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Editorial for June

mirth & Matter Editor’s letter

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Behind the Scenes People who make it happen

Angye Morrison, EDITOR 912.489.9402 | amorrison@connectstatesboromagazine.com Hunter McCUMBER, ART DIRECTOR 912.489.9491 | hmccumber@statesboromagazine.com Stephanie Childs, MARKETING MANAGER 912.531.0786 | schilds@connectstatesboromagazine.com Pam pollard, classifieds manager 912.489.9420 | ppollard@connectstatesboromagazine.com Tim Webb, Multimedia twebb@statesboroherald.com Darrell Elliot, Distribution 912.489.9425 | delliot@statesboroherald.com

Angye Morrison Connect Editor

Ever felt the need to dance? I do it, quite frequently. But it’s almost always when no one is watching. It’s better that way. Trust me. But there are some folks here in Statesboro who enjoy dancing – so much so that they attend a class to learn how to do it better. We’ve got a story in this issue about the ballroom dance classes at the Averitt that will make you want to get your dancing shoes on and get to steppin’. There’s also a trend toward all things trivial. Several locations around town offer trivia nights and there are lots of people who not only enjoy it, but who are good at it. Check out our story on this fun form of entertainment. Brandi Harvey continues her look at the local music scene, this month focusing on a great loss in the music community, and how this band of brothers is coming together to honor the memory of one of its own. We sat down to talk to the new director at the Averitt Center for the Arts, Jamie Grady, who’s eager to get things stirred up in the heart of the arts community in the Boro. He’s already looking at bringing in some great talent, and showcasing the talent we’ve got right here at home. Read about his outside-of-the-box thinking in this issue. And Michael Sapp is taking a peek at the craft beer community in Statesboro – what’s out there, what’s good, and what’s the best. Make sure you check out what he’s got to say. So I suppose you could say that this issue is all about the trends…dancing, trivia, music and beer. Some might ask, what else in life is there? Enjoy this issue, and your favorite trends!

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Connect with others in Statesboto in June

MUSIC Thursday, June 1 Brit Jones at Millhouse, 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 17 Moss City at Millhouse, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 2 Blu Vudu at Millhouse, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 22 James Laving at Millhouse, 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 3 The Other Bragg at Millhouse, 9:30 p.m. (additional performance June 4 at 12:30 a.m.)

Friday, June 23 Tyler Branch Duo at Millhouse, 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20, 27 Open mic night at Loco’s, 9 pm. Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20, 27 Karaoke at Applebee’s, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 14, 21, 28 DJ & Karaoke at Gnat’s Landing, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 8 Collin Middleton at Millhouse, 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 24 Squawk Box at Millhouse, 9:30 p.m. (additional performance June 25 at 12:30 a.m.) Thursday, June 29 Daniel Toole at Millhouse, 9 p.m. Friday, June 30 South of Blue at Millhouse, 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 30 Cyril Durant at Eagle Creek Brewing Co., 9:30 p.m. Ongoing Live music at Loco’s Musical acts to perform each weekend, 9-11:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 10 Riley Lowery at Millhouse, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15 Kyle Turner at Millhouse, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7, 14, 21, 28 Open mic night at Eagle Creek Brewing Co., 5 to 9 p.m

Friday, June 16 Ambiguous at Millhouse, 9:30 p.m.

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ART Through the Window: Landscapes by Terry Moeller Averitt Center for the Arts Moeller is a landscape artist working in oils, pastels, watercolor, mixed media and photography. The exhibit will be in place through July 1. Ongoing Give it a Spin! Workshop, 3rd Sunday each month Averitt Center for the Arts For those 16 years of age and up, from 1-4 p.m., this pottery class for

beginners covers the basics. Bring a towel with you; all other materials provided. Cost is $25 ($40 for non-members). Paint-N-Party, 2nd Friday each month Averitt Center for the Arts Come and have fun with your friends and your favorite drink (21+ to drink). Price includes a 16X20 canvas and art supplies. Call Tony Phillips at (912) 212-2787 to register. Cost is $35 per session.

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Friday, June 2 F1RST Friday: Staycation, 5:30 to 8 p.m. This month the focus is on Statesboro as a vacation destination. Vendors and businesses will celebrate all things summer in the Boro. Saturday, June 10 Technique Dance Company Spring Recital 2017 at Averitt Center for the Arts Dance routines will be featured from the competitive company, as well

as regular classes, including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and contemporary. Tickets are $5.

Through Jan. 28, 2018 The World’s War is Georgia’s War: 1917-1919 Georgia Southern Museum Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in the first World War through the experience of Georgia. Stories of Georgia’s soldiers, civilians, training camps and communities.


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Georgia brewers By Michael Sapp

New law brings positive change for Georgia brewers Just a few years ago, “drinking local” meant going to the grocery store and grabbing a six-pack of Sweetwater 420 out of Atlanta. These days, in Statesboro and an increasing number of Georgia cities, going local means drinking something that’s brewed literally down the street. American craft beer has been enjoying something of a renaissance for over a decade, with local upstart breweries grabbing more and more market share from macro brewers like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. There are 77 independent breweries in Georgia alone, with over 20 more planning to open in 2017. Gone are the days when you had to travel to Atlanta or Athens to enjoy a Georgia brew, and recent changes in legislation are expected to further fuel the industry’s expansion locally and statewide. Eagle Creek Brewing Company first opened its doors in 2013, and since then, Statesboro locals have been lucky enough to enjoy beer they can truly call their own. While Eagle Creek’s beers are readily available in retail locations all over the state, there was a time when finding (and 8 • Connect Magazine

drinking) some from the source was a little difficult. Under current Georgia law, breweries must sell their products through distributors, making direct sales to customers illegal. There are a few ways around these laws, the most popular being the sale of brewery tours. A flat fee, usually no more than $15, is charged for a tour of the brewery. Tours include 36 ounces of free beer “samples,” which, for anyone who isn’t kidding themselves, is the whole point of taking a tour. This was Eagle Creek’s approach until last October, when they transitioned into a “brewpub,” essentially a restaurant that brews and sells its own beer. For now, this is the only way a Georgia brewery can legally sell product directly to customers, and for Eagle Creek, the only way to stay competitive with larger corporate brewers. “We made the decision to change to a brewpub out of sheer survival. Pressure from large manufacturers on our distribution network caused major disruptions in markets where we were just beginning to get a foothold,” explained Franklin Dismuke, owner of Eagle Creek. “We experienced

many of our distributors flatly not wanting to move our products due to bringing on craft brands purchased by the large manufacturers that take precedence contractually over smaller breweries, which basically forced us out of the market.” Dismuke went on to say transitioning to direct sales has had a positive impact on revenue and brand awareness, and could contribute to the future expansion of his brewery. “The change has been tremendous for us. It now allows us to be in control of our own business, rather than rely exclusively on distributors for survival. These changes will allow breweries to hire more people… it will give them additional revenue to expand their markets and hire support staff,” said Dismuke. Success stories like Eagle Creek’s are good news for Georgia’s beer producers, particularly in light of a recent legislative victory for the industry. In early May, Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB85 into law, a bill that would do away with the tour system and allow brewers to sell directly to consumers once it goes into effect September 1. Dismuke echoes the sentiments of brewers across the state, describing the law as “a major game changer in the Georgia beer industry,” likening it to “going from the dark ages into the age of enlightenment.” Going forward, independent brewers will have a much smaller hill to climb when establishing themselves, and new laws will help keep money local, providing positive impact that stretches beyond a brewery’s walls into other industries. “We strive to support as many local and regional businesses as possible,” said Dismuke. “We also strive to support local and state tourism, and being a local destination, we do what we can to attract visitors to the area.” Eagle Creek Brewing Company is located at the end of East Main Street, and will mark its fourth anniversary with a celebration at the brewery in July. Its core products, including favorites like Spot Tail Blonde Ale and Georgia Tea Party Amber, can be purchased in cans while small batch, limited release beers are available on tap at the brewery.


