and Colon Cancer

With two convenient locations and the only outpatient Endoscopy Center in the Statesboro area, getting the care you need has never been easier. Our Board Certified specialist and experienced mid-level providers are experts in evaluating and treating every type of digestive disorder, including: • Colon Cancer • Hiatal Hernias

• Liver Disease | Hepatitis • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

• Acid Reflux | Ulcers • Pancreatic Disease

• Crohn’s Disease • Diarrhea | Constipation

• Ulcerative Colitis • Intestinal Polyps

For more information, call our office or talk to your primary care physician.

Statesboro 1555 Brampton Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458

Metter 400 Cedar Street Metter, Georgia 30439

Regina L. Schmidt, PA-C

Angela M. Holsey, NP-C

Patrick Dorvilus, MD

912.681.2007 1.855.GI.FOR.ME (443.6763)

Statesboro Gastroenterology is a participating provider for Medicare, Medicaid and most healthcare plans offered in Georgia. Bulloch County Endoscopy is accredited by AAAHC and certified by DHR.

• Invisalign Preferred Provider • Under Armour Sports Performance Mouthguard • Zoom! Professional Whitening System • Payment Plans Available

New Patients Welcome! Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

378 Savannah Ave | Statesboro, GA 912-764-4403 |

Jason R. McGibony, DMD Thomas E. Marshall, DMD Henry J. Proctor, DDS

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Granade Street Store

Cotton Ridge Store

East Grady at Granade

Cotton Ridge Medical Plaza

Mon­Sat: 9 am ­ 9 pm

Mon­Fri: 9 am ­ 6 pm

Sun & Holidays: 2 pm ­ 7 pm

Drive Thru Window

Easy Prescription Transfer... we do it for you! Most Prescription Plans Accepted Private Consultation Area Easily Accessible Pharmacist Walter, Lem, Wes, Jamie & Lisa Granade Street Pharmacists


Competitive Prices

Cottton Ridge Pharmacist

Outstanding Customer Service Speedy Checkout

Michael habla Español

No Long Walks to the Car! Family Friendly Atmosphere

Voted Best of the Boro 2008 & 2009

53 years of excellence serving Statesboro, Bulloch and surrounding counties

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Established in 1960 by Lem Nevil



to providing exceptional care ...

Sidney R.Washington, III, Gary Sullivan, MD, FACOG, FACS MD, FACOG

Lisa S. Rogers, MD, FACOG

Barbara Williams, DO, FACOG

Todd L. Allen, MD, FACOG

Barbara Peacock, MSN, RNCS, FNP

Statesboro OB/GYN Specialists

• Offering Emory University affiliated high-risk obstetrical care in our office via telemedicine • Board-certified routine obstetrical care • Board-certified total preventative women’s health care, including cancer screening • Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain • Advanced Ultrasound department with 4D imaging • Comprehensive urinary incontinence diagnosis and treatment • In-office cryo-ablation of endometrium to eliminate periods • In-office procedure for sterilization (ESSURE)

New Patients Welcome Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM By Appointment Only • (912) 871-2000 1523 Fair Road • Statesboro, GA 30458

New faces, New Procedures, Same Great Reputation

... you have come to know & trust.




BOARD CERTIFIED ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY SPECIALIST Practice to Include: ■ Wisdom Teeth ■ Extractions ■ Dental Implants ■ Corrective Jaw Surgery ■ TMJ ■ Traumatic Injuries ■ Pathology ■ Denture Preparation ■ Botox

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4 Lester Road, Statesboro, GA 30458

Tel: (912) 764-9891

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s tat e s b o r o restaurant guide

Statesboro restaurant guide

40 East Grill 40 E. Main St. • (912) 764-4040 40 East Grill, a new restaurant located in downtown Statesboro across from the Averitt Center for the Arts, offers a trendy atmosphere and cuisine that could only be found in urban hubs. The menu boasts fresh, local ingredients that come from area farmers at the Mainstreet Farmers Market and an atmosphere that screams Los Angeles.


Chops on Main 30 W. Main St. • (912) 764-7119 • • Like on Facebook

Bigshow’s Burgers 1200 Brampton Avenue Suite C. • (912) 243-9060 True to its name, the recently opened restaurant is thriving with a creative menu and local ingredients. One of the restaurant’s unique burgers is the Southern Burger which includes fresh pimento cheese, fried onions, pickles, lettuce, and tomatoes, and two all-beef patties on a Vidalia Onion Kaiser bun.

Located in downtown Statesboro, Chops on Main offers a total dining experience that is unmatched in the region. The restaurant is known for its hand-cut aged steaks, fine wines, fresh seafood and internationally inspired dishes. The Old World brick-and-wood dining room and open kitchen create an atmosphere that is refined yet welcoming. The staff strives to make each visit satisfying and memorable. Join them for an exceptional evening. Guests may stop in or call for reservations, (912) 7647119. For larger groups of 10 or more, call in advance to reserve seating. For delivery, call (912) 225-1000 or go online to www.



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Ellianos Coffee Company 598 Brannen St. • (912) 225-9922 Ellianos Coffee Company was founded in 2002 to provide premium quality specialty coffee, handcrafted espresso beverages, fruit smoothies and more at their convenient double-sided drive-thru location. They cheerfully and swiftly serve premium handcrafted beverages and delicious foods each day.


Fordham’s Farmhouse 23657 U.S. Highway 80 E. • (912) 489-3307 To get a good, home-cooked healthy meal without visiting your parents, try Fordham’s Farmhouse Restaurant. It’s a relaxed, comfortable setting complete with wooden china cabinets and various knick knacks that make customers feel like they’re eating right inside their grandmother’s kitchen. Fresh, made-from-scratch food is served cafeteriastyle by a staff that is on a first-name basis with many customers. Thursday and Friday are Fordham’s two most popular days. People from as far away as Savannah flock to the restaurant for fried pork chops and Thanksgivingstyle food every Thursday and for fried fish on Friday. Fordham’s chicken and dumplings and banana pudding are also popular. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch. Breakfast hours are Monday through Friday 7 to 10 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7 to 10:30 a.m. For delivery, please call (912) 225-1000 or go online to

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Emma’s Restaurant & Lounge 455 Commerce Drive • (912) 764-3662 Whether you are looking for a unique place to entertain your business client, impress your date with a romantic dinner, or simply meet your friends for drinks, Emma’s Restaurant & Lounge is the perfect choice. Located inside the Holiday Inn of Statesboro, Emma’s features a breakfast buffet, casual lunch, and evening dining. Choose from a wide selection of American cuisine ranging from your favorite sandwiches and salads at lunch to succulent dinner entrees. The lounge area features a full bar with topshelf liquor, domestic and import beer, a variety of wines, and mixed drinks. Perfect for lunch or dinner, guests can enjoy dining on the new outdoor patio. Conveniently located, Emma’s is the perfect balance of casual atmosphere and incredible food. Now offering catering services, Emma’s is also the solution to your next event — whether booked in one of the hotel’s banquet rooms or off-site. Emma’s is sure to appeal to everyone!


Statesboro hospital

East Georgia Regional Medical Center Built in July 2000, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is a four-level, 150-bed, acute-care hospital featuring a Women’s Pavilion and an adjacent medical office building. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a distinction awarded only to those health-care facilities that maintain the highest standards of quality. The hospital was recently named a top performer on key quality measures by the Joint Commission. East Georgia Regional Medical Center’s health care team consists of approximately 750 employees and over 85 physicians representing a wide range of specialties. The expansion of medical services and professionals, along with a major investment in technology, has firmly established EGRMC’s reputation for providing a higher medical standard. East Georgia Regional Medical Center offers a 24hour physician-staffed emergency department, a Level II neonatal center, outpatient services including same day surgery and ambulatory care, a pain management center, a wound care clinic, a cardiac catheterization lab, inpatient and out patient rehabilitation, and state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures including digital mammography, MRI, CT, PET/CT, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology. We also recently added a technologically advanced DaVinci robotic surgical system to help with • Ambulatory Care • Anesthesiology • Breast Surgery • Cardiology • Community Education • DaVinci Robotic Surgery • Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology • Emergency Medicine • Electrophysiology • Gastroenterology • General Surgery • Internal Medicine

faster and less painful patient recovery time. In spring 2010, East Georgia Regional Medical Center expanded its service line to include Interventional Cardiology. This expansion of our Cardiology program has allowed patients needing Angioplasty and/or stent placement, or Electrophysiology to receive the highest quality of care without leaving Statesboro. Each month, the Surgical Services department performs more than 700 surgeries, and the Emergency Room treats more than 3,500 patients. The Women’s Pavilion provides dedicated services to women of all ages, and includes six labor, delivery and recovery suites. More than 120 babies are born in the Women’s Pavilion each month. In 2013, the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation joined the hospital to supply all babies born at the Women’s Pavilion with a Georgia Southern University blanket.

• Interventional Cardiology • Hyperbaric Medicine • Hematology • Internal Medicine • Nephrology • Neurology • Neurosurgery • Obstetrics / Gynecology • Oncology / Hematology • Ophthalmology • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery • Orthopaedic Surgery • Otolaryngology

• Pain Management • Pathology • Pediatric Medicine • Physical Therapy • Plastic Surgery • Podiatry • Pulmonology • Sleep Medicine • Sports Medicine • Surgical Services • Thoracic Surgery • Vascular Surgery • Wound Care

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Kentucky Fried Chicken 898 Buckhead Drive • (912) 764-2161 Kentucky Fried Chicken at its Statesboro location Buckhead Drive features the best in fast fried (and grilled) chicken. Born of a Southern dream and all the “fixins” of a bona fide meal on the go or a substitute for hours in the kitchen, KFC has been a staple of the Boro for years. Treat yourself to a meal for all ages at the Colonel’s world-famous restaurant.


Millhouse 1601 Statesboro Place Circle • (912) 871-6474

McAlister’s Deli 1100 Brampton Ave. • (912) 681-3354

Millhouse is one of the most popular restaurants in the Statesboro scene. With its extensive menu options and award-winning service, Millhouse makes the best place for dining or happy hour. Serving Happy Days, Millhouse offers $1.99 domestic drafts and mixed cocktails all day every day. Many menu items start at under $10 and the food is award-winning in Statesboro. The extensive patio and deck area make Millhouse a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy good food and drinks. Millhouse also has live music every Thursday through Saturday. Millhouse is open daily at 4 p.m.

People today crave fresh tastes, quick service and a welcoming, friendly atmosphere where they can relax for hours or eat and run. And that’s precisely what McAlister’s Deli delivers, with a special touch that’s uniquely its own. You’ll see it in the menu, in the service and in their faces. And it will change the way you do deli. As soon as you enter, you’ll be greeted by a massive menu filled with sandwiches, spuds, salads, soups and sweets. Don’t have time to come in and eat? Don’t worry, McAlister’s makes it easy to call in orders to go. And they cater every type of occasion from office meetings to family reunions and major social events.

Located next to Nikko Steakhouse in the Buckhead Plaza, Nikko Express provides great tasting Japanese food fast and budget friendly. Favorite dishes include Hibachi steak, Teriyaki chicken, and sushi.




Nikko’s Express 701 Piedmont Loop • (912) 489-4003

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Statesboro restaurant guide

Seasons of Japan 715 Northside Drive E. • (912) 764-5150 • Order online at Seasons of Japan has fast service, affordable prices and offers fine-dining-quality food. Come in and try the Hibachi shrimp, shrimp Tempura, Teriyaki chicken, sushi, salads, appetizers and much more. For a quick bite during your lunch break, try one of their express bowls. If you have more time, or a larger appetite, order one of the combo meals. Each combo comes with your favorite combination of chicken, steak or shrimp and includes a drink, rice and choice of side. Seasons of Japan also has an extensive list of sushi, from California to Samurai rolls. Seasons is open Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Ryan’s 806 U.S. Highway 80 E. • (912) 489-9481 Ryan’s Family Buffet is the place to take the family and friends for an affordable, all-you-can-eat buffet with food items to please even the pickiest eater. Try something new! Take a sample, and if you don’t like it, try something else. “Substitutions” are always allowed at the buffet. Roast beef with a side of baked fish? Go ahead! Create your own masterpiece. Build an entrée salad by adding some carved meat, create a root beer float or make any dessert a la mode! You can get your delicious fill of diet-smart choices at one of their specialty salad bars, or choose from many baked or grilled foods. Ryan’s also offers wonderful, freshly cooked vegetables! Even their desserts include sugar-free or reduced-sugar choices for your special dietary needs. Choices like these can help make eating smart a whole lot easier — and more enjoyable.

