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Accounting Firm Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon LLP All-Around Restaurant The Boiling Shrimp Annual Community Event Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Antique Store Deal’s Furniture & Mattress Outlet Appliance Store Lowe’s Home Improvement Attorney April Stafford ATV Store Statesboro Yamaha Auctioneer Alex Grovenstein Auto Dealership Jarrard Pre-Owned Vehicles Auto Repair D & R Intensive Car Care

Auto Stereo Southern Sound Bakery Daylight Donuts Bank/Credit Union Core Credit Union Bar Gnat’s Landing Barber Shop 30 Volume Salon BBQ Vandy’s Bar-B-Q Bicycle Shop Swim Bike Run Breakfast Daylight Donuts Cabinet Company Ethan Lovett at Lovett Custom Woodwork Car Salesperson Jeff Landing


Deal’s Furniture & Mattress Outlet Inc. has been in business for 41 years, and with great prices and great customer service, Craig Deal says they’ll be around for many more years. Deal’s was once again voted Best Mattress and Best Antiques in the Best of the Boro 2017. Deal says this is due to the friendly, caring staff, as well as the company’s ability to fit their customers’ needs. “Treat the customer right and your customer base will grow by word of mouth,” he said. “And you will have return customers.” A locally owned and operated business, Deal says it is their business to know everything about the most popular and reliable manufacturers, and they have relationships with the biggest and the best. These relationships, coupled with the knowledge of the products that they carry means that customers will not only get exceptional service, but they’ll get top of the line merchandise as well. Deal’s will work to meet your budget, your needs and your style. The store is located at 17083 Georgia Highway 67 South in Statesboro. Call (912) 681-3824 for more information.

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Car Wash GooGoo Express Wash

Clothing Alterations Pins & Needles Alterations

Carpet Cleaner All Star Carpet Care & Restoration

Coffee Ellianos Coffee Company

Catering Honey Catering Childcare Center Kidovations Children’s Apparel Bellies, Babies and Ballerinas Chiropractic Office Ryan Family Chiropractic City Council Member Jeff Yawn Civic Organization Fostering Bulloch Clothing All Around Belk

Coffee Roaster Three Tree Coffee Roasters Comic Book Store Galactic Comics & Games Commercial Cleaning Services ServPro of Statesboro Computer Repair Service Micro Computer Plus, Inc. Consignment Shop Children’s Cottage Consignments Convenience Store Parker’s County Commissioner Roy Thompson


Statesboro Attorney April Stafford has been selected as the recipient of the Best Attorney Award for the 2017 Best of the Boro. This award marks her two consecutive years of being named the best. In her 13th year of practicing here in Statesboro, Stafford doesn’t just practice law—she calls it her passion. “My client’s best interest is my top priority,” said Stafford. “I believe that the being voted “Best of the Boro – Best Attorney” is a reflection of my unwavering dedication to each and every one of them.” Stafford is thankful for the votes she received as well as grateful that her family is supportive and understanding. “I have always strived to set an example for my children that hard work combined with passion leads to success, she said. “This same effort is key to maintaining the status “Best” and I will continue to implement it in all that I do.” She is also grateful that God has loved and guided her through her steps, and feels that she sees His hand the most during the difficult cases that she sometimes encounters.

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Dance Studio Statesboro School of Dance Dental Office Dr. Ricky Lane, DDS Dermatology Practice Georgia Skin and Cancer Clinic Drive Thru Chick-fil-A Driving School Ogeechee Technical College Dry Cleaning Andrew’s Klean Korner Electrician Neal’s Plumbing & Electrical Embroidery/Monogram Shop Sew Much Fun Equipment Rental Center Southern Rental Systems

Eye Care Professional Vision Source Professional Eye Care Fabric/Sewing Shop Sew Much Fun Family Medical Practice Statesboro Family Practice Farm Equipment Agri Supply Fast Food Chick-fil-A Feed/Seed Store Tillman, Brannen, Minick Farm Supply, Inc. Financial Planning Synovus Flooring Store/Contractor Wholesale Contractor Floors Florist Colonial House of Flowers


