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Archnemesis: "Electronic music is growing" Fresh off performances at South by Southwest (SXSW) and all the festivities that come along with the Austin music festival, DJ Archnemesis is enjoying a little time in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. He has just a few days to prepare for a few more weeks of shows leading up to the Counterpoint Music Festival in Northwest Georgia. One of those shows on the road to Counterpoint includes Club 125, where the DJ will be performing Thursday, April 9. Though the festival circuit can really push the success of an artist to new heights, Curt Heiny says he enjoys the local performances much more. "At festivals, your DJ set is 45 minutes to an hour," he said. "I enjoy taking my time and building up the performances. Shows where I have more time give me an opportunity to create a flow." This will be his third time performing in Statesboro. The last time he was in town was only a few weeks ago, when he was one of the first artists to perform in the new bar, Shenanigans. "It's cool to go into a city and see the fan base growing and people enjoying the show," he said of his previous stint in the Boro. "Since my first performance in Statesboro, each show has grown more

and the show is better each time." Archnemesis aims to continue to grow the audience with his skill. He spoke many times about bringing a performance that tops expectations every time. He concedes that the toughest challenge is an audience who expects him to play a rundown of popular songs. He prefers to capture the audience with his unique remixes as he controls not only the music, but the lighting as well. "It poses a problem sometimes, but it's a fun challenge," said Heiny. With DJs like Archnemesis doing more and more performances in Statesboro, could the time of the traditional band be on its way out? Is it possible that Statesboro's preference of local music is moving to an electronic format? Archnemesis says no. "Bands will always have their place in music, but electronic music is growing right now," said Heiny. "College crowds are constantly transforming as students come in and out. I'm just happy to have constant support." DJ Archnemesis will be taking the stage at Club 125 this Thursday, April 9, after an opening performance by DJ Finazzo. The show starts at 9 p.m. and entry is $5.w

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— ArtsFest, with live music by Those Cats, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.

South City Tavern — The Orange Constant, 5 p.m.; Those Cats, 7 p.m.

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GSU Newton Building, Room 1110 — Unedited Writer’s Guild meeting, 7 p.m. GSU Center for Art and Theatre — The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, 7:30 p.m. “A gripping re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people." Tickets are $5 for students and youth, $10 for faculty, staff and community members. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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GSU CAT — The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are

Averitt Center for the Arts — Little Shop of Horrors, 7:30–9:30 p.m., $20 for general admission and $10 for youth

GSU Recreation Activities Center Pavilion — Ready, Set … GLOW! 5K, 3rd annual race to benefit I Run For Michael. Registration is $10. For more info, see the event’s EventBrite page.

Club 125 — Archnemesis, 9 p.m., $5

Dingus Magees — Craig Waters & the Flood, time TBA

Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Amy Taylor, 10 p.m.

Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

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Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Poor Man’s Fancy, 6–9 p.m. GSU CAT —The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and youth, $10 for faculty, staff and community members. Averitt Center for the Arts — Little Shop of Horrors, 7:30–9:30 p.m., $20 for general admission and $10 for youth Gnat’s Landing — Dalton Hutcheson, bassist, 8 p.m.

Mill Creek Park Regional Park Pavilion — Jim Kruse Century Bike Ride, the 21st annual ride to benefit the Silver Lining Club of Bulloch County. Registration costs $35. For more info, check out http://southerncyclists. com/.

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Matt Waters & Benjii Taylor, 6–9 p.m. South City Tavern — Boropalooza, featuring Those Cats with The Orange Constant, 7 p.m. (patrons 21 & up) GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — GSU Music Department presents guest pianists Trio d’Esprit, 7:30– 8:30 p.m. Averitt Center for the Arts — Little Shop of Horrors, 7:30–9:30 p.m., $20 for general admission and $10 for youth GSU CAT —The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and youth, $10 for faculty, staff and community members.

Galactic Comics & Games — Table-top Game Day, 10 a.m. Play games, eat pizza and enjoy the competitive company of like-minded gamers around the community.

Averitt Center multipurpose room — Ballroom in the ‘Boro: Spring Ball, 8–10 p.m., $15/person or $25/ couple. The event will include a 30-minute dance lesson, followed by freestyle ballroom dancing for the remainder of the ball. The ball is spring-themed, so wear bright colors and floral prints!

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GSU CAT —The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and youth, $10 for faculty, staff and community members. GSU Russell Union, Room 2084 — Great Minds Lecture with Santanu Majumdar, “Interactive Teaching Methods: Engaging Students through Responsive Learning,”

5:30–6:30 p.m. GSU Planetarium — “Ice Worlds,” running every 30 minutes from 6–8 p.m. General tickets will be distributed starting at 5 p.m. in the planetarium lobby. Tickets are free but required. Weather permitting, there will be a telescopic viewing in the evening on the rooftop observation deck. Free and open to the public. Nonperishable food donations are appreciated but not required.

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Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m. GSU CAT —The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and youth, $10 for faculty, staff and community members. Applebee’s — Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

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GSU Newton Building, Room 1110 — Unedited Writer’s Guild meeting, 7 p.m. Open to all area writers, word nerds and language enthusiasts.

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GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — Percussion ensemble concert with the GSU music department, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. GSU CAT —The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and youth, $10 for faculty, staff and community members. Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

111 South — Springfest 2015, 3–7 p.m. Dingus Magees — Les Racquet, 5 p.m. Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Carry On, 6– 9 p.m.

GSU Performing Arts Center — “Die Fledermaus” by the GSU opera, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Wild Wing Café — 3rd Class Citizens, 8 p.m.

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GSU Foy Building, Carol A. Carter Recital — Brass student chamber recital, 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public Dingus Magee’s — Those Cats, 8 p.m.

Millhouse — Movers & Shakers, 9 p.m. South City Tavern — Piano., 9 p.m.

Downtown Statesboro — Spring Into Statesboro downtown arts and crafts festival, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Loco’s — Chyann Rose, 8 p.m. South City Tavern — Francis Marion, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

Shenanigans — Steff Mahan, 8 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Hunter Price, 9 p.m. Millhouse — Francis Marion, 10 p.m.

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Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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Millhouse — Nate Kenyon, 8 p.m.