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Shogun Japanese Steak House 609 Brannen St. #5 • (912) 489-1688 You may feel as if you have stepped across the Pacific Ocean once you enter the new Shogun Japanese Steak House location on Brannen Street. They serve lunch from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday. They serve dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. This is no ordinary Japanese restaurant. Shogun serves real sushi at it’s best, from Maki rolls to Sashimi and sushi pieces. In addition, there is a wide array of eel, shrimp and lobster rolls of all shapes and sizes for the adventurous palate. Both of the lunch and dinner menus also feature steak, chicken and shrimp cooked on the Hibachi grill to perfection. Large parties are always welcome. For delivery, please call (912) 225-1000 or go online to



restaurant guide

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant 100 Brampton Ave. • (912) 871-8888 Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, off of Brampton Avenue next to the hospital, offers delicious Japanese food from Tempura to Teriyaki, in a cozy atmosphere. Well-known for its fresh, hand-rolled sushi — be sure to visit on Tuesdays for sushi night.


Vandy’s BBQ 22 W. Vine St. • (912) 764-2444 718 Northside Drive E. • (912) 764-3033

Tripoli Pizza & Shawarma 17 College Plaza Shopping Center • (912) 681-8888

Serving authentic and delicious Mediterranean food and hand-tossed pizza made with olive oil at very reasonable prices, Tripoli Pizza & Shawarma offers a fun and casual atmosphere, as well as carry out and delivery options.


Since 1929, Vandy’s downtown location has tantalized downtown with the aroma of smoked barbecue. Vandy’s has twice been named the best barbecue in the state and received national accolades. At the downtown location, dine-in or carry-out chicken and pork barbecue with Vandy’s famous Brunswick stew and sides. A full lunch and dinner menu is available at the Statesboro Mall location, which is a larger, family-style restaurant. The award-winning barbecue is still the main attraction, but the mall location also offers chicken, burgers and a kids’ menu. If you’re planning an event or get-together, make it delicious with Vandy’s catering services features a popular barbecue-themed menu.


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40 East Grill 40 East Main St. Statesboro, GA (912) 764 4040

Dinner Menu

EntrŽes from the Land


(With Your Choice of One Sauce and Two Sides)

BBQ Pork Nachos barbecued pork, sliced red onions, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, little martha cheese sauce, fresh jalapenos, house fried tortillas...9

Pan Fried Chicken Breast...19 Pan Seared Pork Chop (12oz)É19 Southern River Farms Rib-eye (10oz)...22 Hanger Steak (8oz)...21 Filet Mignon (6oz.)É24 40 East BBQ RibsÉ20

Classic Caprese sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, topped with balsamic reductionÉ7 Banging Boro Shrimp coastal shrimp, battered, fried, and tossed in a sweet and spicy aioli...8 Exotic Mushroom Bruschetta the freshest mushrooms sautŽed with garlic and thyme, served on grill baguette with flat creek's little martha cheese...7

Sauces for the Land

Ahi Tuna Tartare sashimi grade ahi tuna, olive oil, cilantro, lime, salt and pepper, topped with fresh avocado salsa, served on crispy fried wantons...9

Roasted Garlic-Herb Butter Thyme Infused Demi Glace Horseradish Sauce

Crispy Fried Calamari fried golden rings, southern tartar sauce and lemon cocktail Sauce...8

Soup & Salads

EntrŽes from the Sea

She Crab Soup a rich and creamy textured soup flavored with sherry and lump crab, topped with house croutons...Bowl-7 / Cup-4

(With Your Choice of One Sauce and Two Sides)

Blue Cheese Wedge iceberg wedge, red onions, diced tomatoes, crispy bacon, southern blues blue cheese, croutons, house ranch dressingÉ9

Pan Roasted Salmon...20 Seared Yellow Fin Ahi Tuna...22 SautŽed Wild Atlantic Shrimp...19 Brown Butter Seared Sea Scallops...22 Maryland Style Jumbo Lump Crab CakesÉ26 Fish Of The DayÉMKT

40 E. Grill's Chopped Salad crisp bacon, hardboiled egg, diced tomatoes, house croutons, ham, iceberg and mixed greens, bacon honey mustard vinaigrette...7 Fresh Strawberry Salad mixed greens, sliced strawberries, candied pecans, red onions, fresh feta cheese, citrus vinaigrette...7 Classic Caesar Salad romaine lettuce, grated parmesan, croutons, tossed in champagne caesarÉ7

Sauces for the Sea

add pan seared salmon...11, add roasted shrimp É9 add seared deep sea scallopsÉ12 add pan fried chicken breast...9 add maryland style jumbo lump crab cakeÉ12

Lemon Salsa Verde Whole Grain Herb-Mustard White Truffle Butter

Entrees Roasted Chicken Pot Pie braised carrot, celery, onions, garden peas, new potatoes, thyme country gravy, topped with a puff pastry...18

Our sides change just like the seasons. Your server will present you

Rustic Chicken Parmesan lightly breaded pan fried chicken breast, house made marinara, fresh mozzarella, served over a bed of linguini, topped with fresh parmesan...21 40 East Marsala Chicken lightly breaded fried chicken breast, exotic mushroom marsala sauce, served with roasted garlic mash potatoes and market fresh vegetables...21 Shrimp Scampi Pasta seared shrimp, sautŽed red peppers and onions, lemon garlic scampi sauce, tossed with linguini...16 Low Country Boil wild caught shrimp, seared sea scallops, local potatoes, sweet corn, pork sausage, served in a smoky fennel tomato broth...18 40 East Burger fresh ground beef patties, grilled pecan smoked bacon, shaved sweet onions, melted cheese, 1000 sauce, dill pickle, lightly toasted bun, house cut fries...12

Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm • 5:00 - 10:00 pm Saturday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm Find us on Facebook: 40 East Grille 60 • Bulloch County Guide

with tonight’s freshest options.  

We thank  you  for  supporting  us   and  for  supporting  local  farms,   friends,  families  and  this   community.  

*Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food born illnesses.*

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ITALIAN QUALITY AT AMERICA’S PACE. 598 Brannen Street, Gentilly Square Plaza Statesboro • 912.225.9922 ESPRESSO DRINKS

Available Hot or Over Ice Small Medium Espresso $1.55 $1.90 A rich, smooth shot of highly concentrated coffee Cappuccino $2.90 $3.30 Espresso with foamed milk. Caffé Latte $2.90 $3.30 Espresso with creamy steamed milk. Vanilla Latte $3.40 $3.80 Espresso with vanilla & creamy steamed milk. Carmella $3.45 $3.85 Latte with vanilla & real caramel. Caffé Mocha $3.45 $3.85 Latte with dark chocolate topped with whipped cream. White Mocha $3.45 $3.85 Latte with white chocolate topped with whipped cream. Caffé Brevé $3.20 $2.60 Espresso with creamy steamed half & half. Caffé Americano $2.00 $2.40 Espresso with hot water. Additional ESPRESSO SHOT Add your favorite FLAVORED SYRUP

Large $2.20 $3.65 $3.65 $4.15 $4.20 $4.20 $4.20 $4.00 $2.70 $0.70 $0.50

FLAVORS: Almond, Amaretto, Caramel, Chocolate, Coconut, Cinnamon, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Irish Crème, Vanilla, White Chocolate SUGARFREE: Sugarfree Caramel, Sugarfree Hazelnut, Sugarfree Vanilla, Sugarfree White Chocolate, Sugarfree Chocolate


Ellianos Blend Brew of the Day Decaf Coffee (Swiss water process)

Small Medium Large $1.50 $1.95 $2.25 $1.50 $1.95 $2.25 $1.50 $1.95 $2.25


Classic Blended Smoothie

Small Medium Large $3.50 $4.05 $4.75

Flavors: Piña Colado, Strawberry, Strawberry-Banana, Banana, Berry Burst


Espresso and Ice Cream blended with ice. Flavors available: Small Medium Large Coffee, Caramel, Vanilla, White Mocha, Dark Mocha, Tuxedo, Turtle $3.50 $4.05 $4.75 Spiced Chai Freezer $3.70 $4.25 $4.95

COFFEE ALTERNATIVES Steamer Hot Cocoa Spiced Chai (hot or iced) Caramel Apple Cider

Small Medium Large $2.60 $2.95 $3.35 $2.70 $3.00 $3.20 $3.10 $3.50 $3.75 $2.80 $3.15 $3.55


Made with Skim Milk & Sugarfree Flavoring. Small Medium Caffé Latte $2.90 $3.30 Caffé Mocha $3.45 $3.85 White Mocha $3.45 $3.85 Spiced Chai $3.10 $3.50 Hot Chocolate $2.70 $3.00 “Why Bother” $2.90 $3.30 Fat Free Decaf Latte Guilt Free Latte Freezer $3.50 $4.05 Coffee, Caramel, Chocolate, Hazelnut, Vanilla, White Mocha Caffé Brevé $3.20 $3.60 Bottled Water $1.00

Large $3.65 $4.20 $4.20 $3.75 $3.20 $3.65 $4.75 $4.00

MILKSHAKES Chocolate or Vanilla

Small Medium Large $3.70 $4.25 $4.95


Oatmeal...............................................................................................$2.75 Breakfast Croissant .........................................................................$2.95 Bagel .....................................................................................................$2.15 Muffin ..................................................................................................$1.85 Biscotti ................................................................................................$1.45 Cookie .................................................................................................$1.95


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Hours • Monday - Friday • 11:30 am - 2 pm

Southern Lunch Buffet


~ Fried Pork Chops ~ Chicken Piccata ~ Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes ~ Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash


~ Sage Meat Loaf ~ Hoisin BBQ Chicken ~ Rice Pilaf ~ Chopped Collards


~ Fried Catfish ~ Stuffed Chicken Florentine ~ Cheese Mac ~ Squash and Onions


~ “Golden BBQ” Pork Ribs ~ Chicken Marsala ~ Rustic Smashed Potatoes ~ Broccoli and Cheese

Friday ~ Double Battered Fried Chicken ~ Shrimp-n-Grits ~ Creamed Yukon Gold Potatoes ~ Hoppin’ Johns (Black Eye Peas)

(912) 764-3662

Take Out, Banquet, & Event Catering Available


Buffet Price Includes Soups, Build Your Own Pasta Station, Full Salad Bar, and Desserts.

Chips and Salsa crispy corn tortilla chips with fresh tomato and cilantro salsa House Pimento Cheese Spread with assorted artisan crackers

GARDEN FRESH SALADS ~ Dressing choices on the side: ranch, blue cheese, honey mustard, italian, balsamic herb vinaigrette, and fat free raspberry vinaigrette ~

Waldorf Chicken Salad on a bed of crispy mixed greens, grape tomatoes, red onions, english cucumbers, herb croutons Roasted Salmon Caesar herb croutons, shaved parmesan, and crisp romaine tossed in creamy parmesan caesar dressing Chef Salad sweet ham, slow roasted beef, all white turkey, grape tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, cheddar, and boiled egg Grilled Chicken Caesar crispy romaine tossed in house parmesan caesar dressing, herb croutons, and shaved parmesan

BUILD-A-OMELET ~ A light American style cheese omelet filled with your choice of ingredients. Accompanied by a side of cut fruit or balsamic mixed green salad ~

• Sautéed Exotic Mushrooms • Baby Spinach • Apple Smoked Bacon • Sweet Onions • Diced Ham • Sautéed Bell Peppers • Sausage • Green Onions • Diced Tomatoes

CRAFTED SANDWICHES All sandwiches and burgers are served with a dill pickle and your choice of house french fries, sweet potato fries, or Miss Vickie’s potato chips ~ Add a bowl of soup • Add a house salad ~

Shaved Hot Roast Beef on a lightly toasted bakery bun, house honey mustard, and melted american swiss cheese Ruben thinly sliced corned beef on toasted new york jewish rye, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and house 1000 island Chicken Salad Croissant house waldorf chicken salad made with granny smith apples and walnuts, on a toasted croissant Philly Beef Steak sautéed with bell peppers and caramelized onions, melted white american cheese, in a toasted sub roll Club Emma’s layers of turkey, ham, roast beef, crispy bacon, green leaf lettuce, tomato, american cheese, and mayo

EMMA’S BURGERS ~ Two 100% all beef hand pressed patties, crafted on a lightly toasted bakery bun ~

Bacon Cheese Burger crispy apple wood smoked bacon, american cheese, shaved onion, dill pickle chips, cajun lime mayo “Ham” Burger thinly sliced honey ham, swiss cheese, shaved sweet onion, banana peppers, dill pickle-dijon mayo Classic Cheese Burger sliced tomato, crisp lettuce, american cheese, shaved onions, dill pickles, mayo Pimento Cheese Burger shaved sweet onions, aged cheddar pimento, dill pickles *Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food born illnesses*

Emma’s Restaurant & Lounge conveniently located inside the Holiday Inn Statesboro • 455 Commerce Drive • Statesboro, GA 30461 64 • Bulloch County Guide


Kids Menu’s Available! Monday


REGULAR ....................................... $6.79 Choice of meat, 2 sides & bread HUNGRY ......................................... $7.69 Choice of meat, 3 sides & bread SUPER............................................ $8.09 Choice of meat, 2 sides, bread & tea SUPER HUNGRY .............................. $8.69 Choice of meat, 3 sides, bread & tea VEGETABLE PLATE .......................... $6.79 Choice of 4 sides & bread CHILD PLATE .................................. $4.59 Choice of child meat, 2 sides & bread ADDITIONAL SIDE ITEMS ................. $1.79

Served with Fries or Choice of Side Item


Breakfast Menu’s Available!


GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH ......... $6.59 CHICKEN BACON SWISS.................. $6.79 CHICKEN CLUB ............................... $6.79 CHEESEBURGER ............................. $5.89 BACON CHEESEBURGER ................. $6.79 PATTY MELT ................................... $6.79 B.L.T. ............................................. $4.99 CHICKEN TENDER PLATE ................. $6.49 BUFFALO TENDER PLATE................. $6.79


HOUSE SALAD ................................ $6.29 CAESAR SALAD .............................. $6.29 CHEF SALAD .................................. $5.49


Fried Chicken, Liver & Onions, Chicken & Dumplings, Pork Cubed Steak, Roast Beef, Grilled Chicken with Pepper & Onions

Fried Chicken, Beef Stew, BBQ Chicken, Chopped Steak w/ Gravy, Salmon Patties, Beef Cube Steak, Lasagna or Spaghetti with meat sauce

Fried Chicken, Homemade Meatloaf, Country Fried Steak, Livers, Grilled Chicken Breast, Shrimp Creole or Jambalaya

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Casserole, Black-Eyed Peas, Green Beans, Fresh Veg. Medley, Peach Cobbler, Fried Okra, Turnip Greens

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Stewed Potatoes, Broccoli Casserole, Zipper Peas, Boiled Okra OR Homemade Soup, Carrot Soufflé OR Baby Carrots, Green Beans, Fried Squash, Fresh Cabbage

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Rutabagas, Green Bean Casserole, Fresh Peas, Dry Limas, Brunswick Stew OR Sweet Potato, Apple Crisp, Mustard Greens







Fried Chicken, Salisbury Steak, Fried Pork Chops, Grilled Pork Chops, Smothered Chicken, Chicken or Shrimp Alfredo, Turkey & Dressing

Fried Chicken, BBQ Rib Tips, Fried Flounder, Fried Catfish, Shepard’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie OR Chicken & Rice

Fried Chicken, Salmon Patties, Pepper Steak, Baked Chicken, Country Fried Steak

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Homemade Dressing, Spiced Apples, Butter Beans, Onion Casserole, Creamed Corn, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Turnip Greens

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Beans, Cheese Grits, Squash Casserole, Broccoli w/ Cheese, Garden Peas, Green Beans, Blueberry or Peach Cobbler, Fresh Cabbage

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Butter Beans, Green Bean Casserole, Fried Okra, Peas & Carrots, Homemade Soup, Mustard Greens

Breakfast Menu TWO EGG BREAKFAST .......... $4.99 two eggs with your choice of bacon, sausage or ham

PANCAKES & EGGS ............... $4.29 3 fluffy buttermilk pancakes with bacon, sausage, or ham

FRENCH TOAST .................... $5.65

WE DELIVER! CALL 912-225-1000

3 slices of white or wheat, dipped in our siganture batter and served with your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham

Come eat a good, healthy, home cooked meal with us! CALL 489-5307 for To Go orders 489-3307 for Daily Menu Open Monday thru Friday Breakfast 7am-10am Lunch/Dinner 11am-8pm • WE CATER! Saturday & Sunday Breakfast 7am-10:30am Lunch 11am-2pm 23657 Hwy 80 East (First Light past Lowes) in Statesboro, GA

LOADED OMELET.................. $7.45 loaded with bacon, sausage and ham, cheddar & swiss

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FAMILY MEALS WITH SIDES AND BISCUITS 6pc Meal (1 Side, 3 Biscuits) 8pc Meal (2 Sides, 4 Biscuits) 12pc Meal (3 Sides, 6 Biscuits) 16pc Meal (4 Sides, 8 Biscuits) 20 Piece Meal (5 Sides, 10 Biscuits)


1pc Breast Meal (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit) 2pc Meal Breast/Wing or Leg/Thigh (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit) 3pc Meal Breast/Wing or Leg/Thigh (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit) 4pc Meal Breast/Wing or Leg/Thigh (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit)

ORIGINAL & CRISPY STRIP MEALS 3pc Meal (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit) 6pc Meal (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit) 12pc Meal (2 Large Sides, 6 Biscuit)


KFC Snackers (Original • BBQ) Honey BBQ Sandwich Double Down Sandwich Doublicious Sandwich


6pc • 12pc • 20pc


Mash Pototos and Gravy Potato Wedges Sweet Kernel Corn Cole Slaw Corn on the Cob Green Beans Macaroni and Cheese


Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies Little Bucket parfaits

898 Buckhead Drive - 764-2161



Doublicious Sandwich

Offer good for Original Recipe® Extra Crispy ™ Hot & Spicy or Grilled(where available) chicken. Limit 4 per customer at participating KFC® restaurants. Not good with any other special offers. Breast pc. substitution extra. No reproductions accepted.Tax Extra. ©2010 KFCC .

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Affordable, Casual Dining. Serious Steaks. Under $5.95

Under $13.95



Butter Poached Shrimp, Charred Andoullie Sausage, Baked Cheddar Grit Pastry, Seasoned Chardonnay Cream, Tomato and Scallion Garnish

6 oz Pan Seared Aged Sirloin, Drizzled Gorgonzola Cream Sauce, Fresh Garlic Sauteed Spinach and House Mashed Potatoes



Fresh Corn Tortillas, Queso Cheese, Cajun Red Beans, Cheddar Cheese, Diced Tomatoes and Sour Cream

Chicken Medallions Sauteed with Shallots and Portobello Mushrooms, Flamed in Sicilian Marsala & Finished with a Hint of Cream. Served with Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables



Baked Wings, Lightly Fried with Imported Parmesan and Garlic Butter. Served with Warm Italian Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Sauteed Chicken, Fresh Tomatoes, Proscuitto Ham, Parmesan and Pecorino Romano. Simmered in a Flavorful Tomato Cream Sauce, Lightly Flamed in Vodka.



Sirloin Burger with Lettuce, Tomato, Mustard, Pickles and Onion, with Mild Cheddar Cheese

Garlic Sauteed Shrimp, Parmesan Cream Sauce and Diced Roma Tomatoes. Served over Linquini Pasta.



Award Winning Millhouse 5 Sauce in Derived From the 5 Regions of BBQ! Millhouse 5 Sauce, Sauteed Mushrooms & Carmelized Onions.

Norwegian Salmon Broiled and Glazed with Kentucky Bourbon, Soy and Brown Sugar. Served with Baked Rice and Seasonal Vegetables.

For Our Full Menu, Visit!

$1.99 Cocktails, (912) 871-6474 Drafts & Margaritas, 1301 Statesboro Pl. Cir. Statesboro, GA 30458 All Day, EVERYDAY! Open Daily at 4:00 pm

LIVE LOCAL MUSIC EVERY Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night

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ENTREES Vegetables (Onions & Zucchini) ........................................ $5.30 Teriyaki Chicken ................................................................ $7.15 Hibachi Shrimp .................................................................. $8.85 Hibachi Steak ..................................................................... $9.45 Served with Fried Rice or Steamed Rice, Onions and Zucchini EXPRESS BOWL Chicken Bowl….Jr. $3.99 ................................................... $6.70 Shrimp Bowl…..Jr. $5.85 ................................................... $8.20 Beef Bowl (thin sliced beef ) ............................................... $6.95 Steak Bowl….....Jr. $8.85 ................................................... $8.50 NIKKO EXPRESS BOWL COMBO Chicken Bowl Combo.....Jr. $6.30 ...................................... $8.30 Shrimp Bowl Combo .....Jr. $7.95 ...................................... $9.60 Steak Bowl Combo ........Jr. $7.95 ...................................... $9.60 All combos served with drink, rice, choice salad, vegetables or extra rice COMBINATIONS Hibachi Shrimp & Teriyaki Chicken ................................. $8.20 Hibachi Steak and Teriyaki Chicken .................................. $8.35 Hibachi Steak and Shrimp ................................................. $8.95 Served with Fried Rice or Steamed Rice, Onions and Zucchini NIKKO’S SPECIALS Filet Mignon ...................................................................... $9.95 Filet Mignon and Teriyaki Chicken ................................... $9.95 Filet Mignon & Shrimp ................................................... $10.99 Hibachi Shrimp Yakisoba ( Japanese noodles with Shrimp)......................................... $8.50 Hibachi Steak, Shrimp, and Chicken ............................... $11.50 NOODLES ( Japanese noodle with special sauce) Looking for a lighter fare! Chicken Noodle ................................................................. $7.25 Shrimp Noodle ................................................................... $8.65 Steak Noodle ...................................................................... $8.90 Nikko Roll Special! Comes with 2 Nikko rolls, rice, vegetables and choice of meat Chicken appetizer............................................................... $7.50 Shrimp appetizer ................................................................ $8.95 Steak appetizer ................................................................. $10.10

MAKI SUSHI Vegetable Roll (Cucumber, Carrots, Lettuce)................ $3.50 Cucumber Roll .............................................................. $3.50 Crab Roll (Crab & Cucumber) ..................................... $3.75 California Roll (Crab & Avocado) ................................ $4.00 Shrimp Tempura Roll (Deep fried shrimp) ................... $5.25 Tuna Roll (Regular or Spicy) ......................................... $4.95 GSU Roll (Tuna, Avocado, Masago) ............................. $5.20 Alaska Roll (Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Cream Cheese)...............................$5.30 Shinto Roll (Shrimp, Cucumber, Cream Cheese, Masago) .............. $5.30 Chicken Roll (16 pieces) ............................................... $5.99 MAKI SUSHI COMBO Vegetable Combo (Vegetable Roll & California Roll)................................ $4.95 California Combo (California Roll & Shrimp Tempura Roll) .................... $6.20 GSU Combo (GSU Roll & California Roll) ....................................... $6.20 *Introducing: Nikko Bento (California Roll, Chicken, Rice, Vegetables) ................. $8.50 Super Health Combo I (Vegetables, Avocado, Cucumber) ................................. $6.20 Super Health Combo II (Tuna Roll, Cucumber Roll, Avocado) .......................... $6.30 Side Order Onion Zucchini ............................................................ $3.50 Rice/Steam Rice ........................................................... $2.50 Teriyaki Chicken .......................................................... $3.95 Hibachi Shrimp ............................................................ $5.90 Hibachi Steak ............................................................... $5.90 BEVERAGES Soft Drink…......Sm $1.50............Md $1.80 ...........Lg $2.40 Bottle Water……………………………...............…….$1.95 Bottle Drink....................................................................$2.00

*Seafood warning: If you are allergic to seafood, you should not eat any food items prepared in this restaurant. We cannot guarantee that your food will be free of all traces of seafood. **ADVISORY: The consumption of raw or uncooked foods such as meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, and eggs which may contain harmful bacteria, may cause serious illness or death. Prices are subject to change

Cherry Blossom Roll ....$9.50 Kazu Roll..........................$9.95

Caterpillar Roll ..............$8.95 Valentine Roll ................$8.95

Call for your Reservation (912) 489-4003. Book your event with us. 701 Piedmont Loop Suite 100 • Statesboro

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Lunch • Dinner All You Can Eat Mega Bar OPEN HOLIDAYS! LUNCH

MEGA BAR MON - FRI 10:45 AM - 3:30 PM


MEGA BAR WEEKDAYS: 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM WEEKENDS: 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM 806 Northside Drive East • Statesboro • 489.9481 • 70 • Bulloch County Guide

Dine-in or Take-ouT

715 Northside Dr. E. Statesboro, GA 30458 912 | 764-5150

Mon thru Thurs: 11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Fri & Sat: 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Sun: 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

(Southern Square Center Next to K-Mart)

Prices Subject to Change

Find Us on Facebook E s c a p E F r o m T h E Fa s T F o o d m E r ry- G o - r o u n d a n d s T E p I n T o T h E express Bowls sushi (Cooked) Prepared After Order Teriyaki Chicken Bowl Jr. $3.95 • Med. $6.75 • Lg. $7.75 Vegetable Roll (Broccoli Slaw, Carrots, Lettuce, & Asparagus) $3.50 Hibachi Shrimp Bowl Jr. $5.95 • Med. $8.95 • Lg. $9.95 Crab Roll (Imitation Crab & Broccoli Slaw) $3.95 Angus Steak Bowl California Roll (Imitation Crab & Avocado) $3.95 Jr. $5.95 • Med. $8.95 • Lg. $9.95 Shrimp Tempura Roll $5.00 Angus Teriyaki Beef Bowl (Deep Fried Shrimp & Broccoli Slaw & Smelt Eggs) (Thinly Sliced Steak with Special Yakiniku Sauce)

Panko Chicken Roll

Jr. $5.95 • Med. $8.45 • Lg. $9.95

(Fried Panko Chicken & Cream Cheese)

Super Bowl

Eel Roll

(Angus Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, or Any Two)

Med. $8.95 • Lg. $9.95

(with Broccoli Slaw, Avocado, or Asparagus)


$4.80 $5.80 $5.80

Wraps contain either Rice, Salad Mix, Broccoli Slaw, Vegetables, or Noodles. Choice of Spicy or Mild Seasons White Sauce.

