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LIKE THE NEW LOOK? It's that time of year again — when the good folks of Statesboro vote on the Boro's best people, places and things, honoring great local restaurants and other providers of goods and services. We asked and you, our lovely readers, have spoken. You'll find the results of your votes here in the pages of the eighth annual Boro Awards. Because we seem to be getting on in years, we've made some design changes to this year's edition. "Boro Awards" has always been a punny little nod to our fond moniker for the city, which happens to sound a good bit like the Spanish word for donkey. In past issues, we have filled these pages with adorable little burros to carry the conceit. This year, though, we're departing from tradition in favor of new horizons. We have bid goodbye to our beloved little burros (well, except for my Editor Donkey in the corner, which I just couldn't bear to part with), but we hope you like the new look. Just like last year, we've asked some of the contest's first-place winners to tell us, in their own words, what makes their business so special. You can read what they had to say in the following pages. Since moving to Statesboro two years ago, I've had plenty of time and great opportunities to experience the many things our town has to offer

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— and it really is a lot. My friends from back home roll their eyes when I inevitably start to gush about the all the stuff that makes Statesboro such a wonderful place to live, work and play. It was a lot of fun to go through these entries and see what my fellow Boro residents had to say. Enough exposition: I hope you enjoy the eighth annual edition of the Boro Awards! Until next year, Brittani Howell Editor of Connect Statesboro

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supremely comfortable. Children's TOMS are some of Sole's bestsellers. BCBGeneration apparel and bags are sophisticated, classic pieces women will wear forever. At Sole, you’ll find the best brands for classic, timeless style. DEALS: We appreciate all of our Georgia Southern, East Georgia and Ogeechee Tech student customers and are proud to offer them 10 percent off every day!


Having a safe and reliable car is very important to everyone, and Nevil Tire is here to assist you and your family to make sure everything is running smoothly. Nevil Tire has been serving Statesboro and the surrounding areas since 1988 and has built a long-standing relationship with local customers. As a AAA partner and the only NAPA-Approved auto care center in the area, they believe in offering great service with experienced technicians and being a business you can trust. They are able to work on large trucks, trailers and fleets, and this past year, they added Hunter Alignment Equipment to their long list of services. It’s estimated that over 70 percent of the trucks on the road have misaligned tandem axles, causing the wheels to scrub and wear. With their new service, Nevil

Tire can help companies get the most out of their commercial fleet’s tires. “We want customers to receive great customer service and feel as if they can trust us with all their car care needs. We treat all our customers as if they are family.” DEALS: Every week, we offer 10 percent off services for different groups. Tuesday is Military and Public Service Day, Wednesday is Ladies' Day, and Friday is GSU Day. We also have offers every month on different services and products carried at our store. We post special sales and promotions on our Facebook page, so be sure to like Nevil Tire to receive special offers!

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Best BBQ, Best Ribs, Best Shrimp and Grits, Best Catering, and Best Chef! “The Painted Chef was founded on two things: ♥A love of food and a love of people.♥ I strive to please every customer with each bite, whether they’re feasting on my barbecue, shrimp and grits, or anything else I’ve cooked up. This business is based on my passion for cooking and I want every client to see that in my food.” -Travis Phillips

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Sole carries Statesboro's largest selection of women's and children's shoes from amazing brands like TOMS, Minnetonka and Jack Rogers, in addition to clothing and accessories from fashioneditor favorites HOBO and BCBGeneration. Their ability to special-order means they can meet the needs of any customer! Sole isn't trend-driven: All of their brands exemplify enduring American style. Jack Rogers sandals appeal to preppy women of all ages, and they carry Baby and Youth Jacks as well. Minnetonka scratches everyone's boho itch. Their great-quality fringe moccasins and boots are instant classics, and the little girls' fringe boots are total cuteness overload. TOMS' range of styles means that everyone — no matter their taste — can wear fashionable footwear that's also


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WESTWOOD NURSING HOME Westwood Nursing Center implements progressive and personalized treatment programs developed for each resident and delivered by a highly skilled and compassionate staff. They always prioritize quality over quanitity in their resident care. In their words, "We are family here, and each resident is treated with the utmost dignity and respect." Westwood knows that placing a loved one in a nursing facility can be an extremely stressful event in the life of a family. They offer supportive, informative sessions to ensure a smooth transition from home to a skilled nursing center. Westwood Nursing Center strives to make every admission and return to the community a positive experience. As visitors enter the front door of Westwood Nursing Center, they

Our staff: Compassionate, highly skilled, dedicated, loyal and conscientious

are welcomed with open arms, warm hearts and a pitcher of freshly squeezed lemonade. The staff strives to provide a home-like environment, complete with the amenities necessary to make living at Westwood Nursing Center a pleasant, productive, fun and fulfilling experience — not the typical nursing home stay. Their residents leave with a sense of community and belonging with genuine, long-lasting friendships with staff and other residents.