CORE Credit Union was named Best Bank/Credit Union in the Boro for 2017; earlier this year, they also won multiple categories in the Connect Reader’s Choice Awards. Wes Wilkes, Business Development/ Marketing Manager with CORE, commented on their win. “(We) were voted Best of the Boro as a result of our desire to build relationships with our members. At CORE, we realize our success has come from always putting our members first,” CORE has a long-standing tradition of serving their members in a way that helps them. Wilkes credits this to their belief that when a member wins, the community and CORE wins. One difference in CORE versus traditional banking is their status as a not-forprofit financial institution- which means earnings return to their members via higher rates on deposits and lower rates on loans. “One of our strategic goals each year is to be the financial institution of choice in Bulloch County,” Wilkes said, “This award validates the hard work and compassion we put into serving our members and the community.” Founded in 1974, CORE only offered savings accounts. They operated in a room at Sallie Zetterower Elementary. They now boast a membership of 10,000—all of which would agree that the Best of the Boro award is well deserved!




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Formal Wear Frills by Scott

Hair Salon 30 Volume Salon

Furniture Store L.A. Waters Furniture

Hair Stylist Venus Mack

Garbage Disposal Thomas Disposal Services, LLC

Hamburger Bites Health Care Provider Dr. George A. Palmer, MD

Gift Store Walker Pharmacy

Home Accessories Hobby Lobby

GSU Apparel Georgia Southern University Store

Home Builder/Contractor Kicklighter Homes, Inc.

Gun Shop TC Outdoors

Home Cooked Meal Fordham’s Farmhouse Restaurant

Gym/Fitness Center 180 Fitness Gymnastics America’s Finest Gymnastics Hair Removal The Wax Strip

Home Healthcare Ogeechee Area Hospice Hotel Holiday Inn


Paying attention to the details – it’s what provides the kind of atmosphere that every parent can trust and every kid will enjoy. Kidovations was voted Best Childcare Center in the 2017 Best of the Boro Awards, and owner Tina Banks says it’s that attention to detail that makes the difference. “We’re transparent. Parents can log in at any time of the day and see what’s going on. They can come and spend the day with their child if they like. They’re still above to be involved even though they’re working,” she said. In business since 2003, Kidovations is expanding and growing. Banks says security measures that have been put into place at the center “have really put our parents’ minds at ease.” She adds that staff members are highly qualified and the center is a quality rated facility. “We have the best in class teachers that genuinely care,” she said. Kidovations is located at 3001 Stambuk Lane in Statesboro. Call (912) 871-3366 for more information.

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HVAC Company Peach State Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, LLC

Internal Medicine Practice Family Internal Medicine Associates of Statesboro, PC

Ice Cream/ Yogurt LA ‘berry Frozen Yogurt Café

Japanese Food Orchid Asian Restaurant

Industry Briggs & Stratton Corporation Instructor/Professor Shawna Williams East Georgia State College Insurance Agency Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors Insurance Agent Kyle Williams Interior Design Summer Hodges L.A. Waters Furniture

Jewelry Store Bernard’s Jewelers


Every morning at his Statesboro dental office, Dr. Ricky Lane holds what he calls a “huddle.” “Our entire staff meets at 8 a.m. and we go over the patients we are seeing that day, what to expect, and we look at any past issues that may have cropped up the previous day,” Dr. Lane said. “We want to give our patients the best possible care in the most comfortable atmosphere possible and communication among our staff, I believe, is key.” Voters in the 2017 Best of the Boro contest believe Dr. Lane and his staff deliver excellent care as he was voted Top Dentist. “I spend time with each patient, new or returning, and get to know them, their needs and how best we can help them,” Dr. Lane said. “All my staff takes the time needed to ensure the best possible care. Our philosophy is to do right by every patient.” Dr. Lane also believes in staying current with the latest technology and techniques to best serve patients. “I always try to stay up to date and never stop learning,” he said. Finally, Dr. Lane wanted to thank everyone in Statesboro: “I have been in the Boro for 25 years and God could not have sent me to a better place.”