Make it an express CoMBo for only $2.50 more Combos served with Med. Drink, and choice of Side Salad, Vegetable, Miso Soup or Extra Rice

express enTrees Teriyaki Chicken Hibachi Shrimp Angus Hibachi Steak Hibachi Shrimp & Teriyaki Chicken Angus Steak & Teriyaki Chicken Angus Steak & Shrimp

Served with Fried Rice, Steamed Rice, or Yakisoba (add 50¢), and Onions and Zucchini

speCial Menu

Prepared After Order

Hibachi Vegetables


Hibachi Tofu Steak


Hibachi Chicken Breast


Angus Sirloin Steak Angus Filet Mignon Steak Angus Filet Mignon Steak & Chicken Angus Filet Mignon Steak & Shrimp Teriyaki Chicken Yakisoba

$9.95 $9.95 $8.95 $9.95 $7.95

(Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Asparagus, Broccoli Slaw, and Mushrooms) (Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms Asparagus, Broccoli Slaw, & Grilled Tofu) (Chicken Breast, Asparagus, & Mushrooms)



★Tuna Roll/Spicy Tuna Roll ★Boston Roll (Tuna, Avocado & Smelt Eggs) ★Mexican Roll

$5.50 $5.50 $7.50

★Rainbow Roll


★Birthday Roll


★Seasons Tartar Roll (8pc)


Avocado, Cream Cheese & Smelt Eggs)

(Spicy Yellowtail, Broccoli Slaw, Tuna & Avocado)

(Imitation Crab, Broccoli Slaw & Assorted Fish on Top)

(Avocado, Tuna, Yellowtail, Imitation Crab, & Smelt Eggs)

Savannah Roll (5pc)


★Caribbean Roll (8pc) (Tempura Shrimp, Avocado, Imitation Crab, Spicy Tuna, Seaweed Salad & Mango)


Super California Roll (8pc)


★Red Dragon Roll


Tiger Roll (8pc)


★Monster Roll (6pc)

(Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Cream Cheese, Eel & Avocado, Deep Fried with Panko)


(Avocado, Broccoli Slaw, Asparagus, Imitation Crab, Tamago, Seaweed & Smelt Eggs)

Super Roll (8pc)


★Hockey Roll (8pc)

(Broccoli Slaw, Imitation Crab, Spicy Tuna, Eel & Avocado)


(Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, Broccoli Slaw, Seaweed Salad, Imitation Crab & Smelt Eggs in Soy Paper)

★Magma Roll


Spider Roll


★Orange Dragon Roll


Caterpillar Roll


★Seasons Bento Sashimi


Roast Beef Roll

$7.90 ★ Contains Raw Fish

Lobster Roll


Seasons Bento Chicken


Seasoned Fried Cheese Cake

Seasons Bento Shrimp


Seasons Bento Angus Steak


Seasons Bento Roast Beef


Miso Soup House Salad Avocado Salad Seaweed Salad (Seaweed & Broccoli Slaw on top) Chicken Salad Shrimp Salad (Hibachi Shrimp and Imitation Crab) Bang Bang Salad

(Fried Imitation Crab, Avocado & Smelt Eggs)

(Deep Fried Soft Shell Imitation Crab, Smelt Eggs & Broccoli Slaw)

$7.50 $8.95 $9.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.95

Prepared After Order

★Samurai Roll (Salmon, Imitation Crab,

(Tuna, Salmon & Yellowtail & Smelt Eggs)

(Avocado, Asparagus, Broccoli Slaw, Imitation Crab, and Lettuce in Soy Paper)

Prepared After Order

Teriyaki Chicken Wrap Hibachi Shrimp Wrap Angus Steak Wrap


W o r l d o F J a pa n E s E c u I s I n E sushi (Raw)

(Deep Fried Shrimp, Broccoli Slaw & Avocado) (Grilled Asparagus, Wasabi, with Tataki Style Sirloin Beef) (Lobster, Asparagus, Smelt Eggs, Deep Fried with Panko) (8 pc California Roll, Edamame, Tamago, Fried or Steamed Rice, Teriyaki Chicken) (8 pc California Roll, Edamame, Tamago, Fried or Steamed Rice, Hibachi Shrimp) (8 pc California Roll, Edamame, Tamago, Fried or Steamed Rice, Angus Steak) (8 pc California Roll, Shrimp Tempura, Edamame, Tamago, Tataki Style Sirloin Beef)

(California Roll with Spicy Tuna on Top)

(Spicy Tuna, Cream Cheese, Deep Fried with Panko) (California Roll with Fresh Salmon on Top) (8 pc California Roll, Shrimp Tempura, Edamame, Tamago, Assorted Fish)

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.


soup & salaDs

(Shrimp Tempura with Spicy White Sauce)

$3.95 $1.95 $2.50 $3.90 $4.50 $4.50 $5.50 $5.50

(Green Mix or Organic Spring Mix)

siDe iTeMs

siDe iTeMs Tempura Chicken Nugget (6) Tempura Chicken Nugget (6) $4.95 Fried Panko Chicken (4) $4.95 Fried Panko Chicken (4) Dumpling Shrimp (8) or Beef (5) $3.50 Dumpling Shrimp (8) or Beef (5) Shrimp Tempura Shrimp with Vegetables $4.95 Shrimp Tempura Shrimp with Vegetables Hibachi Onions & Zucchini (Japanese noodles w/chicken) Hibachi Onions & Zucchini $2.50 Broccoli Hibachi Shrimp Yakisoba $8.95 Broccoli $2.50 (Japanese noodles w/shrimp) Fried Rice Fried Rice $2.50 Yakisoba (Noodles) Angus Hibachi Steak Yakisoba $8.95 (Noodles) $3.00 Yakisoba (Japanese noodles w/steak) Chicken Chicken $3.95 Teriyaki Ahi Tuna $9.95 Shrimp Shrimp $5.95 (Seared Sushi Grade Tuna) Angus Steak Angus Steak $5.95 Served with Fried Rice, Steamed Rice, Brown Rice, Soy Beans (Edamame) $2.50 Soy Beans (Edamame) or Yakisoba (add 50¢), and Onions and Zucchini BeVeraGes Soft Drinks Sm. $1.50 • Med. $1.85 • Lg. $2.50 • Bottled Water $2.00 • Bottled Drinks $2.00

$4.95 $4.95 $3.50 $4.95 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $3.00 $3.95 $5.95 $5.95 $2.50

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Japanese Hibachi Grill, Steakhouse, and Sushi Bar 609 Brannen St. #5 • Statesboro • Phone: 912-489-1688 Fax: 912-489-8881 Hours of Operation: LUNCH Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm DINNER Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Entrée A La Carte Sushi Sashimi Salad

Garden Salad Seaweed Salad Avocado Salad Kani Salad Salmon Skin Salad Squid Salad Tuna Avocado Salad Baby Octopus Salad

2.59 4.65 3.99 4.65 4.65 7.25 8.25 7.25

Edamame Shu Mai Gyoza Beef Negimaki Yakitori Age To Fu Asian Fried Oysters Tempura Vegetable Tempura Tatsuta Age Harumaki Cheese Wonton Rock Shrimp Crispy Calamari Coconut Shrimp Coconut Chicken

4.15 4.15 4.45 6.19 5.19 4.39 6.19 6.19 4.69 4.19 2.99 4.25 5.39 5.19 5.39 5.19

Appetizers from Kitchen

Appetizers from Sushi Bar Tuna Tataki Tuna Martini Sushi Appetizers (5 pcs.) Sashimi Appetizers (7 pcs.) Beef Tataki Pepper Tuna Tataki Lady’s Island Jalapeno Pepper Sunomono

8.29 8.29 6.19 7.29 5.39 8.29 6.49 6.19 6.19

We Deliver!

(912) 225-1000

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Egg Crab Meat Tuna White Tuna Salmon Striped Bass Fluke Shrimp Squid Flying Fish Roe Red Clam Octopus Yellowtail Salmon Roe Scallop Eel Sweet Shrimp Mackerel Wahoo Smoked Salmon

1.50 1.75 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.25 2.25 2.25 2.50 3.00 2.00 2.25 2.25

From Sushi Bar Sushi Regular Sushi Deluxe Sashimi Regular (15 pcs.) Sashimi Deluxe (18 pcs.) Tuna Don Salmon Don Unagi Don Chirashi Shogun Special Trio Color Sushi Sushi and Sashimi Combo Trio Color Sashimi Spicy Maki Combo Temp Maki Combo Sushi & Sashimi Combo for 2 Sushi & Sashimi Combo for 3

14.49 16.49 15.49 18.59 15.49 14.49 12.39 15.49 26.79 16.49 19.59 20.59 13.39 12.39 36.99 51.49

Hibachi Dinner

Maki (Roll & Hand Rolls) Cucumber Roll Avocado Roll Asparagus Roll Sweet Potato Roll Tuna Roll Salmon Roll Negihamachi Roll California Roll Alaskan Roll Boston Roll Salmon & Avocado Roll Tuna & Avocado Roll Philadelphia Roll Eel Roll Spicy Tuna Roll Spicy Salmon Roll Spicy Yellowtail Roll Spicy Scallop

2.99 2.99 2.99 3.50 3.99 3.99 3.99 3.99 4.49 4.49 4.49 4.49 4.49 4.69 5.19 5.19 5.19 5.19

Special Roll Shrimp Tempura Roll Dragon Roll Rainbow Roll Spider Roll Dancing Eel Roll Wow Roll Valentine Roll Creamy Roll Fantasy Eel Roll Beautiful Roll Volcano Roll Lobster Roll Crunchy Roll

7.29 9.29 9.29 8.29 8.29 9.29 8.29 9.29 11.39 9.29 11.39 10.39 9.29

Desserts Banana Tempura Cheese Cake Tempura Oreo Tempura

3.00 3.25 5.00

Hibachi Vegetable Hibachi Chicken Hibachi Shrimp Hibachi Steak Hibachi Salmon Hibachi Scallop Hibachi Filet Mignon Hibachi Lobster Hibachi Chicken & Shrimp Hibachi Steak & Chicken Hibachi Steak & Shrimp Hibachi Steak & Salmon Hibachi Steak & Scallop Hibachi Scallop & Chicken Hibachi Scallop & Shrimp Hibachi Scallop & Salmon Hibachi Filet Mignon & Chicken Hibachi Filet Mignon & Shrimp Hibachi Filet Mignon & Salmon Hibachi Filet Mignon & Scallop Hibachi Lobster & Chicken Hibachi Lobster & Shrimp Hibachi Lobster & Salmon Hibachi Lobster & Scallop Hibachi Lobster & Filet Mignon Hibachi Steak and Shrimp & Chicken Hibachi Steak and Salmon & Scallop Hibachi Filet Mignon and Shrimp & Chicken Hibachi Filet Mignon and Salmon & Scallop Hibachi Lobster and Shrimp & Chicken Hibachi Lobster and Salmon & Scallop

11.39 14.49 15.49 15.49 15.49 15.49 19.59 27.79 16.49 16.49 16.49 17.49 17.49 16.49 16.49 16.49 18.59 19.59 19.59 19.59 21.59 22.69 23.69 23.69 26.79 21.59 22.69 24.69 27.79 30.99 32.99

Large Parties Welcome • Hibachi Room • We Cater ALL Size Parties We do Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, & Special Events

Lunch Menu Available • Lunch Specials • Sushi & Hibachi Items


Sushi & Sashimi Entrees

20. Sushi Regular



8 pcs of sushi & California roll

21. Sushi Deluxe



10 pcs of sushi and a 1 tuna roll

22. Sashimi Regular (12 pcs) 23. Sashimi Deluxe (16 pcs) 24. Sushi & Sashimi Combo

13.95 16.95 17.95

4 pcs of sushi, 10 pcs of sashimi and 1 tuna roll

26. Tuna Special


5 pcs of sashimi, 3 pcs of sushi and 1 tuna roll

27. Salmon Special


5 pcs of sashimi, 3 pcs of sushi and 1 sashimi roll

28. Yellowtail Special


5 pcs of sashimi, 3 pcs of sushi and 1 yellowtail roll

29. Tokyo Sushi & Sashimi Combo (for 2) 12.95

Tel. 912.871.8888 • 912.871.6666

5 pcs of sashimi, 3 pcs of sushi and 1 yellowtail roll

35. Unagi Don

100 Brampton Ave. #1A • Statesboro, GA 30458 Hot & Cold Appetizers 14. Fried Calamari 15. House Special Fried Shrimp 16. Edamame 17. Shu Mai 18. Gyoza 19.Beef Negimaki 20. Yakitori 21. Age Tofu 22. Asian Fried Oyster 23. Tempura 24. Tatsuta Age 25. Harumaki 26. Tuna Tataki 27. Beef Tataki 28. Sushi Appetizers (5 pcs) 29. Sashimi Appetizers (7 pcs) 30. Cajun Tuna Sashimi (14 pcs) 31. Pepper Tuna Sashimi (9 pcs)

5.25 5.25 3.75 3.75 4.25 4.75 4.75 3.95 5.75 5.75 3.75 2.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 7.75 9.75 8.75