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GS students real experience During summer break, few students like to think about school. They relax or get a job and forget about academics. But things are different for Georgia Southern’s incoming freshmen. They aren’t just thinking about college – they’re experiencing it. Eight two-day sessions of Southern’s Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) began June 1 and will run once weekly through the week of July 17. The orientation sessions allow incoming students to experience GSU up close and personal. The program, which is mandatory, allows students to speak with their advisors, register for classes and find out what student life is really like – or at least get a glimpse of how they will spend their time as a college student. The office of Orientation, Advisement and Registration goal is to give incoming students a feel for Georgia Southern and become a part of the GS family when they return in the fall. “SOAR has been a big help. All the sessions emphasize important things, and they answer all your questions,” said incoming freshman Glenda Harris, a Maryland native planning on majoring in Sports Medicine. “It gives you a good look into the actual college experience.” Making incoming students feel at home is a top priority for the SOAR program. Students experience dorm life as they spend the night on campus in Centennial Place. They attend multiple presentations from various departments and student groups, and can ask current students acting as SOAR leaders any other questions they might have. SOAR leaders complete two weeks of intensive training before the program begins, so they can answer any question that may come up. Incoming students who participate in SOAR generally believe the program is informative and will ease their transition from high school to college. “It’s been really organized in explaining what’s going to happen in the fall,” said Christian Huban, who plans to major in physics and chemistry, “It helped explain how college life is going to be different from high school.” Although they don’t spend much time together during the program, parents are encouraged to attend SOAR along with their child. Various presentations intended for parents answer questions related to their child’s experience. June 2017 • 11


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The Music Scene By Brandi Harvey

One more for Wesley

The night of April 1, 2017 was to be a special one at Statesboro Millhouse. The scheduled band was Bragg & Company, a well-loved local band fronted by local music veteran Wesley Bragg. More than that, it was to be a reunion of sorts of one of Statesboro’s best loved bands, Wesley Bragg & the CutThroat Cowboys. Fans of the band and the various members had been sharing the event on social media, excited to see the reunion. Tragedy struck on April 1, when 29-year-old frontman and founder Wesley Bragg lost his life as a result of a car accident. The public outpouring of support was immense, and almost immediately an event to honor Wesley was scheduled for the following Saturday. Word spread quickly that April 8 at Millhouse was to be “One More for Wesley.” Musicians, singers, performers, friends and family gathered for one amazing celebration of life and music. In that one night, Millhouse tripled the revenue of its best night. The bar ran out of Jameson, Bud Light and nearly everything else. The bar was dry – the eyes weren’t. There were plenty of tears shed, and laughs and memories shared. “One More for Wesley” was an event that managed to do what its namesake had hoped to do for over a decade – draw together as much of Statesboro’s music family as possible to support, encourage and help one another. A few weeks later, I had the privilege of sitting in on a gathering of some of his closest

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friends. No… they were his brothers. His biological brother, Dylan Bragg, was joined by Myles Willis, Benji Taylor, Dillon Lanier and others. This band of brothers shared endless stories about Wesley the performer, Wesley the man and Wesley the friend. “It didn’t matter if there was an audience of five or 5,000,” Dylan said with a smile. “He put the same energy into the show either way.” It’s a sentiment echoed by everyone who knew him or saw him perform. His creativity and investment in each show was easy to see. Friend Micahlan Boney recounted his use of props on stage. “To most of his shows he brought props like a rug, table, lamp, stuffed duck and baby pictures of him and Dylan. He decorated almost every stage this way because he wanted the audience to ‘feel at home.’” It was this energy and commitment to his craft that let audiences know he was putting everything he had into every song he wrote or sang. He put just as much energy into encouraging other musicians, which is one of the many reasons he became such a beloved figure among area musicians and performers. From inviting young performers to join him on stage and perform to pushing his own bandmates to challenge their own limits, he was always doing what was necessary to bring out the very best in his fellow performers. When you’re in a band with others, you

become closer than family. “That’s a bond that doesn’t die,” mused Willis. “He was my brother.” As the one bandmate who shared the most touring and stage time with Wesley, Willis had more stories of shows, after parties and tour memories than could ever be recounted in one article. But the stories were just the examples that showed who Wesley was. The words that seemed to come over and over from so many were “big hearted” and “generous.” Wesley loved life and loved to make sure that others were loving life when they were with him. As a tribute to his amazing spirit, several of Bragg’s bandmates and friends have begun work on a project that will honor him in the very best way possible. The group is working on bringing together Wesley’s close friends, former band members, and many whose musical careers have been influenced and encouraged by him to produce an album of his original songs. Dylan Bragg, brother and co-founder of Bragg & Company, says the group is taking their time to be sure that the project is a close to perfect as possible. They are working on creating a crowdfunding page for the album to allow friends, family, and fans to be involved as well. For more information on the project and how to support it, follow the project’s progress on the Bragg & Company Facebook page.


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The production of “Chicago” at Georgia Southern University’s Performing Arts Center played to a packed house and brought rave reviews in March. Hannah Hogan took on the role of Velma Kelly, and was just one of a cast full of triple-threat talented GSU students.

Cast members from “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” gathered for a cast party at Statesboro Parks & Recreation, enjoying some much deserved relaxation and fun. Shown are Julian Schwarz, Tori Mills and Kian DeVine.

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John Parcels, who played Aslan, is shown with Chloe Stack (Susan Pevensie) and Sarah Kate Thompson (Lucy Pevensie), in the Statesboro Youth Theater production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Opening night for the performance was May 4.

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Dwarf Ginnarbrik, played by Bryan Burke Jr., was an audience favorite in the production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Savage Cabbage is shown performing at Spring into Statesboro, representing Pladd Dot’s School of Rock. Band members include Bella Morriss, Ava Waters, Charlie Waters, Hadley Mims, Aiden Cooper, Chase Page, Daniel Durden and Spencer Boyum.

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New Direction By Angye Morrison

New director at Averitt thinking outside the box

Averitt Center for the Arts Executive Director Jamie Grady has been on the job a little more than a month – and he’s impressed with Statesboro and the way the community supports its arts. Grady has made the business side of the arts his career and it has taken him to Atlanta, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Zealand. He holds a master’s degree in arts administration from Lesley College, a bachelor’s in business management from Bentley College, and a certificate in nonprofit manage-

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ment from Duke University. His job will be to manage the center, its four facilities, and its annual budget of about $1 million. When asked what the snapshot of the Averitt looks like in his mind, Grady smiles. “I think the arts center is a great place. The development that has happened has been pretty quick. For an arts organization to have four different spaces, three buildings, a number of programs available to the community, it’s pretty impressive,” he said. Grady adds that he’s met a lot of people locally who are

supportive of the arts programs at the center. “I’m curious if they know what they have though,” he said. “When things are in your own town, you don’t always see them as big as they are perhaps.” During the first few months on the job, Grady said it will be all about stabilization. He’ll be focused on learning to understand what the community is looking for, as far as programming is concerned, both in the classrooms and on the stage. And he’ll be looking for what’s missing.


