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Welcome to the BORO

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Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome To The Boro


Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome To The Boro


Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome To The Boro


Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome To The Boro


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Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome To The Boro


Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome To The Boro


Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome To The Boro


Table of Contents your guide to the book

Student Housing Housing Utilities Books

2-12 17-18 19-21

Government Info Statesboro State/National Reps Legal Tips

21 22 24-25

Boro Shopping Shopping Areas

25-27

Art, Music, Events Connect Statesboro Nightlife Rundown Downtown Statesboro Statesboro Events Community Info

28 29-32 33-34 35-39 48-50

GSU Sports Sports Preview

52-54

Dining Info Restaurants Menus

55-57 58-73

Road Trips Travel

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GSU History History

79-82

Service Directory Listings

84-88

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Welcome, Students! your guide to the Boro

Q:

What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

A:

“My advice to incoming freshmen is: go to class! If you start your college career with good habits then it will be easier to keep up those habits.” – Brittneay Maclin, senior, writing and linguistics major “I would tell the incoming freshmen to find a place to plug-in and get involved in a community of peers because being a part of a smaller community is what makes college so great. It is where you make the memories.” – Jessica Phillips, graduated May 2010 with a Bachelor’s in Therapeutic Recreation

“Do not wait until the last minute to finish an assignment because, regardless of the subject, there will be a 90 percent chance you will have a problem and it will take longer than expected. – Rebekah Thompson, junior, Graphic Communications Management major “College is what you make it. Don’t make it a catch up game to your gpa, while you’re hanging out and partying with those people you won’t see next semester.” – Dale Arnold, sophomore, biology pre-med major 2 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

So, you’re on your way to Georgia Southern University and probably the best four (maybe more) years of your life. Having chosen Georgia Southern, we’re sure you already know everything there is to know about your future alma mater, having read all the viewbooks, letters and catalogues they sent. Additionally, you will quickly gain knowledge of the GSU campus life through your SOAR sessions and orientations. Anyway, within your first week on campus, you’ll get the low down on how to get around, where to eat and what there is to do on campus. But if you’re not from the Bulloch County area, then the only thing you probably know about Statesboro — the Boro — is it’s home to GSU. While a college campus can seem like its own little world, there will come a time when either hunger for fast food or a shopping expedition forces you to venture off campus. And that’s what this guide is for — to help you get to know Statesboro and Bulloch County a little better and answer the really important questions like “where can I get some good hot wings” and “how do I get cable? Where are the best local places to shop” and “what is there to do downtown?” You’ll also find the answers to some more important questions like “where’s the hospital” and “when does the City Council meet?” (This may be important for a class or two.) Georgia Southern and its students are an important part of Statesboro and Bulloch County. Without you we would not have many of the great restaurants and businesses that we have in this community. Not only does the university bring in new economic opportunities and diversity — not to mention putting Statesboro on the map with its six-time national championship Eagles football team — but its students also get involved with many community projects like Habitat for Humanity and Red Cross blood drives. Be a part of this community in your 4+ year stat here and you will see all that this town has to offer. We hope you enjoy your years at GSU and welcome to the Boro!


Housing Options living in the Boro You’re finally getting out of the house. No more parents watching your every move. You’re on your own. So, where are you going to live? Statesboro has a variety of options, all with their own pros and cons. For incoming freshmen, that choice has been made simple for you by university rules. For upper classmen, while the decision isn’t permanent, it can be binding for at least a year. Privately-owned apartment complexes and 11 GSU residence halls beckon to students, providing perks and conveniences, all geared to sway students either to live off-campus in a privatelyowned apartment or house, or university-owned residence halls (they aren’t called “dorms” any more). While the rental companies and GSU housing officials harp the benefits of both styles of living, students say the choice isn’t quite cut and dry. Most agree that choosing a place to call home — for at least the next year — depends largely on each student’s personal tastes.

Residence Halls location and convenience

Q:

What do you recommend students look for in a place to live?

A:

“When looking for a place to live, keep value and convenience in mind.” – Charlie Tatum, junior, justice studies major “I look for on campus housing. They take care of their residents, when they have work requests, they get completed very quickly, when you have roommate trouble, you can just move, it’s closer to campus, and there are so many more benefits when living on campus.” – Stacy Maxwell, junior, middle grades education major

“I recommend they look for rent that is all inclusive, it’s a lot better in the long run. They should also be on the lookout for places that are fully furnished; it’s a lot easier to move in.” – Kaley Barker, sophomore, childhood and family development major “I recommend that students look for security, location, convenience, and quality. – Kathleenomi Wooten, senior, psychology major

Georgia Southern residence halls offer great location and convenience, since they’re right on campus and located within walking distance of entertainment, food and sports options. Also, students who live on campus have easier access to tutoring, mentoring and computer labs with specialized programs for certain majors. Security is another draw. The halls are patrolled by campus security, residents have keys to get in halls, and visitors are supposed to be escorted. Living in a hall also makes it easy for students to get involved in campus activities, with events going on all of the time and RA’s helping with information. Georgia Southern continued to change the way it provides housing for students in 2009 when the university required freshmen to live on

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campus, and when they opened their newest residence hall, Centennial Place. Last year, there were more than 4,000 students living on campus, most of which (about 3,500) were freshmen. For the past several years the university has added new residential buildings to its list of available on-campus housing to keep up with the university’s constant growth. According to Jon Coleman, University Housing Director, the university is constantly looking for ways to keep up with growth of its student body. Construction is one way, but another is purchasing existing properties. He said the goal is to have 30 percent of undergraduates living on campus. Campus Club apartments on Lanier Drive was recently purchased by the university. It transitioned from an off-campus complex to on-campus housing in the fall of 2012. Centennial Place, which opened in August 2009, houses 1,001 students. It is adjacent to the Russell Union and the Landrum Student Center, and features Cold Stone Creamery, Einstein Bros. Bagels, a small market and College Optical Express. “We got very positive feedback,” said

Coleman. “Students really like the facility. They liked the support services that were in building two, including the dining services, optometrist as well as the culinary, classroom, computer lab and game area.” Coleman believes there are many benefits for students who choose to live on campus, including location, convenience and the support staff. “I think students appreciate the benefits of living on campus,” he said. “They like the convenience. I think that if we had as twice as many spaces as we did, we probably would have had all those spaces filled as well.”

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Apartments amenities and freedom

Most apartment complexes in Statesboro offer a variety of living arrangements for students. The options include single bedroom apartments as well as multi-bedroom facilities. Nearly all of the leasing companies provide separate leases for each room of the apartment, with the idea being that students won’t have to worry about splitting rent or other bills. This allows students to be responsible for their rent and lease separate from their roommates, in the event that a roommate fails to pay or uphold their end of the lease. Some apartment complexes offer residents the option of having furnished apartments for an additional monthly fee, while many offer both furnished and unfurnished choices to fit any lifestyle, and student, that comes their way. While the apartments near GSU are geared toward young college students, they offer adult perks too. Pools, computer labs, gym facilities, and 24-hour security are among the most attractive amenities. Those same services are available


to students who live on-campus, but usually with more restrictions and guidance from the school. Apartments are open year-round, unlike university housing, which closes during the summer months. Most apartment leases in Statesboro are 12-month leases, something to think about when you are signing, because of its commitment through the following summer. Many complexes also offer “all-inclusive” billing, which covers rent and utilities at a flat fee. They also have special roommate matching programs. Apartment complexes have several amenities, and students don’t have to worry about mowing lawns, damage to apartments, or funding repairs. Like everywhere else, pet policies differ from apartment to apartment, so be sure you checkout pet policies prior to purchasing a pet. While GSU encourages students to live in on-campus housing, the university will help students locate off-campus. Eighteen complexes participate in the Community Adviser Program. Those properties have listings on the GSU housing Web page — http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/offcampus/ca_prop.htm — and trained

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community advisers living in each complex. The program was established so that students who choose to live off-campus won’t be disconnected from on-campus activities. Rent at apartment complexes can run from $250-$700 per month, with a 12-month lease being the standard. Deposits range from $100 (during some specials) to the full price of rent. At many complexes, students must have an adult (someone with verifiable employment) sign a guarantee for the apartment on the day the lease is signed. Leases are hard to break, and school officials say students should think long and hard before entering into the legally binding agreement. Though, the apartment complexes in Statesboro are very accommodating and quick to answer any concerns a student may have.

Q:

What roommate advice would you give to freshmen?

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A:

“Living with roommates in college gives you your first insight into the art of compromise.” – Gabrielle Jiovenetta, juniork, English major


Q:

What roommate advice would you give to freshmen?

A:

“Be clean and personable. Have a roomie meeting in the beginning so that you all can establish a few ground rules.” – Bianca Gibson, senior, fashion merchandising major

“Living with your best friend is not always a good idea. Just because they’re your best friend doesn’t mean that you all can live together.” – Jared West, sophomore, biology pre-vet major “Get to know your roommates and the types of things they like doing, it would help you all get along quicker.” – Stephane Turin, fall 2012 graduate, psychology degree “Be really transparent with your roommates. If they do something that you don’t like or something that annoys you, go to them respectfully and address it rather than just holding it in. – Garrett Green, GSU graduate 2012, multimedia communications

Buying a House having a mortgage Local realtors say more and more parents are purchasing houses or townhomes for their children going to GSU — particularly if siblings are attending at the same time. Purchasing gives parents a tax write off for the interest. Another incentive is moving a roommate in a house to help with bills and pay rent — money that goes straight toward the owner’s mortgage. For the renter, renting is normally a no-strings attached introduction to home ownership. It gives an individual a feel for home life, but usually without the headaches of maintenance or repair work-something the landlord typically covers.

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Boro Apartments contact information • The Avenue (912) 871-6501 www.avenueatsouthern.com • Cambridge (912) 681-1300 www.cambridge-southern.com • Campus Crossings (912) 225-0098 www.campusapts.com/statesboro

• The Pointe at Southern (912) 681-2696 www.campusapts.com/pointesouthern • University Pines (912) 681-2234 www.univpines.com • University Village at Southern (912) 681-6994 www.universityvillagesouthern.com • Willow Bend (912) 681.7110 http://willowbendcomplex.com/

• The Connection at Statesboro (912) 681-7270 www.connectionatstatesboro.com • Copper Beech (912) 681-8307 www.copperbeechgsu.com • The Forum at Statesboro (912) 681-7270 http://forumstatesboro.com • The Garden District (912) 681-6539 www.gardendistrictrentals.com • The Islands of Statesboro (912) 225-1387 www.theislandsstatesboro.com • One Eleven South (912) 225.0381 www.one11south.com

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Working Out off-campus fitness options Looking to lose a few pounds or just maintain an excellent physique? Statesboro has plenty of options for your workout needs. The most obvious place to look would be the Recreation Activity Center located on Akins Boulevard. An expansion to the center — known as the RAC — was completed in 2006, and added an additional 125,000 square feet of workout space, bringing the total size of the building to 215,000 square feet. The LEED-certified facility includes an indoor competition pool, eight indoor basketball courts, fitness center, 45-foot rock-climbing wall and bouldering cave and indoor track. Open only to students, faculty and staff, the RAC offers fitness classes, and personal training by certified trainers (for an additional fee). Special weekend memberships are available to Georgia Southern alumni. A portion of students’ tuition pays for the gym, so there are no fees for using any of the exercise equipment or facilities. For more information about the RAC and all Campus Recreation and Intramurals, visit www. georgiasouthern.edu/cri. However, if the RAC doesn’t offer what you need, there are other workout locations in Statesboro for you to choose from. For the ladies, there is LOA Fitness, located on U.S. 80. LOA Fitness is a fitness club maintained exclusively for women, offering specialized circuit training equipment and other standard club amenities, including aerobics floors, cardio equipment, group classes, personal training and nutritional counseling. Statesboro also offers a pair of 24-hour gyms, open seven days a week. N Shape Fitness Center, at 739A Northside Drive W., is an exclusive fitness center that has a membership limited to 300 members. The center offers a wide variety of cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Included in each membership is aqua massage, tanning, and a variety of group classes including yoga, zumba, boot camp, step, abs and rowing. Statesboro Snap Fitness, at 609 Brannen St.,

offers 24/7-access memberships starting at less than $1 a day, and month-to-month contracts. The center features a newly expanded facility, with more than 6,000 square feet of space, complete with state-of-the-art Cybex equipment, group fitness/training studios, and free weights. Group fitness classes are also provided. You can find 180 Fitness on Fair Road behind Wendy’s and Zaxby’s. 180 Fitness offers more than 70 pieces of equipment, including free weights, spin bikes, rowing machines, cardio machines, and Cybex equipment. In addition to their extensive equipment selection, 180 offers more than 30 group fitness classes, including the famous Les Mills workouts, which includes something for everyone. Student rates are also available at 180 Fitness in three-month, semester and year rates. If you’re tired of fighting the big crowds at the RAC or the other commercial gyms, or simply not seeing the results you need, Fit by Julie and Studio on Main, located downtown, and Crossfit Boro, at 1189 Sarahlyn Lane across from Splash in the Boro, offer training services that provide a more targeted approach to getting fit. For more information, visit the gyms’ websites at fitbyjulie. org and crossfitboro.com.

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s long as you pay your $94 health fee each semester ($46 during summer classes), the services provided by Georgia Southern’s Health Services, which includes lab work, minor surgery and much more, are free. “There’s no fee for service for any of our lab work, X-rays, specialty care services, women’s health like annual physicals, minor surgery or any of those things we do,” said Paul Ferguson, the director of health services. “The health fee covers all of those things.” According to Ferguson, the center will also provide students with seasonal flu and H1N1 flu vaccines in the fall semester. Since August 2010, students have been able to make appointments online at www. georgiasouthern.edu/health and can also speak to a nurse 24 hours a day for non-emergency situations. “They won’t just get an automatic message to leave a voicemail,” Ferguson said. “They’ll be able to get a hold of a nurse who’s very familiar with what’s happening in Statesboro and at the health center.”


If you are a full-time student at GSU, the counseling and career development center provides up to 12 free visits per academic year. The center provides individual, couples, and group counseling, as well as work shops and crisis intervention services. “Our mission is to help students succeed and to treat those issues and concerns that are barriers to their being successful in college,” said David Matthews, a staff psychologist at the center. “We are confidential. We do not communicate with parents or other university offices. We operate corroboratively with the staff at the health center in treating students who have physical issues that may compound their emotional health.” The office is only for short-term treatment. If a client needs treatment for substance abuse or a major mental health illness, the office will help find an appropriate off-campus doctor. If you’re a member of the community, a part-time student, or you are seeking couples counseling, the clinic run by the psychology department at Georgia Southern is for you. The clinic is staffed by graduate students in the Doctor of Psychology program. They are supervised by licensed clinical psychologists. The price of each session ranges from $5 to $30. The clinic also sees teenagers and children. A secure, private web communications program called Eagle Online Student Health will be available. This new program integrates directly with the Health Services Electronic Medical Records system, providing significant enhancements to your communication as follows: 1) Immunization Compliance Function 2) Student Patient Appointment Self-Scheduling 3) Secure Patient 4) Health Insurance Data Collection and Updates 5) Medical History Forms 6) Pre-Visit Intake Forms 7) Patient Education and Disease Prevention 8) Rx Refill Request

9) View Billing Statements 10) View Health Center Policies 11) After Hours & Emergency Guidelines 12) Patient Health Record Since this is a very secure, private database website, you will be required to log in using your existing student My Georgia Southern user name and password. For more information, contact the Dean of Students Office. DON’T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE!

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Election Information exercise your rights A big part of the college experience is tuning into the world around you, and a great way to do that is to exercise your right to vote. Many people saw the presidential race last year, and many people came out to vote. If you are voting in your hometown, be sure to apply for an absentee ballot. In order to register to vote in Georgia, you must be a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Georgia and the county in which you wish to vote and at least 18 years of age by Election Day. You can register to vote in the general election in Bulloch County when that time comes around again in four or so years. Students living on campus or in the apartment complexes near campus vote at the Pittman Park United Methodist Church, located on Fair Road across from GSU. Election Superintendent Lee DeLoach said the county redrew its voting districts and added the Pittman Park precinct in order to make voting more convenient for students. To learn more about Georgia elections or to obtain an online voter registration form, visit the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos. state.ga.us/.

Election Information • Oct. 6 – Deadline to register to vote in the general election • Nov. 4 – General election • Registrar’s Office: Bulloch County Courthouse (at the Main streets intersection), Room 104 (912) 764-6502

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Q:

What is your best Georgia Southern memory?

A:

“I remember the 2012 homecoming! It was so much fun when there was a block party thrown in The Cove! Awesome times until the SWAT team came.” – Latoya Taylor, junior, early childhood education major

“I have the fondest memories of being at GSU when the football team were champions and we had both Erk Russell and Tracy Ham.” – Jamie Elis, education major, graduated in 1991, assistant manager at GSU Chick-fil-a “My best GSU memory is definitely going to be getting the chance to hang out with my friends.” – Emily Prestridge, junior, accounting major “I will remember sleeping and relaxing in a hammock on Sweetheart Circle.” – Joshua Crowe, senior, general studies


TV, Internet & Phone get connected Northland Cable Television 32 E. Vine St. Statesboro (912) 489-8715 www.yournorthland.com/statesboro

Customers can choose from several phone, cable and internet options. A hook-up fee and first month’s payment are required up front. Northland Cable serves most of Statesboro, Brooklet and some of the unincorporated areas of the county with cable and television. Northland also supplies most of the city and some unincorporated areas of the county with high-speed internet.

To establish telephone or television service, drop by the office. New customers are required to pay a membership fee and have an official 911 address. Internet service is also available. Service is provided to areas outside the city limits of Statesboro and Register as well as Portal, Brooklet, Clito, Anderson, Stilson and Nevils.

Frontier Communications 76 E. Grady St. Statesboro (912) 764-9131 www.frontieronline.com

Customers can establish phone, internet or television services with a phone call to the local office or by visiting. You will need a correct mailing address and long-distance provider. Frontier serves the cities of Statesboro and Register as well as some unincorporated areas.

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative 601 Northside Drive W. Statesboro (912) 865-1100 www.bulloch.net

Dish Network Statesboro Frontier Communications Authorized Retailer 76 E. Grady St. Statesboro (912) 764-9131 www.dish.com

Dish Network has a wide variety of premier programming with something for everyone. So, whether you want to keep the kids entertained, the spouse busy or want to learn something new, Dish Network has a package to fit your needs. Dish has more than 100 HD channels to choose from. For information about service, call (912) 764-9131.

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DirecTV offers more than 265 all-digital channels, including locals, in a variety of packages. Free professional installation is often provided. For information about an authorized DirecTV provider in the area, you can call DirecTV toll free at (800) 783-1371.

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Electricity switch on the power Georgia Power Co. 305 S. Main St. Statesboro (888) 660-5890 www.georgiapower.com Customers can establish service either at the office or over the phone. A deposit may be required, depending on a credit report. An account establishment fee will be charged to the first bill. Georgia Power serves mainly Statesboro and areas close to the city limits. Its local office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Excelsior EMC 402 Northside Dr. W. Statesboro (912) 764-2123 www.excelsioremc.com To establish service, customers must visit the office to fill out an application. A $25 refundable membership fee and a $25 account establishment fee are required. A deposit may be required, depending on a credit check. Excelsior serves most of the rural areas of the county and some suburban areas.

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Water & Solid Waste hook up/where to dump To get your water hooked up in Statesboro, you can either visit the City of Statesboro website (fill out a form by clicking “utility applications”) or stop by City Hall during business hours. City Hall is located at 50 E. Main St. and can be reached by calling (912) 764-5468. The water deposit is $85 and there is a $25 service fee. An account establishment fee is $30. Garbage pick-up is included in the monthly utility bill for a $17.35 charge ($19.45 for commercial properties). Outside of the city (for Bulloch County Residents) water is available through multiple privately owned providers. The towns of Brooklet, Portal and Register also operate their own water systems. People residing in the unincorporated areas use septic tanks and may be connected to either a private well or a private water system. Unincorporated areas are served by 16 recycling centers, which also accept household garbage. One of these centers is located inside the city, on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Another close to campus is located on Langston Chapel Road. Contact the county offices at (912) 764-6369 for hours of operation and the nearest location. You can also find information at bullochcounty. net and keepbullochbeautiful.org


Book Buying textbook stores & info Congratulations students! You are embarking on one of the most important and exciting periods in your life — the college experience. We welcome you to the Georgia Southern community and want you to know the many ways in which the local bookstores can help you throughout your college experience. They offer many programs which are geared towards your academic and financial success. Whether you choose to shop at Gray’s Bookstore or the University Store on Georgia Southern campus, you will find a selection of school supplies and study aids, as well as the latest in GSU merchandise and clothing. Each of these bookstores offers a unique experience for the student body. Cost of Books After shelling out big bucks for tuition, housing, and other college expenses, students and parents might be shocked by the prices of textbooks. According to old campus newspapers, students have been complaining about textbook prices since the 1930s, when the average book cost about $3. So how can you budget for the heavy cost of textbooks? A big part depends on how many classes you are taking and the books your professor has chosen for the class. Your major can greatly affect how much you spend on books, and there are other factors to consider as well. You have to keep in mind that along with books there are supplies you’ll need for class such as study guides, notebooks, pens, lab supplies or art supplies. According to the National Association of College Stores, the average full-time student spends about $934 each year on books and supplies ... isn’t that something to look forward to! The store isn’t involved in choosing which books are used in the classroom. Professors spend a lot of time trying to find just the right books for their courses. You can try to recoup some of the cost at the end of the semester by selling back the books you will no longer be using. You could end up getting back as much as 67 percent of your original textbook costs (with any luck). There are a few things you can do to save some cash. First, try to buy used textbooks. As a new student you may think this is odd, but if you don’t mind some folded corners and some highlighting you could save yourself quite a bit. However, there

usually aren’t that many used books and they sell out fast, so get to a local bookstore quickly to cash in on these savings. Another thing to be aware of is book theft. You may not realize this, but some people steal books and try to sell them back to the bookstores for cash. We recommend keeping an eye on your books and never leaving them unattended, not even in the library. Having to buy your books twice is never a good or fun thing. To get the most dollars back make sure the books are in good condition when returning them. Most local bookstores will not buy back books that have water damage, missing pages, or excessive ink writing and highlighting. Also, if your book came as part of a package, you must have all your pieces to return the book. This includes CDs, study guides, blueprints, manuals, etc.

