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Bulloch County 2016-2017



Schools Churches Restaurants Medical Directory Football schedules Recreation and more

The official guide for neighbors and newcomers

Botanic Garden

$846 Million Annual Economic Impact



12,000 Volunteer Hours From Students

Center for Wildlife Education

Herty Advanced Materials Development Center


17 NCAA Teams

Performing Arts Center

W E L C O M E T O T H E E A G L E N AT I O N Located in the heart of Bulloch County, Georgia Southern University’s 900-plus acre campus in Statesboro is home to a wide range of attractions and events. Our Southern heritage goes back more than 100 years, and we are proud to serve our region as well as nearly 20,500 undergraduate and graduate students on campus and online.

A big welcome from some local folks at the bank local folks own. We’re so glad you’re now our neighbor— because neighbors are why we’re here. With all the up-to-the-minute service you expect, and possibly more support.

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to bulloch county TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome 2 Statesboro History


Area Map & Facts


Bulloch County Utilities


State & Local Government Emergency Services

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Bulloch County Schools


Georgia Southern University


Ogeechee Technical College


East Georgia State College


Real Estate Statesboro Public Library

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Arts, Culture & Entertainment


Area Festivals & Recreation




Restaurant Guide


Statesboro Shopping


Agriculture 73-76 Newcomers Club


Community Services


Local Churches


Regional Travel


Service Directory


OPERATIONS MANAGER/EDITOR Jim Healy ADVERTISING MANAGER Jan Melton PHOTOGRAPHY Scott Bryant LAYOUT & DESIGN Brittani Howell WRITERS Jim Healy Brittani Howell Eddie Ledbetter Holli Deal Saxon Casey Stoddard Linsay C. Rudd ADVERTISING EXECUTIVES Kelly Dailey Stephanie Childs Lisa Loy

Pam Pollard Shelby Morris


Hilary Sharp

Statesboro Publishing 2016

Statesboro Herald

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from the editor

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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, the longer you live here the more you’ll like it. I guess you could say it really “grows” on you. I moved here in 2002 with my wife and three sons and Bulloch certainly has grown on all of us. Located a short drive from the Atlantic Ocean, Bulloch County is known for a great climate, championship football teams, award-winning barbeque 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, 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. 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, Jim Healy Operations Manager/Editor


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 25

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

Portal 301






Candler County

Mill Creek Regional Park


Ogeechee Tech 301

Effingham County

Georgia Southern



Stilson I-16





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: 72,087 White Persons: 67.4% Black Persons: 28.9% Hispanic /Other: 3.6% Median per capita income: $18,587 Home Ownership: 50.9% Median Home Value: $134,900 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 125 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. 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 a public Pre-K–12th grade public school system that serves more than 10,400 students. There are also three private schools, one state charter school and a homeschool association that serve approximately 1,000 students. HEALTH CARE: As the home of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro is a regional health-care 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-ofthe-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, with a smaller black box theater space on West Main Street.Two state-of-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 Savannah-area 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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EXCELSIOR EMC 402 Northside Dr. W. • Statesboro (912) 764-2123 Excelsior serves most of the rural areas of the county.




305 S. Main St. • Statesboro (888) 655-5888 Georgia Power serves mainly Statesboro and the areas close to the city limits.

Statesboro’s Locally Owned Furniture Store FOR OVER 80 YEARS!

VOTED BEST FURNITURE STORE! Providing the greatest looks in home furnishings with the best customer service!

8-18 West Main • 764-6576 | 300 Lovett Road • 764-5431 Statesboro, Georgia • 6 • Bulloch County Guide 2016

2903 Northside Dr. W. • Statesboro (912) 865-1100 a Frontier Communications Authorized Retailer 76 E. Grady St. • Statesboro (912) 764-8852


(855) 493-3473

FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS 76 E. Grady St. • Statesboro (912) 764-9131

NORTHLAND CABLE TELEVISION 32 E. Vine St. • Statesboro (912) 489-8715

A Proud Tradition of Service And Reasonable Rates Since 1951

Telephone Service • Video Internet • Bulloch Broadband NOW AVAILABLE 100 mbps Higher Speed Internet

912-865-1100 2903 Northside Drive West • Statesboro www . bulloch . net



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) 764-5468

NATURAL GAS CITY OF STATESBORO 53 E. Main St. • Statesboro (912) 764-5468 The City of Statesboro provides the towns of Statesboro, Register and Metter with natural gas service.

Simple Banking,

The Bulloch County Way.

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 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Cypress Lake Road • Simons Road • Pretoria Rushing Road

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

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 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Middleground Road • M.L.K. Boulevard (City Center, closed Sunday) • Westside Road • Highway 24 (near Mill Creek Park) • Langston Chapel Road

• Kyle Sorrell Road (Clito) • Highway 119 Connector (Stilson and Olney Station) • Pine Inn Center (Highway 46 near Highway 301) • Highway 67 (Denmark) • Leefield Road (Brooklet)

425 Commerce Drive Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 871-2971

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We are a locallly famiily ownedd busiiness andd we support our community ommunity


800 Buckhead Drive, Suite A-2 Statesboro, GA 30458

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Financing or 60% mo. To qualified buyers on qualifying purchases, see store for details.

STATE & LOCAL government


Jan Moore P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30459

District 3 Councilman Jeff Yawn

P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 687-1766

(912) 764-0616

District 4 Councilman John Riggs

District 1 Councilman Phil Boyum

P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 495-8820

P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 690-0221

District 5 Councilman Travis Chance

District 2 Councilman Sam Lee Jones

P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 678-2844

P.O. Box 348 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 531-0378

PROBATE JUDGE 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 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall.

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

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STATE & LOCAL government


District 1A


Ray Mosley

J. Garrett Nevil

P.O. Box 347 Statesboro, GA 30459

P.O. Box 347 Statesboro, GA 30459

(912) 764-6245

(912) 764-0144

District 2A

District 2C

P.O. Box 347 Statesboro, GA 30459

16710 Old River Road, N. Statesboro, GA 30461

(912) 764-6245

(912) 865-9104

Roy Thompson

Carolyn Etheridge

District 1B

District 2D/Vice Chairman

Anthony Simmons 217 Rountree St. Statesboro, GA 30458

Robert Rushing

3500 Union Church Road Register, GA 30458

(912) 764-4736 (912) 764-5487

(912) 852-9094

District 2B

BULLOCH COUNTY NORTH MAIN ANNEX 115 N. Main St. • Statesboro, GA 30458 Phone: (912) 764-6245 • Fax: (912) 764-8634

67 Golf Club Circle Statesboro, GA 30458

Walter Gibson

(912) 764-3885

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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 of the North Main Annex.




Georgia Representative

Rick Allen (R) 2202 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-2823 50 E. Main St. Statesboro, GA 30458

Larry “Butch” Parrish (R) 245 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 463-2247 132 Victory Drive Swainsboro, GA 30401 (478) 237-3838

U. S. Senator

Georgia Representative

David Perdue (R) B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3521

U. S. Senator

Jon Burns (R) 338 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-5052 5829 Clyo-Kildare Road Newington, GA 30446

Georgia Senate Districts

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

Georgia Senator

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

Georgia House Districts

Georgia Representative Jan Tankersley (R) 401-B State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-0254 P.O. Box 187 Brooklet, GA 30415 jan.tankersley@house.

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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 113 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 12 • Bulloch County Guide 2016

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

What services do property taxes support? 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 13 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. The Bulloch County Animal Shelter is a lastchance 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.

911 EMERGENCY services



24 West Grady Street • 1533 Fair Road (912) 764-3473 Chief Tim Grams Fire protection in Statesboro is provided by a full-time fire department with 36 fulltime firefighters, 12 part-time firefighters and an administrative staff of about 14. 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.

25 W. Grady Street • (912) 764-9911 Patrol Car: Black and gray; though you may see an occasional blue-and-white car or an all-black car, those are being phased out Ticket info: Statesboro Police Department tickets must be paid at the Statesboro Municipal Court, located on the corner of South College and West 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.



U.S. 301 North • (912) 764-8888 Sheriff Lynn Anderson (through Dec. 31)

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

Patrol Car: White with reflective green striping Ticket info: A ticket from the Bulloch County Bulloch County’s full-time fire department consists of Sheriff’s Dept. can be paid at the Bulloch County Sheriff’s 13 fire substations manned by volunteers. The department Office on U. S. 301 North. If the ticket isn’t paid on time, serves rural areas of Bulloch County, including Portal, it could be assigned to one of various courts, where addiStilson, Brooklet and Register. The substations help lower tional fines may be levied. ISO ratings and provide quick response in emergencies.

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 four ambulances on 24-hour shifts — three in Statesboro, one in Brooklet — and responds to an average of 725 calls per month from the 911 Call Center. Approximately 670 of these calls result in emergency transportation. EMS/Rescue provides services seven days a week, 24-hours a day.



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

Patrol Car: Dark 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. Troopers focus on traffic violations such as D.U.I., erratic driving and speeding, and investigate traffic accidents on county roads. Remember, state of Georgia has a “super-speeder” 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 assist funding Georgia’s network of trauma care hospitals.

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in bulloch county Schools in Bulloch County Bulloch County Schools (BCS) is the county’s secondlargest employer with more than 1350 employees, and its student population is just nearly 10,500. The school district includes 15 schools and one alternative school, the Transitions Learning Center, all of which are accredited by AdvancEd, formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


BCS is a system that seeks strong input from the community for strategic planning through its district advisory councils, school councils, parent teacher organizations and its annual Speak Up for Education event. This valuable input helps the school system produce a working strategic plan from which its central office departments and schools can create plans for improvement.You can see the district’s current strategic plan at FACILITIES The district works to provide its faculty with modern classrooms and technology. More than $138 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of new and existing schools and facilities in past 10 years, including four new schools: Statesboro High, Julia P. Bryant Elementary, Sallie Zetterower Elementary and Mattie Lively Elementary.The district uses a 35-member district facilities committee, comprised of one faculty and one community representative from each school.The group works to identify and prioritize facilities needs throughout the district and develop a state-approved five-year master plan for facilities. HIGHLY QUALIFIED & TRAINED FACULTY BCS places great emphasis on having highly qualified faculty and staff. The district provides professional development opportunities to ensure quality classroom instruction and helps grow future school administrators through its locally developed Aspiring Leaders program. Its faculty is consistently recognized at both the national, state and regional level for their achievements in education. SCHOOL CLIMATE In its most recent accreditation 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. Many of the schools are still centered around small, close-knit communities such as Stilson, Brooklet, Nevils and Portal.The Board of Education has invested in keeping community schools. It is a local value which brings a high level of parental, business and industry involvement to the schools. Students, parents and faculty also have an annual opportunity to give feedback about the climate of our schools through the Georgia Student Health Survey, Georgia Parent Survey and Georgia Personnel Survey. Administered by the Georgia Department of Education, the most recent results are available on the district’s website. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT The school system values financial efficiency and transparency. Its sound financial management has been recognized multiple times by Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the nation’s second-leading bond rating firm. AdvancEd commended the school system on its proactive fiscal planning and actions that have consistently placed the system on a firm financial foundation. The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts also selected the Bulloch County BOE to receive an Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting for the district’s Fiscal Year 2015 audit.The district’s budget and audits are available on its website. COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS College and career readiness is a major component of BCS’s strategic plan. Key initiatives are in place to prepare students across all grade levels (K-12) for college and careers. BCS focuses on student mastery of academic standards, student proficiency, depth of knowledge, skills development, career awareness, career pathways, attendance, and behavior. The district’s 4-year cohort graduation rate is 84.48 percent. Of those graduates, 84.2 percent advanced to either Georgia’s Technical College System or University System without requiring remediation or learning support courses. Also 75.4 percent completed a Career Technical