DR. KRISTIAN JEFFRESS ATLANTIC FOOT & ANKLE Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialist is a company for the total patient. Although they specialize in foot and ankle pathology, they care for the whole patient by way of providing vascular examination and nerve studies right in their office! They verify your insurance prior to your visit so that you will have no "surprise" outstanding bills. They pride themselves on superior patient care and unparalleled customer service. First-time patients may be anxious — as most people are when they visit the doctor's office — but the staff at Atlantic Foot & Ankle will greet you with a smile and make sure your visit is as pleasant as possible. Dr. Jeffress says, "I could not have asked for a more hardworking, knowledgeable and pleasant staff! From my office manager's great attention to detail

to my medical assistant's knowledge base of podiatry and welcoming personalities, I would not trade either of them!" Between a stellar staff and attentive customer service, your feet are in good hands with Dr. Jeffress at Atlantic Foot & Ankle.



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THE SIR SHOP The Sir Shop buyers search the markets to bring this area the newest, hottest and most up-to-date brands and styles before everyone else gets them. They know their shoppers want new brands and styles ahead of the curve so that they stand out before hot new trends become mainstream. The management and staff believe in shopping locally, as most of these business owners and employees are their current or future customers. The Sir Shop is concerned about Statesboro's local economy — not about other counties, states or countries. For all your formal wear needs, the Sir Shop is always humbly at your service.

BEST BRIDAL STORE: J’Adore Bridal, located at 109 Parker Avenue South in Brooklet, offers small-town charm with big-town style. Their store stocks over 200 bridal gown samples and over 500 bridesmaid samples. They also offer each bride her own individual bridal suite for her party when she schedules an appointment. J’Adore is the perfect place for anyone looking for personalized customer service that goes beyond what a bride expects from an initial appointment. With upscale service and affordable prices, their unique setting and customer service aims to make any bride's special time enjoyable and fun as she approaches the aisle.

Your parents want to stay in the place they call home. We can help.

Home Instead CAREGivers can provide a variety of services. Some include: • Companionship Care • Personal Care • Meals & Nutrition • Transportation • Household Duties • Respite Care • Medication Reminders We accept Long-Term Care Insurance, VA benefits, and private pay. Each Home Instead Senior Care® franchise office is independently owned and operated. © 2016 Home Instead, Inc. Whether you are looking for someone to help an aging parent a few hours a week or need more comprehensive assistance, Home Instead can help.


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DIGITAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT Digital Office Equipment specializes in managed IT services. Not only do they repair computers, but they also monitor networks to proactively prevent damage to computers. DOE offers the total package when it comes to office equipment and technology. They sell and service computers,

copiers, printers and much more, all under one roof — so you don’t have to deal with multiple vendors for document management and IT-related issues. DOE can offer a comprehensive assessment of a business to see how they can help customers save up to 30 percent on document and IT-related solutions. At DOE, the staff understands how vital office equipment is for the day-today operations of any business or organization. Whether it’s printing time-sensitive documents or protecting valuable information on a customer's computer from malicious attacks, their services keep businesses up and running. They are professional, knowledgeable, friendly and fast, and will get you back up and running in no time!


BORO DD Boro DD is passionate about what they do because they believe a taxi company can be a valuable community asset, providing a service that not only ensures transportation to people but also saves lives. Drinking and driving is a serious safety hazard to many communities, and Boro DD hopes that by providing this service, they lessen that hazard here in Statesboro. The folks at Boro DD care about their customers.

They provide a service that never closes because they know you may need a ride at any time. They operate clean, safe and properly insured vehicles. Safety is their number one concern, and they employ only safe, honest and caring drivers — because you deserve the best. Customers of Boro DD can expect a safe, timely and clean taxi driven by a fun, honest and professional driver.

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BEST CAMPUS BOOKSTORE, BEST GSU MERCHANDISE, BEST GSU APPAREL: As the official campus store, University Store offers convenience and credibility when it comes to purchasing textbooks. Unlike other bookstores, they work with campus faculty to ensure that they sell only the correct and complete editions of textbooks and course materials. But they are much more than just a bookstore. University Store is a one-stop shop for all things Georgia Southern: licensed apparel, boutique items, home décor, gifts and more! Whether you’re a past, present or future Eagle, this store has something for you! University Store carries men’s, women’s and children’s apparel for game day and for every day, as well as other licensed merchandise, novelties and gifts.