Law Firm Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes, Marsh & Hodgin, LLC Lawn & Garden Store Tillman, Brannen, Minick Farm Supply, Inc. Lawn Care Service Green Acres Lawn Care & Landscaping Library Statesboro Regional Public Libraries Lingerie Store Cheeky Bliss

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Pest & Termite Management

PESTMASTER.COM 866-965-0733 10 • Best of the Boro 2017

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Local Columnist DeWayne Grice

Music Equipment Pladd Dot Music

Locksmith B & B Lock & Key, Inc.

Nail Salon Annie’s Nails

Marketing Consultant Davis Marketing Company

Nurse/CMA/CAN Demi Aseron Pineland Behavioral Health

Martial Arts ATA Martial Arts

Nursing Home/Assisted Living Southern Manor Retirement Inn

Mattress Store Deal’s Furniture & Mattress Outlet Men’s Apparel The Sir Shop Mexican Food El Sombrero Restaurant Mortgage Lender Homestar Financial Corporation Moving Company Rosie & Son Moving Service, LLC

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OBGYN Office Statesboro Women’s Health Specialists Office Equipment Office Max Oil Change Southside Service Center Oral Surgery Practice East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery Oriental Food Orchid Asian Restaurant


Contractor Wholesale Floors was established in February 2015, and was named the 2017 Best Flooring Store. Locally owned by Statesboro natives, Randy Childs and Prince Preston, Contractor Wholesale Floors recently opened a storefront on Mathews Road. “(We) formed a wholesale flooring covering distribution company almost three years after (we) met to discuss some business ideas,” said Preston. “Our key advantage is our relationships with our manufacturers.” Preston’s 25 years in the flooring industry and Childs’ experience as a business owner (Ranco Tents) has helped them by having established connections in Statesboro. “We are humbled and in awe at the support from our hometown business community,” he said. “We will continue to operate using our key values in all business: honesty, integrity, knowledge and fairness to all our customers and suppliers.”

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912.225.9931 432 Mathews Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 • • Best of the Boro 2017 • 13

Orthodontic Office Wall Orthodontics

Pet Service Best Friends Animal Hospital

Orthopedic Practice Optim Healthcare

Pharmacy McCook’s Pharmacy

Paint Store Lowe’s Home Improvement

Photographer Jason Hurst Photography

Painter/Painting Company Melvin Hooks Paint Company

Physical Therapist Optim Healthcare

Party Supply Store Party Impressions Pastor Brandon Williams Pawn Shop Statesboro Gun & Pawn Pediatrician’s Office Bulloch Pediatrics Group Personal Trainer Mindy Fair - 180 Fitness Pest Control Pestmaster Services


Piercer Brandy at Blue Phoenix Pizza Mellow Mushroom Pizza Delivery Stoner’s Pizza Joint Place for Family Fun The Clubhouse Place to Work Pineland Behavioral Health

Most people will disagree about what the components of a great burger are; however, in Statesboro, people agree that the Best Burger comes from Bites! Bites opened approximately 2.5 years ago on Brampton Avenue. What the restaurant lacks in size, they make up for in flavor. “Bites was just an idea that came to reality and it’s so nice to see that others appreciate the small restaurant and the work we put in to make it happen,” said Carmen Masry, coowner, administrator, and food taster. “We never expected to be nominated or win the honor of Best Burger!” Their simple menu and fresh ingredients have gotten them to this point and most customers have a favorite menu item. While they will be adding to the menu, Masry said “…we don’t plan on replacing any of the favorites—they are here to stay!”

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Plumber Neal’s Plumbing & Electrical

Real Estate Agency Statesboro Properties

Podiatry Practice Ankle & Foot Associates, LLC Pool Maintenance Company Thompson Pools & Supplies Principal Mike Yawn

Real Estate Agent Advantage Team Shelley Stringer & Tracy Mallary Receptionist Sydney Kirkpatrick - Pineland Behavioral Health

Private School Bulloch Academy

Recreational Facility Mill Creek Recreational Park

Produce The Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market

Restaurant Delivery Boro Takeout

Propane Gas TruFlame Gas Co.