Broiled eel over rice

Roll and Hand Roll

37. Cucumber Roll


Kappa Maki

48. Eel Roll


Eel and cucumber or avocado

49. Salmon Skin Roll

Tekko Maki

Tuna, caviar, scallion and house spicy sauce

42. Salmon Roll 44. California Roll

3.95 3.95

Crab meat, avocado and cucumber

45. Alaskan Roll


Salmon, avocado and cucumber

46. Boston Roll


Shrimp, cucumber and lettuce

47. Philadelphia Roll


Hibachi Lunch

Lunch Special

Mon-Sat (served 11am-3pm)

Bento Box $7.45

served w. Soup, Fried Rice, California Roll

Tofu Teriyaki • Beef Teriyaki Shrimp Teriyaki • Chicken & Veg. Tempura Chicken or Pork Katsu • Chicken Teriyaki Salmon Teriyaki • Beef Negimaki Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura



Salmon, caviar, scallion and house spicy sauce

52. Spicy Yellowtail Roll


Yellowtail, caviar, scallion and house spicy sauce

52a. Spicy Crunch Salmon 4.95 52b. Spicy Crunch Salmon 52c. Spicy Crunch Crab Stick

Dinner Special

Hibachi Vegetable 9.95 Hibachi Chicken 11.95 Hibachi Shrimp 12.95 Hibachi Steak 12.95 Hibachi Salmon 12.95 Hibachi Scallop 13.95 Hibachi Filet Mignon 14.95 Hibachi Chicken & Shrimp 13.95 Hibachi Steak & Shrimp 14.95 Hibachi Scallop & Shrimp 13.95 Hibachi Scallop & Salmon 14.95 Hibachi Filet Mignon & Chicken 14.95 Hibachi Filet Mignon & Shrimp 15.95 Hibachi Filet Mignon & Scallop 15.95 Hibachi Filet Mignon & Salmon 15.95

6.95 8.95

55. Rainbow Roll


Tuna, white fish, salmon with avocado outside

Salmon, skin, cucumber and scallion

Smoked salmon and cream cheese

Mon-Sat (served with Miso or Salad) L1. Shrimp 7.45 L2. Chicken 6.95 L3. Steak 7.45 L4. Salmon 7.45 L5. Scallop 7.45 L6. Vegetable 6.45


51. Spicy Salmon Roll

Special Roll

53. Shrimp Tempura Roll 54. Dragon Roll

Eel, cucumber with avocado outside

38. Avocado Roll 2.95 40. Sweet Potato Roll 3.50 3.95 41. Tuna Roll

50. Spicy Tuna Roll


4.95 4.95

20% OFF


56. Spider Roll


Soft shell crab

57. Dancing Eel Roll


Toasted eel, avocado, cucumber, cream cheese, caviar and mayonnaise

59. Maple Roll


Eel, shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, lettuce inside and caviar, seaweed powder outside

60. Tiger Roll


Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado scallion and caviar wrapped with special seaweed.

61. Fantasy Roll


Spicy tuna and crispy flakes topped with eel

62. American Dream


Yellowtail, tuna, kani, avocado, cucumber inside and seaweed powder caviar outside

63. Ocean Roll


Shrimp tempura roll topped eel avocado

64. Yummy Roll


Spicy crunch salmon cucumber roll, topped salmon tuna yellowtail

65. Kamikaze Roll


Crab stick cream cheese and avocado inside with tempura butter deep fried with eel sauce

66. Crazy Roll (Fried Roll)


Asparagus cream cheese, massago and steam shrimp with seaweed outside and deep fried.

67. Cow Boy Roll


California roll top with special mixed beef then baked with eel sauce

68. Super Snow Crab Roll


Snow crabmeat and asparagus, avocado inside the top with crab stick and mayo sauce

69. Volcano Roll


California roll top with baked spicy crab salad crunch

70. Playboy Roll


Tempora shrimp, avocado and snow crab inside and top with tuna salmon and spicy mayo

71. Shaggy Dog Roll


Tempura shrimp inside with crab stick with eel sauce, mayo and spicy mayo

72. Tokyo Sunrise Roll


California roll top w. assorted fish and chef’s special sauce

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A Statesboro Tradition Since 1929

Statesboro Mall Highway 80 764-3033

Downtown 22 West vine 764-2444

Voted Georgia’s Best Barbeque By The Atlanta Constitution


DAILY SPECIALS MONDAY-THURSDAY 1 Meat, 2 Vegetables 1 Meat, 3 Vegetables Vegetable Plate

Meat Choices: 1/4 Fried Chicken (white or dark) 1/4 Barbeque Chicken (white or dark) Fried or grilled boneless Pork Chop Hamburger Steak with Gravy and/or Onion Country Fried Steak with Gravy Beef Liver and Onions Monday Vegetables: Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy Tiny Lima Beans Rice and Gravy Rice and Tomatoes Pole Beans Fried Squash Fried Okra Macaroni and Cheese Wednesday Vegetables: Rice and Gravy Blackeyed Peas Blue Lake Green Beans Macaroni and Cheese Candied Yams Fried Okra Fried Squash Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Tuesday Vegetables: Rice and Tomatoes Candied Yams Tiny Lima Beans Fried Okra Steamed Cabbage Blue Lake Green Beans Fried Squash Macaroni and Cheese Thursday Vegetables: Rice and Gravy Blackeyed Peas Steamed Broccoli Candied Yams Steamed Cabbage Turnip Greens Fried Squash Fried Okra Macaroni and Cheese

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SPECIALS Whiting Fish Whiting Fish & Shrimp Combo Fried Shrimp

Side Choices: French Fries, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Fried Squash, Grits, Green Beans, Fried Okra, Yams or Barbeque Baked Beans Whiting Sandwich

SUNDAY SPECIALS 1 Meat, 2 Vegetables 1 Meat, 3 Vegetables

Meat Choices: Stew Beef on Rice Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Filet Fried or Grilled Pork Chop Beef Liver and Onions 1/4 Fried Chicken (white or dark) Hamburger Steak with Gravy and/or Onion 1/4 Barbeque Chicken (white or dark) Vegetables Choices: Macaroni and Cheese Fried Squash Stewed Cabbage Rice and Gravy Rice and Tomatoes Tiny Lima Beans Candied Yams Pole Beans Fried Okra French Fries Coleslaw Potato Salad


Slice of Chocolate, Coconut, Lemon or Key Lime Pie

Vandy’s Famous Pit-Cooked BBQ Cooked Fresh Daily & Chopped To Order Large Barbeque Plate Small Barbeque Plate Above served with Brunswick Stew, bread and choice of potato salad, coleslaw or french fries. 1/2 Barbecue Chicken Above served with bread and choice of two sides. Vandy's Famous Barbeque Sandwich COOKED TODAY & CHOPPED TO ORDER. This is the specialty of the house! Served on a bun with French fries. Brunswick Stew w/Crackers or Bread Vandy’s BBQ Sandwich Bun or Bread. Big T's Barbeque Melt Vandy's famous pit cooked barbeque between 2 grilled slices of toast with swiss cheese, mayo, and BBQ sauce. Served with French fries.

Fried Yard Bird & Giblets 1/4 Fried Chicken White or Dark Meat Above served with coleslaw, french fries and rolls. 1/2 Fried Chicken Above served with tossed salad, french fries and rolls. Fried Chicken Livers or Chicken Gizzards Fried Chicken Livers & Gizzards Combo Above served with coleslaw, french fries and toast. Fried Chicken Livers & Gizzards only

From The Sea Golden Fried Shrimp 3 Deviled Crabs Seafood Platter Flounder Fish Nuggets Beautiful white Cod fish chunks dipped in a pancake batter Catfish Fillets Farm raised and covered lightly with a Southern Style Coating. These are Great! Above served with coleslaw, hushpuppies, french fries and tartar sauce.

You'll Love These! Hamburger/Cheeseburger 4 oz. Beef patty served with a bed of lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle, & French fries Eagle Burger (Sandwich of Champions) 6 oz. FRESH ground, seasoned by us and served with lettuce, tomato, and French fries. National Champion Burger This is our Eagle Burger covered with plenty of bacon, Swiss Cheese, & mushrooms. Served on an open-faced bun with French fries. Patty Melt 6 oz. Beef patty between 2 grilled slices of Texas toast with Swiss and American cheese and 3 slices of bacon. Served with French fries. A.T's Favorite 6 oz. ground chuck floured and fried, covered with gravy and grilled onions, served on a grilled bun with a side of Heinz 57 and French Fries. This treat can be kicked up a notch by adding Swiss or American cheese and/or jalapeno peppers for only $.30 more! Hamburger Steak 8 oz. Of Real Ground Beef smothered with lots of onions and gravy or plain, if you like it like that! Served with tossed salad, French fries and rolls. Steak Nuggets Choice chunks of beef steak lightly breaded with a Southern Style batter. Served with coleslaw, French fries and rolls. Vandy's Hot Ham and Cheese Thinly sliced ham piled high on an open-faced bun. Covered with melted cheddar cheeses with pickles on the side. Served with French fries. Vandy's Grilled Hot Dog This giant dog is served on a steamed bun and you can get it plain or with the works. A knife and fork are recommended. Served with French fries. Vandy's Club Sandwich This triple decker is packed with ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, & tomato on toasted bread. We'll put mayo on the side unless you tell us different! Served with French fries.

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Grilled Cheese Fish Sandwich Side Choices: French Fries, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw or Vegetable of the day.

Chicken The Way You Like It! Vandy's Chicken Fingers Dinner Fresh tenders dipped in Vandy's own special batter. Served with tossed salad, French fries, rolls and honey or ranch dressing. Chicken Finger Basket Three fingers and French fries Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Filet Sandwich 4 oz. Boneless chicken filet lightly grilled and served on a bun with pickles and French fries Fried Chicken Filet Sandwich 4 oz. Boneless chicken filet fried and served on a bun with pickles & French fries. Chicken Melt Sandwich Fresh grilled or fried chicken filet between 2 slices of grilled Texas toast with Swiss and American cheese and 3 slices of bacon. Served with French fries. Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich This is a fresh, boneless chicken breast grilled and served on a bun with Swiss cheese, bacon and lettuce and tomato on the side. Served with French fries. Chicken Salad Sandwich Vandy's homemade chicken salad piled high on toasted bread. Served with lettuce, tomato and pickle on the side. Served with French fries. What you say??? Grilled Chicken Filet Dinner This is a whole, boneless chicken filet grilled to perfection with your seasoning choice of teriyaki, Italian, or just plain grilled. Served with a tossed salad, rolls, and French fries-or your choice of any 2 sides from our daily vegetable menu. It's great!

Salads Made Fresh Daily! Vandy's Barbeque Salad Large bed of fresh lettuce topped with Vandy's famous chopped or sliced barbeque, served with tomatoes, boiled egg wedges, cheese and your choice of dressing. Vandy's Chef Salad Large bed of fresh lettuce garnished with ham, egg and cheese, topped with tomatoes and served with your choice of dressing. Grilled or Fried Chicken Tender Salad A large bed of fresh lettuce topped with your choice of grilled or fried chicken tenders. Served with tomato, boiled egg wedges, cheese and your choice of dressing. Grilled or Fried Shrimp Salad A large bed of fresh lettuce topped with your choice of grilled or fried shrimp. Served with tomato, boiled egg wedges, cheese and your choice of dressing. House Tossed Salad Chilled lettuce, purple cabbage and carrots tossed just the way you like it. Add Ham, Cheese, tomato or boiled egg for $.60 each.