The University Store As the official campus store, The University Store of Georgia Southern provides the products, services and programs that support student success. At The University Store, students enjoy the convenience of one-stop shopping in a dynamic

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Georgia Southern environment. In addition to having Statesboro’s largest selection of new and used textbooks, the Eagle-centric shop sells licensed apparel, home dÊcor and gift items to suit every Southern fan’s needs. The University Store offers all required textbooks and is a trusted campus resource for course materials and technology. Georgia Southern University faculty and staff work with The University Store to ensure a complete selection of required class materials. Unlike off-campus stores, The University Store only sells the correct and complete editions of textbooks and course materials. Purchasing textbooks and course materials at The University Store is a simple and streamlined process. Print a class schedule in the store and the staff will pull required textbooks, online-access codes or course materials. Want to save even more time? Preorder textbooks online at gsustore. com or my.georgiasouthern.edu. The University Store will send an email notification when the purchase is ready for in-store pick-up. By selling both new and used textbooks, eBooks, and offering competitive pricing and rental programs, The University Store gives students multiple purchasing options. The store partners with Georgia Southern University’s Office of Financial Aid and accepts all forms of financial aid awarded through the office and is the only authorized book store to accept financial aid. To use financial aid, students present their Eagle I.D. at the register. The process is unobtrusive and completely safe. Textbook returns and exchanges are another highlight of The University Store’s dedication to student success. The store welcomes returns and exchanges during the drop/add period at the beginning of each semester. Textbooks and access codes must be returned in the condition as purchased along with original sale receipt. The last date for returns and exchanges is printed on the sales receipt as a reminder to customers. Need cash for a book? Having an everyday Buy Back program is a way The University Store puts cash back in the hands of students. If a book is required for a course the following semester, store will pay up to 66 percent of the book’s retail value unless a buying quota has already been met. The University Store understands the expense of a quality education and through Buy Back, rental and used book programs is working to drive down the costs of textbooks and course materials. The University Store is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at gsustore.com.


Gray’s College Bookstore Gray’s College Bookstore, the official offcampus bookstore, is conveniently located on Chandler Road directly across from Parking and Transportation next to Subway and Eagle Clips. Gray’s offers students the best prices on textbooks and school supplies in Statesboro, and you can’t beat Gray’s customer service. Gray’s understands their product is something students do not particularly like to purchase, but are committed to making that experience as fun and rewarding as possible. Gray’s doesn’t hide their prices behind a counter; they lay them right on the table so you can make the best choice. Gray’s offers many ways students can save on books. Their super easy financial aid program gives you a choice so that you do not have to shop on campus just because you receive financial aid. Gray’s works with professors so they have exactly the materials you need. However, if something isn’t in stock the first week of classes, they will order it for you and you get 10 percent off! Gray’s guarantees their prices are cheaper than campus or they give you a portion of the difference back. The Monday and Tuesday before classes start, everything in the store is 10 percent off, including textbooks. You cannot beat that anywhere in Statesboro. Pre-order your books online or in the store before August 2nd for fall semester and get 10 percent off your entire order and be entered to win $350 towards your books! Don’t forget that Gray’s also rents more than 300 titles each semester to give students even MORE of a choice! When it comes to selling your books back to Gray’s, the staff works hard to give you more for your books! Along with regular buyback, Gray’s now offers BUYBACK GOLD, a textbook consignment program. That’s right! You can use their shelves to sell your books! For select books Gray’s will list them and stock them on our shelves for you. When the book sells, Gray’s will contact you and you can come in to pick up your cash, or Gray’s can mail you a check! You get 75 percent of the final selling price! Why would anyone shop anywhere else? Gray’s College Bookstore — YOUR money and YOUR choice!

Statesboro local government At some time during your four years at Georgia Southern, you’ll probably need to get in touch with the local government officials. As a student, the city of Statesboro is the local government you’ll probably deal with the most. If you live off campus, they’ll be the ones to turn on your water, pick up your garbage and give you a ticket if you break the law inside the city limits. Statesboro is the county seat and largest city in Bulloch County with more than 28,000 people. Over the last decade, Statesboro has grown into a shopping, health care, education and employment hub for the region, due in large part to the influence of Georgia Southern. Maybe that’s why so many GSU students decide to stick around after they graduate. Statesboro is governed by a five-member board and a mayor. Council members serve fouryear terms, with half the council up for election every two years. Each councilman is elected by district and the mayor is elected by the city as a whole. Daily operations are handled by the city manager. Statesboro provides water, sewer, natural gas and garbage pickup to city residents. You can establish service for all these utilities at City Hall which is located on East Main Street.

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Who represents me? local, state, national Statesboro City Council When it comes to city elections, the main student housing areas fall into several different districts. Here is a list to help you out. Mayor Joe Brannen (912) 531-5984 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 District 1 Phil Boyum (912) 495-8820 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 district1@statesboroga.gov Represents students in: The Village at Mill Creek (Represents the northeastern area of city) District 2 Gary Lewis (912) 764-9273 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 district2@statesboroga.gov Represents students in: The Forum Apartments The Woodlands (Represents northern and western parts of the city)

District 3 Will Britt (912) 687-1766 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 district3@statesboroga.gov Represents students in: On-campus housing Campus Club College Walk Eagle Creek Apartments Stadium View Park Place Villas Eagles Landing Greek Row District 4 John Riggs (912) 692-0221 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 district4@statesboroga.gov Represents students in: On-campus Housing The Avenue at Southern Cambridge at Southern Campus Crossing University Pines University Village Southern Villas District 5 Travis Chance (912) 531-0378 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 district5@statesboroga.gov Represents students in: The Exchange Apartments Garden District Apartments Copper Beech The Pointe at Southern The Seasons Greenbriar/Hawthorne

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State Representatives Butch Parrish (R-SH 158) 245 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 463-2247 District Address: 132 Victory Drive, Swainsboro, GA 30401 (478) 237-3838 • butch.parrish@house.ga.gov Jon G. Burns (R-SH 159) 228 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-5099 District Address: 5829 Clyo-Kildare Road, Newington, GA 30446 jon.burns@house.ga.gov Jan Tankersley (R-SH 160) 601-C Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-0254 District Address: P.O. Box 187, Brooklet, GA 30415 jan.tankersley@house.ga.gov Jack Hill (R-SS 4) 234 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-5038 District Address: P.O. Box 486, Reidsville, GA 30453 (912) 557-3811 • jack.hill@senate.ga.gov

National Representatives U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D) 2202 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-2823 District Office: Statesboro City Hall barrow.house.gov U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) 416 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3521 • chambliss.senate.gov U.S. Johnny Isakson (R) 131 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3643 • isakson.senate.gov


Bulloch County home to four cities Bulloch County is not only one of Georgia’s largest counties geographically, it is also one of the fastest growing in the southern part of the state. Like most communities in Georgia, Bulloch’s roots are in agriculture, but over the last 100 years it has also developed a thriving business community due in part to the presence of Georgia Southern. Bulloch County is governed by a seven-member board with representatives elected from two districts, District 1, which is a minority district, and District 2. Two representatives are elected from District 1 and four representatives are elected from District 2. The chairman is elected by the entire county. The board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. and the third Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. The day-to-day operations of the county are handled by the county manager, Tom Couch. Bulloch towns In addition to Statesboro, there are three other incorporated cities in Bulloch County — Brooklet, Portal and Register. With just over 1,100 residents, Brooklet is a quiet community located about 10 miles east of Statesboro. Known for its annual Peanut Festival, it offers quiet country living with all the amenities of a thriving community. Downtown has a variety of shops including several antique stores and a large furniture store. Brooklet City Hall is located at 106 Church St. and can be reached at (912) 842-2137. Just 14 miles west of Statesboro, the small town of Portal offers the charm of a quiet, neighbororiented community. Portal is best known for its rich agricultural heritage which is celebrated each fall with the Catface Country Turpentine Festival. Portal City Hall is located at 27209 Hwy. 80 West and can be reached at (912) 865-2566. Register is only 15 minutes from either Metter or Statesboro and the drive is worth the peaceful, friendly atmosphere you’ll find in this town of only 160 people. The Register Town Hall is located on Foster Road in a historic schoolhouse and can be reached at (912) 488-2424.

Historic Communities from humble beginnings Until the 1940s, rural towns and communities dominated Bulloch County. But with the rise of the railroad and modern highways, many of these towns declined over the years. However, many of these historic communities still exist, at least in name, and their residents find them peaceful places to live. Stilson is located west of Brooklet and was once one of the busiest stops on the S&S Railway. The community of Hopeulikit was named when the owner of a local dance hall decided to hold a contest to name the community. Reportedly, one of the entries had a handwritten note at the bottom which read “Hope U Like It.” The judges did, and the name still marks the area on Highway 25 north of Statesboro. The Sinkhole District earned its name 150 years ago when a sawmill in southwest Bulloch slowly sank into the ground one evening. When the employees returned the next morning, the mill was gone. Citizens living in the area claim the sinkhole never goes dry and there are several legends surrounding the 100-foot long phenomena. Clito, five miles north of Statesboro, thrived in the early 20th century by becoming a stop on the Dover Railroad Line. Leefield, located seven miles northeast of Brooklet, takes its name from the Lee family which once owned the land set on a high bluff. Like many small communities, it built up around the railroad, but with the decline of rail service,

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Leefield’s economy also declined. Nevils is still a lively community located in the southern part of the county. It has its own elementary school and is also home to many shops and antique stores. Emit, located five miles southeast of Statesboro, was named after Emit Anderson, a former postmaster. At one time Emit was under consideration to become the county seat of Bulloch, but some wealthy farmers in the northern part of the county pushed to have Statesboro named. Once a lively crossroads, Emit today is a quiet farming community.

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Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office U.S. 301 North • (912) 764-8888 Sheriff Lynn Anderson Uniform: Sage green and beige Patrol Car: White with reflective green striping

Ticket info: A ticket from one of these guys (or girls) can be paid at the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office. If the ticket isn’t paid in time, it could be assigned to one of various courts.

Georgia State Patrol U.S. 301 South • (912) 688-6999 Sgt. 1st Class Brad Mosher Uniform: Slate gray and light blue Patrol Car: Royal blue and gray

Ticket info: These guys focus on traffic violations, so don’t speed, drive erratically or get behind a wheel after a few beers. These troopers investigate crashes outside of municipalities as well. Pay a ticket from a GSP Trooper at the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office.

Georgia Southern University Police GSU campus • (912) 478-5234 Chief Mike Russell Uniform: Navy Patrol Car: White with blue and gold detail

Legal tips stay out of trouble

Statesboro Police Dept. 25 W. Grady St. • (912) 764-9911 Maj. Scott Brunson Public Safety Director Wendell Turner Uniform: Dark blue Patrol Car: White with reflective blue striping and black and gray

Ticket info: A ticket from one of Statesboro’s finest must be paid at the Statesboro Municipal Court, which is located near the police station. If you don’t pay the ticket in time, you will go to court at the Statesboro Municipal Court and face the judge. He’s fair, but he’s tough. No shorts, no sagging pants, and no smart mouth or things won’t go well. 24 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

Fireworks are illegal in Georgia. Sparklers were recently legalized, but anything that explodes is offlimits and can result in a fine. Liquor is sold by the drink in bars and restaurants, but it isn’t available by the bottle in Bulloch County. You won’t be able to legally purchase alcohol after 1 a.m., and “to-go cups” are a no-no. So is having an open container of alcohol in your vehicle. And if you get plastered at a local establishment (or at home), please don’t climb behind the wheel. Local judges aren’t fond of drinking and driving. Don’t attempt to walk home drunk, either. Call a friend or a cab — stumbling down the road can get you a pedestrian under the influence charge. If an officer does stop you, it’s best to be honest. Giving false information is a crime that will only make your plight worse — and the officer will find


out if you are lying. All persons convicted of first offender DUI/ possession of controlled substances charges must complete DUI school, clinical evaluation (unless waived by the court) and treatment if recommended by the evaluation. If you throw a party, make sure you are not so loud your neighbors will be disturbed. And if they are disturbed and you have illegal drugs or underage drinkers at your party, police will know and people will be arrested. The best bet? Invite the neighbors, and make sure you break no laws. When you gotta go, you gotta go. Regardless, guys (and gals), make sure you use a restroom facility. Urinating in public, whether or not you think you’re out of sight, is illegal and can rack up a charge of indecent exposure. You and the roomie don’t get along? Many arrests are made when roommates or romantically involved couples — even friends — lose tempers and fight among themselves. The best bet is get away from the situation, cool off and try to resolve the issue when tempers are under control. If not, when the fight starts and somebody calls police, somebody usually goes to jail.

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“My favorite local place to shop is Social Boutique. They have really preppy and sophisticated clothing. I enjoy going because I am always on the move to improve my professional look.” – Kristy Maxwell, senior multimedia communications major

“I love TJ Maxx. They have a wide selection and a huge variety of clothing.” – Jasmine Chaney, Health education and promotion major, senior “My favorite local place to go shopping is Hobby Lobby. I’m craftsy and I love the arts. You can find anything in there!” – Shanna Felix, junior psychology major “I like to shop at Entourage because the clothes are cute, chic and unique.” – Asia Anderson, senior public relations and psychology double major

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Market District The Market District is located on Fair Road. Statesboro’s fastest-growing commercial development is a combination of retail and professional office buildings sprawled over several acres. It features specialty shops like Colonial House of Flowers, Walker Pharmacy, Silk and Purple Boutique, Entourage and Social, Serenity Day Spa, and The Sharpe and Co. Salon. Market District also offers many food options including McAlister’s Deli, Barberitos, Shane’s Rib Shack, Mellow Mushroom, Jimmy John’s, Tokyo Japanese and La’Berry.

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

Downtown Statesboro Just a mile from Georgia Southern’s campus, downtown Statesboro combines shopping, arts and history, making it a pleasant place to go when you’d like to get away from campus for awhile. In addition to the Averitt Center for the Arts, downtown boasts several galleries, as well as Free Spirit Pottery, where you can make your own creations. Shops include the Cobbler’s Bench; R.J. Pope Menswear; H.W. Smith Jewelers; Frills by Scott; Pladd Dot Music; Bellies, Babies and Ballerinas; Main Street Bridal/B’dazzled Prom; Children’s Cottage Consignments; Galactic Comics & Games; and GSU’s City Campus. Other businesses include L.A. Waters Furniture, Hair Studio 101, Lori Grice Photography, Merle Norman Salon & Spa, and many more. There are also restaurants like The Daily Grind, Sugar Magnolia Bakery, Main Street Billiards, Sweet Cheeks Bakery, South and Vine, Chops on Main and 40 East Grille. 26 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

Southern Square Southern Square Shopping Center is located across from the Statesboro Mall on Northside Drive. Home to K-Mart, Office Max, Cato and a number of small retailers, Southern Square also features several restaurants including Chick-Fil-A, Longhorn Steakhouse, McDonalds, Checkers, and Seasons of Japan. Statesboro Crossing Statesboro Crossing on Brannen Road, just off Veteran’s Parkway, is anchored by Hobby Lobby, Books-A-Million, T.J. Maxx and Petco and also houses several other retailers including Maurices, Rack Room Shoes and Hibbett Sports. Dining options include Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Steak ‘n Shake and Little Caesars. From Statesboro Crossing you can also take a walk or bike ride on the S&S Greenway, a 2.7 mile pathway that begins and ends at trail-heads located on Gentilly Road and the intersection of Burkhalter and Pretoria Rushing Roads and is accessible from Statesboro Crossing. The Statesboro Mall The Statesboro Mall is a 262,000 sq. ft. enclosed regional mall anchored by JC Penney, Belk, Bealls, and Bi-Lo and is located on Northside Drive. The Mall features clothing stores like Sir Shop, Rue 21, Cheeky Lingerie & Swimwear and Leon’s as well as other specialty stores like Bath and Body Works and the Shoe Dept. Woodlands Square The Woodlands is located across from Georgia Southern University on Highway 301. It is home to Tantastic Tanning, Talbots, Sunglasses on Main. ASP Pool and Spa, Sew Much Fun and Bejais. It is also home to Bliss Berry and Jersey Mike’s Subs.


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Connect Statesboro your alternative weekly If you’re on campus or around town, you’ll see the racks filled with copies of Connect Statesboro. The magazine was started by the Statesboro Herald in September 2005 to fill a big hole in Statesboro — there weren’t any publications geared towards young adults (that’s college age and young professionals) in the greater Statesboro metropolitan area. You won’t find political diatribes, news analysis, stock listings or any of the boring parts from your friendly, neighborhood daily newspapers in it. But you should pick one up every week, and here’s why — it’s got what’s going on in town, and what you’re interested in. If you check out the calendar you’ve got everything you need to plan out your week. Connect looks out for the young voice of Statesboro. It’s your voice, and it blows the whistle when you’re getting the shaft. It even helped swing an election in past years, all while picking up Associated Press awards. Connect Statesboro has also been called “the ultimate in bathroom reading.” It’s not the best mental image, but if you’re on one of the GSU transit buses, waiting in line for an ID or just taking a break between classes, it’s there for you with articles that look at the issues concerning your life, comics you won’t read anywhere else, pictures from the scene, GSU sports info with the Tailgate Tattler and more! Want to know about that new band playing down the street? Connect’s probably got the info on ‘em. Need a drink recipe? They’re in there, too. Connect Statesboro’s also your online source for news. Check out ConnectStatesboro.com and you’ll find all the content in the magazine, plus local music, blogs, lots of video and things that just won’t fit into the print 28 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

version. Plus they host awesome online contests all year long, giving you, the reader, opportunities to win tons of awesome prizes. No other publication in Statesboro is as interactive as Connect. The staff is always looking for your input, and whatever you want, they bring it to you (that includes a yearly swimsuit issue). It’s not tied down to years and decades of tradition, and neither are you. So when you’re running around Statesboro getting the feel for the town, pick up an issue, or visit the magazine online at ConnectStatesboro. com. If you’re not reading it, you’re going to be wondering what everybody’s talking about all week.


The Boro Scene dining, drinking, doing Chops on Main — Dine at this West Main Street restaurant, located in historic downtown Statesboro, for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and be sure to stop in during happy hour from 5–7 p.m. Their cocktails and service are award-winning! Applebee’s — With a happy hour and late-night calendar that includes drink specials and theme nights, Applebee’s, at 804 U.S. 80 East, doesn’t just serve delicious food. The fun begins after 10 every night, with special events including karaoke on Tuesdays and Saturdays, bar bingo on Wednesdays, a live DJ on Thursdays and trivia on Fridays. GATA’s Sports Bar & Grille — Located on Lanier Drive in the spot formerly home to Buffalo’s, this bar and restaurant prides itself on being Statesboro’s home for live sports and entertainment. The new menu features fantastic food, the weekly specials are friendly to both your wallet and your taste buds, and the stages have been graced by a plethora of rocking rookies and veterans alike. With flat screens, projector screens, a mega screen and monster deck as well as weekly cornhole and beer pong tournaments, there’s always something to do at GATA’s. The Daily Grind — This place serves some of the best coffee in town and hosts low-key live music acts on the weekend. (What else would you expect from a coffeehouse?) It’s not big, but it sure is cozy. Dingus Magee’s — Located just off campus, this restaurant has been one of Statesboro’s most popular for years. Check them out at night for their low cover charges and some of the best upand-coming bands to hit the Boro. Oh, yeah, and the food is pretty rockin’, too. Dos Primos — If you like poker, karaoke, darts and pool served up along with your Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, check out this bar and restaurant, located next to Paulson Stadium. They’re home to the 32-ounce big beer and have been known to bring some of the biggest musical acts

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“Dos Primos, it’s convenient, close to campus and they have great drinks.” – Jasmene Akles, senior biology major “I would have to say The Grill. It has the perfect party atmosphere.” – Bradley Ifeobu, sophomore multimedia communications major “I would have to say Retriever’s. It’s where the crowds are at.” – Carrington Blunt, junior psychology major “I like going to The Grill. They host so many different events, and I just always have so much fun whenever I go.” – Briana Stanley, junior childhood and family development major

to town, including Afroman, Bryan Clark and Zach Deputy.