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BEST CELL PHONE/ TABLET REPAIR STORE: Our phones are connected to our lives Patch Bakery and Cool Beanz. With — without them, we feel lost! And leaving iCracked, you are covered by a network of your phone with a repair over 4,000 iTechs that span the US, shop for a few hours (or a UK, Germany and Japan! day) can cause additional Eagle iRepair's high manuanxiety if you don't know facturing standards ensure whether your inforthe strongest screens in the Lifetime mation is protected. industry! Not all screens are warranty With Eagle iRepair, created equally, and theirs these fears are a thing are at the top of the game. repairs! of the past. Not only At Eagle iRepair, iPhone Anytime, does Eagle iRepair make screens come with a preanywhere! fixing a phone quick installed tempered glass screen protector. And with and painless; with Eagle Advantage, an additional iRepair, customers get a protection policy through nationwide lifetime wariCracked, future repairs ranty through iCracked are guaranteed to be — and rather than traveling to just $25. When you the service's location, Eagle iRepair pay for the best, comes to you! Eagle iRepair has done you get the best at repairs in clients' homes, workplaces and Eagle iRepair. even local businesses, including Cotton

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Dr. Jeffress and the whole staff would like to thank the readers of the Connect Statesboro for voting them Best Podiatrist in Bulloch County. We are so thankful that we get to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. Thank you!

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Georgia Southern University has a commitment to quality and community involvement, and that extends to their golf course. The course has been in operation for just over two years, but it has already been recognized as one of the region's best — locally by both the Statesboro Herald and the Statesboro Magazine as well as nationally by Golf Digest. GSU hopes that when people step onto their greens, they really get a sense of Georgia Southern and its traditions — where the university has been and where it is going. The greens are kept beautiful by Course Superintendent Patrick Reinhardt. But Georgia Southern's golf course is not just a place to come play. It is a place to learn, and under Course Director Marten Olsson and his fellow PGA

Professionals, new players can develop a love of the game and the skill to play it. GSU has a strong commitment to teaching and growing the sport of golf in the Statesboro community by offering programming for all ages and skill levels. They especially strive to be a resource for Georgia Southern students. Whether students are already great players or have never held a club, GSU wants to get them out to the course. They offer a special discounted student rate and special programs and events that are only open to students on campus, as well as the opportunity to borrow clubs if they just want to try something new. GSU believes it's important to give students the opportunity to learn a game that they are confident they will love for the rest of their lives.


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101 Stockyard Road, Statesboro, GA

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We are a full-service Skilled Nursing Facility of dedicated, experienced staff who believe in working with our residents to maintain and improve their health. We work together to serve your loved ones medical needs in all stages of life. Our staff believe in providing comprehensive health care services to our residents in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our residents as we work with them to achieve the best physical state possible.

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BEST APARTMENT COMPLEX: Southern Downs proudly says that they have Statesboro’s only beach! The sandy waterfront area, with hammocks and chairs for relaxing, makes it the perfect spot to relax after a long day of class or work. If you feel like playing some basketball, volleyball or tennis — or want to make a splash in the pool — all of Southern Downs' other amenities are right there for residents to enjoy alongside the beach. Southern Downs also offers various apartment styles that many complexes don’t have. As a student, you can live in a beautifully upgraded townhome or a twostory, three-bedroom apartment — all at very affordable prices that include

ALL of your utilities! It's also an easy five-minute walk from campus. Southern Downs is welcoming of all residents, including those of the four-legged variety. That Great Dane you have always wanted as your pet can now be yours! Dogs of both large and small breeds are completely acceptable. The complex even has a dog park, a fun spot to run around and meet other furry friends! For incoming freshmen, Southern Downs recommends living as close to campus as possible. Entering your first year of college is already such a big transition, with a brand new community and schedule, that living close to campus alleviates the unnecessary stress of making sure you get to class on time. Plus, with their floor

plan options, residents can choose to have one or up to three roommates — whichever option will make them feel most comfortable and help make the

adjustment to life away from home. Starting off college can be scary and stressful, but coming home to your first apartment shouldn’t be!




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As a thank you for naming Dr. Meghan McGovern the best plastic surgeon in Statesboro, we are offering some amazing specials* through April 30.

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BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE: TC Outdoors is Statesboro's hunting and fishing headquarters. They have a wide variety of hunting and fishing supplies, as well as guns and ammo. If they do not have what you are looking for, the staff can and will special-order it for you. Their

business strives for good customer service, making sure that shopping at TC Outdoors is an enjoyable experience for everyone. The type of shopper that would fall in love with their store is one who loves the outdoors, whether it be shooting sports, hunting or fishing. They also cater to customers who enjoy leisurely target practice or are interested in tactical training.