TRY THESE APPETIZERS! French Fries Onion Rings (Vidalias when in season) Fried Dill Pickles Fried Mushrooms Fried Green Beans Any two Appetizers

Vandy's Barbeque To Go Barbeque Barbeque Chicken Brunswick Stew Barbeque Sauce Potato Salad Coleslaw Loaf of Bread Pack of Buns Iced Tea


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Agriculture is business

Hopeulikit farming: A family affair In the tiny community of Hopeulikit, surrounded by family farmland, catfish ponds and good neighbors, the Grayson Ellis family continues a way of life that has been passed down through generations. A farmer’s son of a farmer’s son of a farmer’s son, Ellis works the farm like his father before him, and does so with his sons, Benji and Marc, by his side. His wife, Becky, and their daughter, Tara, also embrace the farm life that has sustained their family for years. The partnerships between the family members, along with the success of their farming endeavors, are reasons the Ellis family was named 2012 Farm Family of the Year by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce’s Agribusiness committee. “I grew up on a farm,” Grayson Ellis said. His father, John Paul Ellis, also operated a grocery store in Hopeulikit — a bustling business in the “fork in the road” where U.S. highways 80 and 25 split — in the 1950s and 1960s. Ellis left the family farm when he entered the military after being drafted in the late 1960s. He fought in the Vietnam War. When he returned home, it was to farm. He said it was a life he knew and loved. The grocery store was booming, but “Daddy needed me on the farm full-time,” he said. Back then, the Ellis family raised a great deal of hogs, both brood sows and feeder pigs. “We also had soybeans and peanuts” among other crops such as corn, he said. “That was before cotton came back.” Cotton has returned as king of the South’s crops, but farming has made some major changes over the years, he said. While plowing fields was once the way to keep weeds away, now the problem is controlled by chemicals. Technology has arrived at the farm. “Now, we have all these high-tech computer systems” that control irrigation and other farming chores, Ellis said. “It makes it better for us, because it saves time and money, too.” Strip-tilling is another thing that has changed the face of farming. Instead of completely harrowing leftover debris from the last crop, farmers save time and energy now by using the strip-till method — planting crops 76 • Bulloch County Guide

Grayson and Becky Ellis, bottom, sons Benji, center right, and Marc, and daughter Tara, top, of Ellis & Sons Farms. among stubble from previous crops, which also helps conserve moisture and adds nutrients back into the soil. The Ellis family is no longer a major hog producer, and a brief venture in catfish farming also has fallen by the wayside. “The hog market dropped, and the catfish farming was good for the first two or three years,” he said. But when the price of feed rose, “it cut the bottom line out, and we couldn’t make any money at it.” No worries — there is plenty of other work on the farm to keep the Ellises busy. “Every time I have a minute, there is always something else to do,” he said. The charm of the farm life is “you work for yourself. I’m the boss man now. It’s nice

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to be your own boss. It’s a hard life, but a good life, too. You have to take it all in stride, and I’ll farm as long as I can make a living at it.” Farming Ellis style means everyone gets involved. Tara is now a schoolteacher, but she did her share of work growing up on the family place. Marc and Benji still work alongside their father, making a living in the family tradition. Becky is a vital part of the glue that keeps it all together. Being a farm wife “takes a lot of dedication,” she said. “I cook lunch for the boys, and when I am in the field helping, I just pick something up. I do a lot of running, picking up parts, keeping books, packing cotton — wherever they need me.” During summer months, Becky Ellis “puts up” a lot of vegetables for the family to enjoy year round: corn, peas, squash, tomatoes and other things that appear in the family garden. “I can a lot,” she said. “We grow a lot of garden crops.” It’s a family affair, and “we enjoy it,” she said. “Without the Lord’s work, we couldn’t do it. It’s such a rewarding life. When you get that feeling when you plant something and look back when it’s grown and see what all you’ve done, it’s a rewarding feeling.” Becky and Grayson Ellis have been married 43 years, and she said she expects the farm life to continue and looks forward to seeing the family tradition passed down through her children to her grandchildren in the future. The family unity in working the farm is reflective of what makes a farm family successful and is likely a major contributing factor in the Ellises being named 2012 Farm Family of the Year.

farming in the south Agriculture is big business in Bulloch County, which is the No. 1 row-crop county in the state. The area offers many farming sectors, including livestock, berries, cotton, tobacco, corn, wheat and Southern pine. You can stroll through the pumpkin patches and strawberry fields or see grits being milled before your eyes at one of the area’s many visitor-friendly farms. If you prefer, you can participate in an Agricultural Farm Tour. Many are offered throughout the year. You can choose from many different types of agricultural experiences: • row crops, such as corn, berries and cotton • pick your own produce • Vidalia onion farms • Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery • Braswell Food Plant, which specializes in local jams, sauces and other items • grist mill tours • peanut farms and processing facilities • organic farm tour For more information about farm tours, contact the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau at (912) 489-1869. Information from the CVB webiste::

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Regional travel

savannah, GA Over a few hundred years, Savannah has developed into an international vacation destination – and this wonderful city is now only an hour away and waiting for you to begin exploring! Pedestrian Paradise: Even with the nation's largest registered Urban Historic Landmark District, Savannah's 22 green squares and 1,600+ historically and architecturally significant structures are all within a 2.5 square mile area. Wear your walking shoes and stroll the Historic District. Guide services can personalize your walk to a specific interest. Beautiful in Bloom: Savannah's squares are actually magnificent public gardens. Strolls down Savannah streets yield glimpses through private garden gates to scenes of breathtaking beauty. Learn more about the Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens. The Arts Are Alive: Culture flourishes in Savannah, home of one of the largest art schools in the country. The faculty, students and graduates of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) exhibit in numerous galleries city-wide, energizing the local art scene. City Market artists invite you into their stuDistance: 56 miles dios. Theater, film Directions: Highway 67 South and music scenes are also vibrant. to I-16 east into Savannah. Inn Style: Step Online: back in time at one of the city's historic inns and dations ranging from garden apartments Attractions: to carriage houses. Savannah Mall Some are formally Oglethorpe Mall elegant; others are River Street unforgettable examCity Market ples of individualistic Historic squares and homes charm. Where the Ghost Tours Elite Eat: Lately, Annual Events: Savannah is becomSt. Patrick’s Day Parade ing as famous for its SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival food. Fresh local sea80 • Bulloch County Guide

food, Southern

home cooking and nationally known chefs are the ingredients of a cuisine scene that's cookin', in more ways than one. Festival Fun for Everyone: With more than 150 festivals every year, Savannah is all about celebration. Music, art, culture and food are just a few of our excuses for city-wide parties. Whatever your interest, whatever your taste Savannah has an event for you. Savannah’s Irish Luck: The Savannah Saint Patrick's Day celebration is the oldest, and one of the largest, in the nation. Every March 17, the city grows by a half-million or so, all here to wear the green. Every Interest Explored: You name a topic. Savannah probably offers a tour. See the sights by bicycle, carriage, trolley, bus or boat! Architecture, history, fiction, wildlife, heritage and ghosts are ready to be explored in our touring city. Black History: African-American influences in Savannah are vividly manifested in food, music, churches and culture. Savannah's black community, Georgia's oldest, is also one of the most significant in the nation. Be a Beach Bum: Only 20 minutes from Savannah's Historic District, fun and funky Tybee Island offers sand, sea and history, plus great food and rustic accommodations. Tybee also hosts a wildlife refuge and is home to dozens of notable varieties of birds, turtles and other precious species. Savannah’s ‘Green’ Scene: Savannah is going green in more than just the literal sense of live oak canopies shading the Historic District or St. Patty's Day. Be sure to visit Savannah’s many green businesses and organic restaurants.

Regional travel

Atlanta, GA From sports to history from entertainment to cultural activities, Atlanta offers something for everyone. A little more than three hours away, the “Gateway to the South” is close enough to spend the day or get away for a quick weekend trip. A major attraction in Atlanta is the new Georgia Aquarium. Be sure to plan to spend several hours in the largest aquarium in the world. It features more than 100,000 animals and 500 different species. The 500,000 sq. foot facility has more than 8 million gallons of water. The aquarium sits on 9.5 acres adjacent to another of the city’s attractions, the Centennial Olympic Park. The park was the site of the 1996 Olympic Games and concerts are routinely held there. But if there isn’t any music, enjoy the Olympic Ring Fountain. For the sports fan, Atlanta has teams from all four major sports leagues. From the Braves and Falcons to the Hawks and Thrashers, Atlanta offers something for fans of any sport. The Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts a NASCAR race each year as well. Margaret Mitchell enthusiasts will want to check out the Gone With The Wind museum, which has the largest collection of movie memorabilia. Also, visit the Margaret Mitchell house and museum and see the typewriter on which the classic novel was written. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site offers guests information about the life and death of the man at the center of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Also while in Atlanta, be sure to visit the Coca-Cola Museum and learn about the birth of one of the most Distance: 208 miles Directions: Take Hwy. 301 S to I-16 Take I-16 W to I-75 N Online:

Attractions: Georgia Aquarium Six Flags Coca-Cola Museum Stone Mountain Motor Speedway Braves baseball High Museum Atlanta Zoo Ebenezer Church CNN Center Centennial Park

recognizable brands in the word. Take the time to taste some of the different soft drinks from around the world. You can also learn about CNN while in the city. Stone Mountain is the perfect place to have a picnic as well as taking the time to trek up the largest exposed piece of granite in the world. Be sure to check out the laser light shows at night. Six Flags over Georgia is perfect for those who love amusement parks. From roller coasters to water rides, Six Flags has something for everyone.


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Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville, the largest city in Florida, sits near the top of the state like a Welcome Wagon for Georgia travelers. About 25 miles south of the Georgia border, the St. Johns River winds through the center of Jacksonville. Home to dozens of events The Art Walk, is a monthly outdoor art festival on the first Wednesday of each month and is sponsored by Downtown Vision, Inc. One of the most popular sporting events is the annual Gate River Run, the largest 15K race in the country. The race has taken place every March since 1977. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is held every April and is the second-largest jazz festival in the nation. Springing the Blues is a free outdoor blues festival held in Jacksonville Beach, also in April. The Jacksonville Film Festival is held every May and features a variety of independent films, documentaries, and shorts screening at seven historic venues in the city. Past attendees of the festival have included director John Landis and actors Bill Murray and Graham

Distance: 174 miles Directions: Take Highway 67 south to I-16. Take I-16 East to I-95 then travel south to Jacksonville. Online: Attractions: Beaches Jaguar football Adventure Landing Budweiser Brewery Tour Maritime Museum Zoo and Gardens The Landing Alhambra Dinner Theater Cruises Museum of Modern Art 82 • Bulloch County Guide

Greene, both who received the Tortuga Verde Lifetime Achievement Award. The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair is held every November at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds and Exposition Center, featuring an array of carnival games & rides, food, live entertainment, vendor merchandise booths and agriculture/livestock exhibition and judging. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens boasts the second largest animal collection in the state. The zoo features elephants, lions, and, of course, jaguars, as well as a multitude of reptile houses, free flight aviaries, and many other animals. The Veteran’s Memorial Wall is a somber and moving tribute to local servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for our country. The Treaty Oak is a massive, 200 year-old tree at Jesse Ball Dupont Park in downtown. Office workers from nearby buildings sit on benches to eat lunch or read a book in the shade of its canopy. The city center includes the Jacksonville Landing and the Jacksonville Riverwalk. The Landing is a popular riverfront dining and shopping venue. Shipwreck Island in Jacksonville Beach is the only waterpark in Duval County. It opened in 1995 and changes rides every few years to keep the season pass holders coming back.

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Charleston, SC Charleston was founded as Charlestown or Charles Towne, Carolina in 1670, and moved to its present location (Oyster Point) in 1680; it adopted its present name in 1783. Charleston annually hosts Spoleto Festival USA, a 17-day art festival featuring many performances by individual artists in a variety of disciplines. Charleston’s “other” arts festival is the MOJA Arts Festival, a twoweek celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts, music and culture. Charleston also hosts the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the Food + Wine Festival, the Family Circle Tennis Cup, the Cooper River Bridge Run. The Maritime Festival, held in May, features tall ships, boat building and the Charleston to Bermuda Race. In 2007 Charleston held its first Fashion Week. The annual event is now hosted by the fashion publication Charleston Magazine. As a colonial-era city, Charleston has a wide variety of museums and historical attractions. The Old Exchange and Customs House in downtown Charleston, finished in 1771, is arguably the third most important Colonial building in the nation (behind Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA and Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA). The building features a dungeon which once held various signers of the Declaration of Independence, and also hosted events for George Washington in 1791 and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788. The dungeon also served as a U.S. post office, the first Confederate post office, and was used by the United States Coast Guard. A critical military installation, Fort Moultrie, is not far from Charleston. This fort was instrumental in delivering a critical defeat to the British during the American Revolutionary War. Fort Sumter, the reputed site of the ‘first shot’ of the Civil War, is also near Charleston. Patriot’s Point, located across the river in nearby Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is also home to the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown as well as several other naval vessels. Former area plantations include Boone Hall Plantation, Drayton Hall, Magnolia Plantation and Middleton Place. The Charleston Tea Plantation is located just south of the city on Wadmalaw Island, and is a

true working tea farm. Charleston’s premier art museum is the Gibbes Museum of Art, one of the country’s oldest art organizations and home to over 10,000 works of fine art. The Charleston Museum was the first Museum in the Americas. Other attractions include the South Carolina Aquarium, the Audubon Swamp Garden, Cypress Gardens and Charles Towne Landing.

Distance: 162 miles Directions: Highway 67 south to I-16 east to I-95 north toward Florence. Take exit 33 to U.S.17 North which will become Ace Basin Parkway. Online:

Attractions: Spoleto Festival Spring Arts Festival C.S.S. Hunley Historic Downtown Antique Shops Beaches

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Augusta, GA Augusta was named in honor of Augusta, Princess of Wales, daughter-in-law of King George II of Great Britain and mother of King George III, and was the second state capital of Georgia from 1785 until 1795. Augusta is located on the Georgia/South Carolina border, about 150 miles east of Atlanta. It is the second largest city and second largest metropolitan area in the state. Augusta is the birthplace of the Southern Baptist denomination, and the location of Springfield Baptist Church, the oldest autonomous African-American Baptist church in the nation. Morehouse College was founded in its basement. Various religious denominations have erected churches, which are now historical landmarks in downtown Augusta such as Saint Paul’s Church and Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Built in 1914, the Butt Memorial Bridge was placed in memory of Archibald Butt. The first memorial in the world to the RMS Titanic, is the only such memorial in Georgia. Augusta’s official nickname is The Garden City. It’s also known as Masters City, since it plays host to the Masters Tournament. In hip-hop circles, the city is referred to as “The A.U.G.” The city recently adopted the motto, “We Feel Good,” in recognition of native son and soul music legend James Brown, whose statue is located at the downtown Augusta Common. Augusta has a well established arts community that includes Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, the Morris Museum of Art, Artist’s Row and the Art Council. The Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Augusta Choral Society and the Augusta Players also offer regular performances. The Imperial Theatre is a historic venue where James Brown used to practice. Broad Street in downtown Augusta is host to many Distance: 79 miles


Directions: Hwy. 80 West to Hwy. 80/ to Hwy. 25, then 70 miles to Augusta.