“That’s the hard one,” he said. Grady says during the interview process, they discussed at great length how the local arts program might attract regional and national artists. “What I think would be really special about that, I think that the community would really respond to that,” he said. Then, he added, he’d like to go the opposite direction. “If you can, think of growing out and growing in,” he said. “I’ve been told there are communities around Statesboro who would be interested in having our programs come to them. Satellite programs and summer camps, having our teachers go to them. Growing our programs that way.” Grady calls Georgia Southern University a huge asset to the community, and is interested in continued collaboration. “It’s great because it has such an influence on our community, with the people that the school brings in, it really makes this community,” he said. “People say Statesboro is such a college town, but depending on where you live and work, you don’t see the college. So you kind of forget it’s there. But it’s wonderful that it’s here, and it’s wonderful that it’s expanding as well. People really see the momentum in the community.” Grady wants that same momentum for the Averitt and its programming. “As the Blue Mile comes in and as the community changes its perception of the university and downtown, and downtown begins to flourish, we want to step up our game too, to be able to serve the businesses that are here, and bring people downtown, and serve as many audiences as we can,” he said. He’s open to partnering with the college’s arts programs as well. “The more collaboration the better,” he said, adding that the smaller venues that the Averitt can offer will be beneficial for students and for smaller productions. “By using all of the performance stages, it will benefit the community and the performers,” he said. “We’re a service in a couple of ways. We’re a service in that we’re presenting and producing work. But we’re also a service just by being a rental house and having a theater, so that people can bring their work to us,” he added. “Having more people come and be familiar with the space, use the space and celebrate the arts in Statesboro, that’s part of our mission as well.” Grady has already begun looking at some regional and national acts, but wouldn’t comment on what he’s eyeballing just yet. He’s interested in finding a couple of comedians to bring to town, as well as some visual and performing artists.

“It’s out there, you just have to find it,” he said, speaking of those acts. “That’s the great thing about my position. I get to work with all those types of people.” In addition to the regional and national talent he’s interested in, Grady says he’d like to provide a way to support and showcase the local musical talent in the Boro.

“We really want to strengthen the reputation of the campus, so that regardless of what’s on the stage, people will hear Statesboro, and say, ‘‘Oh, they do really good work.’”

“I’d love to work with local artists and talk about what they want to do,” he said. As for marketing the Averitt and its programs, Grady plans to think outside the box. “We really want to strengthen the reputation of the campus, so that regardless of what’s on the stage, people will hear Statesboro, and

say, ‘Oh, they do really good work.’ You do that by bringing in good work, having that reputation and celebrating it,” he said. Grady says that celebration should be not only about what the Averitt and its programs are locally, but also about reaching past the local area. “It’s just time to get out of home. It’s a matter of communicating to a larger audience that this is a great place to come to. I want to do some quick things, some unique things, some out of the box things to kind of start letting people know what direction this organization is going, what’s possible here,” he said. While the Averitt offers a variety of programming for all ages, Grady says he has heard rumblings from those in the 35- and 45-year-old age groups, some of whom have said the Averitt doesn’t provide anything for them. He says that street is two-way. “As a patron, you kind of just have to show up to things that you kind of don’t know much about, because you’re going to be surprised. Some will be dogs. I’ve been to plenty of them. And some of them are just mind-blowing. They’re uplifting and just a really great production. You can’t tell by the name, you just have to keep going,” he said. “It’s time to open up a little bit. It’s not that expensive, it’s right downtown. Give it a shot and see what happens.”

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ARIES Self-esteem is a very important quality among the fire signs. You become more aware of your own value and your loved ones show how much they appreciate you. TAURUS You focus your attention on the family. You may also realize there isn’t much time left before you move, and this realization is a source of stress. Take a few big breaths. GEMINI You have lots to say for yourself. You succeed in exorcising even the smallest of worries by talking about it to a person who is able to advise you. CANCER If you have even the slightest fi­nancial or emotional concern, a sud­den brainwave or even a dream is likely to give you the best solution. LEO The status quo is intolerable and you so you decide to forge ahead. You succeed in putting your fears and anxieties behind you as you push forward in the right direction. VIRGO You may discover you have some new talents of an artistic nature. One thing is certain, you will de­monstrate amazing creativity. You devote yourself to a cause close to your heart. LIBRA You may need to drop some people from your circle of friends. Short reckonings make long friends; avoid lending money and your relationships with certain people will re­main amicable. SCORPIO At work or elsewhere, you are en­trusted with new, very stimulating responsibilities. If you are looking for work, you find a job with exci­ting future prospects. SAGITTARIUS A summer trip seems to be taking shape. Even though time is short, take the time to make all the necessary preparations. Some sort of training session will also be very beneficial. CAPRICORN You are a bundle of nerves for one reason or another. A move or a change in employment allows you to achieve one of your biggest dreams. AQUARIUS The sentimental side of things oc­cupies your thoughts. Big projects stress you out, as they symbolize commitment and you don’t yet feel ready to make the leap. PISCES You discover a diet that suits you perfectly. You may also decide to try your luck at setting up a home-based business.

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Episode 1: Tangled Up in the Blue does a great job at being an episodic graphic adventure video game. Developed and published by Telltale Games, Guardians of the Galaxy is based on the Marvel’s comic book series of the same name, allowing players to take on the roles of each of the Guardians but primarily playing through the role of Star-Lord. The Telltale series is an original story that has characters’ canon but is not tied to the Marvel film and instead focuses on interactions among the Guardians themselves. Like other Telltale games, Guardians have interactive conversations with dialogue choices that impact character impressions and the story. Also, players will find exploration segments that require a bit of sleuthing from the gamer. And of course, there are plenty of quick-time events that require a button press for action scenes. Guardians has a great story with excellent voice actors, detailed graphics, and an Aplus soundtrack. The script was very compelling and kept my interest until the end of the episode leaving me wanting more. The voice actors did a great job and made it feel as close to the actual actors in the movie. The graphics, although not the same comic book ink drawings found in The Walking Dead series from Telltale, were pretty good. Finally, the soundtrack is spot on and really delivers on the mixtapes Star-Lord would listen to. Although the game did not suffer from frame and optimization issues like that Batman series were plagued by, it did have the occasional second freeze between major scenes while loading up the next. Also, this episode seemed to end very quickly compared to other Telltale Games in the past, however, maybe I was just having too much fun to notice it was about the same amount of content and time. Guardians of the Galaxy has introduced the new Telltale Series in a great light and I’m excited to see what they will offer in the next episode. With crisp illustrations and quality dialogue, Telltale have started off on a great path with Marvel’s eccentric team of heroes. June 2017 • 21


oVERTHINKING IT bY katherine fallon

To my father, on the anniversary of his death

Dad, two years ago, after I watched the coroners wrap your face up in white linen like a napkin hiding unwanted food beneath the table, I got to work deciding. In the throes of my conflicted grief, wishing that you were alive and that you’d died sooner, I chose oddly. I kept a bathrobe you never once wore, and flat swatches of leather that followed you from young adulthood for no clear reason. I kept the night sky I’d made for you out of a black twin sheet and Styrofoam balls, installed above the chair in which you began dying, before they moved you to a bed with a rail, where you closed your eyes and did not open them again. Recently, though, I have begun to understand that you do not need to be everywhere now that you are nowhere. I sold your doll collection on eBay for a pittance of what it was worth, and I have visited Goodwill on multiple occasions, letting go in stages, as everyone said I 22 • Connect Magazine

would. I am like you, in many ways. I am like you in that I have always held onto things I probably shouldn’t: anonymous hate mail written left-handed and delivered to my college mailbox; love letters from people I did not love and love letters from people who did not love me; stones and seashells from locations forgotten, pointless weight I’ve carried with me for years, through five states, filing taxes sometimes in more than one. I am like you in that I have kept what injures me most. Your blue “You Are Here” Milky Way T-shirt lives in a Ziploc bag in my closet. I have smelled it only once, and won’t allow myself more. Opening it brings you back momentarily, but it also removes you further from the living world. I breathe you in because you no longer breathe. I sniff a vestment, a shell. Dad, you are not even a ghost. You could say that I miss you. You could say that I have regrets.