Romantic Dinner 40 East Grill

Public Safety Officer Sheriff Noel Brown

Roofing Company American Roofing & Vinyl Siding

Public School Mill Creek Elementary School

Salad Bar Ruby Tuesday


The title of 2017’s Best Healthcare Professional goes to Dr. George A. Palmer. While this is his first win under the Healthcare Professional category, he is no stranger to the Best of the Boro; he was named the Best OBGYN for 3 consecutive years (2012-2014). Palmer said, “I am honored to be named Best of the Boro. I have been in practice in Statesboro for the past 27 years. During that time I have delivered thousands of babies and performed thousands of surgeries. Generations of women trust me with their care.” Families of Statesboro feel a sense of loyalty to Dr. Palmer’s office, East Georgia Women’s Center. New mothers-to-be return to his care for their pregnancies after he guided their mothers (and sometimes grandmothers) through their pregnancies. His goal to make sure each patient receives top-notch care is one of the reasons he has won many of the Best of the Boro Awards. When asked how he plans to win in years to come, Palmer said “My staff at East Georgia Women’s Center and I will continue to strive to help each patient to receive the best health care possible.”

Thank you Statesboro! Voted Best Roofing Company

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Best Healthcare Provider Dr. Al Palmer, MD F.A A.C C.O O.G G. 1012 Bermuda Run | Statesboro, GA 30458 912-871-4800 | Best of the Boro 2017 • 17

Sandwich McAlister’s Deli

Shoe Store The Shoe Department

School Band/Chorus Southeast Bulloch High School Band - The Swarm

Sign Company Whitfield Signs

Security Company Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company Senior Care Facility Ogeechee Area Hospice

Spa Healthy Touch Day Spa Staffing Agency Trace Staffing Solutions Supermarket BI-LO

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Not all hospices are the same. Ask for us by name. 200 Donehoo St., P.O. Box 531 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-8441 or (800) 236-1142


Kicklighter Homes, in business since 2013, is set apart because of the honesty and integrity with which the company is run, says owner Robb Kicklighter. “We do what we tell folks we’re going to do,” he said. “I think being so open is what sets us apart. We’re an open book contractor, and everybody knows exactly where their pennies are going at all times. I think that is what sets us apart, being so transparent to our owners.” Voters in the Boro obviously agreed, as they voted Kicklighter Homes the Best Home Builder/Contractor for 2017, making this the third year Kicklighter has been honored with this distinction. Kicklighter Homes is a licensed and insured home builder that guarantees to “kick” your project up a notch, with new home construction, additions and renovations. Kicklighter Homes is located at 1027 Bradford Way in Statesboro. Call (912) 531-6105 for more information.

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Tanning Salon Taylor’s Sunset Tanning

Teacher Beverly Campbell

Tattoo Artist Ryan Bray Ivory Tower Tattoo Studio

Tire Store Nevil Tire Pros Urgent Care AppleCare

Tattoo Shop Ivory Tower Tattoo Studio

Veterinarian Gateway Animal Hospital

Tax Service H & R Block

Videographer Justin Peay




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Being voted as the Best Instructor/Professor in this year’s Best of the Boro came as a shock for Shawna Williams, a language professor at East Georgia State College. “I was floored when I found out that I was even nominated, never mind selected as the recipient,” she said. “The fact that my students and members of the community have chosen to honor me in this capacity is the highlight of my career. It feels very gratifying to have my hard work recognized by others and I appreciate that it did not go unnoticed. Receiving this award continues to affirm the fact that I am in the career which God has chosen for me.” Williams believes she was chosen because of her relationship with her students. “I make an effort to learn the name of every student I teach, assuring them that they are more than just a student ID number. I continually adjust the courses I teach in order to respond to each class’s unique needs. I am available to students outside of class via e-mail and GroupMe in order to provide immediate feedback, and am always willing to advise and tutor students who are struggling with their academics,” she said. As a language professor, Williams works to help students recognize and appreciate the different cultures that make up the world around them, to help them become more productive members of the global society. “I strive to incorporate activities into class that resonate with student interests so they will actively participate, improving their communication skills in Spanish. Because the foreign language classroom can be intimidating, I aim to create a comfortable learning environment for everyone. I want my students to know that they are supported in my classroom, and that I will meet them where they are in order to help them raise their proficiency level in Spanish,” she said.