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and Agricultural Education (CTAE) pathway and earned a national industry recognized credential, and the same percentage pursued accelerated enrollment at a postsecondary institution via ACCEL, Dual HOPE Grant, Move On When Ready, or Advanced Placement courses. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Bulloch County is one of two Georgia counties selected by the state to work with Jobs for the Future and the Harvard Graduate School of Education to build a model workforce development system. Bulloch County Schools and its superintendent are leading this initiative.The focus is to develop a work plan to develop strong career pathways for grades 9 – 14 that are supported by regional stakeholders and aligned with local and area labor-market needs.The school system currently provides 17 different career pathways COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS BCS partners with other entities such as the StatesboroBulloch Parks and Recreation Department, the Averitt Center for the Arts, the Bulloch County Boys & Girls Club, the Bulloch County Extension Service (4H), and Georgia Southern University, to further the educational, recreational and fine arts opportunities for our students. BCS partners with the SBP&RD to build facilities that serve not only the athletic needs of schools but the community as well. The SBP&RD, the Averitt Center and the Boys & Girls Club all offer excellent afterschool programs for students. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY BCS has been recognized as one of the top mid-sized school districts in the nation 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.The district uses Google Apps for Education for faculty, staff and student communication and collaboration. BCS has installed interactive SMART Boards and projectors in all classrooms, provided laptops for all teachers, 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. 16 • Bulloch County Guide 2016

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 complete information, visit your zoned school or backtoschool. Registration forms are available online in English and Spanish. 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 • 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)

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in bulloch county BULLOCH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIRECTORY BULLOCH COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION 150 Williams Road, Suite A Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8500 (912) 212-8529 (Fax) BROOKLET ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Mr. Marlin Baker, Principal 600 West Lane Street Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-8300 JULIA P. BRYANT ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Ms. Julie Blackmar, Principal 421 West Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8680 LANGSTON CHAPEL ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Ms. Pam Goodman, Principal 150 Langston Chapel Road

Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8700 LANGSTON CHAPEL MIDDLE Grades 6–8 Dr. Evelyn Gamble-Hilton, Principal 156 Langston Chapel Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8720 MATTIE LIVELY ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Dr. Carolyn Vasilatos, Principal 204 Debbie Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8760 MILL CREEK ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Ms. Jennifer Wade, Principal 239 Beasley Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 212-8780

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NEVILS ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Mr. Nate Pennington, Principal 8438 Nevils-Groveland Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 842-8320

SOUTHEAST BULLOCH MIDDLE Grades 6–8 Dr.Torian White, Principal 9124 Brooklet-Denmark Highway Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-8400

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

STATESBORO HIGH Grades Pre–K & 9–12 Dr. Ken LeCain, Principal 10 Lester Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8860

PORTAL MIDDLE & HIGH Grades 6–12 Patrick Hill, Principal 27245 Highway 80 West Portal, GA 30450 (912) 842-8360

STILSON ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Ms.Tanita McDowell, Principal 15569 Highway 119 Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-8480

SALLIE ZETTEROWER ELEMENTARY Grades Pre-K–5 Ms. Julie Mizell, Principal 1200 Cawana Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 212-8800 SOUTHEAST BULLOCH HIGH Grades Pre–K & 9–12 Ms. Donna Clifton, Principal 9184 Brooklet-Denmark Highway Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-8440

WILLIAM JAMES MIDDLE Grades 6–8 Mr. Mike Yawn, Principal 18809 Highway 80 West Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 212-8820 TRANSITIONS LEARNING CENTER Grades 6–12 Mr.Tim Rountree, Alt. Sch. Admin.

SUPERINTENDENT Mr. Charles Wilson, CPA, MBA Superintendent


in bulloch county BULLOCH COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION 2016–2017 Members and Meeting Schedule BOARD DISTRICT 1 Cheri Wagner, Co-Vice Chairman 1209 Plantation Circle Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 852-3495 (H) Term: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2016 Nurse; Nurse Instructor; School Volunteer BOARD DISTRICT 2 Mike Sparks 2171 Prather Road Statesboro, Georgia 30461 (912) 842-2460 (H) (912) 842-2464 (Fax) Retired Educator Term: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2018

BOARD DISTRICT 3 Dr. LeVon E. Wilson P.O. Box 1414 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 489-6688 (H) (912) 489-9966 (Fax) Professor/Attorney Term: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2016 BOARD DISTRICT 4 Steve Hein 608 Old Hardy Place Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 478-0831 (W) (912) 536-5807 (C) Director of Wildlife Center Term: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2018

BOARD DISTRICT 5 Glennera Martin 619 West Jones Ave, Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-3291 (H) Retired Educator Term: 1/1/2015 – 12/31/18 BOARD DISTRICT 6 Jimmy “Jay” Cook, Jr. 1111 Bartlett Drive Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 489-3137 (H) Banker Term: 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2018 BOARD DISTRICT 7 Mike Herndon, Chairman 1149 Harville Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-4619 (W) (912) 839-3917 (H)

(912) 871-4681 (F) Self-Employed Insurance Agent Term: 9/14/2006 – 12/31/2016 BOARD DISTRICT 8 Maurice Hill, Co-Vice Chairman 58 Packinghouse Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7134 (W & H) (912) 489-2205 (Fax) Self-Employed Funeral Director Term 1/1/2005 – 12/31/2016 Mary Henley Board Secretary & Custodian of Records Superintendent’s Office (912) 212-8500

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. Public participation is welcome at all regular session meetings. 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 advance notice. Meeting dates are set at the first regular session meeting in January of each year. The 2017 dates will be approved and posted at that time. Board meeting dates, minutes, policies and contact information are posted at in the Board area. These are the remaining dates for 2016. If you would like to be added to an e-mail list to receive meeting notification, or if you have any questions, please contact Mary Henley at mhenley@ or by dialing (912) 212-8505.

July 14, 2016

Regular Session

July 28, 2016

Work Session

August 11, 2016

Regular Session

August 25, 2016

Work Session at SEB

September 8, 2016

Regular Session

September 22, 2016

Work Session at PMHS

October 13, 2016

Regular Session

October 27, 2016

Work Session at SHS

November 3, 2016

Regular Session

November 17, 2016

Work Session

December 1, 2016

Regular Session

December 15, 2016

Work Session

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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 30461 (912) 489-1375 Fax: (912) 764-3136

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BULLOCH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2016–2017 Calendar — Board approved

Pre-Planning 7/25/16 – 7/29/16 School Begins 8/1/16 Labor Day Holiday 9/5/16 Professional Development Day 9/6/16 Fall Break 10/17/16 – 10/21/16 11/21/16 – 11/25/16 Thanksgiving Holidays Christmas Break 12/19/16 – 1/3/17 In-service Days 1/2/17 – 1/3/17 1st Day of Second Semester 1/4/17 MLK Day Holiday 1/16/17 Winter Break 2/20/17 – 2/24/17 Spring Break 4/03/17 – 4/07/17 Last Day of School 5/26/17 Graduation 5/27/17 5/29/17 Memorial Day Holiday Post-Planning 5/30/17 – 5/31/17


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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, Georgia Southern offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the doctoral level in 125 majors in its eight colleges. 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. The university’s academic programs have been recognized by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and more. U.S. News & World Report named Georgia Southern as one of America’s Best Colleges in 2013. Military Advanced Education and G.I. Jobs have designated 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. Several times, Georgia Southern has been named by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Online Education Program, in addition to Best Online MBA Program. 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. Thanks to a grant of nearly $1.1 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the university and the city of Statesboro are expanding the university’s City Campus into two buildings to help entrepreneurs design, build and release their products into the marketplace while creating new jobs. 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. Georgia Southern’s dedication to research has a positive impact on those who live and work in southeast Georgia. As part of the Rural Health Research 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 was 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 cameras throughout the ages, called “CLICK! Exploring the History & Science of Cameras,” is currently on display. Additionally, the university’s Planetarium provides spectacular glimpses into the universe during various free events held throughout the year. The university also reaches out to the community through the Georgia Southern Botanic Gardens, which serve not only as an educational site for field trips and community groups, but also as a striking backdrop for special events. The garden is 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

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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. After winning six national championships in the Football Championship Subdivision, Georgia Southern began competition in the Sun Belt Conference in the 2014-15 season as it moved to the Football Bowl Subdivision. While all other sports were already competing at the highest level that the NCAA has to offer, former GSU football teams competed at the I-AA/FCS level — just a tick down from the titans of the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, etc. Despite being the new kids on the block and still competing with a roster full of players recruited to play at the FCS level, the Eagles made no excuses and got right to work in continuing with their most cherished tradition — winning. Georgia Southern made NCAA history in becoming the first team to go undefeated in conference play in its first year as an FBS program. Of all other teams to make the leap, only one other program had even managed to tie for a conference championship in its first season. With a win over Louisiana-Monroe in the season finale in November of 2014, the Eagles claimed the outright Sun Belt championship. Eagle football games are charged with excitement, and game day at Georgia Southern is an event embraced by not only 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. Georgia Southern is a vibrant, growing institution that touches hundreds of thousands of lives each year. To stay connected to news, events and everything you need to know about the university, visit or download the university’s mobile app for iPhone and Android by visiting your smartphone’s app store. 24 • Bulloch County Guide 2016

Georgia Southern 2016 Football Schedule Date Opponent 9/3   SAVANNAH STATE 9/10*  at SOUTH ALABAMA

Location Paulson Stadium    Mobile, AL

9/19* UL MONROE  Paulson Stadium 9/26* at WESTERN MICHIGAN Kalamazoo, MI 10/5* at ARKANSAS STATE

Jonesboro, AR


Atlanta, GA

10/22* at NEW MEXICO STATE Las Cruces, NM 10/27* APPALACHIAN STATE Paulson Stadium 11/5  at MISSISSIPPI

Oxford, MS


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11/19* at GEORGIA STATE 12/3* TROY

Atlanta, GA Paulson Stadium

*Indicates Sun Belt conference game (dates of Sun Belt games subject to change upon ESPN TV schedule)

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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 the spring quarter of 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

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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, Georgia. Ogeechee Tech offered its first Associate of Applied Technology degree program in industrial manufacturing technology in the winter quarter of 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


technical college 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 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, Ga., 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, a driving track for the commercial trucking program and an 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, 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 tobacco-free 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 the new state-of-the-art Health Science-North Building in January 2013.

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EAST GEORGIA state college

East Georgia State College is an access institution of the University System of Georgia and serves approximately 3,000 students on its three campuses in Swainsboro, Statesboro and Augusta. EGSC has the lowest tuition of any college or university in the University System, and with a 32-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, students thrive in a supportive academic environment. EGSC offers the following degrees: 21 programs of study leading to an • Associate in Arts degree. Online Associate in Arts degrees in • general studies, psychology and sociology. A targeted Bachelor of Science degree in • biology.