I have kept your briefcase, which you hadn’t used in decades, and inside, I will always keep the slick receipt paper on which you tried to write your name over and over in your dying confusion. It was my fault. I asked for your practiced, gorgeous mess of a signature, something I have shown my friends in every stage of life, wishing it were my own. It was a feat of calligraphy, which used to appear so rapidly as you signed checks and permission forms. That impossible-to-forge John Hancock saying “Yes, I approve, I am conscious and I make decisions.” No more. Even the pen I gave you looked unnatural in your hand, your fingers exploring it like a foreign object before, on that measly slip of paper, you tried and tried to give me what I asked for. That was when I truly began to mourn for you. You made a dozen attempts in which you forgot capitalization, entire letters, kerning and, eventually, your own name.


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Are you a big fan of waterparks or modern art galleries? Do you absolutely love baseball or hiking? Maybe music festivals or country fairs are more your cup of tea? This summer, go all out with your favourite activity — there’s nothing like a themed trip to make your vacation unforgettable. For a themed summer vacation to be a success, everyone involved should be as enthusiastic as you are about the chosen topic. Here are a few ideas for inspiration, whether you’re heading out with the family, with friends or as a couple. Water How about curling your toes in the sand of ten of British Columbia’s most beautiful beaches? Or visit each and every waterpark in the Waterpark Capital of the World, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin! Animals Plan an itinerary loaded with destinations (zoos, aquariums, animal sanctuar-

vies were shot — and don’t forget to take in a few studios while you’re at it! Beverages Tour vineyards, distilleries or craft breweries in search of your new favourite drink. Did you know that the first commercial winery in the United States was in Kentucky? The Bluegrass State is also home to over a dozen distilleries!

ies, insectariums, etc.) where the animal kingdom reigns supreme. Amusement parks Visit all the amusement parks within a radius of a couple of hundred kilometres from home, or organize a tour of the world-famous theme parks in Orlando, Florida. Ice cream Discover why Woodstock (in southwestern Ontario) is the Dairy Capital of Canada, or challenge yourself to sample ice cream from at least twenty different parlours during your vacation. Shopping Shop till you drop in the biggest shopping malls Canada and the United States have to offer! Good food Sample the best of your favourite cuisine, or plan your route around mouthwatering food festivals. Movies Visit some of the spectacular North American locations where famous mo­­

Nature How about hiking in the most breathtaking national parks or fishing the most well stocked lakes and rivers? Sports Take in a baseball game at any of a number of historic parks or bring your clubs and have a go at some of the most challenging and beautiful golf courses. Music Make the rounds of your favourite music festivals, take in the best symphony orchestras or follow your favourite performer on tour. Adrenaline Zip lining, rock climbing, rafting — with a little imagination, you’ll be feeling the thrills in no time. Build your own itinerary For endless inspiration, turn to the web. You’ll find a wealth of information on any travel topic you can imagine, from the best fishing spots to the biggest zoos in North America. Tourism websites and travel blogs are great resources to help you plan a vacation to remember.

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Breida is living the dream on the west coast

For four years Matt Breida was secretly one of the most effective running backs in college football and become one of the more popular players in the history of Georgia Southern’s football program. Now, Breida has taken his talents to the west coast to try and fulfill his dream by making an NFL roster with the San Francisco 49ers. I checked in on him to see how he wound up in the bay area. CS: I hate to bring up last season, but are there any sour feelings about how your senior year turned out? MB: It’s all bygones. I don’t look at it like that. I think God had a plan for me. Who knows, I could have gotten hurt or something else could have happened to slow me down. CS: That takes a big person to think of it that way. I’ll readily admit I would have a hard time not having hard feelings. MB: Yeah, but for me I’m just focused on the now. I’m blessed to be where I am right now. CS: I’d say so, you didn’t even get an invite to the NFL combine. Surely after your junior year you were expecting at least a call. MB: To be honest with you I was expecting an invite. Especially after my sophomore and junior years when I led the country in yards per carry. CS: So I’m sure that made the chip on your shoulder even bigger than it already was. MB: For sure, all it meant is that I was going to have to work that much harder at my pro day to earn those calls. CS: I’d say it paid off, didn’t you run a 4.4

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40 yard dash at the pro day? MB: Actually I ran a 4.36. CS: Oh well excuse me sir. MB: (Laughs) Well, it felt great to show up like that either way. After my pro day leading up to the draft I had 17 calls. CS: 17? Matt that’s half the league! MB: Yeah it was pretty overwhelming. CS: You’re already a humble guy, how much more humbled can you get? MB: You gotta stay calm, cool and collected. I can get a big head saying I have 17 teams calling me, but I can’t let that get in the way of why I’m working towards this goal. I’m here to win a Super Bowl, no matter who the team is with. CS: Is there a team you really wanted to go to? Like who did you root for growing up? MB: I was an Eagles fan as a kid. CS: Eagles? I thought you grew up in Florida? MB: I did, but I have a lot of family in Pennsylvania so I grew up watching Eagles games with my family. CS: Did they call you?


MB: Yeah I had an interview with them. CS: That had to make 10-year-old Matt excited huh? MB: Oh for sure. I’ve wanted to play in the league since I was little and if was with the Eagles it would have been perfect. But I’m happy out here now, and like I said earlier it wouldn’t have mattered who I went with. I just want to play. CS: So how did the 49ers woo you, considering that is the team you wound up with? MB: On day two of the draft, I got a call from the running back’s coach. He started asking me different questions about my pro day and last season. He really liked that I took full responsibility for my drop in production last season. CS: So what happened on day three? MB: On day three, they called me back. The 49ers had already taken a running back (Joe Williams, Utah) but they assured me that was fine because coach (Kyle) Shannahan uses a two-back system like in Atlanta. All they did was let me know how high they were on me. CS: Did any other teams pursue you in that manner? MB: Before the draft the Jets did too. I talked to around four or five different guys with their staff, but as the draft went on they kind of fell off. Even after Baltimore and Tennessee had made offers for me, it was clear the 49ers wanted me most. CS: Did you ever think you’d wind up on the west coast after everything you’ve been through at Southern? MB: It was one of the last places I would expect. Me and my fiancée were talking about it like “Wouldn’t it be crazy if we wound up in California?” I’m an east coast guy after all with all of my family being out there. But like I said I’m just happy to be out here. CS: I mean everyone says the bay area is awesome. Has it lived up to the word of mouth reputation? MB: It’s been awesome. The weather is great, the 49ers are loved here and the sports culture as a whole is great. Not to mention the people here are really friendly. CS: So I’m curious… is San Francisco really as expensive as people say it is? MB: I would say so. I called and wanted to order a pizza and two larges were $41. CS: Matt! $41 for two pizzas? That’s stupid. MB: Oh it’s ridiculous for sure. But once you’re playing in the NFL those aren’t really things you worry about. CS: Are there any other adjustments you’ve had to make to the west coast lifestyle? MB: The biggest thing is the time, it goes so much slower. We’re here from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. By the time I’m done it feels like 11 p.m. Other than that everything’s been great. CS: Wow, after all of that you have to totally be exhausted right? MB: The first couple of days it’s very tiring and you really start to adjust after a while. You know it’s your job now, so you just can’t come in here and mess around. CS: So is that a big adjustment for you? I’m sure football at Southern was kind of like having a job, or maybe I’m wrong. Was it? MB: At Southern it wasn’t a job and even here It doesn’t feel like it. You know they say if you really have fun at your job it never actually feels like working. That’s what football’s been for me my whole life and I hope it stays that way.