BEST FURNITURE STORE: Denmark Furniture has been a family owned and operated furniture and bedding dealer for over 50 years in the Brooklet area, happily serving over three generations of Bulloch County residents and college students. The size and selection of furniture at Denmark Furniture are huge. They have many unique items that they travel a great distance to find and display, and which they show off in their Beach House and two Lodge displays built within their store to offer design ideas to their customers. Denmark Furniture is soon to open their brand new Magnolia Home Gallery, featuring the new line of fur-

niture from Chip and JoAnna Gaines, as seen each week in HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper. Their prices set them apart, too: Denmark Furniture is a true discount store, not a retail store, making it a great place to shop for a dorm room, apartment or first home. Their “Blue Tags” are clearance items, drastically reduced in price. The people at Denmark Furniture want their customers to feel at home when shopping through their 100,000 square foot showroom. There's a little something for everyone in their variety of items.

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Why are you passionate about your profession? Earning the privilege to advise and assist my clients in the different ways they can adorn their bodies to look their best. Clients have to have a lot of trust in me to give me that privilege. When they see the final outcome and smile about how perfect they look, it is an esteem-booster for them. When they feel good about themselves, I know I nailed it. That keeps me driven. What sets you apart from other professionals in the same field? Customer care and quality. I strive to give my clients the best experience they can have through the entire process — from educating clients on what would look good and work best on their body and how to adorn it, to keeping them safe and comfortable through the

piercing process, answering their questions and instructing them on how to best care for their piercing. Beyond that, I am always available if any questions or concerns arise after they leave. What do you want customers to know about what to expect when they come to you? I want clients and potential clients to know that excellence is what they can expect from me, as well as from everyone at Velvet Rose. From the time they walk in the door, everything they see, hear and have done — the cleanliness and sterility, the quality of my art, the products used, the jewelry I offer, the care they receive before, during and after the piercing — will emanate excellence and be miles above what they would receive at a typical studio.

BEST TATTOO ARTIST: Why are you passionate about your profession? The artistic aspect of tattooing. No matter how good I can make a tattoo turn out, I always look for ways to make the next one better. Awards and publications that feature my art are great and I am thankful for the ones I have earned, but I want every piece of art I produce to be better than the last one. I never want to hit a plateau and just be another typical tattooer in another typical tattoo shop. I love what I do. I live, eat and breathe tattooing. I take it very seriously, and I try to make it show every time I do a tattoo and then improve even more on the next one. What sets you apart from other professionals in the same field? When I opened Velvet Rose, I wanted it to be different in the sense that we don’t just want to be another tattoo/body art studio. Those are a dime a dozen. We throw "typical" out of the window here.

I strive for excellence in every aspect. You don’t see flash art here. You don’t get arrogant, ego-driven artists with attitudes, and we're not trying to be "cool." It’s not about image with me: It’s about art, and being the best I can be every time my machines are running. I refuse to be like everyone else and hold myself and everyone here to a higher standard. We are constantly raising the bar at Velvet Rose. What do you want customers to know about what to expect when they come to you? I want clients to know they can expect excellence. If you bring me a design, I am going to make it better. If you want my custom work, I am going to blow your expectations out of the water. I won’t settle for anything less and I won’t compromise that in any tattoo I do, and a client shouldn't either. Bring me an idea and I will listen and take your idea, make it express everything you are trying to express,

and design a piece of art that will stand out way above the typical tattoos you see on other people when

you are out and about. Expect excellence at Velvet Rose. That’s all I'm willing to give.





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

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At Jarrard Pre-Owned, we strive to work with people of all kinds to get them the vehicle that fits all of their needs — and as many of their wants — as possible within their budget. Whether they have good, bad or no credit, we want customers to feel welcome and know that we will do all we can to get them the best vehicle for their money. We strive to offer a level of customer service that is second to none while also providing a variety of vehicles that can fit almost any price range and attract a large

range of potential customers. Our mission statement is to "Move People Forward," and we hope to do just that by meeting their vehicle needs. Whether they need A-to-B transportation, a reliable and budgetfriendly vehicle or help locating their dream car, we want everyone who comes in contact with us to be better off. Ultimately, the vehicles are a means to an end. We are in the relationship business. We just happen to sell vehicles.

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AFTER HOURS GLASS After Hours Glass has a special guarantee: They can be reached 24/7 for all your glass-related needs — including after regular business hours. (Hence the name!) If you're looking for a family-oriented business that is accountable, dependable, committed and honest, look no further than After Hours Glass. Owner Vincent Kelly is truly passionate about his business, having started back in 2011 as the only employee. Armed with nothing but his father-in-law’s pick-up truck and a desire to be a business owner, Kelly persevered, and now his business has grown to three shops, six vehicles and four more employees. Customers should know that when they call Kelly and After Hours Glass, they can expect the best Kelly can give them from beginning to end.