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912-687-0488 20 • Best of the Boro 2017

46 years

of Tradition

Best of the Boro for 6 years running.

873 Westside Road | Statesboro, Georgia 30458


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Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors has won the Best of the Boro award for Best Insurance Agency for the last three years. The late Joe P. Johnston founded the agency in 1963; John Lee began working for him in 1982 and three years later, Pratt Hill (owner of Hill & Olliff Insurance), merged with them. In 1986, Johnston sold the agency to Hill and Lee and it became Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors. In the last three years, they have added on two more partners— Mitchell Hill and Russ Taulbee—rooting Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors even deeper into Statesboro. Lee said that the agency partners with insurance carriers that “share our vision of providing the best possible service to customers.” Statesboro roots run deep in this locally owned agency and they promote a family atmosphere among employees. “…the folks who work here really care about each other as well as our customers,” said Lee. “We are very thankful to have received the “Best of the Boro” award and intend to continue to deliver the absolute best in customer service to our clients for many years to come…we feel that it reflects the emphasis we put on customer service and giving back to this community.”

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FURNITURE STORE 8 West Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458 300 Lovett Road, Statesboro GA 30458


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Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors 912.764.9896

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Voted Best Piercer:


2098 Northside Drive East Statesboro (912)243-9009

Insurance Agent Kyle Williams (the Williams of Brinson, Williams and Groomes Insurance), came to Statesboro in the same way many residents do: Georgia Southern University. Named Best Insurance Agent in the Boro, Williams has been working in the Statesboro insurance industry for over a decade. He and his partners share the belief that a customer’s needs should be put first, regardless of who they are and what their needs might be. “I believe that attention to detail, reviewing my customers’ needs and providing options for coverage have played a large part in my receipt of this award,” William said. “I will continue to focus on the needs of my clients to ensure that they receive the personal attention they deserve, no matter the size of their account.”

Thank You Statesboro

Best Pediatric Practice

1497 Fair Rd, Suite 200, Statesboro, GA 30458 • 912-871-HUGS 24 • Best of the Boro 2017

Thank You Statesboro! Voted Best Insurance Agent 2017

Kyle Williams

I am honored to have been chosen as this year’s Best Insurance Agent! Thank you Statesboro and the entire Bulloch Country region!


Locally Owned & Operated

30 East Main St., Statesboro, GA 30458 • (912) 764-3335 Best of the Boro 2017 • 25

Wait Staff Chick-fil-A

Wings Wild Wing Café

Weight Loss Center Medi-Weightloss

Wireless Provider Verizon Wireless

Wine/Beer Store Two Guys Beverage & Tobacco

Women’s Apparel Belk

Pins and Needles Alterations

Tues-Thurs, 10-5:30 • Fri, 10-5

Sat, 10-until (Seasonal-call for times)

Diane Bragg Owner/Operator


Dr. Sergio Dalsania was selected as the 2017 Best Internal Medicine Practice. Family Internal Medicine (and Dr. Dalsania) has high patient care standards and offers convenience to patients by being able to address a variety of issues in office. Dr. Dalsania said “We offer same day appointments, sports and wellness physicals and chronic care management. We can help with treating all conditions including dermatology, allergies, circulation, diabetes, and all vaccinations.” He has been practicing since 1998 in Statesboro. His practice, Family Internal Medicine offers primary care that is focused on the patient-“adult from the college years to the golden years.” Their standards, dedication to patients and friendly atmosphere are what have kept them on top year after year. “It is truly an honor to be selected as Best of the Boro for the seventh year in a row,” he said, “We are blessed to have the best patients and office staff in Statesboro!”

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352 Northside Drive • Statesboro, Georgia • 912.764.7941 26 • Best of the Boro 2017

Thank you Statesboro!

I am both honored and humbled to have earned the distinction of Best Internal Medicine Practice!