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• Additional four-year degrees are being added to the curriculum to support the University System’s initiative to expand educational opportunities in Georgia. • Access to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in partnership with Georgia Southwestern State University and an Associate of Science Nursing degree in partnership with Darton State College in Albany. In addition to small classes, EGSC students have access to a variety of resources to aid in their academic success: personalized academic tutoring and advisement in the Academic Center for Excellence, or ACE; Sympodium, an interactive smart technology unit that allows students to review and replay lectures on their personal computers 24/7; open-access computer labs; wireless Internet connectivity throughout campus; a student employment and career services office; and the Learning Commons, which houses the library, ACE and Common Grounds Coffee Shop. Collaborative agreements with Georgia Southern University and Georgia Regents University provide a seamless transfer for EGSC Statesboro and EGSC Augusta students to these senior institutions. East Georgia students enjoy a full college experience and can participate in a variety of clubs and organizations, the study abroad program, Bobcat athletics (men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball) and intramural sports. The main campus in Swainsboro also features newly constructed state-of-the art residential housing in Bobcat Villas for 200 students, as well as a cybercafé, cafeteria, fitness center, Ezra Pond, nature trails, a ropes course, a cross-country track and an 18-hole disc golf course. For affordable access to college success, visit EGSC on the web at EGSC’s Student Affairs team is available to assist in the admissions and financial aid process and can be reached at (478) 289-2169, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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TORMENTA football club

Statesboro celebrated a new era in local sports this summer as Tormenta FC — the Boro’s new Premier Development League franchise — began its first-ever season. The creation of the club was announced August 2015, and everything from a team name to official colors and uniforms to roster makeup was presented over the following months. Time was of the essence for Tormenta FC’s first team, as many first introductions for teammates came during the opening minutes of their very first practice. But the players hit the ground running, wasting no time in pressuring each other to prove themselves deserving of starting roles on the team. The PDL comprises plenty of talent from collegiate rosters around the nation. That also lends the league to have plenty of international flavor. Tormenta FC is no exception as several foreign players will play key roles this season, including forward Kieran Roberts, a forward

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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 5 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 5 percent commission, 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 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.

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Our local library is more than a place to check out a book or do research. It offers a variety of services for both residents and visitors, including free public access to much of the latest in communication technology. Statesboro-Bulloch County Library is a member of the PINES network — Georgia’s “borderless library” system that allows PINES card holders free access to books and other materials in more than 275 library branch and affiliated service locations throughout the state. Library card holders are eligible for discounted or free access to attractions including Georgia State Parks, Historic Sites and Zoo Atlanta. Ask for details at the check-out desk. All Georgia residents are eligible for a free PINES library card. To apply for a PINES card, you should bring a photo ID and proof of your current address. No time to visit the library? You can access the PINES catalog online. With a PINES library card and PIN, you can search the online catalog, renew books, request books 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. The library also has a collection of eBooks and audio books which you can download to your computer, e-reader or mobile device. Go to Georgia Download Destination: http:// Library patrons of all ages can use the public computers to access the Internet. A library card or photo ID is required. The library also offers free Wi-Fi with no time limits. Printing is only 15 cents per page through our network or a cloud connection. 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. The Genealogy & Local History department supports genealogists and local history buffs with access to Library Edition & Heritage Quest, microfilmed newspapers, court records, and a large collection of family histories. Summer reading programs help young readers maintain their skills while reading for fun over the summer, but they aren’t just for children: The library offers adult programming too, including genealogy and computer classes, resume workshops, “Sip ‘n’ Sketch” activities

and more. All programming is free for the community. Need something to read with no strings attached? The Friends of the Library has a collection of books for sale year-round. For $2 or less, you can take a book to the beach or on a trip with no worries about sand, overdue fines or lost luggage. Check the library’s website at for locations, hours, programs and services at any of the six libraries in our region. The library offers a variety of regular and seasonal programs for people of all ages. To keep up with the latest activities, follow the library on social media websites: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Pinterest. Statesboro-Bulloch County Library is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the library and services, call (912) 764-1341.

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Main Stage and Averitt STARS Performances 2016-2017


LEWIS GRIZZARD September 23–24, 2016

Carrie Ann Baade: Piece & Pieces July 15–Sept. 2, 2016

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE October 14–16, 2016 — Averitt STARS

Juan Granados: In Time/En Tiempo Sept. 9–Oct. 22, 2016

A CHRISTMAS CAROLE BALLET November 18–20, 2016

Annual Statesboro Regional Art Association Juried Exhibition Nov. 18–Dec. 17, 2016

CELTIC CHRISTMAS December 9, 2016 KENNY BRAWNER IN RAY CHARLES ON MY MIND January 14, 2017 STEAL MAGNOLIAS January 27–29, 2017 — Averitt STARS PAM TILLIS TRIO February 10, 2017

The Soul Within: Figuration by Abner Cope Jan. 13–Feb. 25, 2017 Leaves : Book and Paper Arts March 3–April 26, 2017 Through the Window: Landscapes by Terry Moeller May 5–June 30, 2017

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF February 24–26, 2017 — Averitt STARS

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All Fired Up Holiday Sale December

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I Scream for Pottery Sale April All Fired Up Spring Pottery Sale May

Get involved or find more events and info at 33 E. Main St. • Downtown Statesboro (912) 212-2787 Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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COMMUNITY ARTS ORGANIZATIONS 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 nonprofit dance training program. Contact the Averitt Center for the Arts at (912) 212-2787. Kindermusik with Hillary Kindermusik is an early childhood, educational, musical and movement program for children from birth to 7 years old. Go to or email Hillary Zeigler 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. 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.



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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 composed of local artists who possess a love and compassion for visual arts. For more information, contact Penny Marz at (912) 587-2895.

Statesboro Youth Theater Performances HONK,THE MUSICAL July 29–31, 2016 LITTLE WOMEN Novermber 4–5, 2016 THE LION,THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE May 5–6, 2017



First Friday Downtown For a fun, free way to spend a Friday evening, check out downtown Statesboro’s First Friday. First Fridays have become a downtown Statesboro tradition. Community members flock to the area to enjoy visiting with local merchants, shopping and special events. Many merchants stay open late, offering discount specials and refreshments. Street vendors feature homemade crafts, snacks and beautiful fine art pieces. Art by regional and local artists is on display, and many of the galleries offer refreshments. Organized by Main Street Statesboro, each month follows a different theme. Two of the most popular events are Scare on the Square, which actually will be held the last Saturday in October, and the Holiday Celebration in December. You will not want to miss the fun! First Friday’s goal is to provide a place to sell local products and enjoy a family friendly community gathering, which promotes healthful living to visitors and residents, all while stimulating the downtown Statesboro economy. Activities are free unless otherwise indicated. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. the first Friday of every month. Go to for a complete calendar of events.


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& entertainment Statesboro Film Festival For the past eight years, the Statesboro Herald and Averitt Center for the Arts have teamed up to find and honor the best locally made films and their 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 12 films in the lineup, the eighth annual festival did not disappoint. The 2016 festival’s winning entry was a documentary titled “For Nepal,” covering the earthquakes that rocked the country in 2015. The evening was catered by Statesboro’s Millhouse and trophies were given to the night’s winners. To see each of the films screened at this year’s festival and to see award-winning films from previous years, go to Get your cameras ready. The 2017 festival is planned for April.

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PERFORMING ARTS CENTER at Georgia Southern University

The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University is a modern performance facility, featuring an 825-seat theater complete with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Since opening its doors in 2002, the PAC has served the GSU and regional communities by providing world-class performing arts, music and dance as well as educational programs. In addition to presenting a season of professional touring shows, the PAC also hosts events for campus departments, student groups and community organizations. Past seasons have included Broadway musicals, international acts, celebrity impersonators, professional ballet and dance companies and world-renowned musicians. In 2016–2017, the PAC plans to present another high-caliber, exciting season. Tickets for Georgia Southern students are always $10 with a valid Eagle ID. Follow Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Facebook and Twitter at @ThePACatGSU for the most up-to-date information regarding PAC performances!

Contact P.O. Box 8159 • Statesboro, GA 30460 847 Plant Drive • Tickets: (912) 478-7999

2016–2017 PAC SEASON JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY September 8, 2016 THE DRIFTERS October 2, 2016 LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS By Neil Simon February 25, 2017 ANNIE By Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan March 7, 2017 CABARET (A Georgia Southern Theatre & Performance production) April 27, 2017

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& entertainment The Theatre and Performance students at the Center for Art & Theatre deliver performances far beyond what one might expect from undergraduate performers. Under the direction of professors Lisa Abbott, Nick Newell and other guest directors, the CAT’s shows consistently defy expectations for student productions, with an incredible ability to shock and amaze. The Black Box Theatre in which they perform is a versatile, intimate space, and each new set is a borderline magical transformation. Because they lead a college group, the directors are able to take on more challenging, controversial shows that other venues might shy from, and they turn those scripts into award-winning performances. In 2014, their edgy and tense court drama, Race: a Play, was selected out of 60 competing plays for performance at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival — a national accolade. And just this past summer, students took their devised theater piece — that is, a studentproduced show they created in a collaborative class effort — to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

CENTER FOR ART & THEATRE at Georgia Southern University

GSU’s Center for Art & Theatre is a public venue for performances, art exhibitions and events. It is the home of the Black Box Theatre, Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection and Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection. CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY By Lynn Nottage September 21–28, 2016 SHE KILLS MONSTERS By Qui Nguyen November 9–16, 2016 CABARET By Kander and Ebbs (at the Performing Arts Center) April 27–30, 2017 Special events and performances Wham! Bam! Play Slam! Original plays created, written and performed in the scope of 24 hours. August 20, 2016

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One Acts Three advanced directing students present three one-act plays March 10–11, 2017 11th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival Original scripts by student playwrights; Sanford Hall 1002 April 1, 2017 Directing Showcase A collection of scenes directed by students April 22, 2017 All performances at the Center for Arts and Theatre unless otherwise noted. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on weeknights and 2 p.m. on Sundays.There are no Monday performances.


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GEORGIA SOUTHERN CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS Museum Packed with fun, the Georgia Southern Museum offers visitors a chance to learn more about Georgia’s unique Coastal Plain region. The museum’s collections and exhibits tell the story of the evolving environments, animals and cultures that have called it home over the past 100 million years. It is located on Sweetheart Circle on the Georgia Southern campus. The museum presents a variety of changing exhibits throughout the year, in the main facility and at locations around campus and in town. The changing presentations feature dynamic and interactive exhibits based on the work and research of the university’s faculty and students. These exhibits bring the world to 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-million-year-old Vogtle Whale was excavated from Burke County, Georgia. For more information, visit the museum’s website at

Planetarium The Georgia Southern University Planetarium is an immersive astronomy laboratory in the Department of Physics, within the College of Science and Mathematics. It is used to teach university courses and labs daily using the latest Digistar 5 digital full-dome planetarium system. There are free monthly public events on exciting astronomy topics and fulldome presentations with telescopic observing outdoors, weather permitting. In addition, the planetarium offers free educational fulldome and live shows for university students/departments, public/private/home school groups, grades Pre-K–12, and family/adult groups/clubs by advance reservation on weekdays. It is not open on university holidays, closures or weekends except for special scheduled public events. For more information, go to cosm.georgiasouthern. edu/planetarium/. Contact the planetarium via email at, or call the Department of Physics at (912) 478-5292.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS Georgia Southern Botanic Garden The garden features more than 11 acres of gardens on the early 20th-century farmstead of Dan and Catharine Bland. Wander the trails, paths and courtyards and explore the intriguing natural and cultural wonders of the Southeastern Coastal Plain, where persistence, ingenuity, and a deep respect have bound people to the land. Discover a significant and growing collection of native and heritage plants, including more than 20 of the state’s protected species. Peer down a pitcher plant, gaze upward at the gnarled branches of a magnificent longleaf pine, and inhale the heavy scent of confederate jasmine. Wrap your hands around the handles of a plow or admire the 1929 cover of Georgia Magazine, which features Mr. Dan and Miss Catharine’s farm as an inspiration for all of Georgia. The garden offers woodland trails, a landscape garden of Coastal Plain natives, a native azalea collection, an arboretum, a children’s garden, a complex of early 20thcentury farm buildings, the Rural Life Museum, the Whelchel Camellia Garden, heritage gardens, a bog and sandhill, the Kennedy Outdoor Classroom and the Heritage Pavilion, available for rental. The garden is a research and educational resource for faculty and students and provides undergraduate and graduate programs, projects, and internships as well as continuing education programs for the community. Learn more at Annual Events: • Wine, Moonlight and Magnolias wine tasting • Symphony in the Garden featuring Georgia Southern University performing groups • Lunch and Learn series featuring artists, chefs, historians, horticulturalists, naturalists and other experts paired with fine local cuisine • Teacher training and school tours • Plant sales and festivals featuring hard-to-find plants specially chosen for this region • Rhythm and Brews beer tasting 44 • Bulloch County Guide 2016

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. Each display allows guests to view the raptors in their natural environment. Visitors can take a self-guided tour along the Raptor Walkway to see the birds. The elevated walkway allows viewers unobstructed and up-close encounters with a bald eagle’s nest, complete with Glory on display. The university’s bald eagle mascot, Freedom, makes his 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 for rental, allowing groups to camp under the stars, and a playground is available on Center grounds for hours of wild fun. 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 wildlife or call (912) 478-0831.