Home Instead Senior Care was founded in 1994 because of one family’s experience in caring for their grandmother, Eleanor Manhart. Even though the extended family numbered 50, they still found it challenging to juggle the family caregiving schedule. This experience sparked the desire in one of Mrs. Manhart’s grandsons and his wife to help other families just like theirs. That desire to help others soon became a service to help people "stay home instead." Home Instead, Inc. began franchising in 1995. Today, the Home Instead Senior Care network has grown to include more than 1,000 franchises around the world — including our office in Statesboro. While our franchise network is international, our office is local. And to us, senior home care is personal. It’s a passionate dedication to service and people that sets Home Instead apart.

To us, it's personal.

We understand the importance of home. There are many things that make home special, but it’s the comfort and confidence you enjoy in living there that’s important to us. We provide assistance with those daily activities that aren’t as easy for you as they used to be, so that you may continue living in your own home. As a locally owned business, we offer friendly, responsive service right


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What makes Steak 'n Shake so delectable? Unlike many quick-service restaurants, their burgers are cooked fresh and made to order. Their milkshakes are hand-dipped — not from a machine — and made to order just like their burgers. If you're looking for an inexpensive lunch option or need to satisfy late-night hunger pangs after a long study session, come by and try the Double Guacamole Steak Burger and wash it down a Famous Black Raspberry Shake.

in your neighborhood. We're dedicated to making our community a better place to live for our seniors and their families. Our families live and work in the Statesboro area, so we're invested in our community on a very personal level. We believe every family in the area deserves individualized, in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead Senior Care® of Statesboro. Neither giving nor receiving care is easy. We put relationships first to help support those giving care, protect the dignity of those receiving care, and enhance the quality of life for both seniors and their families in every caregiving experience. We hope that everyone experiences the care and compassion they deserve, wherever they call home, for as long as possible.


Ocean Galley is a family-owned restaurant that cooks the "best seafood in town," and there's a little bit of something for everyone's taste. Every customer's satisfaction is important to us. Our employees are the key to our success. Stop by and try our specialty item: a good old-fashioned Fried Shrimp Dinner, served with two sides and hushpuppies. All students and faculty with a college ID get 10 percent off their meal. DEALS: As a BIG thank-you to our customers for selecting us for the 2016 Boro Awards, our Summertime Special will be a 15-Piece Butterfly Shrimp with two sides, hushpuppies and a drink for $7.99. This special will run through July 31, 2016.


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BEST APARTMENT POOL: BEST CARPET CLEANING: Campus Crossings Apartments are located right next to campus and the Prettiest Little Stadium in America! Everything about life at Campus Crossings is fun and effortless. You can sleep late, walk to class and tailgate right here. Our complex wraps everything up in a neat little package, which makes it the perfect place to live as you transition off campus. Why worry about extra fees, furniture, or even gas when you can live at an all-inclusive apartment complex that is walking distance from campus? Great memories are waiting for your college experience. Make them with us at Campus Crossings!

Since we started Citrusolution in Statesboro in 2009, we've been passionate about three things: 1) Offering a better, more natural alternative solution for carpet cleaning; 2) Changing the reputation of the carpet cleaning industry; and 3) Serving our customers with professionalism, honesty and kindness, from answering the phone to carpet cleaning and everything in between. Our product is a more natural, citrus-based cleaner, and our process uses 80-90 percent less water than our competition — and with better cleaning results! This means it dries in only 3-4 hours. We want our customers to expect from us the highest standard of cleaning and service. What we use is the best. How we do it is the best. We don't work miracles, we just clean carpet — but we'll always do our

Honest. Professional. Kind. Friendly. Trustworthy. best. If our customers are not happy after a revisit, we'll clean it for free. Guaranteed.

Best Pool! Come see why we’re voted BEST in the ‘BORO 2016! Thanks to our amazing staff & members for another GREAT year!

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What do you want customers to know about what to expect when they come to you? That I have an open and welcoming

Tenacious, tireless, diligent, trustworthy and caring personality that doesn’t draw personal judgment from the circumstances that bring clients to see me, and I understand that people often make mistakes and should be allowed to move onward the best way possible. I also understand there are matters that people simply need to trust to the skill of a good lawyer. I bring a real understanding and sense of care with me when I meet with people, and I value and protect the trust placed in me.

South Georgia Immediate Care Center has served the Statesboro and GSU communities since 2009, offering compassionate, quality medical care with walk-in convenience. We always have a skilled physician on duty to treat patients without an appointment, seven days a week. South Georgia Immediate Care Center treats adults and children (9 months and older) for virtually any minor illness or minor injury, so there's no need to go to the hospital emergency department for medical issues that are not life-threatening. The clinic and medical staff at South Georgia Immediate Care are not only highly skilled and trained in providing compassionate, confidential medical care; they are also friendly and genuinely care about their patients.