From adolescence to the Golden Years,

Family Internal Medicine of Statesboro

offers a wide range of services to cover all aspects of your well-being from acute to recurring health issues. We specialize in management of diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorders, high cholesterol, asthma control, cardiac care, and a host of other chronic conditions. We are pleased to offer comprehensive in-house dermatology services including destruction and biopsy of moles, warts, and other suspicious skin lesions. On behalf of each and every member of my highly competent, compassionate, and caring staff, again,


We all look forward to meeting and serving you as a part of our “Family”

Sincerely, Sergio Dalsania, M.D.

Sergio C. Dalsania, MD Melissa Beasley, NP

Cotton Ridge Medical Plaza 1601 Fair Road Suite 700 Statesboro, Georgia 30458

Most Insurance Accepted MasterCard & Visa

(Down the street from East Georgia Regional Medical Center)

Accepting new pAtients!

(912) 681-8488 Best of the Boro 2017 • 27

Thank You Statesboro!


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Best Urgent Care Center!

Winner of the Best of the Boro as the Best Law Firm for several years in a row, Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes, Marsh & Hodgin LLC has worked since 1978 to provide reputable and exceptional service to their clients. Nadine Merrow, office manager, says the secret to their success is the high level of professionalism and ethics with which they operate. “Giving our clients the help and support they need to accomplish their goals” helps ensure that their clientele will receive the best service possible, she said. Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes, Marsh & Hodgin LLC is located at 12 Siebald Street in Statesboro. Call (912) 764-9055 for more information.

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Thank you, Statesboro, for again voting us Best Law Firm in the Boro!

Back Row, from left: Dan B. Snipes, Christopher Gohagan, Joey H. Cowart, Scott A. Hodgin, Wesley C. Taulbee. Middle Row, from left: Leslie H. Cushner, Laura T. Marsh. Front Row, from left: Stephen T. Rushing, Dan R. Taulbee

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For five years, Statesboro has honored Rhonda Busby of Homestar Financial Corporation with the title of Best Mortgage Lender in the Best of the Boro Awards. She has 28 years of experience in the industry, but her winning streak and experience doesn’t mean that she takes this honor for granted. “I am humbled and feel honored that I won again this year,” Busby said. Treating each client as if they are her top priority is and patience with them as they go through a process unfamiliar to many is her strategy to maintain her status as Best of the Boro. As she works with clients, she guides them through everchanging rules, and does her best to “make them feel as comfortable as possible with the process.” With a five-year winning streak, it’s obvious that she’s made quite an impression on those clients.

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“We give good customer service.” It’s a simple statement, but it truly says it all. And Roosevelt Cone knows that by making sure the customer is taken care of, he’ll have repeat customers. Rosie & Sons has been voted Best Moving Company for the third year in a row in this year’s Best of the Boro, and with more than 30 years of experience, it’s clear that they know how make sure their customers are well cared for. Cone has said that “as long as we treat people right,” they’ll continue that success. The key to their success is being up front with customers, Cone says. “All our customers know everything up front; there’s no kind of hidden fees or anything,” he said. “We constantly stay in touch with them and it makes them feel good about the whole move because they know what’s going on.” Rosie & Sons has doubled in size, and Cone says that no job is too big or too small. Located in Brooklet, Rosie & Son Moving Service can be reached at (912) 682-3532 or (912) 541-2809 or on Facebook.

Thank You Statesboro!


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OUR CUSTOMERS ARE OUR BUSINESS THANKS TO OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS for sticking by us all these years and for once again voting us as the best!