RiverWalk Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Morris Museum Cotton Exchange Masters Tournament

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different bars and music clubs that have enjoyed a period of prosperity since the institution of the monthly First Friday celebration. The atmosphere is carnival-like and has helped many of the businesses prosper since the celebrations began. The famous Artist’s Row is also located in this historic district. Visitors can walk along the Savannah River on the Downtown Augusta Riverwalk. For a fun day on the river, visit the Augusta Marina for a boat rental. Another water attraction is a Petersburg boat tour of the Augusta Canal, built in 1845.

Newcomers club

Newcomers, you’re invited to join the Statesboro Newcomers’ Club. The Club offers new residents the opportunity to socialize with other newcomers, as well as longtime residents. Meetings include “meet and greet” activities, a short program intended to inform newcomers about organizations and events in the community, and light refreshments. Many club members meet for lunch after the meeting. Some members participate in canasta and other special interest groups that also meet during the month. In addition, members and spouses or friends enjoy dinner out at local restaurants one Saturday each month. The Newcomers’ Club is waiting to welcome you. Come join us! Meetings are at 10:00 a.m.on the first Tuesday of every month from September through May at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Fair Road. For information, call Janet (690-2075) or (681-4333) You may also email

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Community services

ACTS Assists in utility and rent payments. Limited to one time per 12 months (912) 489-4588 AIRPORT Highway 301 North (912) 764-9083 American Cancer Society (912) 764-7410 American Diabetes Association (912) 353-8110 American Heart Association (888) 352-3824 American Red Cross (912) 764-4468 AMERICAN LEGION Post 90 100 Rucker Lane Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6262 ANIMAL SHELTER Highway 301 North (912) 764-4529 BOYS & Girls club of bulloch county 1200, 515 Denmark St, Statesboro, GA 30458 Phone:(912) 489-4334

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Bulloch Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council Provides drug awareness and counseling to teachers, families and individuals (912) 764-6405 Bulloch County Extension Service 151 Langston Chapel Road Suite 600 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-6130 BULLOCH DUI & RISK REDUCTION 18 Simmons Shopping Ctr. Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-8401 Bulloch County Health Department 1 West Altman Street (912) 764-3800 Bulloch Med Connection Short & long-term assistance in obtaining prescribed medications (912) 764-8196 C.A.S.A. Court Appointed Special Advocates Advocates for children in the court system (912) 764-4849

Concerted Services Center of activity for seniors with meals and nutrition counseling for the elderly (912) 489-1604 Connect Statesboro Entertainment Newspaper www.connectstatesboro. com (912) 489-9412 Department of Driver Services Highway 301 North (912) 681-5999 Department of Family and Children Services 41 Pulaski Highway (912) 871-1333 Downtown Statesboro Development Authority 10 Siebald Street (912) 764-7227 First Steps (912) 682-9756 Food Bank Distributes food via local agencies to needy families (912) 489-3663

Forestry Commission Highway 301 North (912) 681-5920 FOSTERING BULLOCH (877) 210-kids GOODWILL 12 Northside Dr E, Statesboro, GA 30458 Phone:(912) 489-8095 Habitat for Humanity (912) 489-2076 Hearts & hands clinic 9941 U.S. 301, Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-9520 Home Care Services Health Department (912) 764-6717 HOSPITAL East Georgia Regional 1499 Fair Rd, Statesboro, GA 30458 Phone:(912) 486-1000 Humane society of Statesboro 105 N College St, Statesboro, GA 30458 Phone:(912) 681-9393 Joseph’s Home for Boys (912) 681-8526

Community services

Keep Bulloch Beautiful (912) 764-6147 Labor Department 62 Packinghouse Road (912) 681-5156 Library Family Literacy Program Provides free books and reading activities for children (912) 764-1345 Moments magazine 1 Herald Square Statesboro, GA (912) 764-9031 Northland Cable 2 East Vine Street (912) 489-8715 Ogeechee Area Hospice Physical, emotional and spiritual care for families of terminally ill patients (912) 764-8441 Ogeechee Home Health Agency (912) 486-1900 Open Hearts Community Mission PO Box 2048 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 764-1870

Parent to Parent Provides emotional support to families with disabled or chroni¬cally ill children (912) 489-1904 POST OFFICES Statesboro Office 1 South College Street zip codes: 30458, 30459, 30460, 30461 Brooklet 129 East Lee Street zip code: 30415 Portal U.S. Hwy. 80 West zip code: 30450 Register Hwy. 46 zip code: 30492 Prevent Child Abuse (912) 764-9462 Pineland Mental Health Mental Retardation Substance Abuse Services: (912) 764-6906 Crisis: (912) 764-5125 Counseling: (912) 764-9868 Registrar’s Bulloch County Courthouse Room 104 (912) 764-6502

Safe Haven Temporary shelter and services for battered women and their children (912) 764-4605 Senior Companion Program Provides person-toperson services to assist adults over 60 with exceptional needs (912) 681-0712 Social Security Administration 1050 Brannen Street Ext. 866-748-2088 Statesboro Bulloch Chamber of Commerce 102 South Main Street (912) 764-6111 Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau 332 South Main Street (912) 489-1869 Statesboro Herald 1 Herald Square www.statesboroherald. com (912) 764-9031

Statesboro Regional Library 124 South Main Street (912) 764-1341 United Way of Southeast Georgia (912) 489-8475 U.S. Department of Agriculture 151 Langston Chapel Road (912) 871-2620 Veteran’s Services 3-A West Altman Street (912) 871-1104 Victim-Witness Assistance Pro¬gram (912) 764-0018 (912) 764-9924 Whitesville Community Resource Agency Educational and recreational services for citizens of Whitesville community (912) 764-5394 Willingway Hospital Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hospital (912) 764-6236

Statesboro magazine 6 North Walnut Street in Statesboro, GA 30458 912-489-2181

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Hearts and Hands Clinic In its third year of operation, the Hearts and Hands clinic continues to provide more services to lowincome Bulloch County residents who lack adequate health insurance. After being founded in Son’s Light Fellowship Baptist Church on U.S. Highway 301 South, it moved to its own space, a building at 127 North College Street in downtown Statesboro. Hearts and Hands provides basic health screenings and dental services for people in need of serious work. And, thanks to a nearly $25,000 grant it received in 2013 from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia, the clinic can now provide mammograms. Komen Coastal Georgia is based in Savannah and serves nine counties, including Bulloch, Bryan and Effingham. Bulloch County had the second-highest mortality rate attributed to cancer between 2003 and 2007 in the agency’s service area, according to data compiled by the state in 2010. Between 2003 and 2007, 36 women died of cancer, and 155 cases were diagnosed. For more information about Hearts and Hands, and to volunteer, call (912) 681-9519. Open Hearts Community Mission Open Hearts Community Mission enlisted the help of Georgia Southern University students in 2013 to design a homeless shelter. The students in Chris Johnson’s senior-level interior design class presented their ideas to Open Hearts Director Delia Mobley as part of a semester-long 88 • Bulloch County Guide

project to help the charity. The plan is to place the shelter on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The building would be more than 4,000 square feet and have men’s and women’s wings, with 20 beds on each side, along with family rooms, offices, multipurpose rooms for activities and classes, and an apartment for staff. Open Hearts also raised $20,000 toward building the shelter with the inaugural Chocolate Run 5K in downtown Statesboro. The race was a resounding success, despite chilly, rainy weather, as it drew the largest crowd of any race in the Boro and was the largest local fundraiser for a local charity ever. As an incentive, race participants were given hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies and several other forms of chocolate. Look for a second Chocolate Run 5K next spring.

Adopt a Homeless Pet STATESBORO-BULLOCH COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER Hundreds of animals needing a good home are brought to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter each year and are available for adoption for a small fee and the cost of a rabies shot and spay or neutering. The shelter is located on just off U.S. Highway 301 North. They are open Monday - Friday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Humane society The Humane Society is a non-profit charitable animal welfare organization with a goal to end the need for euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in Bulloch County. The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County meets monthly the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church on Gentilly Road.


in bulloch county Aaron Church of God 30334 HWY 80 West Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-2481 • (912) 865-2183 Ada Bell Church of God 7101 Kennedy Bridge Road Register, GA 30452 (912) 852-5479 BELIEVERS CHURCH OF STATESBORO 6495 Harville Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-1440 BESSANGER TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH 209 Robbie Franklin Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 852-5594 BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 5820 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 865-3898 BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Corner of Williams & Lovett Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7746 BETHLEHEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 2290 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 865-5466 BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 889 GA HWY 24 Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 764-5615 Brooklet First Baptist Church 191163 U.S. HWY 80 Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-2394

BROOKLET PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 107 Church Street Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-9477 BROOKLET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 201 North Parker Avenue Brooklet, GA 30451 (912) 842-2908

ELM STREET CHURCH OF GOD 29 Elm Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-3904 EMIT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1567 Emit Grove Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 839-3722

CHURCH OF CHRIST 23607 HWY 80 E Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-5269

Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church 134 HWY 301 South Register, GA 30452 (912) 764-2130

CLITO BAPTIST CHURCH HWY 301 N & Clito Road Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 587-9567

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 302 Turner Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-9026

CORNERSTONE CHURCH 500 Woodrow Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-2869

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 108 North Main Street (912) 764-5627 Prayer Request Line (912) 489-5371

CYPRESS POND MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1244 MiddleGround Church Road Newington, GA 30446 (912) 857-4792 Connection Church 10 Lester Road Statesboro High School Statesboro, GA 30458

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH – PORTAL 204 Baptist Street Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-2927

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1215 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2053 First United Methodist Church 101 South Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7589 FLETCHER MEMORIAL BAPTIST 720 North Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-8581 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 4025 Friendship Church Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 489-4165 (912) 764-2576 GRACEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 12376 HWY 301 South Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2762 GREATER BETHEL AME 105 Peachtree Street Statesboro, GA 30548 (912) 764-3641

Divine Deliverance Worship Center 149 Williams Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-1984 EASTERN HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH 23805 HWY 80 East Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-9151

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GREATER BETHEL AME 214 Railroad Street Sylvania, GA 30467 (912) 564-5996 HISTORICAL FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH 124 Bobby Donaldson Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-9328 HOLINESS WAY CHURCH OF GOD 2075 Old Register Road #117 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-3717 JOHNSON GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Johnson Grove Church Road P.O. Box 583 Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-2808

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LANGSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 104 Langston Chapel Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-3333

LITTLE BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 329 Railroad Street Brooklet, GA 30415 LANDMARK HOLINESS CHURCH (912) 842-9415 711 North Parker Avenue Brooklet, GA 30415 LOWER LOTTS CREEK PRIMITIVE (912) 823-2030 BAPTIST CHURCH 225 Old Register Road LAWRENCE BAPTIST CHURCH Statesboro, GA 30458 Jones Road/Lawrence (912) 764-4239 Church Road Pembroke, GA 31321 LOWER MILL CREEK (912) 653-3252 HWY 80 East & Lee Street www.lawrencebaptistchurch. Statesboro, GA 30458 com (912) 764-2383 LIFESPRING CHURCH 104 Springhill Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-0528

MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH Macedonia Church Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-3322 MERRYWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 23366 HWY 80 East P.O. Box 962 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 764-6423 MIDDLEGROUND PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 7198 Harville Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6800

MILLER GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 7829 HWY 24 Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-5356 MOUNT ZION AME 10728 HWY 24 East Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 842-2303 NEVILS CREEK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Nevils Creek Church Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-2125 New Corinth Missionary Baptist Church Rural Route #5 Nevils, GA 31321 (912) 839-2235 NEW COVENANT CHURCH 701 Gentilly Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6777 New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 6790 Kennedy Bridge Road Register, GA 30452 (912) 852-5387 NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP FREE WILL BAPTIST 23574 HWY 80 East Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-2150

Come Worship With Us!