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Several area acts are coming to the Boro this month, bringing a variety of styles and tunes to the stage. Moss City Groove will be appearing at Millhouse Steakhouse on June 17 at 9:30 p.m., with an additional performance on June 18 at 12:30 a.m. Moss City was formed in 2015 by Scott Anderton and Dana Beigay, because they were looking for something different, both for themselves and for the audience. Since then, that “something different” has morphed into “happy, feelgood sounds” that means an evening filled with fun and dancing. Beigay takes the lead on vocals, while Anderton is on bass, Austin Williams plays guitar and is on vocals, Daniel Malone supplies vocals and plays drums and keyboard, and Willie Keith Milner plays drums. The band is based in Savannah. Cyril Durant will be performing at Ea30 • Connect Magazine

gle Creek Brewing Company on June 30 at 9:30 p.m. Durant is a familiar face on many levels in the Boro. He’s a Statesboro native, and is a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Known for his versatility, Durant has fronted Next Level Ensemble, and has performed with Those Cats, a well-known band locally. He’s also provided vocals for Wood and Steel and The Kind Dub, as well as his talent at the keyboard. For those up-and-coming local artists, there will be some open mic nights this month as well. At Loco’s, open mic nights will be held Tuesday nights, June 6, 13, 20 and 27, starting at 9 p.m. At Eagle Creek Brewing Co., open mic nights are on Wednesday nights, June 7, 14, 21 and 28. The brewery, and the mic, will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. See the calendar in this month’s issue to find details on more bands making their way to the Boro this month.

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Ballroom classes By Angye Morrison

Tom Marshall smiles at his wife, Vicky, as they dance during the ballroom dance class, held at the Averitt Center for the Arts each week.

Ballroom classes: More than 1-2, cha-cha-cha

Lots of people think they can dance. And it’s clear that they also like to watch other people do it. Television shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” have made competitive dancing must-see TV. But these types of shows are nothing new. From July 1950 to September 1960, “The Arthur Murray Party,” hosted by famous dancers Arthur and Kathryn Murray, aired weekly. The show featured the couple and other instructors teaching their guests how to perform a certain step. Sound familiar? Since then, there’s been a long line of dance shows, in all sorts of formats. From teen dance shows like “American Bandstand” to “Soul Train,” to reality shows like “Dance Moms” and “Bring It!” to shows that featured dancers for no apparent reason, like “In Living Color” and “Solid Gold,” America’s love affair with dance has a long and much televised his32 • Connect Magazine

tory. But is that all there is to it? Just a need to either see or be seen? Certainly not, according to those who enjoy ballroom dance classes right here in Statesboro. There’s so much more to it than 1-2, cha-cha-cha. Just ask Tony Phillips, who has been teaching ballroom classes for more than 35 years. If you stop by his classes at the Averitt Center for the Arts, you’ll find happy, smiling faces and people truly enjoying themselves. When the Averitt first opened, Tony said, there were several couples in Statesboro who enjoyed ballroom, and wanted a place to get together and dance. The executive director at the time, Tim Chapman, wanted to add ballroom dance to the offerings at the center, and asked Tony to teach the classes. He now teaches three classes: two are beginner level and one is an advanced beginner. The classes are held on

Wednesday and Thursday nights at the center, and this year there were about 15 couples enrolled. Tony begins his classes with three classic dances: the rumba, the fox trot and swing. “These three go very well together. After we have learned those, I take that same class and as we continue to keep those in our mind, we add to that the chacha, the tango and the waltz. That’s the second level of classes,” he said. “Those six dances are the basic ballroom dance classes.” In a recent class, Tom and Vicky Marshall were dancing alongside their son, Tommy Marshall, and his fianceé, Marissa Leveritt. The foursome was getting ready to cut a rug at the couple’s May 20th wedding. “We started after Christmas and thought we’d learn a little bit so we could dance at the wedding,” said Tom. “We love it.”


He said that although they’ve taken lessons before elsewhere, he’s not sure they’ll continue it. “We’ll just see what happens after that. It’s fun,” he said. When asked which of them is the better dancer, the couple points to each other, but Tom says it’s definitely Vicky, who laughs and shakes her head. Tommy and Marissa started coming to the class shortly after they started dating, because Marissa had always wanted to learn how to dance, Tommy said. And on their wedding day, they plan to wow the crowd with what they’ve learned. “We’re going to start with a slow dance, and then the DJ will ask, ‘Can you rumba?’ and we’ll do that. Then he’ll say, ‘Can you fox trot?’ and we’ll do that,” he said, adding that they’ll demonstrate all the dances they’ve learned. For Tommy and Marissa, the class has afforded them a mid-week break from the hectic pace of life and wedding planning. “It’s a time to get together and dance, and then go out to dinner afterwards and talk about our week,” she said. “It’s kind of like our date night,” Tommy said, adding that it’s also helped them to learn some conflict management skills. “When I step on her toe, I get to apologize, and it helps our communication skills,” he said, laughing. Another young lady in the room with a particular sparkler on a particular finger was Madison Phillips, dancing with her fiancé, Garrett Darsey. The couple, who met at Georgia Southern University, also began the class while they were dating, but continued after their engagement in order to brush up on their skills for their November wedding. Madison is no stranger to the dance floor, having taken classes before. She’s also taken ballroom, and is a natural, Garrett says. It should come easy to her – her dad is Tony Phillips. For Garrett, it was a bit more of a struggle. But he says that Tony has worked miracles with him. “When I came in here, I didn’t know which way was left and which was right,” he said, laughing. As a couple, they agree that the class has brought them closer together. “And now when we get out on the floor, I actually know what I’m doing,” Garrett said. “When we would get out

there before I’d get real frustrated and it was very difficult. So now I feel like we’re a little more in sync.” Like Tommy and Marissa, they have also planned something special for their wedding day. “Our song is ‘Dancing in the Moonlight,’ and we’re working with our band on a slow version of it so we can show off some of our dance moves we’ve learned,” said Madison. Alongside these two couples eagerly awaiting their weddings and their parents were others who may not have been preparing for a wedding, but they were clearly having just as much fun. Everyone in the room was smiling and it seemed no one wanted the class to end. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to. Classes run from August to May, and you can sign up anytime. For more information on ballroom dance classes at the Averitt, go online at www.averittcenterforthearts.org, or call (912) 212-2787.

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Trivia Nights By Devin Conway

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Local trivia nights have a mass appeal, and they bring in patrons from many different walks of life. College professors, Statesboro locals, casual drinkers and Jeopardyobsessed students alike come together to compete against one another and to show off their knowledge to both teammates and competitors. There are a number of different locations that offer trivia, from Mexican and Italian restaurants to your favorite local bar and grille. Each of them offers a unique experience that feeds off of the crowd and the atmosphere and certainly heightens the experience for all involved. Trivia Hosts, Scoring and Categories Some local bars and restaurants use thirdparty companies to host their trivia nights while others simply have agreements with individuals. For example, Mellow Mushroom, Loco’s and El Sombrero go through Outspoken Entertainment, an entertainment company that conducts business all throughout the state of Georgia, while Gnat’s Landing and Millhouse have agreements with a former Georgia Southern student and a current GS professor, respectively. Scoring systems vary based on the location and the host. Millhouse uses a fiveround scoring card that doesn’t punish in36 • CONNECT

correct answers until the final bonus round, whereas Gnat’s uses a wager system that adds another dimension to the game based on the confidence of players on a given question. Most trivia night locations in Statesboro use categories that include some combination of local and state geography, topical events, pop culture references and bonus rounds that can involve anything from scavenger hunts to competitions among individual team members. Jake Hallman, the aforementioned former student, has been the trivia host at Gnat’s since 2011. In 2014, he was interviewed by The George-Anne, the only student-run newspaper at GS. “Generally, I’ve got an idea of where I want to go with trivia at least a day beforehand. Some things are a given. We’re always going to have a current events round, because people being aware of their world is really important to me,” Hallman said, according to The George-Anne Rewards and Cell Phones Much like every other aspect of trivia nights in Statesboro, the reward systems vary based on the location. Most places offer discounts or gift cards that feed back into their business, but others get a bit more

creative. For example, the third place team at Millhouse trivia night gets to select one category for next week’s upcoming game. When rewards are involved, from gift cards to cash prizes, many players tend to prioritize the incentive of potential financial gain above the competition, teamwork and intellectual stimulation that trivia can provide. There’s nothing worse than trying to enjoy a night of trivia among friends and discovering that a number of teams that you’re competing with are discreetly using their phones to look up answers. Not only does it defeat the purpose of testing knowledge and working together as a team, it also frustrates the hosts and ruins the fun for all parties involved.