Splash in the ‘Boro — Family Fun Swim, 10 a.m. Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — John Brannen, 6– 9 p.m. GSU Performing Arts Center — “Die Fledermaus” by the GSU opera, 7:30–8:30 p.m.

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Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m. GSU Performing Arts Center — The Great Gatsby, 7 p.m. GATA’s — Beer pong tournament, 8 p.m. Applebee’s — Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

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Club 125 — Dank with The Orange Constant, 10 p.m., $5

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Averitt Center — 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, $5, 6:30–11 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m.

Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

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After a long, hard struggle thanks to a restaurant fire last fall, the culinary masters behind South and Vine Public House are back with a new venture: 441 Public Kitchen and Bar. With a classy look, an updated kitchen and the same familiar South and Vine hospitality, owner Seni Alabi-Isama is ready to give Statesboro restaurant-goers a fine dining experience that stands out. Connect reporter Drake Oglesby has the full story online with an exclusive first look at the coming venue. Check it out!

40 East goes purple for Prince Party "What's a Prince Party?" you may well ask. We wondered the same thing, and Prince enthusiast Ben Umbreit was happy to tell us. Umbreit travels throughout Georgia bringing people a one-of-a-kind experience to introduce them to Prince (as in, The Artist

Formerly Known As) in a way they've never encountered before. With music, themed drink specials, dopplegangers and exclusive content, Umbreit is seeking out fellow Prince-lovers and encouraging people to catch the purple fever in an event scheduled for the night of April 18. Editor Brittani Howell has the details in the online story.

Cool Beanz and CAKE celebrate one year at Eagle Creek Brewing Co. It's a birthday party everyone can enjoy, with three great local businesses in one great place. CAKE and Cool Beanz, located at 58C East Main Street, are celebrating their first full year of business in an event at Eagle Creek Brewing Co. Friday, April 10. CAKE will be there with their signature sweets, and Cool Beanz has teamed up with the Eagle Creek brewers for a special coffee-flavored beer, with a novelty drinking glass to go with it. For more information, check out the online story by editor Brittani Howell, and stop by the brewery on April 10!w

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Brace yourselves for the BLUE-WHITE game the main focus. Of course, the number one priority is to keep everyone healthy. Southern has a few guys who are banged up and are either running noncontact drills only or sitting out the spring altogether to make sure they are ready to go Brown for the fall. As for replacing the departing seniors, there is no position on the field with as many holes to fill as the offensive line. Southern is losing five seniors from last season’s O-line regulars and only one starter is returning. And it’s not just the simple fact that five guys are gone — they were pretty doggone good too. The fact that Southern led the nation in rushing should tell you exactly how good the guys up front were. There aren’t just a lot of shoes to fill — those shoes are also pretty big. The good news on offense is that

Neverwinter paves way for MMO Xbox games Having been a pretty successful MMO (massive multiplayer online) for a few years now on the PC, Neverwinter has made its way over to the Xbox One and is still a totally free game to download and play. I was very happy to see it Tim being pretty much a direct port from the PC version with some added console-friendly changes to controls. Neverwinter allows players to become one of seven Dungeon & Dragons character classes and form groups of up to five players. The setting of the game takes place in the city of Neverwinter after the disappearance of its last lord.

The players are tasked with investigating the uprising of the undead and a female lich named Valindra. The game’s jump to console is a welcome change. Developers Cryptic Studios did an awesome job conWebb verting the controls over. I even remarked to my friends online that it actually feels better on the console, and they agreed. The main abilities have been mapped to the triggers with secondary abilities found on the face buttons. Other rarely used action and point-based skills have the player using a combination of

Darrius Sapp and several others return on the defensive line. The secondary will miss safety Deion Stanley, but Matt Dobson will be returning for his senior season at free safety. Southern signed four cornerbacks and three safeties in this year’s recruiting class, and while they won’t be here until the fall, they may see some playing time when the season rolls around. The Blue-White Game is a nice way to get your football fix during the offseason, but there are also several events surrounding the game that will be fun for the fans to get involved in. The second annual Spring Football Tailgate Cookoff will be held prior to the BlueWhite Game. You can either enter the contest yourself by registering online or you can just purchase a $3 ticket to enjoy all the tailgate food that is entered in the contest. After the game, the annual Eagle Football Alumni Association Reverse Raffle will be held at Bishop Fieldhouse. Tickets are $100 and will admit two people to enjoy food, drinks, an auction and a live band, and all tickets are entered into a reverse raffle with a grand prize of $10,000. This is always a fun event that raises money for Georgia Southern football scholarships. The Blue-White Game and everything that surrounds it always make for a fun weekend. Don’t miss out.w

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holding a bumper and hitting one of the was a small issue as it would reconnect face buttons. Potions, the map, chat and us within seconds and didn't break the other features are linked to the D-pad. gaming immersion too much. Everything else can be accessed via the I also noticed a lot of my friends menu screen when pushing the Menu who never played the game were totally (Start) button. lost, since a lot of the The game is loads deeper controls and REVIEW of fun, just as it was content are buried on the PC. Players will within the game 'Neverwinter' find so much to do in itself. The game Neverwinter, with hundoes a poor job of dreds of missions and side showing players how missions. You will literally Developer: Cryptic Studios to find some things Publisher: Perfect World never run out of content and players are left Entertainment or things to do in this to trial-and-error or Platform: Microsoft game. The sounds and deep investigating. Windows, Xbox One music fill the atmosphere Although it had perfectly and the visuals some framerate/ are spot-on. performance issues and a clunky user As with most games, especially ports, interface, Xbox One's Neverwinter there were a few issues here and there. shows that MMORPGs can work on A couple of times my group would a console and are very popular too. have issues with the mission’s glowing Although I was very excited to play breadcrumbs leading us to what seemed Neverwinter on my Xbox One, I was like a dead end only to realize the true also very excited knowing the possibility location was a few feet away. Also, of more titles being ported over as well. there were the occasional server errors Neverwinter is a fun, content-heavy where players lost connection for a few game that is a sure hit for all players. And nothing can beat free-to-play, moments or altogether when moving from one map to another. This, however, right?w