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Thank You, Statesboro! Best Martial Arts 2017

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Best Accounting Firm 2017

319 South Main Street Statesboro, Georgia 912-764-6951

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BEST Southern Manor was voted as Best in the Boro for the sixth year in a row, and Director Ralph Cowart believes it is because of the standard of care and compassion provided to the residents. In business for 29 years now, Cowart says the secret to Southern Manor’s success is that it is locally owned and operated. You can walk in the front door and speak to the owners, he said. “Investing in our community allows our community to invest in us. Local ownership is what communities like ours are built on,” he added. Southern Manor’s staff believes that the essence of customer service is listening and “making sure our residents live their best possible lives,” Cowart said. The future is exciting for the facility, as the building will be freshened up. “There will be a facelift to the front of Southern Manor this year, as well as Lakeview. The new changes will be beautiful and exciting,” Cowart said. Being chosen as Best in the Boro is exciting, Cowart says, and shows that Southern Manor is doing something right. “To us it means that for the sixth year in a row our community believes in us and what we do, and they agree we really are the best. We are humbled to be a part of this community, and especially our seniors. They are our greatest generation and blessing,” he said. Southen Manor is located at 1532 Fair Road. For more information, call (912) 681-2686.

Thanks to our customers for 36 years of support!

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“Putting patients first.” Three simple words that sum up the mission for Statesboro Women’s Health Specialists. “I think the patients feel that with the patient-centered, quality care they receive,” said Dick Farr, practice manager. Voted this year’s Best of the Boro, the practice has been in business for 29 years, providing well trained doctors and clinical staff who are dedicated and treat patients like family. “We also have The Women’s Surgery Center, that gives the patients a safe alternative to the hospital for surgical procedures,” Farr said. The practice recently underwent a name change to reflect its emphasis on comprehensive health services for women of all ages. “For us, good customer service is a priority. For the patient, it creates an atmosphere where the patients are comfortable talking with the doctors and staff,” Farr said. Striving to be their best, the staff of Statesboro Women’s Health Specialists knows that their patients expect nothing less. “That doesn’t mean we have arrived, but it does mean that we have been recognized for our commitment to continuous quality improvement,” Farr said. Statesboro Women’s Health Specialists is located at 1523 Fair Road. Call (912) 871-2000 for more information.








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Voted Bulloch’s Best in Women’s Healthcare. O b s t e t r i c s • G y n e c o l o g y • W o m e n ’s S u r g e r y C e n t e r

Gary Sullivan, MD FACOG, FACS

Lisa Rodgers, MD FACOG

Barbara Williams, DO FACOG

Thank you Statesboro and the surrounding counties, for recognizing us. Our mission has always been to put our patients first. Staffed with a dedicated team of physicians and nurses, we offer expert, comprehensive and compassionate gynecological services for women of all ages. Formerly Statesboro OB/GYN, we have updated our name and website to reflect our commitment to providing the Best in Women’s healthcare.* 1523 Fair Road • Statesboro, GA By appointment only: 912-871-2000

*Formerly Statesboro OB/GYN Specialists, P.C. LDP-3178-17

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(912) 871-7860 • 301 Old Register Road • Statesboro, GA 30458


For four out of the five last years, Optim Healthcare has been voted Best of the Boro, and it’s because the staff genuinely cares for their patients. Founded in 1976 as Orthopedic Center PC, Optim staff members have always worked hard to provide and maintain the level that patients have come to know and expect at Optim. “We provide a comprehensive and cutting edge continuing education program for our therapists, which translates to highly skilled care for our patients,” said Pam Swicord. “I believe our patients recognize the high level of care they receive, and that our staff cares.” This means success for the practice – and the best for patients. “It’s an honor to be recognized as the Best in the Boro,” said Dr. Jud Williams, director of physical therapy at Optim. “We plan to continue to raise the bar.” Optim Healthcare is located at 16915 U.S. Highway 67 South in Statesboro. Call (912) 681-2500 for more information.

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McCook’s Pharmacy is clearly doing something right – they’ve been voted Best of the Boro for five years running. And according to Janie McCook, it’s because their patients are more than just names on prescription labels. “We consider the overall health of our patients of the utmost importance. We strive to build lifetime relationships with our valued customers,” she said. “Providing the highest level of customer service is our top priority, creating loyal customers.” The highly trained staff at McCook’s understands the value and importance of customer service, and it shows in the friendly, helpful attitudes you see. “Our pharmacy consists of five full-time pharmacists to ensure no long waits, along with the important face-to-face service our loyal customers receive each time they enter our doors,” McCook said. She added that they also offer special services such as flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccinations, free local delivery and a drive-thru window. McCook’s has been in business for 12 years. “We are truly blessed to serve such a great community,” said McCook. McCook’s Pharmacy is located at 23630 U.S. Highway 81 in Statesboro. Call (912) 764-2223 for more information.