El Sombrero — Two dollars might not buy you a gallon of gas, but at El Sombrero, it’ll get you a mixed drink, a 34-ounce draft or a margarita. One of the most popular places to hang out in the Boro, El Sombrero — or “The Hat,” as it’s known by locals — now has three locations in the Boro, and their drinks and Mexican cuisine can’t be beat. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop — Unlike traditional Mexican restaurants, Fuzzy’s boasts Baja-style Mexican fare, which incorporates feta cheese, a signature garlic sauce and the freshest ingredients. Located on the bypass near Copper Beech Apartments, Fuzzy’s offers a breakfast menu that’s served all day, a pick-up window that’s open until 2 a.m. and a full bar that’s known for its signature margaritas and its stock of 30 types of tequila. Gnat’s Landing — Go for the food at this South Main Street restaurant; stay for the happy hour specials and the music. With an extensive beer selection and relaxed atmosphere, this place

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is sure to become one of your favorite hot spots. Bringing the Boro great wing specials on Monday and Wednesdays and happy hour all week long, Gnat’s also features a relaxed outdoor dining area on deck. Several of the acts featured at Gnat’s Landing have moved on to fame and fortune, so keep an eye out for the next big thing to hit the stage at Gnat’s. The Grill — With its dance nights, wing-eating contests, beer pong and live sports on TV, The Grill, located at 102 Brannen St., has something for everyone. Be sure to check out this place’s waitresses in their sporty outfits. Loco’s Grill and Pub — You can’t beat this Fair Road restaurant’s classic American food, but Loco’s also features a lot of local musicians in the evenings. If you like guys and their acoustic guitars, this is the place to go. Loco’s also features a bang-up happy hour and beer selection and trivia on Wednesday nights. Main Street Billiards — OK, you pool fanatics: This is the place to go if you want to play a few rounds of pool with your buddies. It also regularly brings some big-name comedy acts to the Boro. Home of the $1 PBR and Keno, this 29 W. Main St. business is always a-hoppin’. Manny’s Neighborhood Grill — Home of amazing calzones, $7 7-Day specials and a hamburger-and-fries meal for $5, Manny’s on South Main St. is the place to go to watch that big game and hang out with friends. Plus, DirecTV Sunday ticket — hello, sports fans! Millhouse Steakhouse — Located on the bypass next to Copper Beech Apartments, this college hot spot features both a deck and inside dining options. With live music on the weekends, good music, good food and good vibes abound at Millhouse. Retrievers — Located in University Plaza, this is one of the most popular bars in Statesboro. Retrievers’ happy hours and Wild Wednesdays are second to none, and they host some of the bigger touring acts that come to Statesboro, playing everything from 1980s tributes to modern country. Rude Rudy’s — If you want to go out, shake your booty and meet hot, young singles, this is your place. There are drink specials every night, 30 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

and the big stage and giant dance floor host a variety of music and dance nights, with live DJs nearly every night of the week. Rumrunners — This place sends University Plaza into orbit on weekends. If you go, expect to wait in line for a chance to buy some of the best frozen drinks and see some of the biggest musical acts in Statesboro. Don’t be fooled by the Plantation Room, either — they don’t only do country and Southern rock in there. Southern Billiards & Burgers — Besides their amazing burgers, this pool hall offers a full bar in addition to their many pool tables. Home to poker and pool tournaments, this is the place to go for a round of games with friends. Van Gogh’s Brewery — This newly opened microbrewery and restaurant pairs stone-oven pizza with its own hand-crafted beer that it brews on-site. Connected to GATA’s Sports Bar and Grille by a boardwalk, the brewery’s pondside location and welcoming atmosphere are ideal for winding down after a crazy day of classes.

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“I really enjoy hanging out at Hacker’s. There are so many things to do there, you have the bowling, the games, and laser tag, and the possibilities are truly endless.” – Angel Reese, senior electrical engineering major “I really love hanging out at El Sombrero. The atmosphere is really chill, the food is great, and so are the drinks.” – Roman Holoman, senior IT major “My favorite party spot in the Boro is Mill House, because the drinks are cheap and the environment is always welcoming, and in the summer, I can sit on the deck and enjoy the view. – Zemitri Carter, junior exercise science major


Indeed, many country artists have performed to large crowds at GSU in recent years, including Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw, but non-country artists including 3 Doors Down, Ciara and Ludacris have also visited the Boro. But hosting big acts is nothing new to Georgia Southern. The Rolling Stones played their first show at a U.S. college campus at GSU’s own Hanner Fieldhouse. Other legends to have played at Southern include Jimmy Buffett, Lynard Skynyrd and The Allman Brother’s Band. There are even some big-name acts who were playing venues around the Boro long before they became famous, including Luke Bryan (a GSU alumnus who has brought his Farm Tour to the area for the last four years), Jason Aldean and Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland), just to name a few. So, keep your eyes peeled and your ears open, because you never know who might be next on the musical road to success.

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Big Music in the Boro famous acts, local talent Whether it’s local musicians making the rounds in the Boro’s music scene or large-scale concerts featuring nationally known recording artists, there is never a shortage of high-quality entertainment available in the Boro. Each year, the University Programming Board, a combination of the former student groups Eagle Entertainment and Traditions Council, works to bring a big-name act to Statesboro for an on-campus concert. Last year, for the first time ever, GSU’s spring concert at Paulson Stadium featured two major acts as coheadliners: The Band Perry and The Fray. “The students [on the board] wanted to make sure there was something for everyone and that we just didn’t always do a country artist in Paulson,” said Vince Miller, associate vice president at GSU. “The students decided to pursue both bands, and it worked out where both were willing to perform together and had the same date open.”

Fun facts on local talent • Did you know Statesboro has its own song? “Statesboro Blues,” written by Blind Willie McTell, was made famous by The Allman Brothers Band in the early 1970s. •

In 1990, Georgia Southern became a univesity. Caryl Cain Brown, then a member of the marketing and communications department, wrote a poem that became immortalized in the new alma mater: “From humble farm beginnings…”

• Emma Kelly, the “Lady of 6,000 Songs” and a Statesboro native, is a well-known local songwriter who was written into John Berendt’s “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” The mother of 10 wrote numerous Johnny Mercer songs and is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The Boro’s community theater, located in the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro, bears her name. Local talent perform at the center year round in local productions.

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Local Musicians seen & heard in the Boro Chris Mitchell: The former longhaired rocker cut his hair but hasn’t mellowed at all in more than 15 years of shaking Statesboro venues. Chris also maintains a guitar studio and is the owner of Pladd Dot Music, which offers private music lessons to more than 175 local students. Oh, yeah — he designs his own line of guitars, too.

Daniel Johnson Band: What started out as a side project has turned into one of the fastest-rising country bands in the Southeast. Daniel Johnson and fellow Thomson, Ga., native Chris Cook decided to start a garage band while they were students at Georgia Southern. Soon after, the Daniel Johnson Band was formed and became a mainstay in the local music scene. Late last year, Daniel was a finalist for the Male Artist of the Year by the Georgia Country Music Association Awards. The band has plans to release a new album this year. Hellhounds: Self-described as a “guitardriven roadhouse blues/rock” band, the members of this rowdy local trio bring down the

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house with their rocking mix of percussion, bass and guitar every time they take the stage. Next Level Ensemble: Next Level Ensemble was formed by Victor Harris (bassist) as the house band for a local poetry gathering held weekly in Statesboro. The band has since become a stronghold in the Boro’s music scene, delivering energy-packed shows that take audiences on a roller coaster ride through the decades, performing everything from improvisational jazz to hard rock. The Orange Constant: Despite their wideranging influences and musical preferences, this quartet has mastered and refined the technique of seamlessly incorporating a variety of genres into one song, creating a distinct and electrifying sound that leaves their audiences wanting more. Although the group is relatively new to the local music scene, its members already have begun to build a strong following, and they’re on the fast track to establishing a solid foothold in the area. Those Cats: A high-energy, seven-piece powerhouse from right here in the Boro, Those Cats’ fresh, funky and soulful sound have provided listeners with a never-ending well of groove for more than two years. Every show is filled with original tunes and timeless covers that combine for a contagiously energetic yet smooth sound that has become the band’s trademark. Wally Brown: Born and raised just down the road in Portal, Ga., Wally first picked up a guitar one summer during high school and taught himself to play. He soon realized that he enjoyed having a platform on which to share his music with others — music he describes as “country with a rock backing.” This local musician’s high-octane shows have a way of leaving audiences wanting more.


The Averitt Center history & season schedule

First Friday local monthly event For a fun, free way to spend a Friday evening, check out downtown Statesboro’s F1rst Friday. First Fridays have become a downtown Statesboro tradition. Community members flock to the area to enjoy visiting with local merchants, shopping and special events. Many merchants stay open late, offering discount specials and refreshments. Street vendors feature homemade crafts, snacks and beautiful fine art pieces. Art by regional and local artists is on display and many of the galleries offer refreshments. Organized by Main Street Statesboro, each month follows a different theme. Two of the most popular events are Scare on the Square, which actually will be held the last Saturday in October, and the Holiday Celebration in December. You will not want to miss the fun! Go to statesborodowntown.org for a calendar of events. First Friday’s goal is to provide a place to sell local products, and a family friendly community gathering, which promotes healthful living to the visitors and residents all while stimulating the downtown Statesboro economy, Activities are FREE, unless otherwise indicated. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. the first Friday of every month!

TWO HISTORIC BUILDINGS The Averitt Center and Emma Kelly Theater are housed in two historic buildings — the old Bank of Statesboro building built in 1911 and the Georgia Theater, which was Statesboro’s movie theater from 1936 to 1982. Through the efforts of the city and community the buildings underwent a $4.3 million renovation to create a community arts gallery and theater. The art center is named after Hal Averitt, former Statesboro mayor, whose vision initiated the project. The theater is named for Emma Kelly, “The Lady of 6,000 Songs” who called Statesboro home. Now that you’re a college student, it’s almost required that you spend at least a few weeks going through an artistic phase — dressing in black, sipping coffee and debating whether your roommate’s latest masterpiece, The Inner Life of Cheetos, is art or just deserves to be eaten.

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Whether you are a serious artist or just exploring new things, Statesboro’s downtown art center offers something for the artist in everyone, from performances and art shows, classes and studio space to volunteer and employment opportunities. Opened in September 2004 the Averitt Center for the Arts and Emma Kelly Theater are gearing up to start their new season this fall. • •

Historic Points of Interest Bulloch County Courthouse: Built in 1894 to replace log cabin courthouse burned by Yankees. Renovated in 2000. The Bank of Statesboro: Built in 1911, today houses the Averitt Center for the Arts. While vacant, parts of the 1994 movie Now and Then starring Demi Moore were shot inside (it was the library). Jaeckel Hotel: Opened in 1905, now home to City Hall. Guests included Henry Ford, Cornelius Vanderbilt and William Jennings Bryan. The Holland House: Built in 1890s by Dr. Matt Holland, this Victorian served as a hospital. Today the South Main structure is home to a fraternity.

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Professional and Averitt STARS Main Stage Performances 2013-14 Transit Authority: Chicago Tribute Band September 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Heartbreaks and Hallelujahs – Averitt STARS February 14-15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and February 16 at 2 p.m.

Southern Hospitality – Averitt STARS September 19-20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and September 21 at 2 p.m.

Guy Davis in Concert March 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Count Dracula – Averitt STARS October 18-19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and October 20 at 2 p.m.

Neos Dance Theatre March 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Music Man – Averitt STARS April 10-12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m.

Tony Arata & Friends November 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Nutcracker Ballet – Statesboro Youth Ballet November 22-23, 2013 at 7 p.m. and November 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. Comedy of Errors presented by the National Players January 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Spelman College Glee Club February 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

2013–2014 Averitt Center Art Exhibit Season (Main Gallery) Carol Porter: Painted Poetry Public Exhibition Dates: July 19–September 7, 2013 Lamar Dodd: Timeless from the Collection of C.L. Morehead, Jr. Public Exhibition Dates: September 13–October 19, 2013 Annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association Juried Exhibition Public Exhibition Dates: October 24–November 30, 2013 Harris Deller: Porcelains Public Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2013–January 2014 Beverly Buchanan: Southern Vernacular Public Exhibition Dates: February 7–March 22, 2014 Farmer’s Bounty: Art Inspired by Georgia Farms Public Exhibition Dates: March 28–April 26, 2014 Magical Vision: Children’s Book Illustration Public Exhibition Dates: May 2–June 30, 2014


When: April 2014 Where: The Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts Entry information: statesborofilmfestival.com

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ocal legend, poignant reallife situations and bizarre stretches of the imagination  brought laughter, reaction and applause as the fifth annual Statesboro Film Festival displayed eight short films by local artists Thursday night. Awards presented included the highlight of the evening, Best Film. “Beautiful Things,” by filmmaker Nelson Miller, was an emotional commentary on a son leaving home to explore the world, then returning home to his loving father. The film also won Best Cinematography. Guests enjoyed a light snack during a reception preceding the film presentations. The event, hosted by the Statesboro Herald, was held at the Emma Kelly Theater in the Averitt Center for the Arts. Before viewing the first four entries, guests were treated to a showing of the 2012 Statesboro Film Festival Best Film winner, “Save As …” by filmmaker Brian Graves. A man sees Jesus in his computer screen after opening a

message from God, and follows him out of the office. After an intermission featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres from Millhouse Steakhouse, an event sponsor, guests enjoyed an address by Beau Turpin, a Georgia Southern University graduate who had a role in the film “We Are Marshall” in 2006 and who is producing the film “Erk,” which will be partially filmed in Statesboro, about the legendary football coach Erskine “Erk” Russell. He and others involved have researched the film for the past year. “There’s a real blessing on this movie,” Turpin said. “It’s been this way the whole time.” The final four films were viewed before awards were announced. The Viewers’ Choice Award was determined by online voting, while other awards were chosen by a panel of judges. A film called “Provenance,”

produced by Jake Taylor, AnnNell Byne and Alayna Baer, was chosen for the Viewers’ Choice Award. A man and woman experienced strange events while cleaning out his deceased mother’s home. After learning about an unrequited love during the Civil War, the woman is visited by the ghost of the man’s ancestor, who asks for a ring the couple found so he and his ghostly bride could finally be married in the afterlife. Other sponsors of the event included Gailey Trophy and Averitt Center for the Arts. Statesboro Herald Operations Manager James Healy welcomed guests and local businessman DeWayne Grice was emcee. The film awards program is the brainchild of Statesboro Herald videographer Matt Bankhead, who brought the idea of a film festival to life in 2008 after approaching Healy with the idea. Get your camera’s ready for next year’s Film Festival!

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Farmers Market DSDA Mainstreet event Looking for something to do on a Saturday in Statesboro? The Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market is the place you will want to visit. Every Saturday from April through November, you will find great food and entertainment, and meet new people. You will have a chance to learn where the vegetables and chicken on your plate come from as you visit with the folks who produce our food. The market is home to more than 45 vendors who sell fresh produce, meats, dairy products, plants and many unique crafts from Bulloch and the surrounding counties. “We have many interesting exhibits, including health screenings, demonstrations by local chefs and lots of great food to sample. Free recipes, tips on exercise and activities for families provide something for everyone at our market,”market manager Debra Chester said. The market partners with many organizations, making it a great place for Georgia Southern students and faculty to learn more about the community they will call home for several years. The Statesboro Regional Library hosts a tent where books are sold and local authors come for book signings. GSU and Ogeechee Technical College student nurses and health professionals provide a variety of free health screenings, and restaurant chefs take turns coming to the market to promote special dishes using local foods. If you cannot make it on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., then shop online at

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Arts Fest let your creativity shine Early spring brings an explosion of color to Georgia Southern University’s Sweetheart circle, and we aren’t talking about the flowers. ArtsFest, an annual arts event, offers residents from Bulloch and surround counties the opportunity to unleash their inner artist. The festival, completely powered by volunteers, is a FREE public event that offers visitors a chance to create their own art, buy unique treasures crafted by artists from GSU and across the region, watch and listen to an array of performances and treat their taste buds to culinary delights. The event brings thousands of visitors to campus each year. ArtsFest’s purpose is to promote the arts and art education through performing, exhibiting and demonstrating artists. Save the date for ArtsFest 2014 — Saturday, April 5! Go to www.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/artsfest or follow ArtFest on Facebook.

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When: Oct. 21-26 Where: Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds on Highway 67, 1 mile south of Statesboro

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: the Statesboro tradition

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bout 40 years ago, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club decided an agricultural fair would be a great way to raise money to funnel back into the community. The club was right, and the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair has been a resounding success ever since. The weeklong event each October is highly popular and draws thousands of visitors, many from the surrounding counties. Rides! There are gentle thrills for the faint of heart as well as more exciting rides for the brave. The Amusements of America company strives to provide a variety of top-level rides each year, and usually has something new every fall for the adventurous to try. Food! From cotton candy to candy apples, Italian sausages and funnel cakes, the midway provides the traditional “fair food” while local restaurants, church groups, and other organizations have booths with homemade baked goods, chicken and dumplings, chili, and fresh fried pork rinds. The Statesboro Kiwanis Club always offers delights at the Pancake House with fresh griddle cakes, sausage and old-fashioned cane syrup (maple for those who want it), and the club smokes some mighty fine barbecue sold at the Barbecue Hut. 38 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

Entertainment! From Elvis impersonators to gospel groups and popular beach bands, there is live entertainment every night. There are also several livestock shows held each night during the fair in which local youths compete for the best sheep, hogs and cattle. There are several exhibit areas — from the business section where local agencies, organizations and businesses display their wares or promote their services, to the 4-H minibooth exhibit in which students show their work on certain projects. There is an art show, agricultural products exhibit, homemakers’ crafts, handmade items and much more. Kids will enjoy exciting exhibits, and adults will take a trip back in time as they wander through the historic Aldrich House and outbuildings. In the Heritage Village, one can see how corn is ground into meal, how a blacksmith works, and visit an authentic country store. There are several antique agricultural equipment displays as well, and plenty of spaces to sit and rest while enjoying a cold drink or a snack. Don’t forget the daredevils, or the games of chance! At least one night of the week, the Kiwanis Club gives free admission to students with a valid ID.


When: Spring 2014 Where: Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds on Highway 67, 1 mile south of Statesboro

Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo: bulls, broncs, cowboys

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ne of the newest, and most popular events is the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo. Thousands packed the Kiwanis fairgrounds for each of the first three years, so make your plans early if you want to catch the 2014 edition. The rodeo proved to be a big hit right from the start, with two sold-out shows in 2011. The second annual event expanded to three shows — Friday night and Saturday afternoon and evening — with all drawing large crowds. In 2013, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club cut back to two night time shows, but added seating to accommodate the crowds. Expect the rodeo to be a fixture at the fairgrounds for many years to come. You won’t go hungry. Vendors sell pancakes and sausage, funnel cakes, chicken sandwiches, hotdogs and hamburgers, cowboy hats and western accessories, cotton candy and more. The International Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned event truly attracts an international field of competitors. This year’s version drew cowboys and cowgirls from all over the world, including Brazil and Canada. The locals stepped up to the saddle, too, with a dozen or more residents from Bulloch and surrounding counties trying their luck against the world’s best.

The rodeo features several contests — some of which have a lighter atmosphere than others. In the inaugural Statesboro rodeo, five teams of three — mostly Georgia Southern University football players — entered a contest to catch a steer and dress it in a scarf and shorts. Only one team succeeded. In 2012, the rodeo saw a Savannah man’s dream come full circle. Stephen West, 23, took his first rodeo ride at the first Statesboro rodeo. In the second, he held on for the full eight seconds for the first time. “Last night was the first time he ‘made the tooter,’” said Danny Hedrick, owner of the Hedrick Rodeo Company, which brings the bulls, broncs and champion riders to the rodeo each year. “The tooter” means the horn that sounds when a rider lasts eight seconds on the bull or bronc. West became so enamored of riding bareback broncs last year, he ended up becoming a Hedrick employee. He tended horses, worked on Hedrick’s Madisonville, Tenn., ranch, and rode broncs, but has since moved on in the rodeo circuit. In all, about 7,000 people attended the three rodeo shows. In its third year, the Statesboro rodeo has become a nationally renowned event.

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Parks and Recreation play, coach, volunteer Whether it’s volunteering or participating in a sport, students can find plenty of opportunities to get involved in the community through the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department. Flag football, basketball and softball are just a few of the sports offered during the year and you can either form your own team or check with the Recreation Department for a list of teams looking for members. Many students also get involved by working with the children either as coaches or volunteers with the after-school programs, which begin in August. Location: 1 Max Lockwood Dr., Statesboro Phone: (912) 764-5637 Fax: (912) 764-2425 Recreation Information Line: (912) 489-2087 www.bullochrec.com


Walking Paths out for a stroll

Mill Creek Park outdoor Boro locale Located off Highway 24 just a few miles from campus, Mill Creek Regional Park is Bulloch County’s main park. With 155 acres, Mill Creek offers numerous playing fields, picnic pavilions, two playgrounds and a scenic lake with a paved walking path. There is also a 1.25 mile trail where you can jog, skate or just walk your dog. The park is also home to Splash in the Boro, a water park featuring several pools, slides and a lazy river. On July 4th, Mill Creek also hosts an Independence Day celebration complete with contests, live music and one of the best fireworks displays in southeast Georgia.

One of the nicest paths to walk, jog, bike or skate along in Statesboro, the Willie McTell Trail — named in honor of legendary blues guitarist “Blind” Willie McTell — is a convenient way to get from campus to downtown. At just over a mile, the park stretches from Triangle Park on East Main Street to the northeast corner of campus on Fair Road. The smooth, wide path is lighted, landscaped and offers bike racks at both ends. Another popular trail, the S&S Greenway, offers riders and pedestrians nearly three miles of pavement stretching from Downtown to the city’s limits. The 2.7-mile pathway begins and ends at trailheads located on Gentilly Road and the intersection of Burkhalter and Pretoria Rushing Roads. The trail is maintained by Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation, and features landscaping, lighting, signage, and bathrooms (at trail-heads). The path runs behind the Statesboro Crossing shopping plaza, under the Veterans Memorial Parkway, and over Cawana Road. From Cawana, the path continues along Railroad Bed Road, to the intersection of Burkhalter Road and Pretoria Rushing Road. Eventually, parks officials hope to stretch the trail to the City of Brooklet, about seven miles from Statesboro.