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Every April, college football fans across the country get a taste of football — just enough to hold them over to the fall — from their favorite program. Georgia Southern’s spring practice is underway, and next weekend it will culminate in the highlight of spring ball. The Alex Blue-White Game will be held on Saturday, April 18. Admission is free, and the defending Sun Belt Conference champion Georgia Southern Eagles will be on display. Many coaches — Georgia Southern’s Willie Fritz included — use the spring to take a closer look at players who may not have gotten much playing time in the previous season. The returning starters and veterans will get a chance to shake off some rust, but for the most part, getting younger guys more comfortable in the system and finding replacements for graduating seniors is

most of the returning skill position players have plenty of experience. Quarterbacks Kevin Ellison and Favian Upshaw appear to once again be in line to share playing time, but Ellison has received the majority of the snaps over the last two seasons. Neither will see action in live situations this spring, but the coaches will get plenty of time to look at redshirt freshman Monteo Garrett, who will most likely be this season’s third stringer and will try to make an early case to become the starting quarterback down the road. Running backs Matt Breida and LA Ramsby will see action this spring, but will not be tackled in an effort to keep them healthy. The Eagles have lost last year’s senior wide receivers Zach Walker and Kentrellis Showers, but BJ Johnson, Montay Crockett and Derek Keaton along with a slew of other receivers will be looking to make some big plays through the air this season. Defensively, Southern will be looking to replace its leading tackler from the last two seasons in linebacker Edwin Jackson. However, the linebacking corps coming back is very capable of getting the job done. Antwione Williams, Deshawntee Gallon and Patrick Flowe are likely penciled in as the starters, but they will have plenty of competition. The defensive front is primed to be a strength for the Eagles as Jay Ellison, Jonathan Battle, Lennie Richardson,


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Georgia Southern University’s Sweetheart Circle will come alive on Saturday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thousands of people are expected to visit campus, celebrating visual and performing arts at the 33rd annual ArtsFest. Hosted by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, the free art festival welcomes and encourages the community to become artists for the day. Festival-goers can express their artistic abilities at more than a dozen ArtStops, which allow participants to explore types, techniques and media of art. Patrons can paint, sculpt, craft a pattern,

measure a fish, create paper flowers, tie-dye a commemorative ArtsFest T-shirt, repurpose materials, shoot a painted arrow and much more — all for free. Guests can also admire one-of-akind artwork made by local artisans in the Artist Market. “ArtsFest allows our community, young and old, to celebrate the importance of the arts in our everyday lives,” said Stephanie Arends Neal, director of ArtsFest. “Through the arts, we develop lifelong skills such as decision-making, motor skills, collaboration, analytical and critical thinking, inventiveness, self-expression, confidence and cultural awareness. It has been an honor to be a

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ArtsFest attendees can tie-dye a commemorative ArtsFest T-shirt, among many other arts-themed activities during the 33rd annual event set for April 11. part of ArtsFest and watching their time and love of ArtsFest'15 it evolve over the years.” the arts to give back In addition to the ArtStops, to the community and WHEN? Saturday, April attendees can experience the university. Volunteers 11, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. musical talents of headlining and ArtStop hosts WHERE? Georgia acts, Those Cats, F-Beams and consist of community Southern University’s the Pladd Dot School of Rock members and faculty, Sweetheart Circle & Roll. staff, students and HOW MUCH? Free! ArtsFest is a nonprofit alumni from Georgia event made possible by community and Southern,” said Neal. For a complete list of supporters and university volunteers. “ArtsFest is made possible because a festival guide, visit GeorgiaSouthern. of individuals who have devoted edu/ArtsFest.w


Khadijah 11 Carter and Akil Jackson carry the twoperson show, "The Mountaintop," which explores Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last night on earth.

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"Mountaintop" shows King like never before chose The Mountaintop. The center needed a small-cast project to balance out their shows with larger ensembles, and The Mountaintop features only two characters: King himself, played by Akil Jackson ("Race") and Camae, a maid in the hotel King is staying in with whom King strikes up a conversation, played by Khadijjah Carter ("Flyin' West"). But while the size of the cast filled Newell's requirements, it was the script that sealed the deal. "I think people are going to think that it’s going to be this incredibly somber retrospective, and there certainly is a lot of emotion and a lot of depth to it, but it’s not exactly what the audience is going to expect," Newell said. The script, he said, is "surprisingly funny" and includes a few compelling

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twists that elevate the narrative into something unique. "It's the most surprising script I've read in quite some time," Newell said. Though the play comes toward the end of a year that has been fraught with racial tension on a national level — the Ferguson riots, police shootings and #blacklivesmatter protests — it was not Newell's intention to dive into a national dialogue when he chose The Mountaintop for the CAT's last major performance of the year. He and Lisa Abbott, who directed Race in the fall, chose their scripts last year, before race came to the forefront of

public discussion throughout the year. However, since the play comes not long after media discussion seems to have quieted, he is not shying from its relevance in today's climate. "I think it's a very good chance for us as a society to maybe talk about these issues, and also think about where we've come from, and how far we've come and how far we've got to go," Newell said. The Mountaintop will run April 8–15 at 7:30 p.m. every day except Sunday, when the show will run at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for GSU students and $10 for all other attendees.w

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Capping off their spring season, Georgia Southern’s Center for Art and Theatre will be showcasing a weeklong run of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, which takes a look at the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — from the perspective of King himself, the night before his assassination. The script, which has received the Society of London Theatre’s Laurence Olivier Award among other accolades, takes a more human look at a historical figure who is often elevated to sainthood in public discourse. It tackles King’s fears, hopes, failings and sense of humor in a way that, as New York Newsday has written, achieves being “more moving than sainthood.” According to director Nick Newell, this is a large part of the reason he


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Whatever you do — don't feed the plant Averitt Center bringing the darkly funny musical Little Shop of Horrors to life In a dimly lit corner of the Emma Kelly Theatre, a large green contraption sits silently, waiting to be brought to life. It’s a giant puppet that looks like a Venus flytrap from another planet. It’s known as Audrey II, and it’s the star of the upcoming production of

Little Shop of Horrors. The show itself is a classic, centering on a run-down flower shop in a dumpy area called Skid Row. The plot thickens when a worker, Seymour, finds a plant that can bring him fame, wealth and several homicides along the way. The plant grows in size as the show

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Little Shop of Horrors is a musical comedy that has become a cult classic of the theatre world. The plot is pretty simple: Seymour, a nerdy (and unintentional hipster) guy works at a flower shop in Skid Row, a slummy area in a massive run-of-the-mill city. Everything changes when he finds a “strange and exotic” plant, which he names Audrey II after the coworker he's in love with. The plot thickens when the plant comes to life and has a very specific craving. Spoiler alert: He eats people. The show is as dark as it is funny, full of catchy music that will stay in your head for months. It’s great for older kids, sci-fi fans, musical fans, horror fans and pretty much anyone else looking for a ridiculous and dark good time.