New Greater Holy Ground Tabernacle 29 ½ James Street Statesboro, GA 30458 NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST 9559 HWY 24 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 587-5115 (912) 587-5590 OLD FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 5526 HWY 80 East Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 823-3659 ORIGINAL FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH 545 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7779


in bulloch county PITTMAN PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1102 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-3213 POPLAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 4700 Poplar Springs Church Road Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-2311 PORTAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 10 Church Street Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-5683 PULASKI BAPTIST CHURCH 178 Railroad Street West Pulaski, GA 30451 (912) 682-0751

SAINT MARY’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2227 Mallard Pond Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 865-2067 ST. MATTHEW CATHOLIC CHURCH 221 John Paul Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6726 ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 18098 HWY 67 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2481 SCARBORO GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 660 CL Woods Road Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-5362

SECOND ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1212 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-3514 SOLID ROCK CHURCH OF GOD 5 Deloach Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-8443 STATESBORO EAST MAIN STREET CHURCH OF GOD 403 East Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-5381 STATESBORO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 101 South Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7589

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STATESBORO NEW COVENANT CHURCH 701 Gentilly Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6777

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 1526 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-4637

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4401 Country Club Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-4208

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP 609 East Grady Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-8338

STATESBORO PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4 South Zetterower Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-6058

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 6790 Kennedy Bridge Road Register, GA 30452 (912) 852-5387

UNITED FAITH CENTER 227 Institute Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-2220

STATESBORO SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 534 East Main Street Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 764-4363 www.statesboroseventh-day

THE ORIGINAL FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH 545 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7779

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 571 East Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-8186

TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH 298 Northside Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-3837

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THOMAS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 500 East Olliff Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-4062

TURNING POINT TABERNACLE 627 Miller Street Extension Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 690-2485

WILLIAM GROVE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 32 Pulaski HWY Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-2512

Union Baptist Church 1934 Union Church Road Register, GA 30452 (912) 852-5879

Times Are Tough, But The Future Is Bright!

BROWN’S ELECTRIC INC. 5741 Buttermilk Rd. Sylvania, GA 30467 912-536-8653 | Fax 912-863-3480

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24 Hours a Day - 7 Days a Week!

When normal business hours don’t work for you, give us a call.

WE’LL COME TO YOU! ¤ Commercial Glass Priority Service ¤ ¤ Residential Glass ¤ ¤ Custom Showers and Mirrors ¤ ¤ Auto and Heavy Equipment ¤

¤ Custom Shower Enclosures and Mirrors Shower Enclosures range from Basic to Designer Styles ¤ Entire Sunrooms ¤ Religious themed window installation available for Worship Establishments or Visiotufpon! c

Locally Owned & Operated

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Now On Northland Channel 2

The Statesboro Herald Report is a news, sports and weather program you can watch on Northland Cable Channel 2 and on with co-anchors

Josh Aubrey and Reagan Daly

SHOWTIMES Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. • 12:30 p.m. • 5:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. • 9:30 p.m. • 10:30 p.m.


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Coastal Air Compressor Inc.

Air Compressors • Dryers • Service • Parts • Scheduled Maintenance LARRY D. RIVERS OFFICE: (912) 564-2635 • FAX: (912) 5642636 452 Industrial Park Road • P.O. BOX 1563 • Sylvania, GA 30467




Complete Auto Repair & Preventive Maintenance

Stringer Chevron Full Serve Service Station Minor Auto Repairs

Jappy & Emily Stringer 530 Fair Road • Statesboro (912) 681-3393


VOTED BEST OIL CHANGE 67 Antique Mall AND AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR Southside service center Automotive Service & Repair 301 Old Register Road • Statesboro, GA 30458

(912) 871-7860

Over 12,000 Sq. Ft. of Antiques Collectibles & Gifts! Locally owned and operated Member of the Chamber of Commerce

(912) 839-2167 • Only 10 minutes from Statesboro. Look for the big red building. 6700 Hwy 67 (Fair Road) At I-16, Exit 127

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Southeastern Trade & Auction the home of the “HIPPIE AUCTIONEER” Southeastern Trade & Auction Co. can assist you with Estate Auctions, On-Site or Off-Site Auctions, Liquidations commercial or residential, and General Merchandise Auctions.

We have auctions EVERY FRIDAY at 7PM at our Auction House located at 515 Hwy 80 E, Brooklet, GA 30415. We specialize in helping you “Turn Your Stash Into Cash”! Always accepting Quality Consignments


Call “HIPPIE AUCTIONEER” Tony at (or) 912-842-7355 for more info. • ID#7544


Coastal Countertop Distributors, Inc.

• Large selection of kitchen and bath countertops. • Stocking cabinet grade plywood and MDF.



Hwy 80 East Statesboro



Terry’s Salon & Tan Hair • Tanning • Waxing

151 Northside Drive



Install Chimney Caps • Bird & Animal Removal

912.685.9624 Melvin Ivey, Owner

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489.6972 Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-6:00pm Thurs. 9:30am-8:00pm Sat. 9:30am-4:30pm 300 East Main Street Statesboro, GA Walk-ins Welcome Across from old Video Warehouse

Turner & Jones, LLC Certified Public Accountants • Income Tax Preparation • Bookkeeping • Payroll Services

E. Binion Turner, CPA Daniel Jones, CPA 4A Tillman St. Statesboro, Ga 912.764.7553

407 S. Main St. Swainsboro, Ga 478.237.7867


Rickie’s Clock Services

Clock Cleaning & Oiling SERVICE & REPAIRS GUARANTEED! Will Make Service Calls



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871-OOPS (6677) Owners: Ken & Lisa Daniels Fax: 912-871-6907

22204 HWY 80 E. Statesboro, GA CONSTRUCTION

Paul S. Akins Company, Inc.

1203 Brampton Ave • P.O. Box 941 Statesboro, GA 30458




18 Simmons Shopping Center Downtown Statesboro




All of your flooring needs: wood, vinyl, carpet, tile. FREE ESTIMATES. WE INSTALL.

You have to see it to believe it!

Open Mon-Sat: 9am-5:30pm • 8550 Hwy 301 S. • Statesboro • (912)681-4465 • Fax: (912)871-4545

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One of the World’s Largest is Right Here in Bulloch County DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Stability, Teamwork, Opportunity

. . . and that’s no accident DRY CLEANERS


See • Touch • Smell

The GreenEarth Difference You’re going to

Professional Laundry and Dry Cleaning


4 Convenient Locations to serve you. West Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458

Northside Drive West Statesboro, GA 30458



Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458

Brannen Street Statesboro, GA 30458






Cindy Sisson Rountree, Owner

For All of Life’s Occasions Fresh Floral Arrangements • Sympathy & Funeral Silk • Weddings • Plants • Balloons • Gift Baskets Gifts & Stuffed Animals • Wire Service

(912) 764-6449

• 6 Weeks to 9 Years of Age • Low Student to Teacher Ratio in all classrooms • Developmentally Appropriate Programs • Open 6:30 am-6:30 pm Monday through Friday




24 Hr. Emergency Service

B&J Fire Protection Inc. Established in 1990

Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Designs,

Morris Fence Company

Sales, Installations, Inspections & Backflow Certification JEFF NEAL - Owner Cell (912) 531-0755 1083 Sassertown Rd Rocky Ford, GA 30467 Rocky Ford (912) 863-4569 email: •


800-274-0594 Fax 225-0742

• Floral Arrangements • Silks • Sympathy & Funeral • Weddings Banquets & Parties • Balloon Bouquets • Plush Animals

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child development center

(912) 681-1100 22 Joseph E Kennedy Blvd.• Statesboro

Southern Creations

300 E. Main St., Suite F • Statesboro

SmilES, GiGGlES & HuGS

Locally owned & operated by: Bennie, Wanda, Ben & John Lee 510 Northside Drive East (next to Walgreens) • Statesboro



Floral & Gift Shoppe, Inc.

1-888-739-5901 • 489-3770

We Deliver!

109 N. College • Statesboro ~ Owner, Joyce Aldrich Saxton, GMF

“Serving You with that Personal Touch!”

Serving Bulloch & Surrounding Counties for over 40 years!

Residential & Commercial FREE ESTIMATES Locally Owned: John D. & Karen Morris





Hair Care for the Entire Family! 13 Stylists on hand waiting to serve you.

Mon-Fri 8a.m.-5:30p.m. • Saturday 8a.m.-2p.m.

681-2316 (Henry’s) 681-6093 (Southern)

Georgia Avenue, Statesboro

Heating & Air


& Organic FOOds

Owners Frankie and Roy Kennedy

•Coming Soon Organic Produce • Natures Sunshine Products • Gluten Free Products • Hair & Skin Care • Cosmetics • Bulk Herbs & Teas • Vitamins • Aromatherapy • Weight Loss• Allergy Relief • Health Foods • Stress Relief

21249 HWY 80 W. • STATESBORO GA REG. CU400200

“We Care About Your Health & Well-Being” 840 F Buckhead Dr • 489-HERB (4372)





Evermore Farms,Inc. 912.842.7088

Fax: 912.842.7087 205 Depot Street • Brooklet, GA 30415

Lessons • Training Boarding • Hauling 8877 Old River Road • Brooklet, GA 30415

(912) 823-9062 INSURANCE


Now is the time to repair or replace your garage door • • • •

Residential & Commercial Installation & Service Broken Springs Garage Door Openers

Keith Loveday Branch Manager 912.682.2387

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danny brown Sales 912.429.6553


Waters Insurance & Realty 369 Savannah Avenue Statesboro

Business Benefits Workers Compensation Home & Auto 1100 Brampton Ave. Suite M in the Market District. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday


912.489.2046 www/ INSURANCE


Insurance Co.

“We specialize in Crop Insurance” 912-764-3343 • 912-489-4074

15 Simmons Center • Statesboro, GA 30458

Designer’s Resource Since 1984

Complete Design Services Residential - Commercial Designer Fabric, Trims, Shutters, Blinds, Shades and more!

Beautiful Window Treatments are our Specialty


Maryanna Fetterly

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Barefoot in the Grass Lawn Service

Experienced & Qualified


esti REE mat es

TRAVIS LAMB - OWNER For all your lawncare & landscape needs!

Custom Cabinets and Interior Designs

Commercial & Residential • Lawn Maintenance Sod & Irrigation • Trimming • Edging Pruning • Landscaping • Fertilizer Pine Bark, Mulch & Pinestraw Replacement & Installation Planting of Trees, Shrubs, & Plants Hardscapes & Decorative Pavers Landscape Design • Rock

Open by appointment

Phone: (912) 764.6020 Fax: (912) 764.7772 24 West Main Street Statesboro, GA


912-536-2112 INSURED


Cypress Natural, Red, Black & Brown Colored Mulch Selling by cubic yard. Selling in bulk, River rock, sand, potting soil and aggregates. We deliver. 912-601-7073 www.mysouthernservices com


Bragg Motor Service 407 Northside Drive Statesboro (912) 764-3719

Call Us Today For Your Free Estimate!

1002 W. Ogeechee St. Slyvania (912) 564-2559

Pets PETS Tommy’s GroominG & BoardinG Kennel

since 1973 • PROFessiOnAL BOARDinG & GROOMinG



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PHONE SERVICE A Proud Tradition of Service And Reasonable Rates Since 1951


STUDIO HOURS Monday - Thursday: 11am - 6pm Friday: 11am - 9pm Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: Closed


Everyone is an • Pottery Painting • Glass Fusing • Canvas Painting

42 East Main Street • Statesboro, GA 912•489•3232


Fiberglass Pools • In Ground Pools Vinyl Liner • Marquis Spa Doughboy Above Ground Pools • Liner Replacements

• Telephone Service • Video

• Free Water Testing • Service Repair & Maintenance • Complete Line of Pool Accessories

• Internet • Bulloch Broadband

B&M Pool SPa & Patio


Find us on Facebook!

Pool ConstruCtion & MaintenanCe

601 Northside Dr. West • Statesboro www. bulloch . net

Quality • Service • Reliability







Simply Southern

1683 Jones Mill Road Statesboro, Georgia 30461

912-764-6905 RETAIL STORE


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GA DOA license inspected small, medium, & large breed puppies available



Bay South

Family Restaurant

26 Joe Kennedy Blvd. • Statesboro, GA Locally Owned & Operated by JEFFREY & CINDY HORTON

6789 Hwy 67 Brooklet, GA

839-Food (3663)



Professional Window Tinting


“When Quality Counts” • Free Pickup/Delivery

Hours of Operation Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm Sun: 1:00pm - 6:00pm OWNED & OPERATED BY: Gary Cooler 718 Northside Drive East • Suite 36 Statesboro, GA

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• 313 s. main st.



• fri: 9-6pm • sat: 9-12pm

federally insured by the ncua

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Rhonda Busby

Branch Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator NMLSR #455621 Homestar Financial Corp. NMLS #70864/GA Residential Mortgage Licensee #17368

Office: 912-489-LOAN (5626) Fax: 912-489-5627 • Email: 124 Savannah Ave. • Suite 2E • Statesboro, GA Bulloch County Guide ~ 2013

(912) 764-6774 408 S. Zetterower Ave. Statesboro, GA 30458

Mandy Lane

Property Management


Lee Wortham 912-399-7159

Pat Hirsch - Broker/Owner 912-690-0924

Renee Kalloniatis

Jerome Jones 912-687-5663

Vada Hunter 912-601-2881


Joann Hammond

Jean Melton 912-687-1967

Alan Gross 912-678-5437

Iricel Anderson 912-271-5594



Gary Holloway


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The official guide for neighbors and newcomers of the Statesboro and Bulloch County area.