Directions to Mill Creek From campus: Take Fair Road south to the 301 bypass (Veterans Memorial Parkway); turn left and go through two traffic lights; at the third light make a right turn on Hwy. 24; go about 1 mile, the park is on the right. www.bullochrec.com

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Splash in the Boro: swim, surf, sun

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hen you break it down, Splash in the Boro is 7.7 million pounds of concrete, 65 tons of rebar, 8,500 feet of pipe and about 800,000 gallons of water. But what it adds up to is tons of summer fun. Splash in the Boro opened in 2004 and more than half-a million people have enjoyed the hottest place to cool down every summer since. The facility features several pool areas including an 800-foot lazy river, three slides — two body and one inner tube — and an Olympicsize pool. There are also picnic tables, changing areas and lockers, a gift shop and shaded areas. The two concession stands, Splashy’s Snack Shack and Splashy’s Sandwich Shoppe, offer traditional options like hamburgers, hotdogs and French fries, as well as healthier meals like salads and sandwiches. It is also the only place in the county you’ll find Dippin’ Dots™, frozen in the form of small dots. As a GSU student, you’re eligible for the discounted ticket price. Bulloch County Commissioners approved in late 2008 a $4-million expansion of Splash in the Boro. The expansion added three new attractions to the water park in 2010 and the park has 42 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

seen an increase in attendance because of the additions. The Mat Racer is a four-lane, 350-foot long, racing track where Splash guests can race against each other or against the clock. The Flowrider creates a perpetual wave that allows riders to feel the power and acceleration of actually surfing. There are boogie boards, as well, so you don’t have to be an expert surfer. The third added attraction caters to the youngest visitors — a zero depth spray pool that is blast for tykes who can’t swim yet. The park also expanded the entrance to cut down on weekend lines and added a second concession stand, Splashy’s Sandwich Shoppe under the expansion. The outdoor facility will close after Labor Day weekend, but the Olympic-size pool and therapy pool are enclosed with a bubble dome in October and remain open year round. More information about Splash along with the schedule and fees are available on the Splash Web site. Mill Creek Park is located off Highway 24. For more information about the facility, contact the water park at (912) 489-3000 or visit their website at www.splashintheboro.com.


Local State Parks picnic, hiking, day trips Bulloch County has two great state parks within easy driving distance. The George L. Smith State Park near Twin City in Emanuel County is rustic and beautiful, with a 412-acre mill pond and 10 miles of canoe trails. Hiking trails take walkers through south Georgia woodlands where they can explore local flora and fauna, then come back to a lakeside campsite or a quaint cabin. The refurbished Parrish Mill, built in 1880, is a focal point for visitors who enjoy the covered bridge over the dam. The 1,634 acre park boasts 25 tent, trailer and RV sites as well as four rental cottages, picnic shelters, a group shelter and playground facilities. The Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen in Jenkins County is home to crystal clear springs and is now a popular destination for visitors, but was once the site of Camp Lawton, a Confederate prison built in 1864. The stockades and guard towers have been replaced with beautiful scenery, but visitors can still see the earthen breastworks and imagine the prison site. The natural springs produce seven million gallons of water daily, and visitors can enjoy the view from several wooden platforms stretched across the pools. Story boards scattered around provide historical and educational information about the springs. A wooden bridge carries visitors across the

water, providing a bird’s eye view of local wildlife, and leads to a freshwater aquarium featuring native species of fish. The 1,071 acre park offers playgrounds, a swimming pool, and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails as well as a 28-acre lake. George L. Smith Hours: Open until dark Phone: (478) 763-2759 Location: Twin City Directions: From Statesboro, drive west on U.S. 80 into Twin City. Take the first left-hand turn onto Parrish Pond Road. Magnolia Springs Hours: Open until dark Phone:(478) 982-1660 Location: near Millen Directions: From Statesboro, take Ga. 25 about 30 miles (4 miles north of Millen).

Boro Golf get your swing on If golf is your game, you have some options to choose from locally. Smithfield Golf Club, located on Highway 46 near the intersection of Old Register Road, boasts an 18-hole course, a pro shop for your golfing needs, a driving range and a practice green. The private course at Forest Heights Country Club on Country Club Road has an 18-hole course, pro shop, driving range and a practice green. It’s also the home of the Schenkel Invitational, one of college golf’s premier events. Hackers Golf Park, ranked as one of the nation’s top 100 driving ranges, has a little bit of everything, including a lighted driving range, Golf courses: practice green and pro Smithfield shop as well as a fun minGolf Club iature golf course. Highway 46 If golf’s not your thing, 839-3933 grab a helmet and take Hacker’s Golf Park a whack in the batting cages. It’s at Old Register Old Register Road 355-2999 Road just off the Hwy. 301 bypass.

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LAPAROSCOPY SURGERY FOR APPENDIX GALLBLADDER HERNIA & COLON ENDOSCOPY LASER VEIN SURGERY

KENNETH BRIAN WALToN MD

JASoN TUCKER NP-C

ROBOTIC SURGERY

Certified by the American Board of Surgery 1058 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, GA 30458

912.871.7100

East Georgia Regional is dedicated to providing quality healthcare. In 2012, we exceeded the national benchmark for door-to-balloon times for patients suffering heart attacks. We are the first hospital to provide Single-Site DaVinci Robotic Surgery in Southeast Georgia and have also established ourselves as a Center of Excellence in Gastroenterological Care. Please call 912.486.1000 for more information. • 1499 Fair Rd • Statesboro • www.eastgeorgiaregional.com This hospital is partially owned by physicians.

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

sHANNON HALl, PA-C

Jennifer Williamson, PA-C

Prenatal Care/ 4-D Ultrasound • Physicals/ Paps • Gardasil - HPV Vaccine • Obstetrics Gynecology • Infertility Robotic Surgery Essure (sterilization done in office) In-Office procedure for heavy periods • Same Day Mirena IUD Second Surgical Opinion Outpatient Surgery For: Abnormal PAPS • Pelvic Pain • Heavy Bleeding • Incontinence • Hysterectomy

p l e as e c a l l tod ay for an appointment

912.681.3111

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For over seventeen years I have struggled with my weight. I would just stand in front of the mirror and ask myself how I let my weight get so far out of control. Often I wondered if I was an embarrassment to my boys. After developing elevated blood sugars and high blood pressure, I knew I had to do something if I was going to be around to see my boys grow up and have families of their own. After trying many diets with no success, I was at the point of just giving up. When I found out Dr. Hiller was opening a Medi-Weightloss Clinic, and he explained how the program worked I was ready to make a lifestyle change. I was determined to do it and having his support only made it easier. After losing 11 pounds my first week, I knew this was going to be the program for me. In the first month I had lost 25 pounds, had more energy, and was able to do daily activities without exhaustion. Now after having been on the program for 7 months I have lost 102 pounds!!!!! I feel better than I have since before the birth of my first son. I am totally loving myself again!! - WENDY Statesboro, Georgia

Over the years I have tried several diets and programs in hopes of overcoming my battle with my weight. Up until now, I haven’t been able to find what truly works for me. I had the opportunity to see first hand the amazing results of the Medi-Weightloss program when a friend of mine began the program. After months of watching her lose weight, I decided to make an appointment. I began the program and followed the guidelines given to me. During the second week I began exercising. By the end of my first month on the program I had lost 23.5 pounds. I was so excited and encouraged to continue. Each week the weight loss kept adding up and I was feeling and looking better and better. I have just completed week 28 on the program and I have lost 93.5 pounds. The results I have received from this program have greatly exceeded what I thought I was capable of accomplishing. - VIRGINIA Statesboro, Georgia

Physician-Supervised Weight Loss COMING SOON: POWERPLAY PROGRAM FOR AGES 12-18

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The Neurological Center of East Georgia, P.C. Cotton Ridge Medical Plaza, Suite 400 • 1601 Fair Rd., Statesboro, GA 30458

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

Specialized Care of the Brain, Nerves, and Spine Advanced Treatment for: ♦ Migraines or Headaches ♦ Numbness, Weakness, or Pain in the Hands, Arms, or Feet ♦ Memory Loss or Alzheimer’s ♦ Dizziness or Balance Problems ♦ Chronic Back or Muscle Pain ♦ Strokes, Seizures, Syncope ♦ Attention Disorders, Depression ♦ Sleep Disorders ♦ Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Michael Taormina

Christy Byczkoski, APRN

Board Certified Neurologist Member of American Academy of Neurology Member of Medical Association of Georgia

ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

(912) 871-8900

1601 Fair Road, Suite 400 • Statesboro www.neurologycenter.fromyourdoctor.com * Acute & Chronic Illness Care * Pediatric Well and Sick Care * Women’s Health with On-site Pap Smears, Colposcopy, Biopsy, & IUDs * Diabetes Care * Allergy Injections * Cardiac Care * Workers’ Compensation Claims * DOT Physicals/Drug Testing * Stress Testing * Pulmonary Function Testing

Family Health Care Center, PC Total Care For All Ages... Newborns to Seniors

Same Day Appointments Available

* Sleep Studies * Sports and Muscular Skeletal Problems * Complete Physical Exams * Full Body DEXA Bone Density Testing * Full Service Laboratory * Minor Emergencies * Full Service X-Ray on-site * Dermatology * Skin Biopsies * Accutane Acne Treatment * Laceration Repairs * Immunizations for all ages * Comprehensive Weight Management Programs * ADD Medication Management

Call and schedule your appointment today! Thad h. Riley, M.d. angela M. davis, M.d.

Board Certified Family Physicians

susan B. Riley, dnP, FnP, Cde Connie J. BaRneTT, anP, Cde Board Certified Nurse Practitioners

489-4090

office hours: monday-friday 8:30 am-5:30 pm

23702 Hw y 80 East • Statesbor o • w w w.familyhealthcar ecenter.com

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Commitment

to providing exceptional care ...

Sidney R.Washington, III, Gary Sullivan, MD, FACOG, FACS MD, FACOG

Lisa S. Rogers, MD, FACOG

Barbara Williams, DO, FACOG

Todd L. Allen, MD, FACOG

Barbara Peacock, MSN, RNCS, FNP

Statesboro OB/GYN Specialists

• Offering Emory University affiliated high-risk obstetrical care in our office via telemedicine • Board-certified routine obstetrical care • Board-certified total preventative women’s health care, including cancer screening • Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain • Advanced Ultrasound department with 4D imaging • Comprehensive urinary incontinence diagnosis and treatment • In-office cryo-ablation of endometrium to eliminate periods • In-office procedure for sterilization (ESSURE)

New Patients Welcome Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM By Appointment Only • (912) 871-2000 1523 Fair Road • Statesboro, GA 30458 www.statesboroobgyn.com

We provide care to children ages birth thru high school.

www.BullochPediatrics.com

Deanna Hodnicki, CPNP-PC Michelle Zeanah, MD, FAAP Christine Lund, CPNP-PC Austin Whitlock, MD, FAAP Cheryl Perkins, MD, FAAP You can Find us on Facebook!

912.871.4847 (HUGS) 1497 Fair Rd. Suite 200 * Statesboro, Ga 30458 Fax: 912.871.5562

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East Georgia Regional Medical Center

We hope you’ll never need a trip to the hospital, but if you do, you’ll be in good hands. East Georgia Regional Medical Center is a four-story, 150 private bed hospital, which features a Women’s Pavilion and an adjacent medical office building. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a distinction that is awarded only to those healthcare facilities that maintain the highest standards of quality. The healthcare team consists of approximately 750 employees and more than 86 physicians representing a wide range of specialties including physical therapy, sleep medicine, sports medicine, cardiology, pain management and community education. The expansion of medical services and professionals along with an investment in technology has established East Georgia Regional Medical Center’s reputation for providing a higher medical standard. East Georgia Regional Medical Center offers a 24-hour physician-staffed emergency department, a Level II neonatal center, outpatient services including same day surgery and ambulatory care, a pain center, an in-house cardiac catheterization lab, a sleep lab, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures including MRI and CT. The Women’s Pavilion, located to the rear of the main facility, is home to maternal and infant

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What is your favorite Georgia Southern Campus Activity?

“My favorite campus activity is going to the football games. I love the games, the atmosphere of the stadium, and just being able to support my school’s team.” – Olivia Jordan, junior Spanish major

services. This facility contains seven labor, delivery, and recovery suites; a 22-bed post-partum unit; a 20-bed regular nursery and a five-bed Level II nursery for babies needing special care. As a community-wide resource for health information, the hospital provides educational programs and supports activities for anyone interested in learning more about health, including nutrition consultations, health screenings and the hospital’s free lecture series.

“I am in the meditation club. It helps me to think and relax and it also helps to clears my mind.” – Meg Finerfrock, sophomore exercise science major “My favorite on-campus activity is going to the PAC. I enjoy the speakers, the plays and everything else they have.” – Phillip Stringer, junior business major

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Volunteer making the difference There are as many reasons to volunteer as there are ways to give your time in Statesboro. Nearly 60 local groups actively seek GSU students as volunteers for unpaid jobs. The organizations provide volunteers opportunities to work with various groups, including children, the elderly and even pets. Georgia Southern’s Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement encourages students who want to earn extra skills or find out if their chosen career path is right to volunteer while at school. Organizations listed on the Office of Student Leadership website are all eager to get GSU students as volunteers. Opportunities vary among the groups listed on the site. While most are charitable organizations, some have government affiliations and others are networks of locals who are working toward a particular goal. Students who volunteer do so for many different reasons. The most active volunteers are those

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who come from homes or communities where volunteering is stressed, but students who are eager to gain job skills before graduation also find volunteering attractive. In addition to helping students find a career, volunteering can help you meet other students as well as people in the Bulloch County community. The university has helped place hundreds of students in rewarding volunteer positions. Also, while many students find the idea of volunteering rewarding, many students come into the office looking to satisfy a legal or class requirement, but they often return long after the requirement is satisfied. GSU encourages volunteering among students. Classes and groups bring in speakers from volunteer groups, and the university allows students to track the number of hours they spend volunteering. VOLUNTEER Office: Russell Union room 1056 Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5p.m. Phone: (912) 478-1435 Information: http://students.georgiasouthern. edu/LeadServe/serveweekly/ for weekly volunteering opportunities.


Community outreach: a heart for service Hearts and Hands Clinic — In its third year of operation, the clinic continues to provide more services to low-income Bulloch County residents who lack adequate health insurance. After being founded in Son’s Light Fellowship Baptist Church on U.S. Highway 301 South, it moved to its own space, a building at 127 N. College St. in downtown Statesboro. Hearts and Hands provides basic health screenings and dental services for people in need of serious work. And, thanks to a nearly $25,000 grant it received this year from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia, the clinic can now provide mammograms. Komen Coastal Georgia is based in Savannah and serves nine counties, including Bulloch, Bryan and Effingham. Bulloch County had the second-highest mortality rate attributed to cancer between 2003 and 2007 in the agency’s service area, according to data compiled by the state in 2010. Between 2003 and 2007, 36 women died of cancer, and 155 cases were diagnosed. For more information about Hearts and Hands, and to volunteer, call (912) 681-9519.

Open Hearts Community Mission — The mission enlisted the help of Georgia Southern University students this year to design a homeless shelter. The students in Chris Johnson’s senior-level interior design class presented their ideas to Open Hearts Director Delia Mobley as part of a semester-long project to help the charity. The plan is to place the shelter on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The building would be more than 4,000 square feet and have men’s and women’s wings, with 20 beds on each side, along with family rooms, offices, multipurpose rooms for activities and classes, and an apartment for staff. Open Hearts also raised $20,000 toward building the shelter with the inaugural Chocolate Run 5K in downtown Statesboro. The race was a resounding success, despite chilly, rainy weather, as it drew the largest crowd of any race in the Boro and was the largest local fundraiser for a local charity ever. As an incentive, race participants were given hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies and several other forms of chocolate. Look for a second Chocolate Run 5K next spring.

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Boro Churches growing spiritually Aaron Church of God 30334 HWY 80 West Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-2481 • (912) 865-2183 Ada Bell Church of God 7101 Kennedy Bridge Road Register, GA 30452 (912) 852-5479 BELIEVERS CHURCH OF STATESBORO 6495 Harville Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-1440 believersstatesboro.com BESSANGER TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH 209 Robbie Franklin Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 852-5594 BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 5820 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 865-3898 BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Corner of Williams & Lovett Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7746 BETHLEHEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 2290 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 865-5466 BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 889 GA HWY 24 Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 764-5615 Brooklet First Baptist Church 191163 U.S. HWY 80 Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-2394 BROOKLET PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 107 Church Street Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-9477

BROOKLET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 201 North Parker Avenue Brooklet, GA 30451 (912) 842-2908 CHURCH OF CHRIST 23607 HWY 80 E Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-5269 CLITO BAPTIST CHURCH HWY 301 N & Clito Road Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 587-9567 CORNERSTONE CHURCH 500 Woodrow Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-2869 CYPRESS POND MISSIONARY BAPTIST 1244 MiddleGround Church Road Newington, GA 30446 (912) 857-4792 Connection Church 10 Lester Road Statesboro High School Statesboro, GA 30458 www.connection-church.com Divine Deliverance Worship Center 149 Williams Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-1984 EASTERN HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH 23805 HWY 80 East Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-9151 ELM STREET CHURCH OF GOD 29 Elm Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-3904 EMIT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1567 Emit Grove Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 839-3722

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Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church 134 HWY 301 South Register, GA 30452 (912) 764-2130

HISTORICAL FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH 124 Bobby Donaldson Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-9328

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 302 Turner Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-9026

HOLINESS WAY CHURCH OF GOD 2075 Old Register Road #117 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-3717

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 108 North Main Street (912) 764-5627 Prayer Request Line (912) 489-5371 www.fbc-statesboro.org

JOHNSON GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 149 Johnson Grove Church Road P.O. Box 583 Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-2808

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH – PORTAL 204 Baptist Street Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-2927

LANGSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 104 Langston Chapel Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-3333

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1215 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2053 www.fpcstatesboro.org

LANDMARK HOLINESS CHURCH 711 North Parker Avenue Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 823-2030

First United Methodist Church 101 South Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7589 FLETCHER MEMORIAL BAPTIST 720 North Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-8581 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 4025 Friendship Church Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 489-4165 (912) 764-2576 GRACEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 12376 HWY 301 South Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2762 GREATER BETHEL AME 105 Peachtree Street Statesboro, GA 30548 (912) 764-3641 GREATER BETHEL AME 214 Railroad Street Sylvania, GA 30467 (912) 564-5996

LAWRENCE BAPTIST CHURCH Jones Road/Lawrence Church Road Pembroke, GA 31321 (912) 653-3252 www.lawrencebaptistchurch.com LIFESPRING CHURCH 104 Springhill Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-0528 www.lifespringeffect.com LITTLE BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 329 Railroad Street Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-9415 LOWER LOTTS CREEK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 225 Old Register Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-4239 LOWER MILL CREEK HWY 80 East & Lee Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-2383 MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH Macedonia Church Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-3322


MERRYWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 23366 HWY 80 East P.O. Box 962 Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 764-6423

OLD FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 5526 HWY 80 East Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 823-3659

MIDDLEGROUND PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 7198 Harville Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6800

ORIGINAL FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH 545 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7779

MILLER GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 7829 HWY 24 Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-5356

PITTMAN PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1102 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-3213 www.pittmanpark.org

MOUNT ZION AME 10728 HWY 24 East Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 842-2303 NEVILS CREEK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Nevils Creek Church Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-2125 New Corinth Missionary Baptist Church Rural Route #5 Nevils, GA 31321 (912) 839-2235 NEW COVENANT CHURCH 701 Gentilly Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6777 New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 6790 Kennedy Bridge Road Register, GA 30452 (912) 852-5387 NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP FREE WILL BAPTIST 23574 HWY 80 East Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-2150 New Greater Holy Ground Tabernacle 29 ½ James Street Statesboro, GA 30458 NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST 9559 HWY 24 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 587-5115 (912) 587-5590

POPLAR SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 4700 Poplar Springs Church Road Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-2311 PORTAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 10 Church Street Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-5683 PULASKI BAPTIST CHURCH 178 Railroad Street West Pulaski, GA 30451 (912) 682-0751 SAINT MARY’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2227 Mallard Pond Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 865-2067

SOLID ROCK CHURCH OF GOD 5 Deloach Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-8443 STATESBORO EAST MAIN STREET CHURCH OF GOD 403 East Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-5381 STATESBORO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 101 South Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7589 STATESBORO NEW COVENANT CHURCH 701 Gentilly Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6777 STATESBORO PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 4 South Zetterower Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-6058 STATESBORO SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 534 East Main Street Statesboro, GA 30459 (912) 764-4363 www.statesboroseventh-day adventistchurch.org TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH 298 Northside Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-3837

ST. MATTHEW CATHOLIC CHURCH 221 John Paul Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6726

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 1526 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-4637

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 18098 HWY 67 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2481

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 6790 Kennedy Bridge Road Register, GA 30452 (912) 852-5387

SCARBORO GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 660 CL Woods Road Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-5362 SECOND ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1212 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-3514

THOMAS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 500 East Olliff Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-4062 TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4401 Country Club Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-4208 www.trinitystatesboro.org TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 571 East Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-8186 www.TPCstatesboro.com info@tpcstatesboro.com TURNING POINT TABERNACLE 627 Miller Street Extension Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 690-2485 Union Baptist Church 1934 Union Church Road Register, GA 30452 (912) 852-5879 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP 609 East Grady Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-8338 UNITED FAITH CENTER 227 Institute Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-2220 WILLIAM GROVE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 32 Pulaski HWY Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-2512

THE ORIGINAL FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH 545 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7779

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Community Info impacting the Boro ACTS (Area Christians Together in Service) (912) 489-4588

American Cancer Society (912) 764-7410

American Diabetes Assoc. (912) 353-8110

Safe Haven (912) 764-4605 Temporary shelter and services for battered women and children

United Way of SE Georgia (912) 489-8475

American Heart Assoc.

Victim Witness Assistance Program

(888) 352-3824

(912) 764-0018

Bulloch Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council

Downtown Statesboro Development Authority

(912) 764-6405 Provides drug awareness and counseling

(912) 764-7227

Bulloch County Red Cross (912) 764-4468

CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates (912) 764-4849

Food Bank (912) 489-3663 Distributes food via local agencies to needy families

Habitat for Humanity (912) 489-2076

Joseph’s Home for Boys (912) 681-8526

Keep Bulloch Beautiful (912) 764-6147

March of Dimes (912) 354-5900

Prevent Child Abuse

Willingway Hospital (912) 764-6236

Statesboro Bulloch Chamber of Commerce 102 South Main Street (912) 764-6111

Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau 332 South Main Street (912) 489-1869

DRIVER’S LICENSE Highway 301 Open Tues.-Sat.