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Best Real Estate Agents!

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Together Shelley Stringer and Tracy Mallary make up The Advantage Team, a real estate dynamic duo that has won the Best Real Estate Agent award for two years in a row. They are part of the Statesboro Properties Agency, winner of the 2017 Best Real Estate Agency, and both are determined to ensure their clients’ satisfaction. During the 25 years that they have been business partners and friends, Mallary and Stringer have been able to establish a trust that allows them to succeed together. “Many people wonder how we have worked together so long, and the answer is trust,” said Mallary. “We trust each other’s decisions and trust each other in our goals to serve our clients above and beyond their expectations.” Their motto—quality over quantity—helps them to make sure that clients feel well represented and satisfied. The Advantage Team understands that the purchase of a house is a big deal. “We know that purchasing a house is one of the largest financial transactions a person will make and…we work hard to represent our clients and exceed our buyers’ and sellers’ expectations.”

Statesboro Properties was voted as the 2017 Best Real Estate Agency in the Boro. The eight agent team (which includes Broker/ Owner Nick Propps who works as an active agent as well) is receiving the award for the first time. Propps recognizes his team’s dedication as part of the formula for a Best of the Boro win. “I am truly honored for our boutique firm to be recognized as Best in the Boro - we have an amazing TEAM and it is a result of our agents’ hard work and I am truly thankful.” In the real estate business for 25 years, Propps encourages his team to “…strive to be the best in everything we do- we consistently share new ideas and discuss as a TEAM-how we can serve clients, serve the community and support Statesboro and Bulloch County, which we all truly love calling home.” The agency has two downtown offices and two divisions. The residential team is out showing, listing and selling houses and the commercial division works in the background (sometimes secretly) on some of the largest real estate developments in Statesboro.

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Southern Rental Systems was selected as the Best Equipment Rental Center of the Boro for the first time this year. The business started in Rincon in 2001 and then opened the Statesboro location in 2007. Owner Mark Elliott is honored to be voted as a Best of the Boro. “I remember seeing these when I was a student here,” he said, “Being on the list now really makes us feel we are part of the community that has given us the opportunity to learn and grow together. We look forward to making Statesboro and Bulloch County even better.” Elliott was quick to point out that he doesn’t want the credit for the success. “My employees have been the ones who have made us what we are today.” He mentions his local employees, Jason Whitfield, Clint Williams, Jarrell Lariscy, Brian Jones, and some part time college students that help to provide quality equipment and service. The business philosophy is “if we take care of our customers and employees that the revenue will come for Southern Rental Systems. As customers’ demands change we do our best to meet their needs.” With a motto like that, it’s no wonder that Southern Rental Systems was selected as the Best of the Boro for 2017.



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Southern Rental Systems offers equipment rental and supplies in the Statesboro, GA area for contractors and homeowners. We are locally owned and operated, with over 20 years of experience in the industry. We provide both small and large equipment for all your industrial construction needs. Southern Rental Systems 8823 Hwy 301 South Statesboro, GA 30458

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Attentive staff and a unique menu are just a few of the things that make The Boiling Shrimp the Best All-Around Restaurant; they believe in delivering a better experience each time you join them. “(We) believe in consistency. Consistency is the key to success,” said Assistant General Manager Kristen Brown. “We focus on each individual customer, ensuring their needs are met and each dine-in experience is unforgettable.” Since their opening in April 2014, The Boiling Shrimp has consistently been recognized. Winning a variety of awards, including past Best of the Boro awards, Connect Reader’s Choice Awards and others), Brown recognizes that teamwork is a big part of their success. “We appreciate all of the hard work our staff puts into making The Boiling Shrimp the Best of the Boro,” Brown said. “Our staff uses every opportunity available to improve the restaurant and themselves. It is exciting and great to know that we have the support of the community and our customers.”

* Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4



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