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Spring into Statesboro promotes going green Spring is officially here, and the Downtown Statesboro Developmental Authority wants you to jump in with its fourth annual arts festival. Separate from the GSU-sponsored ArtsFest, the occasion features a petting zoo, crafts, the Farmer’s Market, food and more with almost all of downtown getting involved to show the best ways to go green. On April 18, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Main Street will be taken over by vendors and townspeople ready to celebrate the new season with Spring into Statesboro. This event takes place on the morning of a community cleanup

event. Volunteers will help pick up litter and trash from selected quadrants around Statesboro, meeting at the courthouse just as the festivities start. The Center for Sustainability at Georgia Southern and its director, Lissa Leege, are chipping in with a cleanup of their own on campus for volunteers to take part in as well. Other departments at GSU are providing entertainment at the festival. Attendees will be given the chance to make a planter, receive a seedling to plant and get to participate in other fun activities. Several classes from Georgia

progresses, requiring two actors to play the part: one to provide the voice while the other works a variety of puppets, physically playing the plant onstage. “It’s challenging. It has to be something that interacts and you can’t necessarily see. You’re also lip syncing to someone else’s voice — it’s very physical,” Scott Foxx, the puppeteer behind Audrey II, said. He also said that the biggest puppet, seen towards the end of the show, is the most fun. However, there’s more to this show than just talking plants. The cast is full of high-energy personalities who are captivating from the moment the musical starts. The show has everything from a trio of fierce belting backup singers who comment on the plot, to a sadistic dentist who is as uncomfortable to watch as he is hilarious. Bethany DeZelle is playing Audrey, the love interest and arguably most adorable character in the show. “(Audrey) is a bucket-list character for any woman who’s my type,” DeZelle said. David Willis is taking center stage as Seymour, the lead of the show. “It’s the most challenging role I’ve ever had. I’m a baritone, Seymour is a high tenor, but overall I’ve really enjoyed it,” Willis said. “We’ve been throwing this idea around for about three years,” Jacob Furse, the director of the musical, said. This is Furse’s first time directing a full

show, but from the looks of things he’s right at home. “We have some ridiculously talented people in the cast who make up for any shortcomings I’ve had. It’s been a blessing to be able to work with these people,” Furse said. According to cast members, audiences should expect the unexpected. It’s funny, scary, twisted, romantic, intriguing and everything in between. “Expect anything. I’m not going to ruin the surprise,” said Foxx.w

Southern are involved to provide kidfriendly activities, including tye-dying, face painting, cornhole, s’more-making, puttputting, a dunk booth and much more. Brent Wolfe’s Leadership and Programming in Recreation students are ready with many options for children to choose from. These students will provide a fun environment for kids to express their artistic creativity and learn about going green at the same time. Many people involved with the Downtown Statesboro Developmental Authority take this time of the year to introduce their own children to such a fun, kid-friendly event. Suzanne Hallman, a member of the DSDA board, loves spending this event letting her son create little masterpieces and says, “The spring

is full of great fresh Farmers Market food, beautiful flowers and plenty of fun arts and crafts events for the kids and families to enjoy.” Her comment about the season works just as well in a description of the Spring into Statesboro event, as all of her favorite things about springtime are a part of the arts festival, too. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to spend a Saturday in the beautiful downtown area with others. The event is free but activities are abundant, giving you an enjoyable day out with little stress on your wallet. Vendors will be set up with food and products to purchase, though. Come on out to East Main to celebrate the arrival of spring and the green season with tons of arts and crafts, kid-friendly festivities, games and great information on sustainability.w

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Boropalooza 2015 Summer festival moves to Saturday, April 11 local favorite jam bands, newcomers to the 'Boro scene and DJs to help dance off any energy left at the end of the night. "This will be the only place in Statesboro where you can see every kind of music you want," Cress said. "We know that these bands are tried and true. These guys always bring a show." Bands will be playing on the inside and outside stages, so there will be no lag in live music. Along with live entertainment, games and giveaways, event-goers can anticipate Happy Hour and shot specials, and the kitchen will be open all night. To kick off the weekend, the owner of the 90s Bar in Athens, Georgia, will be visiting to play a night of everyone's favorite jams Friday, April 10. This will be a regular cover night with no charge for those over 21. To purchase presale tickets to Boropalooza, stop by South City Tavern, ask any of their employees or tune in to 102.9 for free ticket giveaways. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.w

BOSSMAN BOSSMAN is a five-piece hailing from Columbia, South Carolina. This is their first time gracing a stage in Statesboro, but they are very excited to share some tunes. They describe their style as "funky Southern blues" and cover everything from The Allman Brothers to Led Zepplin. "We play stuff that not everyone will like, but someone will love," said drummer Barry Harp. BOSSMAN will also be sharing some original songs in hope of garnering some new fans in Georgia.

The band will be releasing some new singles early next month that they may preview for the 'Boro. "We hope to turn people on, we don't want to turn anybody off. People should anticipate dancing their asses off," said Harp. "We're also good to look at too." No rookies to the music scene, their tunes can be found at www. bossmanband.com.

The Matt Brantley Band is a Southern rock/outlaw country band currently working on their first EP, which is due out later this summer. "My expectations for the event are just to have fun playing music and getting to meet other artists like us. Networking in the music industry is a great way to expand your audience," said the band. This band's music won't easily be forgotten, nor will frontman Matt Brantley's elegant beard. Come sing along to some covers and experience some original music from The Matt Brantley Band.