POST OFFICES Statesboro Office 1 South College Street Zip codes: 30458, 30459, 30460, 30461 www.usps.com

Social Security Administration 300 S. Zetterower Ave. (800) 722-1213

(912) 764-9462

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Fishing & Hunting outdoor activities

F

ishing enthusiasts might think they are in paradise when looking for a fishing hole in Bulloch County. Anyone with a fishing license can fish legally along the banks of public rivers or tributaries such as the Ogeechee River, Mill Creek, Little Lotts Creek, Upper Lotts Creek and Lower Lotts Creek. Put a boat in at one of the Ogeechee River’s many landings and enjoy the scenery as you fish. Just make sure you aren’t on private property. Bulloch has many lakes and ponds, and many owners will give permission to fish — as long as you ask and respect the land. Lake Collins, also known as Deloach’s Lake, is west of Portal and borders candler County. The black water lake is fed by a creek that is home to otter, beaver, alligator and more. The lake is privately owned, but land owners and guests have fishing rights. Cypress Lake, in Southern Bulloch County near Register offers picturesque scenery, plenty of water and pole-bending fish — but most of the lake is private property.

Oglesby’s Pond feeds Lake Collins, northeast of Portal. Another popular fishing spot is Simmons Pond off Ga. 46 in the Nevils-Bay Gall area. Fishing rights memberships are available.. Bulloch County is chock full of wildlife there for the hunting, but written permission must be obtained from land owners to make it legal if hunters want to pursue the game. Most of the hunting areas available are private land, but nearby state-owned wildlife management areas such as Tuckahoe in Screven County offer hunting to licensed citizens. Make sure wherever you go, you have a license to hunt or fish — they are available at several local retailers county-wide.

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GSU Sports Preview following the Eagles You’re new here in Statesboro, you aren’t sure what people around here do for fun, and you saw this little gem of a magazine laying in a rack or sitting on a table in a restaurant or a classroom. It’s you’re lucky day, because you’re going to learn something you might not already know. Believe it or not, Statesboro is a sports town. There’s more tradition, history, lore and winning that has gone on right here at GSU than you could possibly have imagined. Georgia Southern is a football school, and the program has won an unprecedented six national championships at the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) level. This season, GSU will begin its transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision. Time to play with the big boys.

Football Jerik McKinnon, Senior QB Jerick McKinnon is Georgia Southern’s starting quarterback. He passed for 597 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012. Wait. What? Yeah, those numbers don’t exactly jump off the page at you. Well, he also rushed for 1,817 yards and 20 touchdowns, averaging 6.8 yards per carry. Oh, OK, I guess that’s pretty good. See, Georgia Southern runs the option, and 52 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

when you run the option, well, that’s pretty much all you do. And McKinnon does it better than anybody. Not impressed? Well, he also can return kicks, plays wide receiver and has been a starter at fullback and slotback, too. Still not impressed? In the 2011 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, McKinnon started as a nickel corner against Maine and Old Dominion. He intercepted two passes. Yeah, OK, I guess he’s pretty good. McKinnon is really fast. He breaks tackles, jukes, spins, bowls you over and pretty much just knows how to beat you. So that’s how a starting quarterback can complete 20 passes — in the entire season — and be known as one of the best players in college football. Period.

The History Here in Statesboro, it all starts on the gridiron. Here’s an abbreviated history lesson. Back in the late 70s and early 80s, a bunch of folks at Snooky’s Restaurant decided that GSU (then Georgia Southern College) needed a football team again. They went and got a practice field (a dust farm on the banks of a drainage ditch), a football (from the K-Mart that was across the street at the time), a stadium (they borrowed Statesboro High School’s Womack Field), some uniforms (hand-medowns from some SEC and ACC teams, and even some high schools), a football office (a double-wide trailer) and, finally, a head football coach (UGA’s defensive coordinator, who had just won a national championship and took the job for “one dollar more” than UGA was paying him.) The rest, they say, was history. The drainage ditch went on to become Beautiful Eagle Creek, the footballs became plentiful, Paulson Stadium (The Prettiest Little Stadium in America) was built, the uniforms all ended up looking the same (although they’re still plain — just the way we like it), the trailer became the Parrish Center, and Erk Russell — that UGA defensive coordinator — won the first three of Georgia Southern’s six NCAA Division I-AA (now FCS) national championships and became a legend in Statesboro and all across America after building Eagle football from scratch. The late Erk Russell is still well-loved by the


people of Athens, who probably realize that it’s no coincidence the last UGA title came the year before he left and the Bulldogs haven’t done squat since he arrived in Statesboro. Folks around here can still hear him reliving tales of GSU’s storied past at Snooky’s (which closed in February 2012) and can still see him sitting in Paulson Stadium, smoking another victory cigar and watching the program he built from scratch continue to dominate the Southern Conference. Paul Johnson won the last two GSU national titles, but now he’s up at Georgia Tech wowing Atlanta and the ACC with the offense he perfected right here in the Boro. Then, the last seven years happened. Four of them were a failed experiment in Georgia Southern and “life without the option.” The Record each of those four years? 3-8, 7-4, 6-5, 5-6. So how did GSU fix it? By hiring Paul Johnson option protégé Jeff Monken, that’s how. In 2010, the Eagles won 10 games and made it all the way to the national semifinals of the playoffs. In 2011, the Eagles won 11 games, won the SoCon championshiop and advanced to the national championship for the second-consecutive year. In 2012, they did it again. Now, after six national titles and continued dominance, it’s time for a new challenge. Georgia Southern is leaving the FCS for the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Eagles are building an upper deck on Paulson, building a new Football Operations Center and joining the Sun Belt Conference.

Men’s Basketball Mark Byington, Head Coach It’s a new era of Georgia Southern basketball, and first-year head coach Mark Byington has a big challenge on his plate. The Eagles joined the Southern Conference in 1993 and have never won the league championship. That’s right, never. Georgia Southern has been to the March Madness tournament three times, but the last time it happened was 1992. Byington’s biggest challenge, as far as the SoCon is concerned, is that if GSU is ever going to win a SoCon title, it must happen this season, because

this is the last season in the Southern Conference. Though the program’s move to the Sun Belt Conference was driven by football, GSU basketball has one last shot at a SoCon that has been dominated by Davidson for a long time. Chattanooga, College of Charleston and Wofford have all had their moments, and the Eagles have put together some great regular seasons over the last 20 years, but if you’re going to have some success in the conference, you’ve got to get through Davidson. Georgia Southern’s journey into the Sun Belt is a year away, so for now, all that matters is one last shot at the Southern Conference.

Women’s Basketball

Alexis Sams, Sophomore Point Guard Alexis Sams has always been the smallest player on the court. Standing at 5-foot-5, the true freshman point guard is just about the smallest player in the Southern Conference, and is easily the smallest at Georgia Sourthern. Just don’t try to tell that to her. “I always tell people, ‘What are you talking about? I’m not five-five, I’m six-one.’ It’s a mentality,” Sams said. “You can’t think of it as holding you back.” She doesn’t think about it at all. In fact, until she was halfway through her high school career at Lake Brantley in Orlando, Fla., she didn’t even know how much taller everybody else was. “I never really thought about it until probably my junior year, when I saw pictures of me playing with my team,” she said. “It was like, ‘Oh. I didn’t know I was that small.’”

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First-year GSU coach Chris Vozab doesn’t think about it, either. “She’s fearless,” Vozab said about Sams. “She looks little, but she’s got a huge heart, and she knows how to play.” Vozab knew she saw something special in Sams when they were first introduced during the fall semester, before the season started. “The first time I ever saw her play was on the court in individuals in the fall,” Vozab said. “Her skill level, her toughness, how much she loves it, her passion for the game — those things were clear right away.” Her shooting has come a long way since she got to GSU. Vozab attributes it to Sams’ ability to take instruction. Sometimes, she’s a little too good at “being coached.” “She’s very literal. When you tell her something, you’d better make sure that’s exactly what you want her to do,” laughed Vozab, “because she’s going to do it.” Sams said she’s becoming more and more of a leader — something that wouldn’t be possible as a true freshman without the help of veterans like Mimi DuBose and senior Meredyth Frye. “They let me be a leader,” Sams said, “and that’s not easy to do, especially since I’m a freshman.”

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Baseball Chase Griffin, Sophomore Catcher Chase Griffin grew up playing shortstop but took up catching midway through his junior season at Lee County High School in Leesburg. He signed with Georgia Southern as a utility player but practiced as a catcher as a freshman because the Eagles had a void at the position. Griffin figured it was his best opportunity to earn playing time. Griffin believes he has found his calling behind home plate. “As I do it more and more, I’m loving it back there,” he said. “You’re in every play. It keeps you into the game a lot. If it’s my ticket to get to the major leagues then I’m definitely going to stick with it.” Griffin also excels at hitting. He became the first GSU freshman to hit 10 home runs since Steve Walston did it in 1996. Griffin hit nine homers during a 20-game stretch from March 17 through April 15, 2012. “He’s got a quick bat,” GSU head coach Rodney Hennon said. “That’s something you can’t teach, is bat speed, and he has that.”


Restaurants eating in the Boro 40 East Grill 40 E. Main St. • (912) 764-4040 40 East Grill, a new restaurant located in downtown Statesboro across from the Averitt Center for the Arts, offers a trendy atmosphere and cuisine that could only be found in urban hubs. The menu boasts fresh, local ingredients that come from farmers at the Main Street Farmers Market and an atmosphere that screams Los Angeles. SEE MENU ON PAGE 58

Bigshow’s Burgers 1200 Brampton Avenue Suite C. • (912) 243-9060 True to its name, the recently opened restaurant is thriving with a creative menu and local ingredients. One of the restaurant’s unique burgers is the Southern Burger which includes fresh pimento cheese, fried onions, pickles, lettuce, and tomatoes, and two all-beef patties on a Vidalia Onion Kaiser bun. SEE MENU ON PAGE 59

Chops on Main 30 W. Main St. • (912) 764-7119 • www.chopsonmain.com • Like on Facebook Located in downtown Statesboro, Chops on Main offers a total dining experience that is unmatched in the region. The restaurant is known for its hand-cut aged steaks, fine wines, fresh seafood and internationally inspired dishes. The Old World brick-and-wood dining room and open kitchen create an atmosphere that is refined yet welcoming. The staff strives to make each visit satisfying and memorable. Join them for an exceptional evening. Guests may stop in or call for reservations, (912) 764-7119. For larger groups of 10 or more, call in advance to reserve seating. For delivery, call (912) 225-1000 or go online to www.borotakeout.com. SEE MENU ON PAGE 60

Ellianos Coffee Company 598 Brannen St. • (912) 225-9922 Ellianos Coffee Company was founded in 2002 to provide premium quality specialty coffee, handcrafted espresso beverages, fruit smoothies and more at their convenient doublesided drive-thru location. They cheerfully and swiftly serve premium handcrafted beverages and delicious foods each day. SEE MENU ON PAGE 61

Emma’s 455 Commerce Drive • (912) 764-3662 Whether you are looking for a unique place to entertain your business client, impress your date with a romantic dinner, or simply meet your friends for drinks, Emma’s Restaurant & Lounge is the perfect choice. Located inside the Holiday Inn of Statesboro, Emma’s features a breakfast buffet, casual lunch, and evening dining. Choose from a wide selection of American cuisine ranging from your favorite sandwiches and salads at lunch to succulent dinner entrees. The lounge area features a full bar with top-shelf liquor, domestic and import beer, a variety of wines, and mixed drinks. Perfect for lunch or dinner, guests can enjoy dining on the new outdoor patio. Conveniently located, Emma’s is the perfect balance of casual atmosphere and incredible food. Now offering catering services, Emma’s is also the solution to your next event — whether booked in one of the hotel’s banquet rooms or off-site. Emma’s is sure to appeal to everyone! SEE MENU ON PAGE 62

Fordham’s Farmhouse 23657 U.S. Highway 80 E. • (912) 489-3307 To get a good, home-cooked healthy meal without visiting your parents, try Fordham’s Farmhouse Restaurant. It’s a relaxed, comfortable setting complete with wooden china cabinets and various knick knacks that make customers feel like they’re eating right inside their grandmother’s kitchen. Fresh, made-from-scratch food is served cafeteria-style by a staff that is on a first-name basis

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with many customers. Thursday and Friday are Fordham’s two most popular days. People from as far away as Savannah flock to the restaurant for fried pork chops and Thanksgiving-style food every Thursday and for fried fish on Friday. Fordham’s chicken and dumplings and banana pudding are also popular. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch. Breakfast hours are Monday through Friday 7 to 10 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7 to 10:30 a.m. For delivery, please call (912) 225-1000 or go online to www.borotakeout.com. SEE MENU ON PAGE 63

Kentucky Fried Chicken 898 Buckhead Drive • (912) 764-2161 Kentucky Fried Chicken at its Statesboro location Buckhead Drive features the best in fast fried (and grilled) chicken. Born of a Southern dream and all the “fixins” of a bona fide meal on the go or a substitute for hours in the kitchen, KFC has been a staple of the Boro for years. Treat yourself to a meal for all ages at the Colonel’s world-famous restaurant. SEE MENU ON PAGE 64

Millhouse Steakhouse 1601 Statesboro Place Circle • (912) 871-6474 Millhouse is one of the most popular restaurants in the Statesboro scene. With its extensive menu options and award-winning service, Millhouse makes the best place for dining or happy hour. Serving Happy Days, Millhouse offers $1.99 domestic drafts and mixed cocktails all day every day. Many menu items start at under $10 and the food is award-winning in Statesboro! The extensive patio and deck area make Millhouse a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy good food and drinks. Millhouse also has live music every Thursday through Saturday. Millhouse is open daily at 4 p.m. SEE MENU ON PAGE 66

Nikko’s Express 701 Piedmont Loop • (912) 489-4003 Located next to Nikko Steakhouse in the Buckhead Plaza, Nikko Express provides great tasting Japanese food fast and budget friendly. Favorite dishes include Hibachi steak, Teriyaki chicken, and sushi. SEE MENU ON PAGE 67

Ryan’s

1100 Brampton Ave. • (912) 681-3354 People today crave fresh tastes, quick service and a welcoming, friendly atmosphere where they can relax for hours or eat and run. And that’s precisely what McAlister’s Deli delivers, with a special touch that’s uniquely its own. You’ll see it in the menu, in the service and in their faces. And it will change the way you do deli. As soon as you enter, you’ll be greeted by a massive menu filled with sandwiches, spuds, salads, soups and sweets. Don’t have time to come in and eat? Don’t worry, McAlister’s makes it easy to call in orders to go. And they cater every type of occasion from office meetings to family reunions and major social events.

806 U.S. Highway 80 E. • (912) 489-9481 Ryan’s Family Buffet is the place to take the family and friends for an affordable, all-you-caneat buffet with food items to please even the pickiest eater. Try something new! Take a sample, and if you don’t like it, try something else. “Substitutions” are always allowed at the buffet. Roast beef with a side of baked fish? Go ahead! Create your own masterpiece. Build an entrée salad by adding some carved meat, create a root beer float or make any dessert a la mode! You can get your delicious fill of diet-smart choices at one of their specialty salad bars, or choose from many baked or grilled foods. Ryan’s also offers wonderful, freshly cooked vegetables! Even their desserts include sugar-free or reduced-sugar choices for your special dietary needs. Choices like these can help make eating smart a whole lot easier — and more enjoyable.

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McAlister’s Deli

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Seasons of Japan

Tripoli Pizza & Shawarma

715 Northside Drive E. • (912) 764-5150 • Order online at www.seasonsofjapan.com Seasons of Japan has fast service, affordable prices and offers fine-dining-quality food. Come in and try the Hibachi shrimp, shrimp Tempura, Teriyaki chicken, sushi, salads, appetizers and much more. For a quick bite during your lunch break, try one of their express bowls. If you have more time, or a larger appetite, order one of the combo meals. Each combo comes with your favorite combination of chicken, steak or shrimp and includes a drink, rice and choice of side. Seasons of Japan also has an extensive list of sushi, from California to Samurai rolls. Seasons is open Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

17 College Plaza Shopping Center • (912) 681-8888 Serving authentic and delicious Mediterranean food and hand-tossed pizza made with olive oil at very reasonable prices, Tripoli Pizza & Shawarma offers a fun and casual atmosphere, as well as carry out and delivery options.

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Shogun Japanese Restaurant 609 Brannen St. #5 • (912) 489-1688 You may feel as if you have stepped across the Pacific Ocean once you enter the new Shogun Japanese Steak House location on Brannen Street. They serve lunch from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday. They serve dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. This is no ordinary Japanese restaurant. Shogun serves real sushi at it’s best, from Maki rolls to Sashimi and sushi pieces. In addition, there is a wide array of eel, shrimp and lobster rolls of all shapes and sizes for the adventurous palate. Both of the lunch and dinner menus also feature steak, chicken and shrimp cooked on the Hibachi grill to perfection. Large parties are always welcome! For delivery, please call (912) 225-1000 or go online to www.borotakeout.com. SEE MENU ON PAGE 70

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Vandy’s BBQ 22 W. Vine St. • (912) 764-2444 718 Northside Drive E. • (912) 764-3033 Since 1929, Vandy’s downtown location has tantalized downtown with the aroma of smoked barbecue. Vandy’s has twice been named the best barbecue in the state and received national accolades. At the downtown location, dine-in or carry-out chicken and pork barbecue with Vandy’s famous Brunswick stew and sides. A full lunch and dinner menu is available at the Statesboro Mall location, which is a larger, familystyle restaurant. The award-winning barbecue is still the main attraction, but the mall location also offers chicken, burgers and a kids’ menu. If you’re planning an event or get-together, make it delicious with Vandy’s catering services a popular barbecue-themed menu. SEE MENU ON PAGE 72

Boro Takeout Express www.borotakeout.com • (912) 225-1000 Boro Takeout Express delivers food for your mood. Log onto the website or call to place an order for delivery from 30 local restaurants. If you don’t see a restaurant on their website that you would like to order from, call that restaurant and let them know your interest so that they will participate. Boro Take-out offers a quick and easy way to have a hot and fresh meal delivered right to your door. Perfect for home delivery, office and staff lunches, and parties or study sessions. For large orders, please call ahead. Order online at www.borotakeout.com. SEE AD ON PAGE 73

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40 East Grill 40 East Main St. Statesboro, GA (912) 764 4040

Dinner Menu

EntrŽes from the Land

Starter

(With Your Choice of One Sauce and Two Sides)

BBQ Pork Nachos barbecued pork, sliced red onions, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, little martha cheese sauce, fresh jalapenos, house fried tortillas...9

Pan Fried Chicken Breast...19 Pan Seared Pork Chop (12oz)É19 Southern River Farms Rib-eye (10oz)...22 Hanger Steak (8oz)...21 Filet Mignon (6oz.)É24 40 East BBQ RibsÉ20

Classic Caprese sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, topped with balsamic reductionÉ7 Banging Boro Shrimp coastal shrimp, battered, fried, and tossed in a sweet and spicy aioli...8 Exotic Mushroom Bruschetta the freshest mushrooms sautŽed with garlic and thyme, served on grill baguette with flat creek's little martha cheese...7

Sauces for the Land

Ahi Tuna Tartare sashimi grade ahi tuna, olive oil, cilantro, lime, salt and pepper, topped with fresh avocado salsa, served on crispy fried wantons...9

Roasted Garlic-Herb Butter Thyme Infused Demi Glace Horseradish Sauce

Crispy Fried Calamari fried golden rings, southern tartar sauce and lemon cocktail Sauce...8

Soup & Salads

EntrŽes from the Sea

She Crab Soup a rich and creamy textured soup flavored with sherry and lump crab, topped with house croutons...Bowl-7 / Cup-4

(With Your Choice of One Sauce and Two Sides)

Blue Cheese Wedge iceberg wedge, red onions, diced tomatoes, crispy bacon, southern blues blue cheese, croutons, house ranch dressingÉ9

Pan Roasted Salmon...20 Seared Yellow Fin Ahi Tuna...22 SautŽed Wild Atlantic Shrimp...19 Brown Butter Seared Sea Scallops...22 Maryland Style Jumbo Lump Crab CakesÉ26 Fish Of The DayÉMKT

40 E. Grill's Chopped Salad crisp bacon, hardboiled egg, diced tomatoes, house croutons, ham, iceberg and mixed greens, bacon honey mustard vinaigrette...7 Fresh Strawberry Salad mixed greens, sliced strawberries, candied pecans, red onions, fresh feta cheese, citrus vinaigrette...7 Classic Caesar Salad romaine lettuce, grated parmesan, croutons, tossed in champagne caesarÉ7

Sauces for the Sea

add pan seared salmon...11, add roasted shrimp É9 add seared deep sea scallopsÉ12 add pan fried chicken breast...9 add maryland style jumbo lump crab cakeÉ12

Lemon Salsa Verde Whole Grain Herb-Mustard White Truffle Butter

Entrees Roasted Chicken Pot Pie braised carrot, celery, onions, garden peas, new potatoes, thyme country gravy, topped with a puff pastry...18

Our sides change just like the seasons. Your server will present you

Rustic Chicken Parmesan lightly breaded pan fried chicken breast, house made marinara, fresh mozzarella, served over a bed of linguini, topped with fresh parmesan...21 40 East Marsala Chicken lightly breaded fried chicken breast, exotic mushroom marsala sauce, served with roasted garlic mash potatoes and market fresh vegetables...21 Shrimp Scampi Pasta seared shrimp, sautŽed red peppers and onions, lemon garlic scampi sauce, tossed with linguini...16 Low Country Boil wild caught shrimp, seared sea scallops, local potatoes, sweet corn, pork sausage, served in a smoky fennel tomato broth...18 40 East Burger fresh ground beef patties, grilled pecan smoked bacon, shaved sweet onions, melted cheese, 1000 sauce, dill pickle, lightly toasted bun, house cut fries...12

Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm • 5:00 - 10:00 pm Saturday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm Find us on Facebook: 40 East Grille 58 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

with tonight’s freshest options.    

We  thank  you  for  supporting  us   and  for  supporting  local  farms,   friends,  families  and  this   community.  

*Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food born illnesses.*


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ITALIAN QUALITY AT AMERICA’S PACE. 598 Brannen Street, Gentilly Square Plaza Statesboro • 912.225.9922 ESPRESSO DRINKS

Available Hot or Over Ice Small Medium Espresso $1.55 $1.90 A rich, smooth shot of highly concentrated coffee Cappuccino $2.90 $3.30 Espresso with foamed milk. Caffé Latte $2.90 $3.30 Espresso with creamy steamed milk. Vanilla Latte $3.40 $3.80 Espresso with vanilla & creamy steamed milk. Carmella $3.45 $3.85 Latte with vanilla & real caramel. Caffé Mocha $3.45 $3.85 Latte with dark chocolate topped with whipped cream. White Mocha $3.45 $3.85 Latte with white chocolate topped with whipped cream. Caffé Brevé $3.20 $2.60 Espresso with creamy steamed half & half. Caffé Americano $2.00 $2.40 Espresso with hot water. Additional ESPRESSO SHOT Add your favorite FLAVORED SYRUP

Large $2.20 $3.65 $3.65 $4.15 $4.20 $4.20 $4.20 $4.00 $2.70 $0.70 $0.50

FLAVORS: Almond, Amaretto, Caramel, Chocolate, Coconut, Cinnamon, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Irish Crème, Vanilla, White Chocolate SUGARFREE: Sugarfree Caramel, Sugarfree Hazelnut, Sugarfree Vanilla, Sugarfree White Chocolate, Sugarfree Chocolate

BREWED COFFEE

Ellianos Blend Brew of the Day Decaf Coffee (Swiss water process)

Small Medium Large $1.50 $1.95 $2.25 $1.50 $1.95 $2.25 $1.50 $1.95 $2.25

FRUIT S MOOTHIE

Classic Blended Smoothie

Small Medium Large $3.50 $4.05 $4.75

Flavors: Piña Colado, Strawberry, Strawberry-Banana, Banana, Berry Burst

LATTE FREEZERS

Espresso and Ice Cream blended with ice. Flavors available: Small Medium Large Coffee, Caramel, Vanilla, White Mocha, Dark Mocha, Tuxedo, Turtle $3.50 $4.05 $4.75 Spiced Chai Freezer $3.70 $4.25 $4.95

COFFEE ALTERNATIVES Steamer Hot Cocoa Spiced Chai (hot or iced) Caramel Apple Cider

Small Medium Large $2.60 $2.95 $3.35 $2.70 $3.00 $3.20 $3.10 $3.50 $3.75 $2.80 $3.15 $3.55

“GUILT FREE”

Made with Skim Milk & Sugarfree Flavoring. Small Medium Caffé Latte $2.90 $3.30 Caffé Mocha $3.45 $3.85 White Mocha $3.45 $3.85 Spiced Chai $3.10 $3.50 Hot Chocolate $2.70 $3.00 “Why Bother” $2.90 $3.30 Fat Free Decaf Latte Guilt Free Latte Freezer $3.50 $4.05 Coffee, Caramel, Chocolate, Hazelnut, Vanilla, White Mocha Caffé Brevé $3.20 $3.60 Bottled Water $1.00

Large $3.65 $4.20 $4.20 $3.75 $3.20 $3.65 $4.75 $4.00

MILKSHAKES Chocolate or Vanilla

Small Medium Large $3.70 $4.25 $4.95

BREADS & PASTRIES

Oatmeal...............................................................................................$2.75 Breakfast Croissant .........................................................................$2.95 Bagel .....................................................................................................$2.15 Muffin ..................................................................................................$1.85 Biscotti ................................................................................................$1.45 Cookie .................................................................................................$1.95

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Hours • Monday - Friday • 11:30 am - 2 pm

Southern Lunch Buffet

Monday

~ Fried Pork Chops ~ Chicken Piccata ~ Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes ~ Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Tuesday

~ Sage Meat Loaf ~ Hoisin BBQ Chicken ~ Rice Pilaf ~ Chopped Collards

Wednesday

~ Fried Catfish ~ Stuffed Chicken Florentine ~ Cheese Mac ~ Squash and Onions

Thursday

~ “Golden BBQ” Pork Ribs ~ Chicken Marsala ~ Rustic Smashed Potatoes ~ Broccoli and Cheese

Friday ~ Double Battered Fried Chicken ~ Shrimp-n-Grits ~ Creamed Yukon Gold Potatoes ~ Hoppin’ Johns (Black Eye Peas)

(912) 764-3662

Take Out, Banquet, & Event Catering Available

Appetizers For the tAble

Buffet Price Includes Soups, Build Your Own Pasta Station, Full Salad Bar, and Desserts.

Chips and Salsa crispy corn tortilla chips with fresh tomato and cilantro salsa House Pimento Cheese Spread with assorted artisan crackers

Garden Fresh salads ~ Dressing choices on the side: ranch, blue cheese, honey mustard, italian, balsamic herb vinaigrette, and fat free raspberry vinaigrette ~

Waldorf Chicken Salad on a bed of crispy mixed greens, grape tomatoes, red onions, english cucumbers, herb croutons Roasted Salmon Caesar herb croutons, shaved parmesan, and crisp romaine tossed in creamy parmesan caesar dressing Chef Salad sweet ham, slow roasted beef, all white turkey, grape tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, cheddar, and boiled egg Grilled Chicken Caesar crispy romaine tossed in house parmesan caesar dressing, herb croutons, and shaved parmesan

Build-a-Omelet ~ A light American style cheese omelet filled with your choice of ingredients. Accompanied by a side of cut fruit or balsamic mixed green salad ~

• Sautéed Exotic Mushrooms • Baby Spinach • Apple Smoked Bacon • Sweet Onions • Diced Ham • Sautéed Bell Peppers • Sausage • Green Onions • Diced Tomatoes

CraFted sandwiChes All sandwiches and burgers are served with a dill pickle and your choice of house french fries, sweet potato fries, or Miss Vickie’s potato chips ~ Add a bowl of soup • Add a house salad ~

Shaved Hot Roast Beef on a lightly toasted bakery bun, house honey mustard, and melted american swiss cheese Ruben thinly sliced corned beef on toasted new york jewish rye, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and house 1000 island Chicken Salad Croissant house waldorf chicken salad made with granny smith apples and walnuts, on a toasted croissant Philly Beef Steak sautéed with bell peppers and caramelized onions, melted white american cheese, in a toasted sub roll Club Emma’s layers of turkey, ham, roast beef, crispy bacon, green leaf lettuce, tomato, american cheese, and mayo

emma’s BurGers ~ Two 100% all beef hand pressed patties, crafted on a lightly toasted bakery bun ~

Bacon Cheese Burger crispy apple wood smoked bacon, american cheese, shaved onion, dill pickle chips, cajun lime mayo “Ham” Burger thinly sliced honey ham, swiss cheese, shaved sweet onion, banana peppers, dill pickle-dijon mayo Classic Cheese Burger sliced tomato, crisp lettuce, american cheese, shaved onions, dill pickles, mayo Pimento Cheese Burger shaved sweet onions, aged cheddar pimento, dill pickles *Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food born illnesses*

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BUFFET

Kids Menu’s Available! Monday

MENU SERVICE

REGULAR ....................................... $6.79 Choice of meat, 2 sides & bread HUNGRY ......................................... $7.69 Choice of meat, 3 sides & bread SUPER............................................ $8.09 Choice of meat, 2 sides, bread & tea SUPER HUNGRY .............................. $8.69 Choice of meat, 3 sides, bread & tea VEGETABLE PLATE .......................... $6.79 Choice of 4 sides & bread CHILD PLATE .................................. $4.59 Choice of child meat, 2 sides & bread ADDITIONAL SIDE ITEMS ................. $1.79

Served with Fries or Choice of Side Item

DAILY BUFFET

Breakfast Menu’s Available!

Tuesday

GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH ......... $6.59 CHICKEN BACON SWISS.................. $6.79 CHICKEN CLUB ............................... $6.79 CHEESEBURGER ............................. $5.89 BACON CHEESEBURGER ................. $6.79 PATTY MELT ................................... $6.79 B.L.T. ............................................. $4.99 CHICKEN TENDER PLATE ................. $6.49 BUFFALO TENDER PLATE................. $6.79

SALADS

HOUSE SALAD ................................ $6.29 CAESAR SALAD .............................. $6.29 CHEF SALAD .................................. $5.49

Wednesday

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

Fried Chicken, Beef Stew, BBQ Chicken, Chopped Steak w/ Gravy, Salmon Patties, Beef Cube Steak, Lasagna or Spaghetti with meat sauce

Fried Chicken, Homemade Meatloaf, Country Fried Steak, Livers, Grilled Chicken Breast, Shrimp Creole or Jambalaya

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Casserole, Black-Eyed Peas, Green Beans, Fresh Veg. Medley, Peach Cobbler, Fried Okra, Turnip Greens

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Stewed Potatoes, Broccoli Casserole, Zipper Peas, Boiled Okra OR Homemade Soup, Carrot Soufflé OR Baby Carrots, Green Beans, Fried Squash, Fresh Cabbage

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Rutabagas, Green Bean Casserole, Fresh Peas, Dry Limas, Brunswick Stew OR Sweet Potato, Apple Crisp, Mustard Greens

TUESDAY IS KIDS NIGHT! KIDS PLATE .99 EA W/PURCHASE OF ADULT PLATE!

WEDNESDAY IS STUDENT NIGHT! GET A FREE TEA W/THEIR STUDENT ID!

MONDAY NIGHT IS SENIOR NIGHT 10% OFF ENTIRE MEAL

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Fried Chicken, Salisbury Steak, Fried Pork Chops, Grilled Pork Chops, Smothered Chicken, Chicken or Shrimp Alfredo, Turkey & Dressing

Fried Chicken, BBQ Rib Tips, Fried Flounder, Fried Catfish, Shepard’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie OR Chicken & Rice

Fried Chicken, Salmon Patties, Pepper Steak, Baked Chicken, Country Fried Steak

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Homemade Dressing, Spiced Apples, Butter Beans, Onion Casserole, Creamed Corn, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Turnip Greens

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Beans, Cheese Grits, Squash Casserole, Broccoli w/ Cheese, Garden Peas, Green Beans, Blueberry or Peach Cobbler, Fresh Cabbage

VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Butter Beans, Green Bean Casserole, Fried Okra, Peas & Carrots, Homemade Soup, Mustard Greens

Breakfast Menu TWO EGG BREAKFAST .......... $4.99 two eggs with your choice of bacon, sausage or ham

PANCAKES & EGGS ............... $4.29 3 fluffy buttermilk pancakes with bacon, sausage, or ham

FRENCH TOAST .................... $5.65

WE DELIVER! CALL 912-225-1000

3 slices of white or wheat, dipped in our siganture batter and served with your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham

Come eat a good, healthy, home cooked meal with us! CALL 489-5307 for To Go orders 489-3307 for Daily Menu Open Monday thru Friday Breakfast 7am-10am Lunch/Dinner 11am-8pm • WE CATER! Saturday & Sunday Breakfast 7am-10:30am Lunch 11am-2pm 23657 Hwy 80 East (First Light past Lowes) in Statesboro, GA

LOADED OMELET.................. $7.45 loaded with bacon, sausage and ham, cheddar & swiss

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FAMILY MEALS WITH SIDES AND BISCUITS 6pc Meal (1 Side, 3 Biscuits) 8pc Meal (2 Sides, 4 Biscuits) 12pc Meal (3 Sides, 6 Biscuits) 16pc Meal (4 Sides, 8 Biscuits) 20 Piece Meal (5 Sides, 10 Biscuits)

INDIVIDUAL MEALS

1pc Breast Meal (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit) 2pc Meal Breast/Wing or Leg/Thigh (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit) 3pc Meal Breast/Wing or Leg/Thigh (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit) 4pc Meal Breast/Wing or Leg/Thigh (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit)

ORIGINAL & CRISPY STRIP MEALS 3pc Meal (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit) 6pc Meal (2 Sides, 1 Biscuit) 12pc Meal (2 Large Sides, 6 Biscuit)

SANDWICHES

KFC Snackers (Original • BBQ) Honey BBQ Sandwich Double Down Sandwich Doublicious Sandwich

HOT/BBQ WINGS

6pc • 12pc • 20pc

SIDE ITEMS

Mash Pototos and Gravy Potato Wedges Sweet Kernel Corn Cole Slaw Corn on the Cob Green Beans Macaroni and Cheese

DESSERTS

Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies Little Bucket parfaits

898 Buckhead Drive - 764-2161

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WITH THE PURCHASE OF A MEDIUM DRINK & A SMALL SIDE! EXP. 12/31/13

Doublicious Sandwich

Offer good for Original Recipe® Extra Crispy ™ Hot & Spicy or Grilled(where available) chicken. Limit 4 per customer at participating KFC® restaurants. Not good with any other special offers. Breast pc. substitution extra. No reproductions accepted.Tax Extra. ©2010 KFCC .

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Affordable, Casual Dining. Serious Steaks. Under $5.95

Under $13.95

GEORGIA SHRIMP & GRITS

GORGONZOLA SIRLOIN

Butter Poached Shrimp, Charred Andoullie Sausage, Baked Cheddar Grit Pastry, Seasoned Chardonnay Cream, Tomato and Scallion Garnish

6 oz Pan Seared Aged Sirloin, Drizzled Gorgonzola Cream Sauce, Fresh Garlic Sauteed Spinach and House Mashed Potatoes

MILLHOUSE NACHOS

CHICKEN MARSALA

Fresh Corn Tortillas, Queso Cheese, Cajun Red Beans, Cheddar Cheese, Diced Tomatoes and Sour Cream

Chicken Medallions Sauteed with Shallots and Portobello Mushrooms, Flamed in Sicilian Marsala & Finished with a Hint of Cream. Served with Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables

WINGS PARMIGIANO REGGIANO

CHICKEN PENNE A LA VODKA

Baked Wings, Lightly Fried with Imported Parmesan and Garlic Butter. Served with Warm Italian Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Sauteed Chicken, Fresh Tomatoes, Proscuitto Ham, Parmesan and Pecorino Romano. Simmered in a Flavorful Tomato Cream Sauce, Lightly Flamed in Vodka.

CHEESEBURGER

CLASSIC SHRIMP ALFREDO

Sirloin Burger with Lettuce, Tomato, Mustard, Pickles and Onion, with Mild Cheddar Cheese

Garlic Sauteed Shrimp, Parmesan Cream Sauce and Diced Roma Tomatoes. Served over Linquini Pasta.

MILLHOUSE BURGER

WHISKEY BOURBON SALMON

Award Winning Millhouse 5 Sauce in Derived From the 5 Regions of BBQ! Millhouse 5 Sauce, Sauteed Mushrooms & Carmelized Onions.

Norwegian Salmon Broiled and Glazed with Kentucky Bourbon, Soy and Brown Sugar. Served with Baked Rice and Seasonal Vegetables.

For Our Full Menu, Visit www.millhousesteakhouse.com!

$1.99 Cocktails, (912) 871-6474 Drafts & Margaritas, 1301 Statesboro Pl. Cir. Statesboro, GA 30458 All Day, EVERYDAY! Open Daily at 4:00 pm

LIVE LOCAL MUSIC EVERY Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night

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ENTREES Vegetables (Onions & Zucchini) ........................................ $5.30 Teriyaki Chicken ................................................................ $7.15 Hibachi Shrimp .................................................................. $8.85 Hibachi Steak ..................................................................... $9.45 Served with Fried Rice or Steamed Rice, Onions and Zucchini EXPRESS BOWL Chicken Bowl….Jr. $3.99 ................................................... $6.70 Shrimp Bowl…..Jr. $5.85 ................................................... $8.20 Beef Bowl (thin sliced beef ) ............................................... $6.95 Steak Bowl….....Jr. $8.85 ................................................... $8.50 NIKKO EXPRESS BOWL COMBO Chicken Bowl Combo.....Jr. $6.30 ...................................... $8.30 Shrimp Bowl Combo .....Jr. $7.95 ...................................... $9.60 Steak Bowl Combo ........Jr. $7.95 ...................................... $9.60 All combos served with drink, rice, choice salad, vegetables or extra rice COMBINATIONS Hibachi Shrimp & Teriyaki Chicken ................................. $8.20 Hibachi Steak and Teriyaki Chicken .................................. $8.35 Hibachi Steak and Shrimp ................................................. $8.95 Served with Fried Rice or Steamed Rice, Onions and Zucchini NIKKO’S SPECIALS Filet Mignon ...................................................................... $9.95 Filet Mignon and Teriyaki Chicken ................................... $9.95 Filet Mignon & Shrimp ................................................... $10.99 Hibachi Shrimp Yakisoba ( Japanese noodles with Shrimp)......................................... $8.50 Hibachi Steak, Shrimp, and Chicken ............................... $11.50 NOODLES ( Japanese noodle with special sauce) Looking for a lighter fare! Chicken Noodle ................................................................. $7.25 Shrimp Noodle ................................................................... $8.65 Steak Noodle ...................................................................... $8.90 Nikko Roll Special! Comes with 2 Nikko rolls, rice, vegetables and choice of meat Chicken appetizer............................................................... $7.50 Shrimp appetizer ................................................................ $8.95 Steak appetizer ................................................................. $10.10

MAKI SUSHI Vegetable Roll (Cucumber, Carrots, Lettuce)................ $3.50 Cucumber Roll .............................................................. $3.50 Crab Roll (Crab & Cucumber) ..................................... $3.75 California Roll (Crab & Avocado) ................................ $4.00 Shrimp Tempura Roll (Deep fried shrimp) ................... $5.25 Tuna Roll (Regular or Spicy) ......................................... $4.95 GSU Roll (Tuna, Avocado, Masago) ............................. $5.20 Alaska Roll (Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Cream Cheese)...............................$5.30 Shinto Roll (Shrimp, Cucumber, Cream Cheese, Masago) .............. $5.30 Chicken Roll (16 pieces) ............................................... $5.99 MAKI SUSHI COMBO Vegetable Combo (Vegetable Roll & California Roll)................................ $4.95 California Combo (California Roll & Shrimp Tempura Roll) .................... $6.20 GSU Combo (GSU Roll & California Roll) ....................................... $6.20 *Introducing: Nikko Bento (California Roll, Chicken, Rice, Vegetables) ................. $8.50 Super Health Combo I (Vegetables, Avocado, Cucumber) ................................. $6.20 Super Health Combo II (Tuna Roll, Cucumber Roll, Avocado) .......................... $6.30 Side Order Onion Zucchini ............................................................ $3.50 Rice/Steam Rice ........................................................... $2.50 Teriyaki Chicken .......................................................... $3.95 Hibachi Shrimp ............................................................ $5.90 Hibachi Steak ............................................................... $5.90 BEVERAGES Soft Drink…......Sm $1.50............Md $1.80 ...........Lg $2.40 Bottle Water……………………………...............…….$1.95 Bottle Drink....................................................................$2.00

*Seafood warning: If you are allergic to seafood, you should not eat any food items prepared in this restaurant. We cannot guarantee that your food will be free of all traces of seafood. **ADVISORY: The consumption of raw or uncooked foods such as meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, and eggs which may contain harmful bacteria, may cause serious illness or death. Prices are subject to change

Cherry Blossom Roll ....$9.50 Kazu Roll..........................$9.95

Caterpillar Roll ..............$8.95 Valentine Roll ................$8.95

Call for your Reservation (912) 489-4003. Book your event with us. 701 Piedmont Loop Suite 100 • Statesboro

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Lunch • Dinner All You Can Eat Mega Bar OPEN HOLIDAYS! LUNCH

MEGA BAR MON - FRI 10:45 AM - 3:30 PM

DINNER

MEGA BAR WEEKDAYS: 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM WEEKENDS: 3:30 PM - 10:00 PM 806 Northside Drive East • Statesboro • 489.9481 facebook.com/RyansBuffet • www.ryans.com 68 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro


Dine-in or Take-ouT

715 Northside Dr. E. Statesboro, GA 30458 912 | 764-5150

Mon thru Thurs: 11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Fri & Sat: 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Sun: 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

(Southern Square Center Next to K-Mart)

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Prices Subject to Change

Find Us on Facebook E s c a p E F r o m T h E Fa s T F o o d m E r ry- G o - r o u n d a n d s T E p I n T o T h E express Bowls sushi (Cooked) Prepared After Order Teriyaki Chicken Bowl Jr. $3.95 • Med. $6.75 • Lg. $7.75 Vegetable Roll (Broccoli Slaw, Carrots, Lettuce, & Asparagus) $3.50 Hibachi Shrimp Bowl Jr. $5.95 • Med. $8.95 • Lg. $9.95 Crab Roll (Imitation Crab & Broccoli Slaw) $3.95 Angus Steak Bowl California Roll (Imitation Crab & Avocado) $3.95 Jr. $5.95 • Med. $8.95 • Lg. $9.95 Shrimp Tempura Roll $5.00 Angus Teriyaki Beef Bowl (Deep Fried Shrimp & Broccoli Slaw & Smelt Eggs) (Thinly Sliced Steak with Special Yakiniku Sauce)

Panko Chicken Roll

Jr. $5.95 • Med. $8.45 • Lg. $9.95

(Fried Panko Chicken & Cream Cheese)

Super Bowl

Eel Roll

(Angus Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, or Any Two)

Med. $8.95 • Lg. $9.95

(with Broccoli Slaw, Avocado, or Asparagus)

wraps

$4.80 $5.80 $5.80

Wraps contain either Rice, Salad Mix, Broccoli Slaw, Vegetables, or Noodles. Choice of Spicy or Mild Seasons White Sauce.