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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 Mainstreet 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.

Firecracker Fest 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. to 12:30 p.m., beginning in April and running through November. The market is held near the center of downtown Statesboro in Charlie Olliff Square behind Sea Island Bank. 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, milk, ice cream and cheese, as well as locally produced crafts and plants. Last year, The Daily Meal ranked it No. 62 in its “101 Best Farmers Markets in America” article, and Deep South Magazine placed it among “10 of the South’s Best Farmers Markets.” The Statesboro Farmers Market is able to accept cash, credit, debit and EBT cards as payment. Another shopping option is the Statesboro Market2Go, an online version of the Saturday market. To place your online market order, go to They even have their own farmers market app, which you can download from the Apple App Store.

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, kids’ inflatables, live music and traditional July Fourth events, including a frog-jumping contest. A spectacular fireworks show, one of the biggest in southeast Georgia, tops off the evening after sunset, following live music and dancing. The 2016 event is set for Monday, July 4, from 5–10 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 2017 parade is scheduled for Monday, January 16.

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. Follow ArtsFest on Facebook for more information, and send inquiries to artsfeststatesboro@gmail. com. 46 • Bulloch County Guide 2016

Kiwanis Rodeo “It’s bulls and blood, it’s dust and mud, it’s the roar of the Sunday crowd. It’s the white in the knuckles, the gold in the buckle he’ll win the next go-round….” Garth Brooks knew what he was talking about. The first 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 Rodeo-sanctioned event welcomes cowboys and cowgirls from all over the world, including Brazil and Canada. Look for the next Kiwanis Rodeo in spring 2017.

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Brooklet Peanut Festival

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Each October, the smell of cotton candy and funnel cake tickles your nose. Sparkling, multicolored lights illuminate the eastern horizon and laughter fills the air. It can only mean one thing: 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, 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 to special guest performers, such as escape artists. For more than 50 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 2016 fair is scheduled for October 17–22.

Each August, the town of Brooklet goes a little nuts. Why? The peanut harvest is in. On Saturday, August 20, 2016, 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.

Turpentine Festival The 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 2016 Catface Turpentine Festival is set for October 1.

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&  r ecreation 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 $4 million expansion added three new attractions in 2009, and the park has seen an increase in attendance since then.

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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 zerodepth 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 yearround. 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 the 301 bypass (Veterans Memorial Parkway); turn left and go through two traffic lights; at the third light, make a right turn on Highway 24. Go about 1 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. The park is about a mile on your right.


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Parks & Recreation 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 & Recreation 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 long in the Mill Creek Tennis Complex at Mill Creek Park. 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. You can also play a round of disc golf. There is a 9-hole short course and an 18-hole course. If you are new to the sport, beginner’s disc sets are available for purchase at the Honey Bowen Building on Fair Road or at the Mill Creek Tennis Center, Monday through Friday from 4–9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 5–9 p.m. Fall and winter activities include basketball, flag football, tackle football, cheerleading and wrestling. 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:

The Parks and Recreation Department also offers many instructional programs. Be sure to check out their horseback riding therapy, exercise programs like Sit Fit and AquaZumba, tumbling, piano lessons, swimming lessons and many other instructional programs. 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, maps and program registration dates are posted on the website at

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State Parks Bulloch County has two great state parks within easy driving distance. George L. Smith State Park near Twin City in Emanuel County is rustic and beautiful, with a 412-acre 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 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 eight rental cottages, picnic shelters, a group shelter and playground facilities. Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen in Jenkins County is home to crystal clear springs. It is 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 still can see the earthen breastworks and imagine the prison site. The natural springs produce 7 million gallons of water daily, and visitors can enjoy the view from several wooden platforms stretched across the pools. Storyboards 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 and hiking and biking trails, as well as a 28-acre lake. 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.


Hours: Open until dark Phone: (478) 982-1660 Location: Near Millen Directions: From Statesboro, take Georgia Highway 25 about 30 miles. The park is four miles north of Millen.


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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 blackwater lake is fed by a creek and is home to otters, beavers, 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 Georgia Highway 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 and fishing licenses are available at several local retailers county-wide.

Area Golf Courses If golf is your game, you have some options to choose from locally. The private course at Forest Heights Country Club on Country Club Road 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. Georgia Southern Golf Course opened to the public in 2013. It’s located off of Golf Club Road about five miles outside of Statesboro. Students can schedule a tee time using their Eagle ID. 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. It’s at Old Register Road just off the Highway 301 bypass.

Your Hunting & Fishing Headquaters

912-489-3474 • 1242 Northside Dr E • Statesboro, GA

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& r ecreation Willie McTell Trail

S&S Greenway

The Willie McTell Trail is one of the nicest paths to walk, jog or bike in Statesboro and is a convenient way to get from downtown to the Georgia Southern 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 and Recreation Department, Georgia Southern University and area government agencies and businesses.

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


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912.871.4847 (HUGS) 1497 Fair Rd. Suite 200 • Statesboro, Ga 30458 Fax: 912.871.5562 Find us on Facebook!

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

Specialized Care of the Brain, Nerves, & 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 ♦ Neurological Pain ♦ Strokes, Seizures, Syncope ♦ Attention Disorders, Depression ♦ Sleep Disorders ♦ Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis

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1601 Fair Road, Suite 400 • Statesboro

Richard F. Marz, DDS Dr. Marz office has a small home town atmosphere with a staff that cares about each patient, their needs and wants. We have the technology in place to provide modern, conservative and comfortable dentistry. Services We Offer: • Effective Scheduling to minimize wait time • Comprehensive Dental Health Evaluation and Counsel • Digital Imaging as an Aid to Cavity Detection for early and objective diagnosis • Conservative Decay Removal with Laser usually without the need for anesthetic • Laser Gum Treatment – surgical & non-surgical • Laser Assisted Root Canal Therapy • Immediate Digital X-Rays & Panoramic Images • The Latest Tooth Colored Bonded Fillings • One Visit Custom Shade Bonded Ceramic Crown and Conservative Inlay Restorations • Invisalign • Mini Implants • Low Level Laser Therapy

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We are excited to announce that Total Health is now a Direct Primary Care (DPC) Model of health care. A DPC Model is health care provided in an unrestricted format. A small monthly fee is paid in exchange for 24/7 access to your own provider, basic routine care, appointments with no time constraint and visits where you need them when possible.*Other services are provided at fees greatly discounted below a traditional insurance plan.

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• Unlimited Access to Your Doctor • Access to Full Cardiovascular ANYTIME via Phone, E-Mail, Skype, Testing (ECHO, Abdominal Ultrasound, Carotid Ultrasound, Face-to-Face Stress Treadmill) for less than $600 • House/Office Calls: In certain situations, we may make arrangements to come see you (small additional fee may apply)

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Stop by or call our office at 912.871.7890 for more information. 1203 Brampton Ave • Statesboro, GA 30458

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Arthur M. Baker III, M.D. Savannah Perinatology Associates

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James J. Burke II, M.D. ACI - Surgical Associates

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W. Lynn Leaphart, M.D. Savannah Perinatology Associates

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23630 Northside Drive (Highway 80 East), Unit B Statesboro, Georgia 30461 912-764-3948


East Georgia Regional Medical Center Built in July 2000, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is a four-level, 149-bed acute-care hospital featuring a Women’s Pavilion, an adjacent medical office building and an outpatient diagnostic imaging center. 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. In 2014, it was named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll. East Georgia Regional Medical Center’s health care team consists of approximately 650 employees and more than 100 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. The medical center offers a 24-hour physician-staffed emergency department, a Level II neonatal center, outpatient services including same-day surgery and ambulatory care, a sleep center, a pain management center, a wound care clinic, a cardiac catheterization lab, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment, including a new 64-slice low-dose CT machine and a new 3D digital mammography machine. EGRMC also recently updated its interventional radiology/vascular suite to top-of-the-line equipment. The hospital is also home to the only robotic surgical system in the area, which allows faster and less painful recovery time for

qualifying patients. In spring 2010, East Georgia Regional expanded its service line to include interventional cardiology. The expansion of the cardiology program has allowed patients needing angioplasty and/or stent placement to receive the highest quality care without leaving Statesboro.

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Phone: 912-681-6944 • Fax: 912-681-8744 Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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STATESBORO restaurant guide

STATESBORO restaurant guide

Kentucky Fried Chicken 898 Buckhead Drive • (912) 764-2161 Kentucky Fried Chicken at its Statesboro location on 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.


El Jalapeño Boro Takeout Express • (912) 225-1000 Boro Takeout Express delivers food for your mood. Log onto the website or call to place an order for delivery from 30 local restaurants. If you don’t see the restaurant you would like to order from, call that restaurant and let them know your interest so they will participate. Boro Takeout offers a quick and easy way to have a hot and fresh meal delivered right to your door. Perfect for home delivery, office and staff lunches, parties or study sessions. For large orders, please call ahead. Order online at

711 South Main St. • (912) 212-3400 Are you obsessed with finding authentic Mexican food? A place to bring both your family and your friends for a special celebration or just a simple get-together? Then look no further then El Jalapeños, a Mexican restaurant known for using only the freshest ingredients. The restaurant prides itself on its excellent food, large portions and fast service. They make your food only when you order it, and if there’s something you want that you don’t see on the menu, just ask.


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STATESBORO restaurant guide Millhouse Steakhouse 1301 Statesboro Place Circle (912) 871-6474 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. They have excellent drink specials, many menu items start at less than $10, and the food is award winning in Statesboro! The extensive patio and deck area make the restaurant a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy good food and drinks. Millhouse also has live music every Thursday through Saturday. Open daily at 4 p.m.

Moe’s Southwest Grill 608 Brannen Street • (912) 764-3463

Moe’s Southwest Grill serves a wide variety of fresh, made-to-order Southwestern fare, including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salads and fajitas. Choose from over 25 fresh ingredients including grilled chicken, steak and tofu, or try their ground beef or pulled pork. The fully customizable menu includes everything from kid’s meals to vegetarian options, and every meal is served with free chips and salsa. Moe’s is a fun and engaging fast-casual concept that offers catering and drive-thru. Tour buses are always welcome! Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Welcome to Moe’s!!!


Bites on Brampton 1212 Brampton Ave. • (912) 623-2030

Bites on Brampton offers a simple, classic menu of burgers, chicken sandwiches and wraps, boneless wings and chicken tenders.