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What sets you apart from other professionals in the same field? My raising and strong core of values and hard work make me endlessly strive to be the best I can and to get the best results for clients. I work consistently every day to rise to the levels set before me and that I have made my professional mission to live up to, from the smallest matter to the most serious. It’s an innate sense of hard work and drive that push me higher and higher, and that results in benefits for those I work for.



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BEST PERSONAL INJURY LAW OFFICE: Every law firm and every lawyer is different, and each has different strengths and areas of expertise. At Barr Law Offices, we specialize in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. Our first priority is to work every case thoroughly, vigorously and in a way that honors God. This means we work hard for our clients from day one until the case is complete. Our clients are confident we will zealously advocate for their rights. We take our responsibility to our clients very seriously, and we work to get them the treatment and funds they need and deserve. For many people, the legal system is a mystery, the courtroom is scary and the idea of even meeting with a lawyer can be intimidating. We don't want fear of the unknown to prevent you from getting help. When you come to our office, here is what you can expect: ▲ An attorney at our office will




evaluate your case for free. We will answer your questions and explain your rights and your legal options in terms you understand. ▲ If you hire us to represent you, you will have an attorney and a paralegal specifically assigned to your case. ▲ We will keep you up to date on the status of your case. ▲ We will help you understand the complicated process of dealing with a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim.

BEST SERVICE DEPARTMENT: What sets our service department apart from others in the area? It's our technicians, the highest trained in the region with both GM and ASE certification. It's the latest high-tech diagnostic equipment and original parts with lifetime guarantees. It's the shuttle and towing services we have available, and a two-year/24,000mile guarantee of free maintenance on new and certified used vehicles. At Franklin Chevrolet, we work on all makes and models. We are open until 9 p.m. for our customers' convenience. No other service department offers this perk. Drop your car off after work and go to a movie or dinner while we take care of the rest. Trust is one of the biggest issues when it comes to automotive maintenance. These days, it’s very hard for the average customer to keep up to date on the advanced technology in this fast-moving

industry. Franklin has been in business since 1940 and is the only locally owned dealership left in Statesboro. Our customers trust that we won’t cut corners, won’t sell them something they don’t need, won’t be delinquent in our education on current systems and processes and, lastly, won't fail to serve them to the best of our abilities. Lehman Franklin says his staff "gets a real satisfaction in being able to do their job well and to be truly the best at what they do in the community. We all live in this community and have to see most of our customers on a very frequent basis. It's not like living in a Atlanta or even Savannah, where you don't have to be 100-percent accountable for your work. They have a sense of pride when they can move about the community, knowing they have given their neighbor the best service available."






Faircloth, Jacob Feehley,WJ Fields,Thomas Fitzgerald,Alexis Forbes, Kelsey Freeman, Raven Gantt, Brittain Gay,Ashley George, Casey Hart, Devan Harvard, Hunter Hendrix, Daniel Hillard, Lakia Hoehn,Ashley

Hooper, Skylar Jarrells, Joshua Jarvis,Alexis C. Jens, Hunter Kent, Billy Kent, Zack LeCounte,Ashley Lee, Brooke Lee, Derek Lee, Erika M Lewis, Shane Lonon, Bria Love, Jonathon J Mautes,VanDer


McGee, Joy Meeks, Calvin Miller, Rachel Miller, Shawn Mincey, Jasmine Moore, Christopher Moore, CJ O Malley, Pete Pennant, Stephen Pritchett, Kristen Ruck, Nathan Rud, Benjamin Rud, Jonathan Shafer, Jessica

Shearouse, Ronnie Sircy, Megan Smith, Chris Snell, Brandy D Stewart, Chris Strong,Ashley Ussery, Kimbra Waldron, Daquan Warren,Tevin Whitetree,Ansley Zinkel, Scott

352 Northside Drive • Statesboro, Georgia • 912.764.7941

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Bailey, Brandon Barronton, Jacob Berry, Saresa Bodkin,Ashlyn Booker, Ken Bush, David Calhoun, Salena Cerros, Helen Channell, Randi Chavers, Roberta Clover, Matthew Cranford,Tyler Dezormo, Jeff Duggan, Davis


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BEST HEALTH FOOD: The Clubhouse and Spikes offer a unique family entertainment experience that is unrivaled in our area. We started with the goal of providing the most fun possible to people of all ages. We are proud to say we’ve continually improved, adding new attractions each year and always finding new ways to elevate our guests’ experience. Spikes is far from just a bowling alley and snack bar: We’re a fullservice restaurant and bar, offering a wide range of menu selections, including a huge selection of gluten-free items. We want

everyone to enjoy the fun of The Clubhouse! Guests of The Clubhouse and Spikes are always treated to the most fun you can have in one place. With outdoor fun like go karts, mini golf and batting cages and indoor fun like bowling (including private lanes), a huge arcade, Ballocity, laser tag and Spikes’ tasty offerings, guests can come often and the experience should always feel fresh. By combining activities differently every time, we are honored to make each visit to The Clubhouse a unique, custom experience.