Make it an express CoMBo for only $2.50 more Combos served with Med. Drink, and choice of Side Salad, Vegetable, Miso Soup or Extra Rice

express enTrees Teriyaki Chicken Hibachi Shrimp Angus Hibachi Steak Hibachi Shrimp & Teriyaki Chicken Angus Steak & Teriyaki Chicken Angus Steak & Shrimp

Served with Fried Rice, Steamed Rice, or Yakisoba (add 50¢), and Onions and Zucchini

speCial Menu

Prepared After Order

Hibachi Vegetables

$5.50

Hibachi Tofu Steak

$5.95

Hibachi Chicken Breast

$7.95

Angus Sirloin Steak Angus Filet Mignon Steak Angus Filet Mignon Steak & Chicken Angus Filet Mignon Steak & Shrimp Teriyaki Chicken Yakisoba

$9.95 $9.95 $8.95 $9.95 $7.95

(Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Asparagus, Broccoli Slaw, and Mushrooms) (Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms Asparagus, Broccoli Slaw, & Grilled Tofu) (Chicken Breast, Asparagus, & Mushrooms)

$5.50

$4.95

★Tuna Roll/Spicy Tuna Roll ★Boston Roll (Tuna, Avocado & Smelt Eggs) ★Mexican Roll

$5.50 $5.50 $7.50

★Rainbow Roll

$7.50

★Birthday Roll

$7.50

★Seasons Tartar Roll (8pc)

$7.50

Avocado, Cream Cheese & Smelt Eggs)

(Spicy Yellowtail, Broccoli Slaw, Tuna & Avocado)

(Imitation Crab, Broccoli Slaw & Assorted Fish on Top)

(Avocado, Tuna, Yellowtail, Imitation Crab, & Smelt Eggs)

Savannah Roll (5pc)

$5.50

★Caribbean Roll (8pc) (Tempura Shrimp, Avocado, Imitation Crab, Spicy Tuna, Seaweed Salad & Mango)

$7.50

Super California Roll (8pc)

$5.50

★Red Dragon Roll

$8.90

Tiger Roll (8pc)

$5.90

★Monster Roll (6pc)

(Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Cream Cheese, Eel & Avocado, Deep Fried with Panko)

$7.90

(Avocado, Broccoli Slaw, Asparagus, Imitation Crab, Tamago, Seaweed & Smelt Eggs)

Super Roll (8pc)

$6.90

★Hockey Roll (8pc)

(Broccoli Slaw, Imitation Crab, Spicy Tuna, Eel & Avocado)

$7.50

(Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, Broccoli Slaw, Seaweed Salad, Imitation Crab & Smelt Eggs in Soy Paper)

★Magma Roll

$7.90

Spider Roll

$6.90

★Orange Dragon Roll

$7.90

Caterpillar Roll

$6.90

★Seasons Bento Sashimi

$9.95

Roast Beef Roll

$7.90 ★ Contains Raw Fish

Lobster Roll

$7.90

Seasons Bento Chicken

$8.95

Seasoned Fried Cheese Cake

Seasons Bento Shrimp

$9.95

Seasons Bento Angus Steak

$9.95

Seasons Bento Roast Beef

$9.95

Miso Soup House Salad Avocado Salad Seaweed Salad (Seaweed & Broccoli Slaw on top) Chicken Salad Shrimp Salad (Hibachi Shrimp and Imitation Crab) Bang Bang Salad

(Fried Imitation Crab, Avocado & Smelt Eggs)

(Deep Fried Soft Shell Imitation Crab, Smelt Eggs & Broccoli Slaw)

$7.50 $8.95 $9.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.95

Prepared After Order

★Samurai Roll (Salmon, Imitation Crab,

(Tuna, Salmon & Yellowtail & Smelt Eggs)

(Avocado, Asparagus, Broccoli Slaw, Imitation Crab, and Lettuce in Soy Paper)

Prepared After Order

Teriyaki Chicken Wrap Hibachi Shrimp Wrap Angus Steak Wrap

$5.50

W o r l d o F J a pa n E s E c u I s I n E sushi (Raw)

(Deep Fried Shrimp, Broccoli Slaw & Avocado) (Grilled Asparagus, Wasabi, with Tataki Style Sirloin Beef) (Lobster, Asparagus, Smelt Eggs, Deep Fried with Panko) (8 pc California Roll, Edamame, Tamago, Fried or Steamed Rice, Teriyaki Chicken) (8 pc California Roll, Edamame, Tamago, Fried or Steamed Rice, Hibachi Shrimp) (8 pc California Roll, Edamame, Tamago, Fried or Steamed Rice, Angus Steak) (8 pc California Roll, Shrimp Tempura, Edamame, Tamago, Tataki Style Sirloin Beef)

(California Roll with Spicy Tuna on Top)

(Spicy Tuna, Cream Cheese, Deep Fried with Panko) (California Roll with Fresh Salmon on Top) (8 pc California Roll, Shrimp Tempura, Edamame, Tamago, Assorted Fish)

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

DesserT

soup & salaDs

(Shrimp Tempura with Spicy White Sauce)

$3.95 $1.95 $2.50 $3.90 $4.50 $4.50 $5.50 $5.50

(Green Mix or Organic Spring Mix)

siDe iTeMs

siDe iTeMs Tempura Chicken Nugget (6) Tempura Chicken Nugget (6) $4.95 Fried Panko Chicken (4) $4.95 Fried Panko Chicken (4) Dumpling Shrimp (8) or Beef (5) $3.50 Dumpling Shrimp (8) or Beef (5) Shrimp Tempura Shrimp with Vegetables $4.95 Shrimp Tempura Shrimp with Vegetables Hibachi Onions & Zucchini (Japanese noodles w/chicken) Hibachi Onions & Zucchini $2.50 Broccoli Hibachi Shrimp Yakisoba $8.95 Broccoli $2.50 (Japanese noodles w/shrimp) Fried Rice Fried Rice $2.50 Yakisoba (Noodles) Angus Hibachi Steak Yakisoba $8.95 (Noodles) $3.00 Yakisoba (Japanese noodles w/steak) Chicken Chicken $3.95 Teriyaki Ahi Tuna $9.95 Shrimp Shrimp $5.95 (Seared Sushi Grade Tuna) Angus Steak Angus Steak $5.95 Served with Fried Rice, Steamed Rice, Brown Rice, Soy Beans (Edamame) $2.50 Soy Beans (Edamame) or Yakisoba (add 50¢), and Onions and Zucchini BeVeraGes Soft Drinks Sm. $1.50 • Med. $1.85 • Lg. $2.50 • Bottled Water $2.00 • Bottled Drinks $2.00

$4.95 $4.95 $3.50 $4.95 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $3.00 $3.95 $5.95 $5.95 $2.50

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Japanese Hibachi Grill, Steakhouse, and Sushi Bar 609 Brannen St. #5 • Statesboro • Phone: 912-489-1688 Fax: 912-489-8881 Hours of Operation: LUNCH Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm DINNER Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Entrée A La Carte Sushi Sashimi Salad

Garden Salad Seaweed Salad Avocado Salad Kani Salad Salmon Skin Salad Squid Salad Tuna Avocado Salad Baby Octopus Salad

2.59 4.65 3.99 4.65 4.65 7.25 8.25 7.25

Edamame Shu Mai Gyoza Beef Negimaki Yakitori Age To Fu Asian Fried Oysters Tempura Vegetable Tempura Tatsuta Age Harumaki Cheese Wonton Rock Shrimp Crispy Calamari Coconut Shrimp Coconut Chicken

4.15 4.15 4.45 6.19 5.19 4.39 6.19 6.19 4.69 4.19 2.99 4.25 5.39 5.19 5.39 5.19

Appetizers from Kitchen

Appetizers from Sushi Bar Tuna Tataki Tuna Martini Sushi Appetizers (5 pcs.) Sashimi Appetizers (7 pcs.) Beef Tataki Pepper Tuna Tataki Lady’s Island Jalapeno Pepper Sunomono

We Deliver!

(912) 225-1000 www.borotakeout.com

8.29 8.29 6.19 7.29 5.39 8.29 6.49 6.19 6.19

Egg Crab Meat Tuna White Tuna Salmon Striped Bass Fluke Shrimp Squid Flying Fish Roe Red Clam Octopus Yellowtail Salmon Roe Scallop Eel Sweet Shrimp Mackerel Wahoo Smoked Salmon

1.50 1.75 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.25 2.25 2.25 2.50 3.00 2.00 2.25 2.25

From Sushi Bar Sushi Regular Sushi Deluxe Sashimi Regular (15 pcs.) Sashimi Deluxe (18 pcs.) Tuna Don Salmon Don Unagi Don Chirashi Shogun Special Trio Color Sushi Sushi and Sashimi Combo Trio Color Sashimi Spicy Maki Combo Temp Maki Combo Sushi & Sashimi Combo for 2 Sushi & Sashimi Combo for 3

14.49 16.49 15.49 18.59 15.49 14.49 12.39 15.49 26.79 16.49 19.59 20.59 13.39 12.39 36.99 51.49

Hibachi Dinner

Maki (Roll & Hand Rolls) Cucumber Roll Avocado Roll Asparagus Roll Sweet Potato Roll Tuna Roll Salmon Roll Negihamachi Roll California Roll Alaskan Roll Boston Roll Salmon & Avocado Roll Tuna & Avocado Roll Philadelphia Roll Eel Roll Spicy Tuna Roll Spicy Salmon Roll Spicy Yellowtail Roll Spicy Scallop

2.99 2.99 2.99 3.50 3.99 3.99 3.99 3.99 4.49 4.49 4.49 4.49 4.49 4.69 5.19 5.19 5.19 5.19

Special Roll Shrimp Tempura Roll Dragon Roll Rainbow Roll Spider Roll Dancing Eel Roll Wow Roll Valentine Roll Creamy Roll Fantasy Eel Roll Beautiful Roll Volcano Roll Lobster Roll Crunchy Roll

7.29 9.29 9.29 8.29 8.29 9.29 8.29 9.29 11.39 9.29 11.39 10.39 9.29

Desserts Banana Tempura Cheese Cake Tempura Oreo Tempura

3.00 3.25 5.00

Hibachi Vegetable Hibachi Chicken Hibachi Shrimp Hibachi Steak Hibachi Salmon Hibachi Scallop Hibachi Filet Mignon Hibachi Lobster Hibachi Chicken & Shrimp Hibachi Steak & Chicken Hibachi Steak & Shrimp Hibachi Steak & Salmon Hibachi Steak & Scallop Hibachi Scallop & Chicken Hibachi Scallop & Shrimp Hibachi Scallop & Salmon Hibachi Filet Mignon & Chicken Hibachi Filet Mignon & Shrimp Hibachi Filet Mignon & Salmon Hibachi Filet Mignon & Scallop Hibachi Lobster & Chicken Hibachi Lobster & Shrimp Hibachi Lobster & Salmon Hibachi Lobster & Scallop Hibachi Lobster & Filet Mignon Hibachi Steak and Shrimp & Chicken Hibachi Steak and Salmon & Scallop Hibachi Filet Mignon and Shrimp & Chicken Hibachi Filet Mignon and Salmon & Scallop Hibachi Lobster and Shrimp & Chicken Hibachi Lobster and Salmon & Scallop

11.39 14.49 15.49 15.49 15.49 15.49 19.59 27.79 16.49 16.49 16.49 17.49 17.49 16.49 16.49 16.49 18.59 19.59 19.59 19.59 21.59 22.69 23.69 23.69 26.79 21.59 22.69 24.69 27.79 30.99 32.99

Large Parties Welcome • Hibachi Room • We Cater ALL Size Parties We do Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, & Special Events

Lunch Menu Available • Lunch Specials • Sushi & Hibachi Items

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A Statesboro Tradition Since 1929

Statesboro Mall Highway 80 764-3033

Downtown 22 West vine 764-2444

voted Georgia’s Best Barbeque By The Atlanta constitution

welcome To vAndy’S

DAILY SPECIALS MONDAY-THurSDAY 1 Meat, 2 Vegetables 1 Meat, 3 Vegetables Vegetable Plate

Meat Choices: 1/4 Fried Chicken (white or dark) 1/4 Barbeque Chicken (white or dark) Fried or grilled boneless Pork Chop Hamburger Steak with Gravy and/or Onion Country Fried Steak with Gravy Beef Liver and Onions Monday Vegetables: Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy Tiny Lima Beans Rice and Gravy Rice and Tomatoes Pole Beans Fried Squash Fried Okra Macaroni and Cheese Wednesday Vegetables: Rice and Gravy Blackeyed Peas Blue Lake Green Beans Macaroni and Cheese Candied Yams Fried Okra Fried Squash Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Tuesday Vegetables: Rice and Tomatoes Candied Yams Tiny Lima Beans Fried Okra Steamed Cabbage Blue Lake Green Beans Fried Squash Macaroni and Cheese Thursday Vegetables: Rice and Gravy Blackeyed Peas Steamed Broccoli Candied Yams Steamed Cabbage Turnip Greens Fried Squash Fried Okra Macaroni and Cheese

FrIDAY AND SATurDAY SPECIALS Whiting Fish Whiting Fish & Shrimp Combo Fried Shrimp

Side Choices: French Fries, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Fried Squash, Grits, Green Beans, Fried Okra, Yams or Barbeque Baked Beans Whiting Sandwich

SuNDAY SPECIALS 1 Meat, 2 Vegetables 1 Meat, 3 Vegetables

Meat Choices: Stew Beef on Rice Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Filet Fried or Grilled Pork Chop Beef Liver and Onions 1/4 Fried Chicken (white or dark) Hamburger Steak with Gravy and/or Onion 1/4 Barbeque Chicken (white or dark) Vegetables Choices: Macaroni and Cheese Fried Squash Stewed Cabbage Rice and Gravy Rice and Tomatoes Tiny Lima Beans Candied Yams Pole Beans Fried Okra French Fries Coleslaw Potato Salad

DESSErT

Slice of Chocolate, Coconut, Lemon or Key Lime Pie

Vandy’s Famous Pit-Cooked BBQ Cooked Fresh Daily & Chopped To Order Large Barbeque Plate Small Barbeque Plate Above served with Brunswick Stew, bread and choice of potato salad, coleslaw or french fries. 1/2 Barbecue Chicken Above served with bread and choice of two sides. Vandy's Famous Barbeque Sandwich COOKED TODAY & CHOPPED TO ORDER. This is the specialty of the house! Served on a bun with French fries. Brunswick Stew w/Crackers or Bread Vandy’s BBQ Sandwich Bun or Bread. Big T's Barbeque Melt Vandy's famous pit cooked barbeque between 2 grilled slices of toast with swiss cheese, mayo, and BBQ sauce. Served with French fries.

Fried Yard Bird & Giblets 1/4 Fried Chicken White or Dark Meat Above served with coleslaw, french fries and rolls. 1/2 Fried Chicken Above served with tossed salad, french fries and rolls. Fried Chicken Livers or Chicken Gizzards Fried Chicken Livers & Gizzards Combo Above served with coleslaw, french fries and toast. Fried Chicken Livers & Gizzards only

From The Sea Golden Fried Shrimp 3 Deviled Crabs Seafood Platter Flounder Fish Nuggets Beautiful white Cod fish chunks dipped in a pancake batter Catfish Fillets Farm raised and covered lightly with a Southern Style Coating. These are Great! Above served with coleslaw, hushpuppies, french fries and tartar sauce.

You'll Love These! Hamburger/Cheeseburger 4 oz. Beef patty served with a bed of lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle, & French fries Eagle Burger (Sandwich of Champions) 6 oz. FRESH ground, seasoned by us and served with lettuce, tomato, and French fries. National Champion Burger This is our Eagle Burger covered with plenty of bacon, Swiss Cheese, & mushrooms. Served on an open-faced bun with French fries. Patty Melt 6 oz. Beef patty between 2 grilled slices of Texas toast with Swiss and American cheese and 3 slices of bacon. Served with French fries. A.T's Favorite 6 oz. ground chuck floured and fried, covered with gravy and grilled onions, served on a grilled bun with a side of Heinz 57 and French Fries. This treat can be kicked up a notch by adding Swiss or American cheese and/or jalapeno peppers for only $.30 more! Hamburger Steak 8 oz. Of Real Ground Beef smothered with lots of onions and gravy or plain, if you like it like that! Served with tossed salad, French fries and rolls. Steak Nuggets Choice chunks of beef steak lightly breaded with a Southern Style batter. Served with coleslaw, French fries and rolls. Vandy's Hot Ham and Cheese Thinly sliced ham piled high on an open-faced bun. Covered with melted cheddar cheeses with pickles on the side. Served with French fries. Vandy's Grilled Hot Dog This giant dog is served on a steamed bun and you can get it plain or with the works. A knife and fork are recommended. Served with French fries. Vandy's Club Sandwich This triple decker is packed with ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, & tomato on toasted bread. We'll put mayo on the side unless you tell us different! Served with French fries.

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Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Grilled Cheese Fish Sandwich Side Choices: French Fries, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw or Vegetable of the day.

Chicken The Way You Like It! Vandy's Chicken Fingers Dinner Fresh tenders dipped in Vandy's own special batter. Served with tossed salad, French fries, rolls and honey or ranch dressing. Chicken Finger Basket Three fingers and French fries Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Filet Sandwich 4 oz. Boneless chicken filet lightly grilled and served on a bun with pickles and French fries Fried Chicken Filet Sandwich 4 oz. Boneless chicken filet fried and served on a bun with pickles & French fries. Chicken Melt Sandwich Fresh grilled or fried chicken filet between 2 slices of grilled Texas toast with Swiss and American cheese and 3 slices of bacon. Served with French fries. Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich This is a fresh, boneless chicken breast grilled and served on a bun with Swiss cheese, bacon and lettuce and tomato on the side. Served with French fries. Chicken Salad Sandwich Vandy's homemade chicken salad piled high on toasted bread. Served with lettuce, tomato and pickle on the side. Served with French fries. What you say??? Grilled Chicken Filet Dinner This is a whole, boneless chicken filet grilled to perfection with your seasoning choice of teriyaki, Italian, or just plain grilled. Served with a tossed salad, rolls, and French fries-or your choice of any 2 sides from our daily vegetable menu. It's great!

Salads Made Fresh Daily! Vandy's Barbeque Salad Large bed of fresh lettuce topped with Vandy's famous chopped or sliced barbeque, served with tomatoes, boiled egg wedges, cheese and your choice of dressing. Vandy's Chef Salad Large bed of fresh lettuce garnished with ham, egg and cheese, topped with tomatoes and served with your choice of dressing. Grilled or Fried Chicken Tender Salad A large bed of fresh lettuce topped with your choice of grilled or fried chicken tenders. Served with tomato, boiled egg wedges, cheese and your choice of dressing. Grilled or Fried Shrimp Salad A large bed of fresh lettuce topped with your choice of grilled or fried shrimp. Served with tomato, boiled egg wedges, cheese and your choice of dressing. House Tossed Salad Chilled lettuce, purple cabbage and carrots tossed just the way you like it. Add Ham, Cheese, tomato or boiled egg for $.60 each.

TrY THESE APPETIzErS! French Fries Onion rings (Vidalias when in season) Fried Dill Pickles Fried Mushrooms Fried Green Beans Any two Appetizers

Vandy's Barbeque To Go Barbeque Barbeque Chicken Brunswick Stew Barbeque Sauce Potato Salad Coleslaw Loaf of Bread Pack of Buns Iced Tea

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Road Trips: Savannah, Ga.

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avannah’s more than just a name — it’s the closest “bigger” city to Statesboro, and a place that many students head to when they’re looking for fun that Bulloch County just can’t provide. It’s a 45 minute drive down Interstate 16, so it’s close enough to head to whenever you like. If you want to dance the night away in some of the Southeast’s hottest clubs, they’re in Savannah — from country music to salsa, with techno and rock in between. The best way to find out who’s playing where in the ever-changing Savannah club scene is to pick up a copy of Connect Savannah while you’re there, or check out their website at connnectsavannah.com, where they keep the most up-todate listing of what’s going on in the clubs. Be warned, though — Savannah’s changed their laws, and as of March 1, 2006, anyone under 21 can’t enter a bar, even just to see a band. That doesn’t mean the hopping River Street district is completely out of the question for younger folks, though. If

you’re looking for good food, the area around River Street offers lots of specialty restaurants and unique, out-of-the-way places to eat. Uptown, closer to the malls, you’ll find all the familiar chain restaurants, however. If you’re looking for a more quiet, one-of-a-kind and romantic date atmosphere, you may want to look at a Savannah River Boat Cruise, with premier dining and entertainment. Daily cruises include sightseeing cruises, luncheons and even the occasional “Murder Afloat” cruise for amateur sleuths. Check out their schedule on the Web at savannah-riverboat.com. Sports fans can catch great minor league baseball action with the Savannah Sand Gnats. For ticket information, call (912) 351-9150. One of Savannah’s most popular musical venues is the Civic Center. Big-name acts perform stadium-style in the main arena, but there’s also the smaller, more intimate Johnny Mercer Theater inside the center. For ticket information and event listings, check out savannahcivic.com.

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Distance: 56 miles Directions: Take Highway 67 South to I-16 East. Take I-16E into Savannah. Online: savannahcitymarket.com savannahriverboat.com Attractions: Savannah Mall Oglethorpe Mall River Street City Market Historic squares & homes Ghost tours Annual Events: St. Patrick’s Day Parade SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival

Like history? Savannah’s got plenty of it. One highlight of the city’s history is its many ghost stories, and you can hop a tour nightly to see the city’s spookier spots (savannahtours.net). If more conventional history’s your thing, there’s nearby Fort Pulaski and Fort Jackson, historical sites that date back from before the Civil War. For Fort Pulaski info, call (912) 786-5787; Fort Jackson, (912) 232-3945. A sand-filled day at the beach is also closer than you might think. Tybee Island, located about an hour from Statesboro, provides plenty of attractions to escape the ho-hum of everyday life. Clean white beaches are waiting for those who want to spend the day, and plenty of hotels are there for a weekend escape. You can pick up a bit of history on Tybee at the Historical Light Station and Museum. Climb to the top of the lighthouse to capture an exciting view all the way to Hilton Head Island.