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Head for the light – and see some of the area’s best lighthouses Summer is here and that means it’s time to plan your weekly dose of “Vitamin Sea” as some enterprising motivational poster company decided to restyle a trip to the shore. Yes, I did say weekly, and I meant it. When you live this close to the water, why not enjoy it as much as you can? “But that’s what everyone and their brother is doing, and the beaches can be kind of gross depending on where you go, and the water is pretty murky on the Atlantic side,” you say. Well never fear, that’s where I come in. I’ve worked out what I think is a great way for you to enjoy your time at the coast without having to tiptoe around other beachgoers to find 6 feet of free space in which to place your beach towel. You won’t have to fight off any overly comfortable seagulls trying to get a cut of your snacks either. (Well, probably. Those things are scary so I make no promises.) What I’ve got for you is a summer “bucket list” of sorts which will take you to some of the prettiest coastline the South has to offer in the form of its most noteworthy and visitor friendly lighthouses. 1. Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse We’ll start two-and-a-half hours to the north near Charleston, South Carolina, home of one of the U.S.’s most unique lighthouses. Built in the 1960s, the “Charleston 38 • CONNECT

Light” is one of the newest lighthouses in the country, and its architecture shows. The light is 140 feet tall and, atypically, triangular. It is still in operation and is therefore not open to the public but its grounds and some of the surrounding buildings are accessible. Additionally, the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse offers public beach access. The gorgeous city of Charleston is just an added bonus. 2. Bloody Point Lighthouse Maybe distillery tours, local artisans and fresh seafood are more up your alley. Daufuskie Island, just outside of Hilton Head and accessible only by ferry has all of that and more. Visitors can take a round trip on a ferry from Hilton Head daily for $35. It is encouraged for guests to arrange some sort of transportation while on the island as most of the permanent residents travel by golf cart or bicycle. Various guided tours are available, some of which are all-inclusive. 3. Tybee Island Lighthouse I know, we’ve all seen Tybee’s lighthouse on our way to the beach or on a sticker plastered to someone’s bumper, but maybe it’s time for a fresh look. Did you know that the Tybee Island Lighthouse claims to be Georgia’s tallest and oldest lighthouse? The 145-foot tower is open Wednesday through

Monday weekly with tickets costing $9 for adults. This includes admission to the Tybee Island Museum which showcases artifacts from the area’s history. A lighthouse has stood in that spot since Oglethorpe first established the city of Savannah, though severe damage during the Civil War resulted in restoration efforts. The summer and early fall is a unique time to visit Tybee’s lighthouse as special sunset tours are offered for a limited number of guests. Tickets are $25 and reservations should be made in advance. 4. Sapelo Island Lighthouse Tours of Sapelo Island are available Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for $15. The island has a rich history dating back to roughly 2000 B.C. The lighthouse was built on the southern tip of the island in 1820 and is one of the oldest brick lighthouses in the nation. 5. St. Simons Island Lighthouse Rebuilt in 1872 on the site of the original St. Simons lighthouse, the current iteration, built with Savannah’s distinctive grey brick, is open to the public. Open daily (more limited hours on Sundays) the lighthouse and museum allow guests to trace the history and development of lighthouse technology and the history of coastal Georgia. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children


6-12. 6. Amelia Island Lighthouse Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island boast the oldest lighthouse in the state of Florida. The city of Fernandina has owned and maintained the lighthouse since 2001 so visitors can arrange tours on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for a small fee. However, the grounds are open to the public on Saturday afternoons. 7. St. Augustine Light Station Last but not least, I give you the St. Augustine Light Station, built in 1874 on the site of a Spanish watchtower built in the 1500s. It is the city’s oldest surviving brick structure and is maintained and operated by a volunteer-run nonprofit committed to preserving the lighthouse and its history. The lighthouse and museum are open to the public daily at a cost of $13. Once a month the lighthouse also offers exclusive sunset tours for $30, complete with champagne and hors d’oeuvres. June is already booked and spots are limited so move fast. I hope you enjoy your summer exploring the coast. In fact, I’d love to hear about it! Send me your pictures or comments at http://www.connectstatesboro.com/ news/contactus.

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Q: What is Hyper-Local Targeting for Mobile? A: Hyper-local targeting for mobile allows you to target users based on real-time location data regardless of platforms: desktop, smartphone, and tablet. The integration of geo-fencing allows you to target users at a particular geo-location and pinpoint users who fall within a certain radius of that point of interest. Still wondering exactly how? Let’s dive in a little further. As the advertiser - you can target mobile users based on their precise location via device GPS; enabling you to deliver the right message at the right time. The user tracking allowed by handheld devices is unprecedented, allowing for targeting to a radius as small as ten meters. For example, advertisers can be more specific and create locations grouped by building type, property agents, supermarkets, car dealerships, gyms, or restaurants (to name a few merely). This method of advertising allows you to expand your marketing message based on where your customers are per their geographical location. Your advertising messages can be tailored based on, store locations, weather, the proximity of friends and consumers, and transportation roads. You now have the resources to tap into their habits and also entice them with specific offers that not only make sense but relates to their location. I will provide two examples below: (E.G.) Imagine a Statesboro newcomer is walking through the Market District while she is on holiday. As she is perusing the area and is browsing on her phone, she sees an ad for 40% off lady’s scarves from your store. Not familiar with the area, she hits the get location on the rich media ad. Your store shows 600 meters away from her current location. She then uses the directions provided to walk into your retail store and hopefully become a conversion. (E.G) It is lunch time in the Boro, and there are hungry folks who are browsing their phone. Guess who sees your ad? Moreover, they see your restaurant is less than 600 meters away from their office, with today’s specials and a free dessert coupon. Your lunch spot has set up a contextually targeted ad, geo-fenced within a 1.5 km radius around the business area with offices. You have a “Call Now” button on the ad, and he makes a call directly to book a table, enquire about hours, or additional information. This particular use of target marketing has proven to be an intricate part of successful marketing strategies for many businesses; helping to drive traffic to their stores and increase conversions. Hyper Local-Targeting for Mobile can be one of the most compelling strategies to drive purchase and increase store visits, which translates to an explainable return on your investment (ROI). Interested in learning more? Feel free to give me a call, 912.531.0786 or contact your local Statesboro Herald advertising executive for more information. ~ Fino alla prossima volta ~