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BEST CHEF, BEST BBQ, BEST RIBS, BEST SHRIMP & GRITS, BEST CATERING Why are you passionate about your profession? I’m passionate about catering because it combines two of my favorite things: food and people. I started cooking at a young age, and I’ve learned unique food pairings over the years. When I’m not experimenting in the kitchen, I’m trying food creations at different restaurants across the Low County area. People are fun and never cease to amaze me. I really enjoy getting to know my customers and their families and friends. Once the event has

started, I really enjoy watching people as they take that first bite of my food. I like watching the positive reactions. I don’t know how many times I’ve been told, “Man, this is the best food ever!” Really? The BEST food? What sets you apart from other professionals in the same field? Look at me. My look alone sets me apart from any other caterer. I'm approachable and fun (not to mention modest), and I love what I do. I want my food to be something unique

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that can't be found anywhere else, and I think I'm succeeding! Also, I would say the tailored menus I offer to my clients sets me apart. I’ve been doing this a while and I know what I do well. If the menu my client suggests isn’t something I think would be the “best food ever,” I will recommend something I think would be better for the event, the budget and the client. I’m always looking out for my client’s best interest. I’ve been told I’m very easy to work with. What do you want customers to know about what to expect when they come to you? First, don’t let the tattoos fool you. My name is “Shug” (short for Sugar) for a reason. I want customers to know that I’m easy to work with and I’m here to help them. I'm really easy to talk to, especially when it comes to something I'm passionate about, like cooking Second, I’m going to ask a lot of questions about their event — not because I’m nosy, but because I want to help my customers. I’m going to need details before I give out a fair quote. “How many people? Location? Date? Menu? Budget?” I need to know what I’m doing before I can give a fair price. I’m going to try my best to work with my clients. I want to make the event the best it can be for my clients. Once it’s booked, I’d be glad to answer any question, any time. Let me handle it all!



to every detail. Quality products. Friendly staff. Fast service. Comfortable seating area. Purposeful



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product. All in all, we hope customers have a "complete package" experience at our shop.

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and many more!

RJ’s Grill

D’s Friendly Diner

Shogun Japanese

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Simply Sweet Bakery

40 East Grill

Fordham’s Farmhouse

Son Doner Kebab

Bites Casual Dining

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Southern Billiards & Burgers

Bourbon Grill

Main Street Grill

Spike’s Sports Grill

Boyd’s BBQ & Country Buffet Market District Cafe

Sugar Magnolia Bakery

Caribbean Feast

McAlister’s Deli

The Boiling Shrimp

Cotton Patch Bakery

Moes Southwest Grill

Wing Maxx

Ocean Galley Seafood

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WINNER delivering restaurant meals & groceries right to your door!

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HOURS Mon-Fri 8am – 6pm Saturday 7am – 5pm

Beyond boasting competitive prices across the board, we offer a law enforcement discount to thank those who sacrifice a lot for our security. We provide live music most Friday nights, a "little library" with books to borrow, and numerous gluten-free and dairy-free options for those with allergen issues. We also offer lunch every day from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m., which can be paired with a side or cup of coffee for only $1 more. | 912-225-1000

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Though we are passionate about good coffee, we are more passionate about our mission to empower the farmer, end human trafficking and engage the community. In other words, we don't serve coffee to people — we serve people, using coffee. This starts with how we purchase our products, making sure the coffee farmers are well paid, taken care of and trained. After making sure the producers of our coffees are not exploited, we make an effort to raise awareness and funds about currentday slave labor. Lastly, but certainly not least, we want to invest in our community by supporting local nonprofits, partnering with local businesses and serving a delicious cup of coffee to our customers! We expect customers to be pleasantly surprised by our attention



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The people have spoken, in between sips.

We’d like to thank our employees for their loyal and ceaseless hand-dipping. More than that, we’d like to thank the extraordinarily clearheaded and perceptive people of Statesboro, for recognizing the best Milk Shake in town when they taste it.

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memorable that you will recommend the center to colleagues and friends. It is important to us to make a good impression, get to know our customers and provide excellent customer service. Going above and beyond what is expected will add value and integrity to every interaction. Some events that take place within our facility are big life moments, and we want to ensure that we have taken care of the customer by doing things extraordinarily well. Students who either are enrolled at Georgia Southern or are alumni of Georgia Southern are able to book Sweetheart Circle for their wedding ceremony while booking the Nessmith-Lane Center as their wedding reception location. And to top it off, our customer service is engaging, reliable, efficient, professional and accommodating. For your big events, consider the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, where we look forward to taking care of you.







for voting us Best Breakfast, Best Family Restaurant, and Best Wait Staff!