Dj Fatmug and triumph DJ Fatmug (Wilfredo Ofray) and Triumph (Ian Grover) are no strangers to the Statesboro bar scene, being regularly spotted at South City and various other venues around town. "We plan to do our part to make it as fun as possible. You can expect a little bit of everything, genre-wise. Ian and I have been DJ-ing gigs together for six years and we have learned to read the crowd and give them what they

want," said Ofray. Though their music choices generally lean toward hip-hop and electronic, Grover has a few tricks up his sleeve for Boropalooza to make sure everyone is moving. "Together we try to provide a mixed experience you can't hear anywhere else. I might play a couple bangers or plates that are my personal favorite, but that will be a surprise until the night of," said Grover.

If you haven't caught Those Cats live or at least heard of them, I'm not sure what you're doing in Statesboro. This band has created a large local fan base throughout the years and continually grows in popularity with a blues/funk style that is incredibly addicting. This will be a must-see act at Boropalooza. "Those Cats are super excited to be a part of Boropalooza this year. It's always fun playing music alongside other local artists and friends. We're pumped that places in Statesboro are putting together events such as these to enrich the community with more local music and art," said drummer Scott Underwood. Those Cats will be releasing their new record, "Eyes Up," on April 28, so be on the lookout for their new music.

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Though South City Tavern is still less than two years old in Statesboro, it is gaining a well-deserved reputation by hosting events such as this year's second annual Boropalooza on April 11. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the music won't stop until 1 a.m. Coordinators of the event chose to change the date because, they said, there aren't many big events happening after spring break and before graduation and summer. This year, South City has paired with Yik Yak and The Hamptons to enhance the already lively event. "It should be a night of a lot of fun. There will always be something entertaining going on," said Zane Cress, general manager of South City Tavern. Though this year will lack the Beer Olympics, Boropalooza '15 will make up for it with various competitions and drinking contests — all with some pretty awesome loot to be won. The Hamptons will be giving away some big prizes the night of the event, along with gift certificates from Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Big Show's Burgers and other favorite local spots. Music lovers can find solace in the lineup this year with everything from

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14 Brittani Howell The four members of Dank will be back in the 'Boro Thursday, April 16, at Club 125 starting at 10 p.m.

The Orange Constant Brittani Howell The members of The Orange Constant have been keeping busy since Connect caught up with them before Summer Jam last July. They've been performing more often and farther out, but their biggest project has been their upcoming album. Tentatively titled "Time to Go" and tentatively scheduled for a summer release, the band is waiting for the next step after recording with sound engineer John Keane, of R.E.M. fame. The Orange Constant sought out Keane because of his reputation in the Athens music scene and because they've liked his work on Widespread Panic's recent releases, on which Keane has also worked. Lee Guentert, drummer, said that it helps a young band's credibility to work with well-known names like Keane, but that ultimately they admired Keane's work. "At the end of the day, it's all about the product," Guentert said. "And we wholeheartedly believe he can produce a good product." As the band waits for their next step, they have a full itinerary for upcoming shows. In addition to regular performances in Statesboro's bars and restaurants, The Orange Constant will be appearing at South City Tavern's Boropalooza on Saturday, April 11. Not even a week later, they'll be opening for visiting band Dank as they come in for the Airbound Entertainment concert series at Club 125. Check back with Connect Statesboro in the coming months for a first look at The Orange Constant's first album, and make sure to hit one of their shows in the next few weeks!w

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Get ready to crank the Dank The last time Connect Statesboro caught up with Dank Sinatra back in 2013, they were a five-piece band on the verge of releasing their second album. Two years later, they’re a company of four with a new album under their belts and a new name to go along with it. However, they still have that eclectic, dynamic and borderline unclassifiable sound and entertaining, tongue-in-cheek persona that endeared them to the Statesboro crowd in the first place. When Connect reporter Samantha Monteagudo wrote her story about Dank Sinatra, she ran a straight Q&A to showcase the band’s quirky personality. After speaking with Dank’s lead guitarist and vocalist Jimmy Bones, a.k.a. Jimmy Mcalpin, I decided she had the right idea. And so, without further ado, I’d like to re-introduce the artists formerly known as Dank Sinatra: now, simply, just Dank. C: What’s bringing you back to Statesboro? D: It’s kind of time for us to get back and play some of the places where we first started out — somewhere like Statesboro, somewhere in Georgia, where we can go connect with a lot of our old bands and show them that we’re still thinking about everyone down in Statesboro and still trying to crank the dank down there. C: What does "crank the dank" mean? A: That’s more than slightly up

for interpretation, as these things are, but for us "crank the dank" just means pulling out all the stops, giving it all we’ve got, playing our music to our best potential and hoping that everyone is there to do the same. C: What are your live shows usually like? D: Our live shows are usually a combination of a lot of our original songs, and we like to throw in some spicy covers so that people can have something to connect to beyond our originals that they’ve never heard of before. It’s also fun for us to get inside a song that we’ve known and loved in the past. So it’s a combination of that and a little improvisation thrown in there, but for the most part it’s kind of a straightahead, high-energy rock concert. C: What kind of covers can we expect to hear? D: I don’t want to give too much away here, but suffice to say we like to throw in really solid classic rock covers and also some more modern, upbeat songs that we’re all into. So, a lot of Justin Bieber. …Yeah, we’re trying to teach Justin how to crank the dank. C: The last time you were here in Statesboro, you were Dank Sinatra. Now you’re just Dank. Why the name change? D: The switch officially happened when we released our album at the beginning of February. It

wasn’t an immediate switch — we talked about it for a while. One of the main reasons was purely aesthetic: "Dank" in itself is a fourletter word. We thought, aesthetically, that it looks really good. It’s really good for logos, and we think it’s really catchy and memorable. We’ve also had a line-up change in the past year or two, and we kind of wanted to reflect that in some way… Also, we’re not trying to get involved with any mobsters with the Sinatra name. Our hands are very important to our work, so we don’t want to get them lopped off. C: You’ve written on your website that you’re "showing fans what it takes to rock in … a post-Napster musical climate." What does that mean? D: ... I think mostly what it means is to just keep pushing forward, keep rocking, despite what is kind of a shaky, unstable music industry environment right now. Just being able to take that, keep that in mind, do all we can to work with that and utilize it to our best interests, and just keep moving forward, see what happens next and be ready for that as well. Dank will appear in Statesboro on Thursday, April 16, as part of the continuing Airbound Entertainment concert series. Opening for them will be local jam band The Orange Constant. The music starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door. If you'd like to check out their music before the show, it's available for listening and downloading at crankthedank.com.w