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YEAH, RIGHT – A Spring Creek Road woman discovered her niece took one of her checks and wrote it out to the electric company for $180. When confronted, the niece claimed she was only showing her son how to write a check and it was “accidentally” turned in. SICK KITTY – Two people on Reedy Branch Road argued over one not taking a cat to the vet, as scheduled. The argument escalated until someone called the sheriff’s office. ASKING FOR IT – A sheriff’s deputy was stopped at the Ogeechee River at the Highway 301 North landing when a man stopped and asked him whether he could fish there. He admitted having no fishing license, but kept talking to the deputy while the deputy ran his tag. Guess what? The suspicious wouldbe fisherman was driving on a suspended license, and after he deputy smelled a distinctive door emanating from his vehicle, was found to have marijuana in his possession. He didn’t go fishing, but he went to jail. DOGGONE DOG CATCHER – A man called the Bulloch County Animal Shelter seeking his dog, claiming humane officers picked it up. When told they did not have his pet, he threatened to “grab my shotgun and come up there.” Since no law enforcement reports appeared about a man with a gun at the shelter, apparently the threat was empty. CINCO DE MAYO BLACKOUT – A man, shirtless and shoeless in 46-degree weather and covered in cuts from where he had been running through the woods off Brannen Farm Road, told deputies that he did not remember anything except visiting his grandmother and friends and drinking with them for Cinco de Mayo. He could not remember where he lived or where he had come from, so he was arrested. FACEBOOK WARS – A Burkhalter Mobile Home Park woman said another female threatened to burn her house down by saying, “The dark has eyes, and I’ll burn her trailer down.” When deputies asked the alleged offender about it, she said it was the other woman who harasses her and posts things on Facebook

such as, “It’s Friday, and I wonder how much meth he will be on when he gets home.” DIRTY THIEF – A Bulloch County man said a neighbor used a front end loader to take dirt from his property. Tracks led to the neighbor’s property. The neighbor said a man with a Russian accent three years ago told him he could take dirt from the property. He apologized and offered to pay. The land owner said there was no need to pay but had the offender served with a criminal trespass warning. MAN BITES DEPUTY – A Simons Road man bit a sheriff’s deputy twice as he was being apprehended for disruptive behavior. He had struck his uncle in the head and yanked a plug of hair from his wife’s head when they refused to give him a gun. After he fled, deputies questioned his mother, who told them her

son had a BB gun, not a real gun, and asked them to “please not kill him,” that he was suicidal. Deputies located the man, and an outline of a gun could be seen in his pocket. A deputy warned him to get on the ground or he would be Tasered, and he complied, but later fought the arrest and bit the deputy. OUT OF IT - A man who was found sitting in his vehicle on Langston Chapel Road was fidgeting and acting strangely. He uttered words that made no sense, was arrested on drug possession and DUI charges. HAD HIM IN A HEADLOCK – A Booster Boulevard man heard a car door slam and went outside to find a man in his roommate’s vehicle. The suspect fled but the complainant chased him, tackled him and held him in a headlock until deputies arrived.

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DEWORMING

Join the fight against parasites! Did you know that having your pets HOW OFTEN? regularly dewormed is essential to It’s recommended that you have your preserving both their health pets dewormed every three and yours? Deworming to four months, especially treatments not only if your trusted compa­ Vomiting, diarrhea, protect your furry nions spend a signifi­ lethargy, loss of appetite friends from in­ cant amount of time and a distended belly are all testinal parasites outdoors. It’s also like tapeworms, important to note common indicators of a parasitic but they also de­ that if you have se­ infection. If your cat or dog fend your family veral animals, you is experiencing one or more of against certain di­ should always have these symptoms, consult a seases that can them dewormed si­ trusted veterinarian spread to humans multaneously to avoid without delay. (zoonosis). Hence, by potential contamination. bringing your cat or Furthermore, puppies and dog to the vet for regular kittens should undergo de­ deworming treatments, you’re taking worming treatments more often than precautionary steps as a responsible full­grown pets, as their immune sys­ pet owner toward the well­being of the tems are still developing and thus whole family. more vulnerable to infec­ tion. For more information, consult your local veterina­ rian!

Deworming treatments exist in various forms, including pills, oral solutions, pipettes and injections. Ask a staff member at your local animal hospital which method is best suited for your furry friend.

Better communication with your dog thanks to canine training lessons

Do you wish your dog behaved in an exem­ plary manner and obeyed at your beck and call? A strong relationship based on mutual trust and respect is essential for your pets to become the loyal companions you’ve always dreamed of. But for this to be possible, you need to understand them first. Not sure where to start? Training lessons can help you achieve the level of obedience you’ve been praying for since your furry friend first stepped into your life. Whether you opt for private, semi­private or group lessons, you’ll have

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the chance to experience the full range of canine emotions and behaviours, from basic commands (sit, lie down, stay, etc.) to socialization practices. You’ll no longer be a stranger to canine language, guaranteed! Over the course of your sessions, your instructor will provide you with a wealth of knowledge that will allow you to better understand your trusted companion’s needs. In only a few sessions, your dog will have acquired a variety of new skills and should be noticeably more inclined to follow your com­ mands.

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NO MORE BAD BEHAVIOUR! Does your dog pull on his leash, bark non­stop, jump on strangers, bite any­ thing in sight or show signs of aggres­ sion? With training lessons, you can restore balance in your relationship and desensitize your trusted com­ panion to the situations that trigger aggression, fear, stress or other unde­ sirable behaviour.

Pregnant women

should avoid cats — true or false? False. Pregnant women are free to interact with cats as they please, as long as they take a few extra precautions like washing their hands each time they come into contact with a friendly feline. They should, however, stay clear of the litter box for the duration of the pregnancy. Cat feces contain the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which can infect hu­ mans with a disease called toxoplasmosis. While largely harmless to most healthy adults, toxoplasmosis poses a particular threat to pregnant women. That’s why soon­to­be­ moms should always delegate the task of cleaning out the litter box to someone less vulnerable to infection.

Toxoplasmosis is parasitic infection ous to seri that can attack the fetus and lead developmental issues.

Why sterilizing your cat is the right choice

Are you hesitant to make an appoint­ ment with your local vet to have your adorable kitten neutered or spayed? Consider this: the procedure, which is highly recommended by veterina­ rians and other animal welfare profes­ sionals, can double your cat’s life ex­ pectancy. And that’s not all! Read on for more benefits and reasons to consi­ der sterilization. Is your kitty a male? After being ste­ rilized, he’ll have a much calmer dis­ position and therefore be less inclined to run away or to instigate a brawl to affirm his dominance. Consequently, the risk of accident, injury or bites from other felines (which can lead to serious infection or disease like ra­ bies) will be greatly reduced. Fur­ thermore, your furry friend will no longer feel the need to mark his ter­ ritory. That’s right! No more worrying about the smell of urine linge­ ring in your home.

veloping urinary tract infections and mammary tumours. In addition, you’ll no longer have to endure the re­ lentless meows of your cat in heat as she tries to attract the attention of the neighbour’s tomcats in the middle of the night. Finally, choosing to have your kitten sterilized will help alleviate overpopu­ lation problems, saving the lives of countless felines as a result. BEWARE OF EXCESS WEIGHT Sterilized cats don’t need as many calories as their fertile counterparts and are hence more likely to become overweight. For this reason, a healthy diet and regular active play is in order to prevent issues stemming from obesity. For more information, consult your local veterinarian.

If you have a female cat, having her steri­ lized can greatly re­ duce her risk of de­

While it ’s recommended to have your cat sterilized before puberty hits (around six or seven months of age), the procedure can be performed on most older cats without issue.

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Does the thought of giving up barbecue-grilled steaks because of your low-fat diet fill your heart with grief? Well, before you axe this summer staple from your regimen altogether, consider the following advice.

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TASTY SEASONINGS Did you know that it’s possible to season your steaks to perfection without adding oil or butter? The secret: rub-in spice blends! This method adds maximum flavour to your cuts of steak while adding zero fat! Feel free to combine dry ingredients according to your taste buds. Spices you could use include:

Have you always dreamed of creating your very own colourful and refreshing cocktails? What better way to delight your guests or treat yourself after a long, arduous day than with an ice-cold margarita or a classic martini? Read on to find out how you could play bartender at home!

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LEAN CUTS Certain cuts of meat have a naturally lower fat content because they’re less marbled. Marbling refers to the white intramuscular fat within the lean sections of meat that’s visible to the naked eye. For the leanest steaks, ask your butcher for the following cuts: sirloin tip, top round, eye of round, bottom round or top sirloin. Furthermore, it’s important to keep in mind that thinner steaks cook a lot faster. To avoid ending up with a rubber sole on your plate, ask for pieces that are at least three centimetres thick.