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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. With its relaxed, comfortable setting complete with wooden china cabinets and various knickknacks, 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 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For delivery, call (912) 225-1000 or go to

Seasons of Japan 715 Northside Drive E. (912) 764-5150 Order online at


Seasons of Japan has fast service and affordable prices and offers fine-dining-quality food. Try the hibachi shrimp, shrimp tempura, teriyaki chicken, sushi, salads, appetizers and much more. For a quick bite during your lunch break, try an express bowl. 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 your choice of side. Seasons of Japan also has an extensive list of sushi, from California to samurai rolls. Seasons is open Monday through 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 Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


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STATESBORO restaurant guide Nikko Express 701 Piedmont Loop • (912) 489-4003

Located next to Nikko Steakhouse in the Buckhead Plaza, Nikko Express provides great-tasting Japanese food that is fast and budget-friendly. Favorite dishes include hibachi steak, teriyaki chicken and sushi.


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Shogun Japanese Restaurant 609 Brannen St. #5 • (912) 489-1688

You may feel as if you have stepped across the Pacific Ocean once you enter Shogun Japanese Restaurant, located on Brannen Street. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Dinner is served 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 its 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 lunch and dinner menus also feature steak, chicken and shrimp cooked to perfection on the hibachi grill. Large parties are always welcome! For delivery, call (912) 225-1000 or go to


STATESBORO restaurant guide

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

Since 1929,Vandy’s downtown location has tantalized Statesboro with the aroma of smoked barbecue. Twice,Vandy’s has 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, a popular barbecue-themed menu.

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Saturday Lunch $8.99 Monday-Sunday Dinner $9.99

Thank You Statesboro!

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Sun-Thurs, 10:30 am – 10 pm Fri & Sat, 10:30 am – 11pm 696 Northside Drive East • Statesboro

El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant

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REGULAR ....................................... $7.09 Served with Fries or Choice of Side Item GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH ......... $6.89 Choice of meat, 2 sides & bread HUNGRY ......................................... $8.19 CHICKEN BACON SWISS.................. $7.19 CHICKEN CLUB ............................... $7.19 Choice of meat, 3 sides & bread CHEESEBURGER ............................. $6.49 SUPER............................................ $8.49 BACON CHEESEBURGER ................. $7.49 Choice of meat, 2 sides, bread & tea PATTY MELT ................................... $7.49 SUPER HUNGRY .............................. $9.19 B.L.T. ............................................. $5.29 Choice of meat, 3 sides, bread & tea CHICKEN TENDER PLATE ................. $6.79 VEGETABLE PLATE .......................... $7.09 BUFFALO TENDER PLATE................. $7.19 Fries or Choice Served of with Side Fries Itemor Choice of Side Item REGULAR ....................................... $6.79 Served with $6.79 Choice of 4 sidesREGULAR & bread....................................... GRILLED CHICKEN GRILLED SANDWICH CHICKEN ......... $6.59 SANDWICH ......... $6.59 Choice of meat, 2 sides Choice& of bread meat, 2 sides & bread CHILD PLATE .................................. $4.89 CHICKEN BACON SWISS.................. CHICKEN BACON SWISS.................. $6.79 $6.79 HUNGRY ......................................... HUNGRY ......................................... $7.69 $7.69 SALAD ................................ $6.59 HOUSE CHICKEN CLUB ............................... CHICKEN CLUB ............................... $6.79 $6.79 Choice of child meat, 2 sides & bread Choice of meat, 3 sides Choice& of bread meat, 3 sides & bread CAESAR............................. SALAD .............................. $6.59 CHEESEBURGER CHEESEBURGER ............................. $5.89 $5.89 SUPER............................................ $8.09$1.89 $8.09 BACON................. ADDITIONAL SIDE SUPER............................................ ITEMS ................. BACONCHEF CHEESEBURGER CHEESEBURGER $6.79 ................. $6.79 SALAD .................................. $5.79



Kids Menu’s Available!

Choice of meat, 2 sides, Choicebread of meat, & tea 2 sides, bread & tea PATTY MELT ................................... PATTY MELT ................................... $6.79 $6.79 SUPER HUNGRY .............................. SUPER HUNGRY .............................. $8.69 B.L.T. ............................................. $8.69 B.L.T. ............................................. $4.99 $4.99 Choice of meat, 3 sides, Choicebread of meat, & tea 3 sides, bread & teaTENDER PLATE CHICKEN CHICKEN ................. TENDER $6.49 PLATE ................. $6.49 BUFFALO$6.79 TENDER BUFFALO PLATE................. TENDER $6.79 PLATE................. $6.79 VEGETABLE PLATEVEGETABLE .......................... PLATE$6.79 .......................... Choice of 4 sides &Choice bread of 4 sides & bread CHILD PLATE .................................. CHILD PLATE .................................. $4.59 $4.59 HOUSE SALAD ................................ HOUSE SALAD ................................ $6.29 $6.29 Tuesday Wednesday Choice of child meat, Choice 2 sides of child & bread meat, 2 sides & bread CAESAR SALAD .............................. $6.29 $6.29 Fried Chicken, Beef Stew, BBQ Chicken, Chopped CAESAR SALAD Fried .............................. Chicken, Homemade Meatloaf, Country ADDITIONAL SIDE ITEMS ADDITIONAL ................. SIDE ITEMS $1.79 ................. $1.79 CHEF SALAD .................................. CHEF SALAD .................................. $5.49 $5.49



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

Steak w/ Gravy, Salmon Patties, Beef Cube Steak, Lasagna or Spaghetti with meat sauce

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Fried Steak, Livers, Grilled Chicken Breast, Shrimp Creole or Jambalaya

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Breakfast Menu

Come eat a good, healthy, home cooked meal with us! CALL 489-5307 foreatTohome orders 489-3307 Dailywith Menu Menu Menu two eggs Breakfast with your choice ofBreakfast bacon, sausage Come eat a good,Come healthy, aGo good, cooked healthy, meal home withcooked us!for meal us! or ham TWO EGG BREAKFAST TWO.......... EGG BREAKFAST $4.99 .......... $4.99 Open Monday thru Friday Breakfast 7am-10am CALL 489-5307 CALL for To 489-5307 Go orders for 489-3307 To Go orders for Daily 489-3307 Menu for Daily Menu two eggs with your choice twoofeggs bacon, withsausage your choice of bacon, sausage PANCAKES $4.29 or ham& EGGS ............... or ham Open Monday11am-8pm thru Open Friday Monday Breakfast thru 7am-10am Friday Breakfast 7am-10am 3 fluffy buttermilk pancakes with bacon, • WE CATER! & EGGSPANCAKES ............... $4.29 & EGGS ............... Lunch/Dinner $4.29 sausage,PANCAKES ham 3orfluffy buttermilk pancakes 3 fluffy with buttermilk bacon, pancakes with bacon, Lunch/Dinner 11am-8pm Lunch/Dinner • 11am-8pm • WE7am-10:30am CATER! WE CATER! Saturday & Sunday Breakfast Lunch 11am-2pm or ham sausage, or ham FRENCHsausage, TOAST .................... $5.65 Saturday & Sunday Saturday Breakfast & Sunday 7am-10:30am BreakfastLunch 7am-10:30am 11am-2pm Lunch 11am-2pm FRENCH TOAST $5.65 .................... $5.65 3 slices ofFRENCH white orTOAST wheat,.................... dipped in our 23657 Hwy 80 East (First Light past in Statesboro, slices ofand white or wheat, 3with slices dipped of white inchoice our or wheat, dipped in our Hwy 23657 80 East 23657 (FirstHwy Light 80past East Lowes) (First Light in Lowes) Statesboro, past Lowes) GAin Statesboro,GA GA siganture3batter served your TWO EGG BREAKFAST .......... $4.99

WE DELIVER! siganture batter and served siganture with your batterchoice and served with your choice WE DELIVER! WE DELIVER! of bacon, or ham ofsausage, bacon, sausage, or ham of bacon, sausage, or ham CALL CALL LOADED CALL LOADED OMELET.................. LOADED OMELET.................. $7.45 $7.45 OMELET.................. $7.45 loaded with bacon, sausage loaded with ham, bacon, sausage and ham, loaded with bacon, sausage andand ham, cheddar & swiss cheddar & swiss 912-225-1000 912-225-1000 912-225-1000 cheddar & swiss 62 • Bulloch County Guide 2016


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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 66 • Bulloch County Guide 2016

All you can Eat

912.681.8305 24033 Hwy 80 East Statesboro, Georgia

THURSDAY NIGHT - Shrimp SATURDAY ALL DAY - BBQ FRIDAY & SATURDAY (after 4 pm) Seafood Buffet • Fresh Mullet & Catfish MONDAY - SATURDAY HAND CUT STEAK (aged 28 days)

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430 Northside Drive East Suite 142

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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


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

We Deliver!

(912) 225-1000

8.29 8.29 6.19 7.29 5.39 8.29 6.49 6.19 6.19

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

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

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

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

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

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


Banana Tempura Cheese Cake Tempura Oreo Tempura

Hibachi Dinner

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

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 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

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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-a-kind 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 a unique find.

Buckhead Plaza

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

Downtown Statesboro

Just a mile from Georgia Southern’s campus, downtown Statesboro combines shopping, arts and history, making it a pleasant place to go when you’d like to get away from campus for awhile. Downtown Statesboro is home to the Averitt Center for the Arts, which houses several art exhibits each month and stages productions at the Emma Kelly Theater. It also has an art gallery and gift shop, the Center for Art and Performance, on West Main Street. Shops include Free Spirit Pottery; Cobbler’s Bench; R.J. Pope Menswear; Pladd Dot Music; Bellies, Babies and Ballerinas; Children’s Cottage Consignments; Galactic Comics & Games; GSU’s City Campus; and bridal boutiques. Other businesses include L.A. Waters Furniture, Hair Studio 101, Lori Grice Photography, Merle Norman Cosmetics and many more.

There are also restaurants like Daily Grind, Sugar Magnolia Bakery, Main Street Billiards, CAKE & Cool Beanz, Gee Da’s Table and 40 East Grill, and Statesboro’s very own microbrewery, Eagle Creek Brewing Co.

Market District

Located on Fair Road, the Market District is a combination of retail and professional office buildings sprawled over several acres. It features specialty shops like Colonial House of Flowers, b. berry, Reece’s Pieces, JLB Specialty Gifts & Engraving, Walker Pharmacy, Sole, Entourage and Social, and Serenity Day Spa. Market District also offers many food options including McAlister’s Deli, Barberitos, Shane’s Rib Shack, Mellow Mushroom, Jimmy John’s, Tokyo Japanese, Top’s China Express, La’Berry, Baldinos and Bites.

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Southern Square

Southern Square Shopping Center is located across from the Statesboro Mall on Northside Drive. Home to K-Mart, Office Max, Cato, Tractor Supply Co., RadioShack and a number of small retailers, Southern Square also features several restaurants including Chick-Fil-A, Longhorn Steakhouse, McDonalds, Checkers, Seasons of Japan and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Statesboro Crossing

Statesboro Crossing on Brannen Road, just off Veteran’s Parkway, is anchored by Hobby Lobby, BooksA-Million, T.J. Maxx, Petco and Ulta, and also houses several other businesses including The Wax Strip, Maurices, Rack Room Shoes and Hibbett Sports. Dining options include Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Steak ‘n’ Shake and Little Caesars. From Statesboro Crossing you can 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

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and the intersection of Burkhalter and Pretoria Rushing Roads and is accessible from Statesboro Crossing.

The Statesboro Mall

The Statesboro Mall is a 262,000 square foot enclosed regional mall anchored by JC Penney, Belk, Bealls, and Bi-Lo. Located on Northside Drive, the mall features clothing stores like Sir Shop, Rue 21, Cheeky Lingerie & Swimwear and Children’s Place, as well as other specialty stores like Bath and Body Works and the Shoe Dept. It houses another location for Vandy’s BBQ, and its food court is home to Savannah Gyro and several other eateries.