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This ain't our first Yee haw! It’s time for the annual Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, and this year, there’s chance to win a new car! The winning candidate will have to toss a boot 45 feet away into a waiting barrel. If they do, they win a car of their choice, valued up to $20,000, Poe said. If someone wins the car during the first night’s drawing, there will still be a drawing the next night, but only for gift cards, Poe said. People selected to win either the gift cards or an opportunity to win the car will need to be at the rodeo by 7 p.m. that night and locate “Fry Daddy,” a colorful rodeo clown and Poe's rodeo alter ego, in order to participate. Winners will be notified beforehand they will be involved in the drawing, he said. Advance tickets for the rodeo are $14 for adults, $9 for children. Tickets will also be available at the gates each night of the rodeo for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Gates open at 5 p.m. so visitors can enjoy vendors and children’s attractions, and meet and greet contestants as well as Miss Rodeo USA Kirbi Allen from Arkansas, who will also make appearances in Statesboro before and during the rodeo. The

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Coca-Cola products, hamburgers and other favorites. Other vendors will include a leather goods booth, T-shirts and belts and a jump house for kids, Poe said. More information about Hedrick Rodeo Company may be found online at www.hedrickrodeocompany.com. More information about the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo is available at www.statesbororodeo. com. w

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The rodeo is coming Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds on Hwy. 67. There will be bulls, broncs, cowboys and cowgirls — not to mention plenty of food and other vendors. Local competitors and professionals from all over will run barrels, wrestle steers and rope calves. There will be clowns and fun events, too, not to mention the “Boot in the Barrel” contest to win a hot new ride. If you want to enter the “Boot in the Barrel” contest, you need to visit Anderson’s General Store (where rodeo tickets are currently available), Franklin Chevrolet or Franklin Toyota to enter the contest, said rodeo co-chairman Don Poe. People can enter once daily at all three locations, adding up to three entries a day. No purchase is required. Then, at the rodeo, drawings will be held with three people selected each night. Two will receive gift cards worth $100, but one lucky person will have the chance to win a car! But hold your horses — it ain't quite that easy.

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Gatsby Opulence, extravagance and murder are coming to the Performing Arts Center It’s more than likely that the majority of us have read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s swan song The Great Gatsby at one time or another, and it’s more than certain that for many, it wasn’t of our own volition (instead dictated by the administration of your individual middle or high school. Yay standardized curriculum!). Despite our less-than-voluntary exposure to the story, however, the tale of Jay Gatsby and the price of decadence resonates even today. Truly and overwhelmingly extravagant wealth is a concept most of us associate more with fabled and mythological monarchs — such as the legendary King Midas, whose greed manifested itself as a prayer to the gods to turn anything he touched into gold, a blessing that quickly devolved into a bitter curse. The unfortunate truth, however, is that these figures are not so far from reality: They exist in multitude, and their fortunes are often as ill-gotten as Gatsby’s own. Take, for example, the recent figure of Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, better known as the Bishop of Bling. Formerly the Bishop of Limburg, Tebartz-van Elst came under scrutiny when an investigation into the renovation of his personal home revealed costs swelling above $40 million dollars, despite one of the core tenets of Catholicism demanding personal austerity. This includes spending over $20,000 for a bathtub. The investigation eventually forced the inclusion of the Pope himself, a

man hailed for his modest lifestyle. In Gatsby, these themes of using wealth for personal gain are a constant theme present throughout. Gatsby uses his lavish parties held each night as an attempt to impress Daisy Buchanan, cousin to narrator Nick Carraway. We are separated from Gatsby’s parties, viewing them as an outsider might peer into a window. Indeed, what we see is just as bizarre. All of this to impress a girl seems like the very definition of overkill. Nevertheless, the themes of decadence, idealism and excess all wrestle with the threads of this story of intrigue and social upheaval. Picturing in the mind’s eye the subtle, nuanced struggle Gatsby suffers is treat enough, and can only be all the more fascinating to take in on the stage. With painstakingly designed costumes and sets, the Montana Repertory Theatre’s performance of the play is sure to strike a balance between Gatsby’s opulence and the intimacy of theatre. Montana Repertory Theatre’s production of The Great Gatsby will be available for one night on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on Georgia Southern’s campus. This adaptation is the only one authorized by the Fitzgerald Estate. Tickets are $25, with GSU faculty and staff receiving a discount at $22, while students themselves can purchase tickets for only $10.w

ARIES (March 21– April 19) — Be more attentive to your friends and family. Let superiors know your thoughts regarding workplace procedures. By speaking out, you will raise your profile and increase your chances of promotion. TAURUS (April 20–May 20) — Careless mistakes will be costly. Whether at home or at work, you need to pay strict attention to what you are doing. Letting your mind wander will lead to an unfortunate mishap. GEMINI (May 21–June 20) — Dispel criticism that coworkers place on you. Don't get caught in a verbal tug-of war. If you let everyone know that you are a capable, hard worker, negative banter will dissipate. CANCER (June 21–July 22) — Misunderstandings will lead to a series of problems. Be clear about your intentions and expectations, and allow others to voice their opinions. Keeping your feelings bottled up is a recipe for trouble. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — Taking on too many professional responsibilities will affect your personal life. Consider taking a trip or spending a quiet evening at home with your family or other loved ones. VIRGO (Aug. 23– Sept. 22) — Dedicate some time to family entertainment. Whether you play games, share hobbies or participate in physical

challenges, include loved ones in your life and make some happy memories. LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 23) — Don't get rattled by minor issues at home. Be more accepting and less critical. Your patience will contribute to a calmer, more relaxed setting that is more conducive to solving problems. SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — Emotion will cloud your judgment. Facing the truth and setting time aside to discuss matters with an important someone will help rectify the problem. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23– Dec. 21) — Consider turning one of your skills or ideas into a home business. Get input from someone with relevant experience and find out what steps need to be taken. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — You will get ahead by sharing your ideas with your superiors. Extra time may be required to put your plans in motion, but the potential gain will be worth your while. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — Be prepared to make personal decisions. Don't try to do too much at once. Tackle each issue individually if you want to make the right choices. Strive for perfection. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — Expand your mind by engaging in events that teach you about different cultures or philosophies. Consider learning a second language or picking up a skill that can lead to greater prosperity.w

Holli Deal Saxon BATHROOM BEER BUST — A man was arrested after he took a six-pack of Keystone Ice beer into a bathroom at Bi-Lo, where he drank them all and passed out, according to reports. LEEEROOOOOYYY JENKINS — The day the new Zaxby’s opened at its original location, a fellow walking through the parking lot fired a paintball gun, striking another man in the chest. There were paint marks on Zaxby’s property as well. BUT IT'S MY FAVORITE PEN — Police responded to Eagle Inn recently when a man and the motel manager argued over an ink pen.