434 South Main Street Statesboro, Georgia 30458 Phone: 912.489.8658

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Located on the campus of Georgia Southern University, the state-of-theart Nessmith-Lane Center offers all the services of a first-rate conference center. Whether you are planning a conference, business meeting, executive retreat, workshop, seminar, symposium, wedding or reception, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to serve your needs. Our professionals at Nessmith-Lane can ensure a stellar experience. While you are planning the guest list, party theme and invitations, let us do the rest. Whether it’s a family or class reunion, retirement dinner, birthday party or wedding reception, using our aesthetically pleasing and architecturally beautiful center will be the wisest choice you will make. From our professional staff to on-site catering services through Eagle Catering with a menu of signature specialties, your event will be like the table setting: fabulous. We are confident your experience will be so


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D&R Intensive Car Care offers quality auto repair and tires for almost any make and model of vehicle, both foreign and domestic. We work closely with our tire manufacturers to be certain our customers are aware of any money-saving tire rebates available. At D&R, we take pride in not only providing the best auto repair in the area, but also in working hard to make sure our customers understand exactly what kind of work was performed on their vehicle and why. We thoroughly inspect each vehicle and provide a comprehensive report to each customer. Our customers know what service needs to be done immediately and what service is coming up so that there are no surprises. We also have a comfortable, spacious waiting room, complete with

big-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, work stations and complimentary beverages. We provide a complimentary concierge service for customers who call ahead to schedule an appointment. We also work to provide valuable car care tips and information to our clients via Facebook,Twitter and our website. Finally, we work to make your auto repair service as affordable as possible, through dealer discounts and local coupons. DEALS: We usually have a variety of coupons and tire specials on our websites. For auto repair coupons, visit For tire coupons, visit tiresstatesboro. com. Be sure to check out our ad here in the Boro Awards: We’re offering a basic oil change for only $19.99 with student I.D.!


CORE Credit Union exemplifies the credit union mantra of “people helping people.” As a member of the credit union, everyone is a shareholder and everyone is treated equally. As a result, everyone who walks through the doors of one of our four Bulloch County locations receives service based on their needs first. A popular benefit with college students is the Co-Op Shared Branch Network. As a member of another affiliated credit union, students may use CORE to process transactions without having an account with CORE. For example, someone could make a deposit at an affiliated credit union in Atlanta and the student could make a withdrawal at one of our local branches. This benefit is exclusive to

credit union members and represents over 1,800 institutions across the United States. College represents a rite of passage in many people’s lives, and getting your finances in line for the future should be a part of that transition. We advise starting a budget to get a clear depiction of the student’s income and expenses, then taking a portion of their discretionary income and depositing it into an interest-bearing account. If there is no discretionary income, then we suggest looking for ways to eliminate the unnecessary expenses to create a path for savings. The importance of students managing their money early cannot be stressed enough when looking toward financial well-being.


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Thank you for voting us Best Happy Hour, Best Sports Bar, Best Salad, Best Trivia, Best Bar for GSU Alumni, Best Lunch, Best Live Music, Best Burger, Best Sandwiches, Best Fries!

Tuesday: Trivia W/Jake Hallman and a chance to win Gift certificates! 7.99 For the best Shrimp and Grits in the Southeast!! And 7.99 Pastas!! Wednesday: Wings And Beer! $.50 cent wings, PBR Pitchers, $9.25 Domestic buckets, $3Fireball/ Rumple and $3.75 dbl wells all night! Don’t miss Karaoke/DJ @9:00!! Thursday: $3.75 well dbls, $2 Domestic Bottles $2.75 Crafts and Imports Fri and Sat: Live Music with some of the hottest Bands in the Boro! $10 Well Liquor Pitchers and $10 Domestic Buckets Sunday: Come See Every Touchdown Scored! Happy Hour all day with our amazing drink and food specials!

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Monday: Happy Hour all day!


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YOUR WEDDING & EVENT VENUE Create fun, stress-free and unforgettable memories at Nessmith-Lane Center!

847 Plant Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 | 912-478-5555 |

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Best Sushi & Best Japanese Restaurant

Japanese Hibachi Grill Steak House & Sushi Bar 609 Brannen Street #5, Statesboro, GA 30458 Tel: 912-489-1688

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Best Amer ican Restaurant, Best Italian, Best Steak, Best Appetizers, Best Outdoor Dining and Fr iendliest Bar! Affordable, Casual Dining. Serious Steaks. 1301 Statesboro Pl. Cir. • 912-871-6474 Open Daily at 4 pm

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