Woodlands Square

The Woodlands is located across from Georgia Southern University on Highway 301. It is home to South Beach Tanning Company, Talbots, Dish, Sew Much Fun and Bejais. It is also home to Sisters and Jersey Mike’s Subs.

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Hwy. 67 at Fairground • Statesboro • (912) 681-3824

AGRICULTURE is business

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:

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row crops, such as corn, berries and cotton pick your own produce tour Vidalia onion farms visit Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery tour Braswell Food Plant, which specializes in local jams, sauces and other items • tour grist mill • tour peanut farms and processing facilities • tour organic farms For more information about farm tours, contact the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau at (912) 4891869. Information from the CVB webiste:

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2015 Farmer & Conservationist of the Year His grandparents and parents “instilled a love of Nevils area farmer Mike Waters and his family dirt” in him, he said. “I love being outdoors, with no were selected by the Statesboro-Bulloch County schedule, communing with nature.” Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee as Still, farming isn’t easy “with today’s economic conthe 2015 Farm Family of the Year, an annual honor ditions,” he said. “You never know what commodity announced during the chamber’s Farm-City Breakfast prices will be, and there is no control of what you’re in November. Just a few months later, Waters and his going to get for what you grow.” family learned that their farm was recognized as Waters’ mother continues to work as his partner, Bulloch County’s Conservationist of the Year — an honor distributed by the bankers and supervisors of and the rest of his family, who help him “on occasion,” the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation are his brother, Marty Waters, nephews Allen, Cory District. and Thomas Waters, and his long-time employee of Waters worked while he was in high school and 18 years, Mike Deal. college, starting his own career in 1980. He farmed with his uncle, who passed away after an unexpected This editorial has been adapted from articles written by illness. He then partnered with his father, and then staff reporter Holli Deal Saxon and business columnist his mother, Marie Waters, following his father’s death. DeWayne Grice, originally published in the Statesboro Today, Waters farms on property that both sets of Herald. his grandparents farmed before him, mainly off Highway 46 near the old Bulloch Fertilizer plant near Nevils. He grows soybeans, cotton and peanuts, along with “a few head of cattle,” he said on the morning of the Farm-City Breakfast. The family currently farms approximately 1,200 acres — 100 acres under center pivot irrigation — of cotton, peanuts and soybeans and maintains 100 acres of pasture for the beef cattle operation. In addition to their row crop operation, the Waters family owns and manages 250 acres of pine trees that were planted about 20 years ago on highly erodible land. Waters said his management practice has always focused on improving the land, water quality and wildlife habitat. This is evidenced by the enrollment of some of the Waters’ family cropland in the Bobwhite Quail Initiative. Waters said he was inspired by his Grandfather Roberts to be a good steward of the land. He recalls his grandfather tell- Mike Waters and Waters Farms were recognized last year as Bulloch County’s ing him to treat his land like he does his 2015 Conservationist of the Year by the bankers and supervisors of the bank account: You can’t always take from it; Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District. Waters was honored you must put back and add to it to mainduring the 65th Annual Conservationist of the Year banquet at the Evans tain a healthy balance. County Wildlife Club in Hagan. 74 • Bulloch County Guide 2016

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Statesboro Bulloch Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Farmer of the Year Mike Waters, top, and long-time employees Mike Deal, bottom, and nephew Kevin Deal, left.


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Harville Farms recognized for Georgia Centennial Farm Award One of Bulloch County’s oldest farms, a landmark graced by an enormous family home that is known for its intriguing history, was recognized during the 22nd annual Georgia Centennial Farm Awards Ceremony at the Georgia National Fair in Perry in October 2015. Harville Family Farms was one of 13 farms recognized for the Centennial Family Farm Award, which recognizes farms owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more that are not listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Tommy Harville, who owns Harville Family Farms and still farms the property on Harville Road, raises cattle and grows crops such as soybeans, cotton, peanuts and “a few pecans.” The farm can be traced back to land grant records in 1818 but was purchased by Samuel Winkler Harville in 1862, Harville said. According to records from the Bulloch County Historical Society (, the farm was originally 754 acres. Samuel Harville was one of the two delegates Bulloch County sent to the 1861 Secession Convention in Milledgeville. He voted for Georgia to secede from the Union. “Samuel’s son, Keebler Henry Harville, purchased the property and built the Harville House as a onestory house around 1894. The second story was added 10 years later resulting in a total of 14 rooms to accommodate a growing family,” the site reads. Tommy Harville said the farm had expanded during his grandfather’s time, but is now just 120 acres. Tommy is now the only family member left who comes directly from Samuel Harville’s line, with the exception of his two sons, he said. For years, dreams of restoring the historical Harville House have been shattered by expense, but a new effort by Harville and his relatives may result in funds to preserve the home. An old barn is being renovated and expanded to create a venue for family reunions and weddings. Revenue from renting the facility in the future may be used to restore the home. According to the Bulloch County Historical Society website, Tommy Harville’s grandfather Keebler designed the house. “The lumber used was cut and sawn from timber grown on the farm. By the time of Keebler’s death in 1946, the farm had grown to 2,800 acres. More 76 • Bulloch County Guide 2016

ABOVE: The Bulloch County Historical Society recently installed a new marker at the sight of the Harville House on Harville Road. Several family members attended Saturday’s dedication ceremony for the home, originally built in 1894, which served as the homestead for a farm that sustained 10 families. RIGHT: Tommy Harville, owner of Harville Family Farms.

than just a landmark, the farm was self-sustaining for 10 families. It included a grist mill, saw mill, cotton gin, two-story smoke-house, ice house, syrup house and a commissary,” the site reads. Keebler Harville was the first in Bulloch County to sell peanuts commercially, and picked peanuts commercially for other farmers from Blitchton to Claxton. He purchased the first corn snapper in the county. This editorial is an adapted version of a story, written by staff reporter Holli Deal Saxon, which ran in the Statesboro Herald on October 11, 2015.

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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 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 (912) 764-9698.

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Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport is one of Bulloch County’s best kept secrets. It is the doorway that connects Bulloch County’s citizens and businesses to the state, nation and the rest of the world. The airport is located three miles northeast of Statesboro’s central business district and is owned by the City of Statesboro and Bulloch County. The airport sits on 834 acres with two paved runways. The primary runway is 6,000 feet long, and the secondary runway is 4,382 feet long. Bulloch County operates the airport, providing fueling, tie-downs, hangar rentals, pilot supplies, a pilot lounge and flight-planning resources. Major corporations find the airport invaluable when transporting people, equipment and goods in and out of the region. Georgia Southern University’s athletic department, alumni and guests routinely use the airport. The Georgia Forestry Commission maintains a base of operations at the airport and has three aircraft to aid in forest firefighting. Charter Services are available through Imagine Air. Skydiving is provided by The Jumping Place, while flight training and aircraft

rental is provided by MidCoast Aviation Services. The U.S Air Force Auxiliary’s Statesboro “Eagle” Composite Squadron (GA451) of the Civil Air Patrol also calls the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport home.

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

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COMMUNITY outreach

Hearts and Hands Clinic In its fifth year of operation, the clinic continues to provide more services to low-income 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 N. College St. 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 last year from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia, the clinic now can 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

Community and business leaders gathered with members of the Open Hearts Community Mission’s board of directors in February 2015 to break ground on the property at 39 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, where Statesboro’s first homeless shelter will be built.

The shelter’s mission is not simply to provide for the basic needs of the homeless, but to help them get back on their feet. Already, Open Hearts has been doing that by temporarily housing people in need in motels and helping them apply for jobs and otherwise addressing their immediate needs so they can change their circumstances. Those services also include programs to help people obtain their GED diplomas, determine their career skills and get matched with jobs suited for their abilities. The mission, founded three years ago, has served more than 400 people in need. Once it’s open, perhaps as early as the end of 2015, the shelter is expected to be able to host up to 30 people at a time. There will be separate wings for men and women along with two family rooms for parents with children.

ADOPT A HOMELESS PET Bulloch County Animal Shelter Hundreds of animals needing good homes are brought to the Bulloch County Animal Shelter each year. They are available for adoption for a small fee and the cost of a rabies shot and spay or neutering. The shelter is located just off U.S. Highway 301 North and is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday from noon–5 p.m. Learn more at The Humane Society The Humane Society is a nonprofit 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 on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church on Gentilly Road. Learn more at

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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 (912) 681-6262 ANIMAL SHELTER 81 Mill Creek Road Statesboro, GA Shelter: (912) 764-4529 Animal control: (912) 489-6911 BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BULLOCH COUNTY 1200, 515 Denmark Street Statesboro, GA (912) 764-9696

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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 (912) 871-6130 BULLOCH DUI & RISK REDUCTION 18 Simmons Plaza Statesboro, GA (912) 489-8401 BULLOCH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 1 West Altman Street Statesboro, GA (855) 473-4374 BULLOCH MED CONNECTION Short- and long-term assistance in obtaining prescribed medications (912) 764-8196 COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (C.A.S.A.) Advocates for children in the court system 515 Denmark Street Statesboro, GA (912) 764-4849

CONCERTED SERVICES Center of activity for seniors with meals and nutrition counseling for the elderly 515 Denmark Street Statesboro, GA (912) 489-1604 CONNECT STATESBORO 1 Proctor Street Statesboro, GA (912) 489-9405 DEPARTMENT OF DRIVER SERVICES Highway 301 North (912) 681-5999 DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES 40 Pulaski Highway Statesboro, GA (912) 871-1333 DOWNTOWN STATESBORO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 10 Siebald Street Statesboro, GA (912) 764-7227 FIRST STEPS (912) 489-9850 FOOD BANK Distributes food via local agencies to needy families 400 Donnie Simmons Way Statesboro, GA (912) 489-3663

FORESTRY COMMISSION 18899 U.S. Hwy. 301 North Statesboro, GA (912) 681-5347 FOSTERING BULLOCH (877) 210-KIDS GOODWILL 812 Northside Drive East Statesboro, GA (912) 489-8095 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (912) 489-2076 HEARTS & HANDS CLINIC 127 North College Street Statesboro, GA (912) 681-9519 HOME CARE SERVICES HEALTH DEPARTMENT 204 North College Street Statesboro, GA (912) 764-6717 HOSPITAL East Georgia Regional 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, GA (912) 486-1000 HUMANE SOCIETY OF STATESBORO 105 North College Street Statesboro, GA (912) 681-9393

COMMUNITY services

LABOR DEPARTMENT 62 Packinghouse Road (912) 681-5156 LIBRARY Statesboro Regional Public Library 124 South Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-1341 MOMENTS MAGAZINE 1 Proctor Street Statesboro, GA (912) 764-9031 NORTHLAND CABLE 32 East Vine Street (912) 489-8715 OGEECHEE AREA HOSPICE Physical, emotional and spiritual care for families of terminally ill patients 200 Donehoo Street Statesboro, GA (912) 764-8441 OGEECHEE HOME HEALTH AGENCY (912)489-8247 OPEN HEARTS COMMUNITY MISSION 201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Statesboro, GA (912) 655-5118

PARENT TO PARENT Provides emotional support to families with disabled or chronically ill children 3 West Altman Street Statesboro, GA (912) 489-1904 POST OFFICES Statesboro 1 South College Street zip codes: 30458, 30459, 30460, 30461 (912) 489-7592 Brooklet 129 East Lee Street zip code: 30415 (912) 842-2221 Portal 27310 U.S. Hwy. 80 West zip code: 30450 (912) 865-4100 Register 2981 Ga. Highway 46 zip code: 30492 (912) 488-2352 PREVENT CHILD ABUSE (912) 764-9462 PINELAND MENTAL HEALTH MENTAL RETARDATION SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES (912) 764-2491 Crisis: (912) 764-5125 Counseling: (912) 764-9868