The victim said the manager struck him in the hand, but the manager denied doing so. No one was arrested. PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE — Which this lady does not have. A woman called police after being cursed by another female for taking too long loading groceries and an infant into her car after a shopping trip to Wal-Mart Supercenter. COKE MAKES YOU DO STRANGE THINGS — A police officer responded to a call to the #1 Chinese restaurant on East Parrish Street, where two men, former friends, threatened and threw sodas at each other. No one was arrested.w


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Items for Sale

For Your Information

Heavy Equipment

Saturday Tutorial PRE-K-8th Grade

Also tutorial for SAT, ACT, ASVAB test? 912-764-9282, 813-909-6067

SEE LEGAL NOTICES

for other counties online

R&M + Lawn Care

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1985 Ford 1510 Tractor

in great shape, finishing mower and 4 other implements. $7000. 912-398-7295.

Pets & Animals

MAKE MONEY Sell your items Outdoor

Spring 2015

Antiques & Flea Market, Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26. Rain Dates: May 2 & 3 Spaces $35 for Weekend. 67 Antique Mall 912-839-2167

has Yorkies, tiny Chihuahua’s, Shihtzus Poodles, miniature Dachshunds, and other breeds available www.simplysouthernkennel.com

cowboyup@inbox.com

Simply Southern Kennel

Yard Sales Yard Sale

A Beautiful Lawn doesn’t happen by itself Professional and Affordable lawn care Serving Bulloch and Surrounding areas Call for Free Estimates 912-512-0107 John Long Owner 601 Marvin Ave. Statesboro, GA

Lost and Found Pets

Found

Call 912-536-2726

Alterations

Professional Service with a Personal Touch Residential & Commercial Insured and Bonded

Lost Dog

Last Seen on Burkhalter apartments. Red Pomerainian, Call 912-667-2372

Reach the audience you want! Advertise in the classifieds Call 489-9455

All Around Professionals

$45.00 complete lawn care special Landscaping, Pressure Washing, Free estimates

Help Wanted

Employment Wanted

Miscellaneous Services

Pets

do light house work, & cook. 912-531-4991.

Jobs

Services

Small young black male gog, near methodist church in Brooklet. Call 304-483-5174

Will Care for Your Loved One

Linda Gail

912-318-8963

Free Estimates. References. cherkee33843@yahoo.com

Cool Deals are in the Statesboro Herald Classifieds*

Need sewing or alterations? Bus Driver Specializing Wedding, Prom and Pageant dresses, as well as Bulloch BOE seeking bus everyday wear. drivers to transport to/from Call me, 912-489-0937 school. Will train applicants. CDL Prep Class April Carpenter Specialist 21-23rd 9am-12pm. Driver If you need any work done in Class, May 4-8. 8:30-3:30pm Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, Call 912-212-8645. framing, flooring or painting. Call Leroy White. 541-1260.*

Christian Lady

Will clean your house or office. Experienced. No Sunday calls. 717-476-0598.

SELL THOSE unwanted items in the Statesboro Herald Classifieds. Call 489-9455.*

Looking For BARGAINS? Call

Statesboro Herald CLASSIFIEDS

489-9455

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Announcements


House Keeping Assistant

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19 AMIkids Savannah River, Sylvania Georgia is now hiring the following Full Time positions.

Human Service Professional: Responsible for development, implementation, and oversight of all treatment services. Minimum Requirements Master’s Degree required in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, and 1 year in field experience. Direct Care Staff: Day and Night Shifts positions available: Responsible for directing and safely supervising students during their assigned shift. Minimum requirements High School Diploma. Preferable experience working with youth. Shift Supervisor: Responsible for supervision of Direct Care Staff and students. Minimum requirements Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of education training and/or experience. Director of Operations: Responsible for managing day to day operations of all program components. Minimum requirements Bachelor degree in Behavioral or Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, or Childhood Education. Minimum 2 year in field experience. All applicants must be 21, satisfy criminal background check, drug screening and driving record screening. Apply in person at 626 Old River Road Sylvania Ga, or email savannahriver-bm@ amikids.org for application and instructions.

Loan Assistant Local financial company accepting applications for a Loan Assistant. Duties include the processing of loan applications before and after their approval at the direction of a loan officer and compliance of all loan documentation requirements and regulations. Word and excel software experience required. Must also have good communication and organizational skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefit package. Please forward resumes to: G:606 c/o Statesboro Herald, P,.O. Box 888, Statesboro, Ga 30459 Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

20-30 Individuals Wanted Now

Due to new product line our company is experiencing a massive product demand opening various positions in all departments. No experience necessary . We train. All positions must be filled immediately. $1700/month Starting pay per agreement. Call Immediately 912-489-6699

Needed. Must have references The Statesboro Herald is and valid drivers licensed. Call looking for four new inde912-739-0318 pendent newspaper delivery

Infection Control/ Safety and Disaster Optim Medical Center of Jenkins is seeking a full time Infection Control/ Safety and Disaster employee for our Millen location. For more details and to apply, please visit www.optimhealth.com/join-optim.

Assistant

Minimum twelve months experience. Duties: typing, filing, organizing, and answering phones. Submit resumes and references to P.O. Box 308, Swainsboro, Georgia 30401 ATTN: LEGAL ASSISTANT.