ESSENTIAL TYPES OF ALCOHOL There are several staple types of liquor you can use to prepare the majority of cocktails. Here are some excellent suggestions to help stock your liquor cabinet: • • • • • • • •

Cognac Gin Citrus liquors Rum Tequila Vermouth Vodka Whisky

TASTY MIXERS Amateur and professional bartenders

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Next, carefully make several incisions in the meat before coating it with your homemade marinade and letting it sit in the fridge overnight (or at least for several hours). Before lighting up the barbecue, let your steaks sit at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes. Finally, cook them to your liking (rare, medium-rare, etc.). Thanks to this advice, you can enjoy delicious, succulent steaks without the guilt. What more could you ask for?

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TYPES OF GLASSES Finally, stock up on different types of glasses in various shapes and sizes to experiment with creative presentations and satisfy all of your guests’ special requests. Every bartender should have a set of: • • • • • •

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Is your family ready?

Wildfires, floods, ice storms and earthquakes are just a few of the forces that could potentially prompt an emergency situation in Canada. While all emergencies happen at a local level, emergency preparedness is a national con­cern. As a result, Public Safety Canada hosts Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) each May. This year the event is scheduled for May 7 to 13, with activities planned in towns and cities across the country. A three-pronged approach When it comes to preparing for emergency situations, the following three steps cover the essentials. 1. Learn about local risks. Find out which types of natural disasters are most likely to occur in your area. You can find specific information for your location by visiting getprepared.gc.ca. 2. Make a plan. Your emergency plan needs to consider a number of possible contingencies and take into account all members of your family, including pets. Among other things, you need to de­ termine several exit routes from your home and neighbourhood, have a variety of emergency numbers on

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hand, and be familiar with basic safety and lifesaving practices. 3. Assemble an emergency kit. Whether the emergency you ultimately confront is one that requires you to take shelter in your home or one that prompts an evacuation order, an emergency kit can ensure you make it through safe and sound. You can purchase kits through the Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance and local retailers. It’s also possible to assemble your own. This EP Week, spend some time getting your family and home equipped, organized and ready for a variety of possible extreme scenarios. Being prepared can protect you and your loved ones in the event of a disaster

Hurricane season:

More than 45 million Americans have chosen to make their homes along hurricaneprone coastlines and in surrounding communities. If you happen to be one of them, from May 7 to 13, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites you to prepare for the worst. Being ready can keep you and your family safe even in the most extreme conditions. Heed hurricane warnings Turn to your local NOAA National Weather Service forecast office for information

about the expected impact of an upcoming storm in your area. Local media, such as radio and television stations, are also good sources of up-to-date news. Smartphone owners can access online emergency reports on mobile.weather.gov. Emergency managers — at a local or state level — will ultimately decide whether it’s safest for residents to stay put, or evacuate the area. Have an evacuation plan A written plan and a pre-packed disaster kit will ensure you take the appropriate actions at a time when you might be overwhelmed with fear and uncertainty. Your plan should include a safe destination outside of the evacuation zone and two or more possible routes mapped out in order to get to that point. If you have pets, remember to take into account the need to locate emergency accommodations for them as well. To find maps of evacuation zones — which will help you assess the potential risks in your area — visit the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes online at flash.org. Have a stay put plan In a hurricane, you may need to stronghold within your own home. Make sure the building is in good repair and up to local code. Also confirm that you have appropriate window coverings, storage space ready for outdoor furniture, and a secure parking spot for your car. Finally, have supplies stored and determine the most secure location inside your home.


Create hazards to a family look for at home emergency plan When disaster strikes, families need to work together to ensure all members make it through unscathed. An emergency plan puts protocols in place that all family members can become acquainted with and then use should circumstances warrant. When creating your emergency plan, first determine the types of disasters that could potentially befall your community and adjust your strategy accordingly. Decide how you’ll get in touch During an emergency situation, making local calls from your cellphone may prove to be challenging or outright impossible. So how do you get in touch with your spouse and children? Texting, messaging via social media platforms, emailing and calling from a landline are all possible means. Meeting places Designate a gathering point in your neighbourhood and another further away in your region. In the event that family members aren’t together or get separated, everyone will have been informed in advance on where to go. Phone numbers to have on hand Each family member should know who to reach and how during an emergency. Print out a list of contact information — phone numbers, addresses, and online info — for each individual to keep on his or her person, and store an additional copy within a common area in your home Additional considerations Any member of your household that’s old enough to be left alone at home should know how to turn off utilities including water, natural gas and electricity. Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher and being aware of routes to evacuate the premises are also musts. Finally, remember to carefully consider pets as well as disabled and elderly members of your family in your plan.

Returning home after a natural disaster is a triumphant moment. However, your residence may have sustained damages during the ordeal that make it dangerous to inhabit. These are the hazards you should look out for. Outside your home Before you enter your residence, carefully examine the outside premises. Keep an eye out for: • Fallen power lines. • Signs of a gas leak. Suspicious odours should never be ignored. • Structural damage, including weakened walls and collapsed roofs. If you have any doubts regarding the safety of your home, contact a professional building inspector who can assess the risks and hazards with certainty. Inside your home Never enter a home that smells like gas, has floodwaters surrounding it, or was damaged by fire and hasn’t yet been declared safe by local authorities. Otherwise, bring a flashlight and watch out for the following: • Frayed wires or electric sparks. If it’s safe to do so, turn off the electricity at the main fuse box. Never turn on lights if you’re unsure that it’s safe to do so. Contact an electrician if you have any doubts. • Damaged pipes. Turn off the water valves to prevent (further) flooding in your home. • Contaminated water. Water may not be potable. Confirm that it’s safe to drink with local authorities. • Wet appliances. Cut off power and then unplug waterlogged appliances to allow them to safely dry out. Appliances should be inspected by a professional before being used again. • Falling objects. Be cautious near open cabinets and under cracked or water damaged ceilings. • Mould. Take measures to eliminate mould quickly, as its presence poses a health risk. Bring in professionals Making your home habitable after a natural disaster can be a trying task. Employing local experts is often the best way to ensure your home becomes a safe haven once more.

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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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Simply Southern

Antiques & Collectibles Great Conover Baby Grand Piano for sale $2500 or best offer! 912.489.1189 Produce

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has an opening for 2nd shift phone receptionist. Hours are 2:00pm to 8:00pm and every other Saturday. Experience is a plus but not necessary Come by and ask for Susie Stubbs or email resume to: sstubbs@franklinmotorgroup.com

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Established commercial electrical contractor looking to fill several electrician and electrician helper positions. Commercial electrical experience preferred, but willing to train the right people.

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Gracewood Baptist Church is seeking a spiritually mature pianist to join our growing music ministry. Call 912-486-5448 for details.

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Must have experience in Hardieplank siding and general construction. Must have own transportation and valid drivers license and hand tools. Statesboro area. Call 912-682-3537 to apply Hiring kennel tech for busy boarding kennel/training facility. Experience preferred but not necessary. Must be available weekdays, weekends and holidays. Fast paced and active job. www. thedogsspotga.com, IMMEDIATE NEED - Heavy Equipment Operators, Hand Detail Officers, Truck Drivers. Requires background check with satisfactory criminal and driving history. Must have GED or diploma. Come join our team! Apply at http://bullochcounty. net/job-opportunities-andapplications/. EOE.


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Please enjoy a cup of coffee with Statesboro Herald operations manager and editor Jim Healy Tuesday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Herald office on Proctor Street. Give us your ideas about plans for the Maxway center, share your concerns about an issue or ask questions about the newspaper.

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