VOTER REGISTRATION Board of Elections Office Bulloch County Courthouse (912) 764-9009 SAFE HAVEN Temporary shelter and services for battered women and their children (912) 764-4605 SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM Provides person-to-person services to assist adults over 60 with exceptional needs (912) 478-0712 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 1050 Brannen Street (866) 748-2088 STATESBORO BULLOCH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 102 South Main Street Statesboro, GA (912) 764-6111 STATESBORO CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU 222 South Main Street Statesboro, GA (912) 489-1869 STATESBORO HERALD 1 Proctor Street Statesboro, GA (912) 764-9031

STATESBORO MAGAZINE 16 Simmons Plaza Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-2181 UNITED WAY OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA 515 Denmark Street Statesboro, GA (912) 489-8475 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 151 Langston Chapel Road Statesboro, GA (912) 871-2620 VETERANS SERVICES 3-A West Altman Street Statesboro, GA (912) 871-1104 VICTIM-WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (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 and drug abuse hospital 311 Jones Mill Road (912) 764-6236

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in bulloch county BELIEVERS CHURCH OF STATESBORO 7059 Harville Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-1440 BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 5820 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 865-3898 BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 889 Ga. Highway 24 Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 764-5615 BROOKLET FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 19163 U.S. Highway 80 East Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-2394

BROOKLET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 201 Parker Avenue Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-2908 CONNECTION MINISTRY 29 North Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-5849 CORNERSTONE CHURCH 500 Woodrow Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-2869 CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHUCH 23923 U.S. Highway 80 East Statesboro, GA 30461 912-764-4539

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EAST MAIN CHURCH OF GOD 403 East Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-5381 EASTERN HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH 23805 U.S. Highway 80 East Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 764-9151 EMIT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1567 Emit Grove Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 839-3722 FELLOWSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST 9566 Mud Road Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 823-3401

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 108 North Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-5627 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


in bulloch county FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 101 South Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7589 FLETCHER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 720 North Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-8581 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 4025 Friendship Church Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 865-4165

MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH 1992 Macedonia Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-3332 MAGNOLIA BAPTIST CHURCH 760 Magnolia Church Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-5432 MERRYWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 23366 U.S. Highway 80 East Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 764-6423

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH 4703 Pulaski Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 852-9242

NEVILS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Nevils Groveland Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (229) 256-3477

GRACEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 12376 U.S. Highway 301 South Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2762

NEVILS CREEK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST Nevils Creek Church Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-2125

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 10290 U.S .Highway 80 East Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 823-3181

NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN OUTREACH MINISTRY 24 Joseph East Kennedy Boulevard, #13 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-7395

SAINT MATTHEW’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 221 John Paul Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6726

NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 9559 Ga. Highway 24 Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-5115

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 534 East Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-4363

OLIVE BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH 55 Heape Drive Ellabell, GA 31308 (912) 858-3216

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 1608 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2481

KINGDOM HALL-JEHOVAH’S WITNESS 15 East Parrish Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6089 LANGSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 104 Langston Chapel Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-3333 LIFE SPRING 103 Herty Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 536-2955 LIFEWAY CHURCH OF GOD 5 Stonehaven Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-8443

PITTMAN PARK METHODIST CHURCH 1102 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-3213

STATESBORO CHURCH OF CHRIST 23568 Highway 80 East Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-5269

STATESBORO DELIVERANCE CHURCH 10929 Highway 301 South, Suite 5 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-6527 STATESBORO MISSION OUTREACH 20597 Highway 301 North Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-2992 STATESBORO NEW COVENANT CHURCH 701 Gentilly Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6777 STATESBORO PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4 South Zetterower Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-6058

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in bulloch county STATESBORO UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 1294 Old Register Way Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 488-2264

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

TEMPLE HILL BAPTIST CHURCH 2011 Metts Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-5733

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

TONY THOMPSON MINISTRIES 2 East Vine Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-4673

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

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 1172 Nevils Denmark Road Nevils, GA 31321 (912) 839-2599

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Savannah, Georgia Over a few hundred years, Savannah has developed into an international vacation destination – and this wonderful city is 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 during 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 studios. Theater, film and music scenes are also vibrant. Inn Style: Step back in time at one of the city's historic inns and accommodations ranging from garden apartments to carriage houses. Some are formally elegant; others are unforgettable examples of individualistic charm. Where the Elite Eat: Savannah has become famous for its food. Fresh, local seafood, Southern

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home cooking and Distance: 56 miles nationally known chefs are the ingredients of a Directions: Take Highway cuisine scene that's 67 South to I-16 East. cookin', in more ways Take I-16 E. into Savannah. than one. Online: Festival Fun for Everyone: With more than 150 festivals every year, Savannah is all Attractions: about celebration. Savannah Mall Music, art, culture and Oglethorpe Mall food are just a few of River Street our excuses for citywide parties. Whatever City Market your interest, whatever Historic squares & homes your taste, Savannah has Ghost tours an event for you. Annual events: Savannah’s Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade Luck: The Savannah Saint Patrick's Day cele- SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival bration is the oldest, and one of the largest, in the nation. Every March 17, the city grows by a halfmillion 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 manifested vividly 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.


Augusta, Georgia

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 of Great Britain, and was the second state capital of Georgia from 1785 until 1795 (alternating for a period with Savannah, the first. Augusta is located on the Georgia/South Carolina border, about 150 miles east of Atlanta. It is the secondlargest 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 the basement of the church. AfricanAmerican history is honored at the Lucy Craft Laney museum. Various religious denominations have erected churches in downtown Augusta that are now historical landmarks 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. It was the first memorial in the world to the RMS Titanic, and is the only such memorial in Georgia. Augusta’s official nickname is The Garden City. It is also known as Masters City, because it plays host to the Masters Golf Tournament. In hip-hop circles, the city is referred to as “The A.U.G.” The city adopted the motto, “We Feel Good,” in recognition of native son and soul music legend James Brown. The city also dedicated a statue to James Brown, which is located downtown at the Augusta Common. Augusta also has a well-established arts community. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Morris Museum of Art, Artists Row and the Art Council are just a few in the art community. The Augusta Symphony, Augusta Choral Society, Augusta Players and the Augusta Ballet also perform for audiences. Each fall, the city hosts the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival downtown and Westobou Festival — two major arts showcases. Augusta’s downtown culture has also blossomed in the past decade, allowing many new businesses to open and flourish within the city. Broad Street in downtown Augusta is host to many different bars and music clubs that have enjoyed a period of prosperity since the institution of First Friday, which is celebrated on the first Friday night of each month. The atmosphere is carnivallike in nature and has helped many of the businesses

Distance: 79 miles Directions: Take Hwy. 80 West out of Statesboro. Continue on Hwy. 80/Hwy. 25 70 miles to Augusta. Continue on Peach Orchard Road 4.8 miles. Online:

Attractions: Riverwalk Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Morris Museum Cotton Exchange Sacred Heart Haunted Pillar at Fifth & Broad

rake in more profits since its institution over a decade ago. The Savannah River is a crucial part of Augusta’s founding and history. Visitors can walk along the Savannah River on the Augusta Riverwalk in downtown. The Augusta Marina rents boats for a fun day on the river, and tourists can ride along the Augusta Canal, which was built in 1845 as a power source, in a Petersburg boat.

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Atlanta, Georgia From sports to history to entertainment to cultural activities, Atlanta offers something for everyone. At a little more than three hours away, the “Gateway to the South” is close enough to spend the day or the weekend and still make it back for class. One of Atlanta’s newest attractions is the Georgia Aquarium. Be sure to plan to spend several hours there, as it is the largest aquarium in the world. Completed in 2005, it features more than 100,000 animals and 500 different species. The 500,000-square-foot facility has more than 8 million gallons of fresh and salt water. The aquarium sits on 9.5 acres adjacent to another Distance: 208 miles Directions: Take Hwy. 301 S. to I-16. Take I-16 W. to I-75 N. Online:

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

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 three major sports leagues — baseball, football and basketball. From the Braves and Falcons to the Hawks, Atlanta offers something for fans of any sport. Also, the Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts a NASCAR race each year. 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 World of Coca-Cola and learn about the birth of one of the most recognizable brands in the word. Take 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 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.


Charleston, South Carolina Charleston was founded as Charlestown or Charles Towne, Carolina, in 1670, and moved to its present location (Oyster Point) from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River in 1680. It adopted its present name in 1783. The population was estimated to be 120,083 in 2010, making it the second most populous city in South Carolina, closely behind the state capital, Columbia. Charleston annually hosts Spoleto Festival USA, a 17-day art festival featuring over 100 performances by individual artists in a variety of disciplines. Charleston’s “other” festival is the MOJA Arts Festival, which is a major, two-week celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts, music and culture. The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition also is held in the city, as well as the Food + Wine Festival, Family Circle Tennis Cup, Cooper River Bridge Run and the Maritime Festival, which is held annually in May and features tall ships, boatbuilding and the Charleston to Bermuda Race. In 2007, Charleston Fashion Week made its first appearance and was a huge success. It is held by the fashion publication Charleston Magazine and is an annual event in the city. It is like most of the major fashion weeks in other major cities. As an old, colonial 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 and Independence Hall in Philadelphia). The building features a dungeon that held various signers of the Declaration of Independence and hosted events for George Washington in 1791 and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788. It also has served as a U.S. post office, the first Confederate post office, and was used by the United States Coast Guard. Not far from Charleston is Fort Moultrie, which was instrumental in delivering a critical defeat to the British in the American Revolutionary War, and Fort Sumter, the reputed site of the “first shot” of the American Civil War. Patriots Point, located across the river in nearby Mount Pleasant, is also home to the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown as well as several other naval vessels. There are also several former plantations in the area, including

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. Also 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: Take Hwy. 67 South to I-16 East. Take I-95 North toward Florence. Take exit #33 onto US 17 North, which will become Ace Basin Parkway.

Online: Attractions: Spoleto, spring arts festival C.S.S. Hunley Historic downtown Antique shops Beaches

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Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville, the largest city in Florida, sits near the top of the state like a Welcome Wagon for Georgia travelers. In 2010, Jacksonville ranked as the United States’ 11th most populous city, with 821,784 residents. About 25 miles south of the Georgia border, Jacksonville is in the First Coast region of northeast Florida and is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River. Jacksonville is home to dozens of events. The Art Walk, a monthly outdoor art festival on the first Wednesday of each month, is sponsored by Downtown Vision, Inc., an organization that works to promote artistic talent and venues on the First Coast. One of the most popular sporting events is the annual Gate River Run, the US National Championship 15K since 1994 and largest 15K race in the country. The 9.3 mile race has taken place Distance: 174 miles every March Directions: Take Hwy. 67 south since 1977. The to I-16. Take I-16 East to I-95. Jacksonville Jazz Take I-95 south to Jacksonville. Festival is held Online: every spring and Attractions: is the secondBeaches largest jazz festival in the nation. Jaguar football Springing the Adventure Landing Blues is a free Budweiser Brewery Tour outdoor blues Maritime Museum festival held in Jacksonville Beach Zoo and Gardens The Landing in April. Alhambra Dinner Theater Cruises The Museum of Contemporary Art 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 Academy Award nominee Bill Murray and winner Graham Greene, who both were given the Tortuga Verde Lifetime Achievement Award. The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair is held every November at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, featuring an array of carnival games 92 • Bulloch County Guide 2016

and 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 Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens broke ground on a new center in April 2007 and opened earlier this year. The Veterans 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. A ceremony is held each Memorial Day recognizing any service woman or man from Jacksonville who died in the previous year. 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 Riverwalks. The Landing is a popular riverfront dining and shopping venue, accessible by River Taxi from the Southbank Riverwalk. 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 passholders coming back.