Dedicated Mail Route CDL

CLASS A Clean MVR 3 + Year’s Experience Nice Ryder Equipment + Great Pay+ Insurance + 401K Call 904824-2007 Email USPFS@Outlook.com

Part Time Opportunity!

Mechanic

Immediate opening, must have experience with equipment, small engines and auto maintenance. Please send resume to P.O. Box 2791, Statesboro, GA 30459

Medical Biller LPN Medical Assistant

Needed for busy medical office. Biller must be proficient in Medicaid and Private pay billing. Send resume to PO Box 717, Statesboro, Ga 30459.

contractors for the Bulloch County areas. Contracts will be awarded to energetic individuals who can ensure competent on time delivery to Herald customers by 6:30 am each morning. Overnight, weekend and holiday delivery is required. Serious Inquiries only. Competitive pay is based on subscriber delivery and is adjusted for today’s costs. A reliable means of transportation with backup is required. A valid Georgia driver’s license and current insurance is also required. Inquire in person at One Proctor Street, Statesboro, GA 30458

Sheppard Lumber Company Has openings in Brooklet, Georgia for a Industrial Electrician and Maintenance Welder Type Sheppard Lumber is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Great benefits package. Drug free workplace. 15175 Highway 80 East, Brooklet Georgia Fax 912-842-2167

Pleasant View Nursing Center Patrol Officer City of Metter

Apply Mon-Fri - 8 am - 5pm 49 South Rountree Street, Metter, GA Drug and Alcohol Screening Required EOE

Currently accepting applications for

D.O.N./RN POSITION LPN POSITIONS for 7AM-7PM & 7PM-7AM C.N.A. POSITIONS for 3PM11PM & 11PM-7AM Applicants must have a valid GA Driving License, Social Security Card, Current RN License, LPN License and C.N.A. Certification. Apply in person @ Pleasant View Nursing Center-475 Washington Street-Metter, GA 30439 Pleasant View Nursing Center is a Drug Free Work Place

Real Estate

NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT!!

IMMEDIATE OPENING Experience preferred. Full time position with benefits and competitive salary. Please send resume to geoffconnermd@ gmail.com or mail to: Acute Care Clinic Attn: Cathy Sikes 1608 Meadows Lane Suite 1 Vidalia, GA 30474. Resumes can also be faxed to 912-537-8951

Used car deals! Statesboro Herald Classifieds

489-9455

ROC MECHANICAL & FABRICATION CONTRACTOR LLC SEEKING PIPE

Elm Street Church of God

Seeks Pianist for a weekly worship services. Resume: 29 Elm Street, Statesboro, GA 30458 or asjr9@hotmail. com. Call 912-764-3904 TO PLACE your Adult and Child ad for $10.20 online at our website www.statesboroherald.com or call 912-486-9455*

FITTERS AND PIPE WELDERS CALL TODAY (478)494-1824

Lenny went wild when he found the job of his dreams in the Classifieds 912•489•9455

Homes For Sale

103 Gentilly Dr

$69,000 brick. 3 bedroom, 1½ bath 912-682-7468


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Interior Painting

August 1 rental at GSU entrance. 109 Herty Dr. 204 Mrvin Ave. Also 6 or 7 bedroom, on South Main. 912-682-7468.

912-536-8212

Commercial Building

Professional

5 years experience “Bring Color to your home”

Bringing Satisfaction to our valued customers email: befrain80@yahoo.com

For Lease or sale. 6,000 sq.ft. 604 MLK Dr, Statesboro. Portal GA. House for rent. Call 912-865-2037

Mobile Home for Rent

Wise Choice Realty

Looking for a great deal on a hard drive, laptop, CD burner or wireless keyboard? Find it in the classifieds. Every day, you’ll discover hundreds of classified listings for all sorts of merchandise, from computers to cars. It’s a fast and easy way to find exactly what you’re looking for, for a lot less.

CLASSIFIEDS

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1/BR Starting at $325 2/BR Starting at $525 3/BR Starting at $775 912- 681-9473 Statesboro, GA

Beautiful Home

For sale on 6.56 acres. Located at 1600 Robbins Branch Rd., Sylvania, GA. Listed at $217,000. More information and pictures at www.zillow.com and www.forsalebyowner.com . Call 912-863-6718 for showing appointment

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Automotive

&

Cars/Trucks/Vans

Quiet Living

417 S Main St

1 bedroom unfurnished or

Residential or commercial. Excellent personal care home. Call 912-682-7468

Studio Furnished Conveniently located near Statesboro Mall . Visit or call Mill Run 912-489-8402

. 6 or 7 bedrooms. Like new.

s

2 bedroom, 2 bath Duplex’s. Available August 1st. Washer, Dryer & Dishwasher. Privately owned, Lauren 912-289-7708

Land/Lots For Sale

3 Acre Lots

10 minutes from Statesboro, water/septic available. Owner financing $1000 down + closing. 912-764-9955. www.southgeorgialand.com “I found awesome used video games in the Classifieds.”

There’s something for everyone in Classifieds

489•9455

Harden’s Landing

2 small Lots on Ogeechee River. Call 912-601-4499 or 912-764-3703.

2004 Ford Taurus Station Wagon

49,000 miles. Clean inside and out, runs perfect. Excellent condition. $5700 912-682-8187.

For Rent

Rent to Own or Sale

This Apartment is for you! Statesboro

Large one bedroom, full size apt. All inclusive. 223 Lanier Dr. Call now 912-681-3291

You can place your Misc. Real Estate ad in the Statesboro Herald on line at our website www.statesboroherald.net or by calling 912.489.9431.

Portal. Double wide on ½/ acre. Near lake. 3/bedroom, 2 bath. Singlewide 2 bedroom 2 bath. 912-398-5196 912-748-5196 THIS PAPER attempts to exercise diligence in the acceptance of all ads submitted as Help Wanted & Business Opportunities. Because of the volume of ads submitted of this type, we suggest that you investigate thoroughly any advertisements that solicit money prior to responding to the ad.*

Lucy was dazzled by the great deals she found in the

Classifieds

912•489•9455

Sudoku

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Quiet country living. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, CH&A, All appliances. No pets allowed. $450/month + $450/deposit. 912-865-2074 or 687-0639

Walk To GSU


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