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Jimmy C. Rogers and Jimmy C. Rogers Jr.

(912) 587-5839 (912) 587-5495 Fax

5657 Lakeview Road Statesboro, GA

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air compressor AIR COMPRESSOR SERVICEservice

auto repair

Coastal Air Compressor Inc.

Air Compressors • Dryers • Service • Parts • Scheduled Maintenance

Complete Auto Repair & Preventive Maintenance

LARRY D. RIVERS OFFICE: (912) 564-2635 • FAX: (912) 5642636 452 Industrial Park Road • P.O. BOX 1563 • Sylvania, GA 30467 appliance repair


Turner & Jones, LLC


Certified Public Accountants


• Income Tax Preparation • Bookkeeping • Payroll Services

E. Binion Turner, CPA Daniel Jones, CPA

We repair major home appliances!

WASHERS • DRYERS • STOVES REFRIGERATORS • DISH WASHERS We offer in warranty and out of warranty repairs on home appliances for Sears, Lowe's, and all other manufacturers.





Hours of Operation

119 Savannah Ave. Statesboro, Ga 912.764.7553

407 S. Main St. swainsboro, Ga 478.237.7867


Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm Sun: 1:00pm - 6:00pm





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Automotive Service & Repair (912) 871-7860 3101 Old Register Road Statesboro, GA 30458


Coastal Countertop Distributors, Inc.

OWNED & OPERATED BY: Gary Cooler 325 Northside Dr. East . Suite 36, Statesboro, GA



GA DOA license inspected Small & Medium Breed puppies available


Large selection of kitchen and bath countertops. Cabinet shop.

764-3561 45 Hill St. Statesboro, GA

Lanier, Westerfield, Deal & Proctor Certified Public Accountants

Lanier, Westerfield, Deal & Proctor certified public accountants

Let Us Provide Quality Care For Your Most Prized Possession

Kid’s World Learning Center Quality Childcare Is Our Business • For Ages 6 Weeks -4 Years Old • Aftercare Program Through Ages 12 Years Old • USDA Approved Nutritional Meals And Snacks • Developmentally Appropriate Programs Through Creative Curriculum and WINGS Curriculum • Summer Camp Program Quality Rated Center • NAEYC Nationally Accredited Center • State Licensed And Certified Teachers & Staff • 4 Fenced Supervised Outside Play Areas • Georgia Funded Pre-K Program • HOURS: Video Monitoring In All Classrooms • Mon-Fri





Michelle Smith Lank Owner/Director


(912) 764-4298 367 Savannah Avenue, Statesboro, GA 30458


day care Daycare


Call Us Today

collision repair


Disposal Service







• 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


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

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

22204 HWY 80 E. Statesboro, GA


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Times Are Tough, But The Future Is Bright!

Natural Granite

BROWN’S ELECTRIC INC. 5741 Buttermilk Rd. Sylvania, GA 30467

Call Patrick Walsh @ 912-660-5979. Fax: 912-839-2281 •

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912-536-8653 | Fax 912-863-3480


fitness center



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

681-2580 800-274-0594 Fax 225-0742

300 E. Main St., Suite F • Statesboro


Thomas Dental Center

F.E. Thomas, DMD, Alicia Bryant-Thomas, DMD, & Dr. Chad Thomas, DMD  Bleaching-Chairside Whitening     

Bonding & Veneers Cleaning Polishing Cosmetic Dentistry Crowns and Bridges

    

Dentures & Partials Extractions Filling and Inlays Root Canals Sealants

 limited orthodontics (braces) and invisalign

NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Most Dental Insurance Accepted

Quality Dental Care From Our Family To Yours 219 SAVANNAH AVE, STATESBORO, GA 30458


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See • Touch • Smell

Morris Fence Company

The GreenEarth Difference

Yoou’re going to


garage door

heating & air

KENNEDY’S 912.842.7088

Heating & Air

Serving Statesboro & Surrounding Areas

Fax: 912.842.7087 205 Depot Street Brooklet, GA 30415

Now is the time to repair or replace your GARAGE DOOR


• Residential & Commercial Serving Bulloch & Surrounding Counties for over 40 years!

(912) 764-6449

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

Locally owned & operated by: Bennie, Wanda, Ben & John Lee 647 Northside Dr. E., Statesboro




• Installation & Service


• Broken Springs • Garage Door Openers KEITH LOVEDAY Branch Manager 912.682.2387

DANNY BROWN Sales 912.429.6553

interior design

FrankieKennedy andRoyKennedy Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Call Us Today 912-865-2969

21249 HWY 80 W. • STATESBORO • GA REG. CU400200




Designer’s Resource Business Benefits Workers Compensation Home & Auto

AND A REAL AGENT Switch to the Allstate Value Plan.

Allstate’s most affordable car insurance still comes with help from yours truly whenever you need it. So give me a ring and see how much you can save. It’s real easy!


1100 Brampton Ave. Suite M inMerchant the Market District. 1208 Way 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

6 East Vine Street STATESBORO

Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Northbrook Indemnity Co. Northbrook, IL. © 2012 Allstate Insurance Co.


One agency for all your insurance needs.

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Since 1984

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

Beautiful Window Treatments are our Specialty


Maryanna Fetterly

lawn serivce


lawn serivce

lawn serivce

Barefoot in the Grass Lawn Service e FRE

Experienced & Qualified

For all your lawncare & landscape needs!

Now Offering Bags and Bulk!

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

Call Us Today For Your Free Estimate!

912-536-2112 INSURED

The of

22659 Hwy 80 E Statesboro GA

Office 912-871-6673

Commercial & Residential • Lawn Maintenance

Call us now: 912-842-4727


TRAVIS LAMB - OWNER Services we provide

● Lawn Maintenance ● Fertilizer ● Pest Management ● Ant Treatment ● Pesticide ● Herbicide ● Landscaping Design ● Sod Installation ● Grass and Shrub Installation ● Tree Installation ● Low Voltage Lighting ● Installation Mulch and Straw ● Irrigation Design and Installation ● Irrigation Repair and Setup

stim E ate s

“Only Local Carrier of Longwood Plantations’’ All Organic Potting Mix & Compost

See us for 100% Cypress Mulch, River Rock, Sand, Top Soil, Potting Soil and Much More



912-536-6188 All Around Professionals


complete lawn care special Landscaping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates

Humane Society

Statesboro & Bulloch County Saving local animals for over 40 years

Adopt. Your new best friend is wai�ng for you! Foster. All the fun without the cost & long‐term commitment. Volunteer. Tap your talents to help local animals. Spay & neuter. Benets you, your pet, & the community. ReTails. Our thri� shop has great things for you & it saves lives! Shop, donate items & volunteer at ReTails, 105 N. College Street.


We are independent of the county shelter and do not receive county funds. We run on volunteers, donations, and the dedication to do good.

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lawn equipment

living healthy

nes du e




Motor Service 2623 Northside Dr. W Statesboro (912) 764-3719

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

tire care


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

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


• Swweet Corn • Melons • Tomatoes • and lots more

9.5 miles from Statesboro on 7642 Lakeview Rd. Statesboro, GA


Oil, lube & Filter



Includes Courtesy Inspection!


Fluid/filter disposal charges may apply in some areas. Most cars & light trucks. Vehicles requiring synthetic or diesel oil & filter may be extra. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. Redeem at participating Goodyear Retailer.


Exp: 7-31-2017 Hwy 80 East • Statesboro 1723 Northside Drive East


FAMILY LAW • REAL ESTATE • CRIMINAL & PERSONAL INJURY 912-764-5555 • 117 South Zetterower Avenue • Statesboro

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 16470 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 102 • Bulloch County Guide 2016



produce/ farmers

POOL CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE Fiberglass Pools • In Ground Pools Vinyl Liner • Marquis Spa Doughboy Above Ground Pools

Hwy 67 @ Denmark

HOME GROWN Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Peas, and White & Green Peanuts

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

Water reserve/park/family fun


Great place for meetings, birthday parties, and family reunions.

Quality • Service • Reliability







Jacob’s Produce



Fresh Produce From the Garden to Your Table... New Potatoes, Onions Blackberries, Shelled Peas, Squash, Shelled Butter Beans, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Sweet Corn... and much more!

(912) 863-7522 12½ miles out Lakeview Rd to Ga Hwy 17. Take left. left. Located 1/mile on left



in M h ort


ra Sto


300 E. Main St, Statesboro, GA


Special Occasions

We will make you look your best including your tan, hair, nails, and makeup on the most import rtant day of your life. Bridal Hair Sty tyles Bridal Make-Up Don't forget the Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaids! Ask us about our prom and pageant sty tyling too! Telephone: (912)489-6972 Address: 300 E Main St Suite C Open: Monday -Saturday

Affordable Rates • 24 hr. Access U-Haul Moving Supplies


17811 Hwy. 301 N. • Statesboro, GA


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tire care

work personnel


NOW HIRING • APPLY TODAY!!! Our Local Branches are servicing throughout the below areas: Statesboro - Effingham - Hinesville - Lyons County Claxton - Vidalia - Savannah


Very competitive starting pay rates Must have reliable transportation Pre-Employment screening (DT/CB) All Major Brand Tires


Statesboro Location

247 North Main St. • 912-764-8473

*Fri by appointment only

Sylvania Location

313 W. Ogeechee St., Stylvania Ga • 912-564-2818 Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. 8am-1pm. Closed Sunday

waste recycling

130 Canal Street, Suite 402 Pooler, GA 31322

Tel. 912-963-9697 Tel. 912-988-3561 Applications 9am-1pm

Applications 9am-2pm

333 South Walnut St Statesboro, GA 30458

Tel. 912-681-9675 Call today for an appointment


Wood • Vinyl • Laminate Carpet • Tile

Call us today for all your waste hauling needs! We cover all of southeast Georgia! COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION CARDBOARD RECYCLING

101 Little Hearst Parkway Port Wentworth, GA

Quite possibly the coolest flooring store


Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Saturday by appointment 9020 US Highway 301 South, Statesboro



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We Provide

“Personal Care Transportation” Ambulatory • Wheel Chair • Stretcher


Hospital Discharges • Doctor Appointments Family Functions • Holiday Events


Family Owned & Operated












statesboro branch Moving in June 620 s. Zetterower ave


Mon-thurs 9aM-5pM Friday 9aM-6pM this credit union is Federally insured national credit union adMinistration

by the

Thank You for Voting 2016



Ricky Lane, DDS, MAGD

912-764-5625 Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 1066 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, GA 30458


(912) 764-6774 408 S. ZETTEROWER AVE STATESBORO, GA 30458 W W W. E R A .CO M


Pat Hirsch 912-690-0924

Mandy Lane 912-682-8742

Renee Kalloniatis Stephanie Kennedy 912-682-1827 912-222-8216

Holly Brannen 912-481-7511

Cris Emberton 912-313-8960

Vada Hunter 912-601-2881

Jean Melton 912-687-1967

Pat Hirsch


Jerome Jones 912-687-5663

Jennifer Mock 912-687-2831

Paige Gledhill 912-481-1402



Ogeechee Tech MOWR Student

No matter the goal, no matter the path, no matter the dream, OTC can get you there.

One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd. | Statesboro, GA 912.681.5500 | 800.646.1316

Equal Opportunity Institution | A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia

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