Distance: 208 miles Directions: Take Hwy. 301 S. to I-16. Take I-16 W to I-75 N Online: atlanta.net accessatlanta.com zooatlanta.com georgiaaquarium.org Attractions: Six Flags Georgia Aquarium Coca-Cola Museum Stone Mountain Motor Speedway Braves baseball High Museum Atlanta Zoo Ebenezer Church CNN Center Centennial Park

Road Trips: Atlanta, Ga.

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rom sports to history to entertainment to cultural activities, Atlanta offers something for everyone. At a little more than three hours away, the “Gateway to the South” is close enough to spend the day or the weekend and still make it back for class. One of Atlanta’s newest attractions is the Georgia Aquarium. Be sure to plan to spend several hours there as it is the largest aquarium in the world. Completed in 2005, it features more than 100,000 animals and 500 different species. The 500,000 square foot facility has more than eight million gallons of fresh and salt water. The aquarium sits on 9.5 acres adjacent to another of the city’s attractions, the Centennial Olympic Park. The park was the site of the

1996 Olympic Games and concerts are routinely held there. But if there isn’t any music, enjoy the Olympic Ring Fountain. For the sports fan, Atlanta has teams from all four major sports leagues, baseball, football, basketball and hockey. From the Braves and Falcons to the Hawks and Thrashers, Atlanta offers something for fans of any sport. Also, the Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts a NASCAR race each year as well. Margaret Mitchell enthusiasts will want to check out the Gone With The Wind museum, which has the largest collection of movie memorabilia. Also, visit the Margaret Mitchell house and museum and see the typewriter on which the classic novel was written. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site offers

guests information about the life and death of the man at the center of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Also while in Atlanta, be sure to visit the Coca-Cola Museum and learn about the birth of one of the most recognizable brands in the word. Take the time to taste some of the different soft drinks from around the world. You can also learn about CNN while in the city. Stone Mountain is the perfect place to have a picnic as well as taking the time to trek up the largest exposed piece of granite in the world. Be sure to check out the laser light shows at night. Six Flags over Georgia is perfect for those who love amusement parks. From roller coasters to water rides, Six Flags has something for everyone.

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Road Trips: Jacksonville, Fla.

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acksonville, the largest city in Florida, sits near the top of the state like a Welcome Wagon for travelers from Georgia. In 2010, Jacksonville ranked as the United States’ 11th most populous city, with 821,784 residents. About 25 miles south of the Georgia border, Jacksonville is in the First Coast region of northeast Florida and is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River. Jacksonville is home to dozens of events. The Art Walk, a monthly outdoor art festival on the first Wednesday of each month, is sponsored by Downtown Vision, Inc, an organization that works to promote artistic talent and venues on the First Coast. One of the most popular sporting events is the annual Gate River Run, the US National Championship 15K since 1994 and largest 15K race in the country. The 9.3 mile race has taken place every March since 1977. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is held every spring and is the second-largest jazz festival in the

nation. Springing the Blues is a free outdoor blues festival held in Jacksonville Beach, in April. The Jacksonville Film Festival is held every May and features a variety of independent films, documentaries, and shorts screening at seven historic venues in the city. Past attendees of the festival have included director John Landis and Academy Award nominee Bill Murray and winner Graham Greene, both were awarded the Tortuga Verde Lifetime Achievement Award. The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair is held every November at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, featuring an array of carnival games & rides, food, live entertainment, vendor merchandise booths and agriculture/livestock exhibition & judging. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens boasts the second largest animal collection in the state. The zoo features elephants, lions, and, of course, jaguars, as well as a multitude of reptile houses, free flight aviaries and many other animals.

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Distance: 174 miles Directions: Take Hwy. 67 south to I-16. Take I-16 East to I-95. Take I-95 south to Jacksonville. Online: jaxcvb.com Attractions: beaches Jaguar football Adventure Landing Budweiser Brewery Tour Maritime Museum Zoo and Gardens The Landing Alhambra Dinner Theater Cruises Museum of Modern Art The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens broke ground on a new center in April 2007 and opened earlier this year. The Veterans Memorial Wall is a somber and moving tribute to local servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for our country. A ceremony is held each Memorial Day recognizing any service woman or man from Jacksonville who died in the previous year. The Treaty Oak is a massive, 200 year-old tree at Jesse Ball Dupont Park in downtown. Office workers from nearby buildings sit on benches to eat lunch or read a book in the shade of its canopy. The city center includes the Jacksonville Landing and the Jacksonville Riverwalks. The Landing is a popular riverfront dining and shopping venue, accessible by River Taxi from the Southbank Riverwalk. Shipwreck Island in Jacksonville Beach is the only waterpark in Duval County. It opened in 1995 and changes rides every few years to keep the season passholders coming back.


Distance: 162 miles Directions: Take Hwy. 67 South to I-16 East. Take I-95 North toward Florence. Take exit #33 onto US 17 North which will become Ace Basin Parkway. Online: DiscoverCharleston.com charlestoncvb.com Attractions: Spoleto, spring arts festival C.S.S. Hunley Historic downtown Antique shops Beaches

Road Trips: Charleston, S.C.

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harleston was founded as Charlestown or Charles Towne, Carolina in 1670, and moved to its present location (Oyster Point) from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River in 1680; it adopted its present name in 1783. The population was estimated to be 120,083 in 2010, making it the second most populous city in South Carolina closely behind the state capital Columbia. Charleston annually hosts Spoleto Festival USA, a 17-day art festival featuring over 100 performances by individual artists in a variety of disciplines. Charleston’s “other” festival is the MOJA Arts Festival, which is a major, two-week celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts, music, and culture. The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is also held in the city, as well as the Food + Wine Festival, Family Circle Tennis Cup, Cooper River Bridge Run and the Maritime Festival, which is held annually in May and features tall ships, boatbuilding, and the Charleston to Bermuda Race.

In 2007 Charleston Fashion Week made its first appearance and was a huge success. It is held by the fashion publication Charleston Magazine and now will be an annual event in the city. It is like most of the major fashion weeks in other major cities. As an old colonial city, Charleston has a wide variety of museums and historical attractions. The Old Exchange and Customs House in downtown Charleston, finished in 1771, is arguably the third most important Colonial building in the nation (behind Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts and Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). The building features a dungeon which held various signers of the Declaration of Independence, and also hosted events for George Washington in 1791, and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788. It has also served as a U.S. post office, the first Confederate post office, and was used by the United States Coast Guard. Not far from Charleston is the location of Fort Moultrie, which

was instrumental in delivering a critical defeat to the British in the American Revolutionary War, and Fort Sumter, the reputed site of the “first shot” of the American Civil War. Patriot’s Point, located across the river in nearby Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is also home to the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown as well as several other naval vessels. There are also several former plantations in the area, including Boone Hall Plantation, Drayton Hall, Magnolia Plantation, and Middleton Place. The Charleston Tea Plantation is located just south of the city on Wadmalaw Island, and is a true working tea farm. Charleston’s premier art museum is the Gibbes Museum of Art, one of the country’s oldest art organizations and home to over 10,000 works of fine art. Also the Charleston Museum was the first Museum in the Americas. Other attractions include the South Carolina Aquarium, the Audubon Swamp Garden, Cypress Gardens, and Charles Towne Landing.

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Road Trips: Augusta, Ga.

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ugusta was named in honor of Augusta, Princess of Wales, daughter-in-law of King George II of Great Britain and mother of King George III of Great Britain, and was the second state capital of Georgia from 1785 until 1795 (alternating for a period with Savannah, the first. Augusta is located on the Georgia/South Carolina border, about 150 miles east of Atlanta. It is the second largest city and second largest metropolitan area in the state. Augusta is the birthplace of the Southern Baptist denomination, and the location of Springfield Baptist Church, the oldest autonomous African-American Baptist church in the nation. Morehouse College was founded in the basement of the church. African American history is honored at the Lucy Craft Laney museum. Various religious denominations have erected churches in downtown Augusta, which are now historical landmarks such as Saint Paul’s Church and Sacred Heart Cultural Center.

Built in 1914, The Butt Memorial Bridge was placed in memory of Archibald Butt. It was the first memorial in the world to the RMS Titanic, and is the only such memorial in Georgia. Augusta’s official nickname is The Garden City. It is also known as Masters City, since it plays host to the Masters golf tournament. In hip-hop circles, the city is referred to as “The A.U.G.” The city recently adopted the motto, “We Feel Good,” in recognition of native son and soul music legend James Brown. The city also dedicated a statue to James Brown, which is located downtown at the Augusta Commons. Augusta also has a well established arts community. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Morris Museum of Art, Artist’s Row, and the Art Council are just a few in the art community. The Augusta Symphony, Augusta Choral Society, Augusta Players and the Augusta Ballet also perform for audiences. The Imperial Theatre is a historic venue where

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Distance: 79 miles Directions: Take Hwy. 80 West out of Statesboro. Continue on Hwy. 80/Hwy. 25 70 miles to Augusta. Continue on Peach Orchard Road 4.8 miles. Online: augustaga.gov augustaga.org Attractions: RiverWalk Augusta Golf and Gardens Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Fort Discovery Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Morris Museum Cotton Exchange Sacred Heart Haunted Pillar at Fifth & Broad

James Brown used to practice. Augusta’s “downtown” culture has also blossomed in the past decade, allowing many new businesses to open and flourish within the city. Broad Street in downtown Augusta is host to many different bars and music clubs that have enjoyed a period of prosperity since the institution of “First Friday,” which is celebrated on the first Friday night of each month. The atmosphere is carnival-like in nature and has helped many of the businesses rake in more profits since its institution over a decade ago. The Savannah River is a crucial part of Augusta’s founding and history. Visitors can walk along the Savannah River on the Augusta Riverwalk in downtown. The Augusta Marina rents boats for a fun day on the river. Now, tourists can ride along the Augusta Canal, which was built in 1845 as a power source, in a Petersburg boat.


GSU School History school spirit Over the past 106 years, Georgia Southern has been shaped into the school it is today through the efforts of faculty, staff, donors, legislators and members of the community who believed in the school and its mission to educate.

athletic director, and coach to both the basketball and baseball teams. His 1962 baseball team’s national championship was the first ever for the school, which also took second place in the nation in 1960 and third place in the nation in 1964. Clements was inducted into the United States Baseball Federation Hall Of Fame, the American Baseball Coaches Federation Hall Of Fame, and the Georgia Athletic Hall Of Fame. Clements was even named the NAIA Baseball Coach of the Year in 1963, and served on the United States’ Olympic Baseball Committee in 1964.

Foy Fine Arts Building The Foy Building was named for Jessie Ponita Foy (1898-1942). The Foy Building, houses administration offices of CLASS and the Department of Music. Mr. Foy was a naval stores farmer (turpentine, rosin, tar, pitch), a planter, and a cotton gin owner. He was a member of the Statesboro Chamber of Commerce. Betty Bird Foy, his daughter, was Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders’ wife, who sponsored seven fine arts buildings throughout the University System of Georgia.

Parrish Football Center

J.I. Clements Stadium Clements Stadium is named after former Hall Of Fame baseball coach J.I. Clements. It serves as the home to Georgia Southern’s Diamond Eagles baseball team. Recent renovations included expanding the stadium to 3,000 seats, replacing the ticket gates and press box, adding more and better public restrooms, and rebuilding both the home and visitor field dugouts. During his time at Georgia Southern, Clements served as athletic business manager,

The Parrish Football Center is named for Dan J. Parrish, Sr. The Parrish Football Center is the headquarters of Georgia Southern’s football program. The building has 10 coaches’ offices, a special video studio, equipment rooms, staff and team meetings rooms, locker rooms, a reception area, and a designated recruitment room. It also has space for all of Georgia Southern’s championship trophies. In 1948, Parrish started the Parrish Banking Company, leaving to become chairman of the Metter Banking Company. Parrish was a long-time member of the Southern Boosters. A mayor of Metter, he was also a charter member of the board of directors of the Metter Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Candler County Board of Education. He also helped found the Candler County Development Authority. Parrish was both a president of the Metter Kiwanis Club, a founder of the Metter Rotary Club, and a member of the Metter Masonic Lodge.

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Anderson was a Georgia legislator, was elected as president of Georgia Senate, and was a delegate to the Georgia Democratic Committee.

Anderson Hall Anderson Hall was named for Jefferson Randolph Anderson (1861-1950). There have actually been two Anderson Halls. The first, “old” Anderson Hall, was renamed the F.I. Williams Center in 1959. It was used as the student center, dining room, and also had married student dorms. The Office of Marketing and Communications now use the second, formerly the East Hall Women’s Residential Hall. Anderson was instrumental in getting Statesboro selected as site of First District Agricultural and Mechanical School. He was named the first chairman of Board of Trustees of FD A&M just as they prepared to select the site where the school would be built. He was the president of Savannah and Statesboro Railway Company, president of the Georgia and Alabama Terminal Company, was on the Board of Directors for Savannah Electric Company. He served in the Georgia Hussars, was a Second Lieutenant in Savannah Volunteer Guards, a member of Savannah Yacht Club, vice president of the Oglethorpe Club and a member of the Savannah Golf Club. He also belonged to the Georgia Historical Society, was a member of Royal Arch Masons, a member of the Knights of Pythias, a member of the Order of Elks, and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. 80 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

Hanner Gymnasium The Hanner Gymnasium was named after William Sheppard Hanner, or “Mr. Shep,” as he was known (1897-1959). The first building consisted of a gymnasium for athletics and physical education. The Hanner Complex, which houses the Intercollegiate Sports program, Health and Kinesiology Labs, and the Physical Activity Center, was constructed later. Hanner served as both the backfield and tennis coach, was the chairman of the Faculty Athletic Committee, and was the chairman of the Division of Exact Sciences.

Carruth Building The Carruth Building was named for Joseph Enoch Carruth (1881-1955). It first served as the Arts and Industry Building, serving the areas of industrial arts and art education. Today, however, it serves as the center for construction management, civil engineering technology, and manufacturing departments at the college. Carruth was a professor of Education from


1928-1947; as well as establishing and running the college’s Teacher Training Laboratory School.

Herty Building

Cone Hall

The Herty Building was named after Dr. Charles Holmes Herty (1867-1938). At first it housed the Science, Business Education, and the Home Economics Department. It was then remodeled, and designated to house the Chemistry, Biology, and Physics departments. Currently, it houses the Geology and Geography Departments and several other programs. Dr. Herty is best known for his development of the Herty Cup in 1907. Hearing of his invention, several prominent naval stores agents were so interested that they paid for Herty’s field expenses. While on leave from UGA, he performed experiments on some 400 trees in McDougald, Outland, and Company forests (now part of the GSU campus). His “cups” allowed harvesters to extract turpentine without killing the trees. A Milledgeville chemist, Herty also established the Savannah Pulp and Paper Laboratory, which developed a process creating newsprint that required less ink and was much more pliable. This allowed the papers to be made from Georgia Yellow Pine, instead of the much more expensive Canadian Pine. The president of Union Bag said his company moved to Savannah only because of Herty’s new newsprint process. Herty eventually established the Herty Foundation, which currently funds experiments in mechanical and chemical innovations to lessen waste and be more environmentally friendly.

Cone Hall was named for Howell Cone (18801952). While it was originally a men’s residence hall, it now houses than Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, the Student Disability Resource Center and the Academic Success Center. Howell Cone was legal counsel and the city court solicitor for Statesboro. Cone served on the First District A&M Board of Trustees. He was president of the Statesboro Chamber of Commerce and was also a Georgia State legislator in the1920s.

Bennett-Ramsey Golf Center

Veazy Hall Veazey Hall was named after Miss Mamie Veazey (1886-1955), or Miss Mamie, as she was known. Originally used as a freshman women’s residential hall, it became a coeducational residential hall. It is now the Communication Arts Building. Veazey was the Dean of Women at the college from 1930-1952, and also was a geography instructor.

Georgia Southern’s Bennett-Ramsey Golf Center is named after Holmes Ramsey and Christian Bennett. Located three miles from the main campus, the new 25-acre, $1.8 million golf practice facility consists of separate 8,000, 9,000 and 12,000 sq. ft. practice greens, a practice putting green, a two-tiered practice teeing area, a driving range, and short game practice range. Ramsey, a long-time Georgia Southern golf supporter, had a piece of property in Statesboro that he felt was perfect for this facility. He and Bennett, a professional golfer who competed on both national and international tours, provided funding to purchase the

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property at a greatly reduced price. Robert Baker, owner of R.B. Baker Construction and a Southern Booster Board member, along with Paul Massey of Tifton Turf Farms, another longtime Georgia Southern golf supporter, made this idea a reality. The Bennett-Ramsey Golf Center will be one of the top such facilities in the entire country.

Rosenwald Building The Rosenwald Building was named after Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932). Originally used as the college’s library, the college built an annex to the building some 25 years later. The main building is now the home of the GSU Museum, and the annex houses the Offices of Financial Aid, Registrar, and Human Resources. He started the Julius Rosenwald Fund in 1917 which established over 5,000 Rosenwald Schools in the largely black communities in the South (including the Willow Hill School in Bulloch County) and 4,000 Rosenwald Libraries (including the Rosenwald Library at Georgia Southern) in small college towns across the nation. Rosenwald (through the Rosenwald Fund) paid for half of the library construction cost. In addition, for many years the fund has supported 30 student scholarships and one faculty salary at GSU. Rosenwald was an astute businessman. In 1895 he and his brother-in-law bought half of Sears and Roebuck for $75,000. Shortly thereafter, he was named the Sears Roebuck and Company vice president and treasurer from 1895-1910, the president from 1910-1925, and the chairman of the Board from 1925-1932.

Brannen Hall

Brannen Hall was a sophomore women’s residential hall named for Harvey D. Brannen (18861940). Brannen was an insurance man and lawyer. He represented the 49th District in both the Georgia House and Senate. Brannen Hall closed as a residence hall at the end of spring semester in 2011. It is currently being renovated to house the Department of Psychology, the Office of the Institutional Effectiveness, and the Office of Strategic Research and Analysis. 82 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro

Landrum Center The Landrum Dining Center (dedicated in 1966) was named for Blanche Mitchell Landrum (1889-1938). It housed the college’s student center, cafeteria, and post office (school students, faculty and staff actually had “Landrum numbers” instead of post office boxes assigned to them until 1966.) Landrum served six years as the college’s dietitian. Her son, Phillip Mitchell Landrum, was the 9th District U.S. Congressional Representative for 24 years. Landrum Dining Center was demolished in Spring 2012. Lakeside Cafe began major renovation in Spring 2012, too. Both are to reopen this fall. The names will remain. The new Landrum Center will house the house the Eagle Card Center, Printing and Postal Services and Landrum Dining Commons.


Real estate today FeatuRed RealtoRs Century 21 The Hunter Group

Larry Williams Realtor Cell: (912) 682-2033 Direct: (912) 489-5750 www.yourhomeinstatesboro.com

ERA Landmark Realty

Mandy Lane Property Manager Cell: (912) 682-8742 Direct: (912) 764-6774 www.eralandmarkrealty.com

Wise Choice Realty Michelle Franklin Sales Associate Cell: (912) 481-0203 Direct: (912) 681-9473

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RE/MAX Preferred Realty

Shelley Stringer Realtor Cell: (912) 618-0131 Direct: (912) 489-4529 www.shelleystringer.com

United Country New South Realty

Carroll Gay Business Broker Cell: (478) 494-6228 Direct: (489) 489-1400 www.unitedcountry.com • www.ucnewsouth.com

Century 21 The Hunter Group

Hazel Hendrix Associate Broker Cell: (912) 536-1297 Direct: (912) 489-8874 www.hazelsellshomes.com

Century 21 The Hunter Group

Faye K. Hunter Broker/Owner Cell: (912) 687-2362 Direct: (912) 489-5750 www.century21statesboroga.com

Wise Choice Realty

Mary Foreman Broker/Continuing Life Member Cell: (912) 531-9473 Direct: (912) 681-9473 www.wisechoice.georgiamls.com

Wise Choice Realty Beth Hall Associate Broker Cell: (912) 531-0936 Direct: (912) 681-9473

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United Country New South Realty Wayne Groover Broker/Owner

Direct: (912) 489-8900 www.unitedcountry.com • www.ucnewsouth.com 279419

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67 Antique Mall Over 12,000 Sq. Ft. of Antiques Collectibles & Gifts! Locally owned and operated Member of the Chamber of Commerce (912) 839-2167 • www.67antiquemall.com

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E. Binion Turner, CPA Daniel Jones, CPA 4A Tillman St. Statesboro, Ga 912.764.7553

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GA DOA license inspected small, medium, & large breed puppies available

912.536.2726

www.simplysouthernkennel.com

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Serving Bulloch and surrounding counties since

1937. Find us on Facebook


Pool ConstruCtion & MaintenanCe Fiberglass Pools • In Ground Pools Vinyl Liner • Marquis Spa Doughboy Above Ground Pools

1683 Jones Mill Road Statesboro, Georgia 30461 www.alineprinting.com

• Liner Replacements

912-764-6905

• Service Repair & Maintenance • Complete Line of Pool Accessories

B&M Pool SPa & Patio

Quality • Service • Reliability

912-826-1997

Rincon

912-685-5411

Metter

www.bandmpools.com

TELEPHONE SERVICE

A Proud Tradition of Service And Reasonable Rates Since 1951

Telephone Service • Television Internet • Bulloch Broadband Cable TV

RESTAURANT

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912-764-6791 Hours of Operation

Family Restaurant

6789 Hwy 67 Brooklet, GA

Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm Sun: 1:00pm - 6:00pm OWNED & OPERATED BY: Gary Cooler

839-Food (3663)

718 Northside Drive East • Suite 36 Statesboro, GA

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912-865-1100 601 Northside Dr. West • Statesboro www.bulloch.com

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We also offer High-Speed Internet & Allow Pets! Pet Rent $35, Fee $300 see office for details.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES ARE hERE FoR you! statesboro branch

• 313 s. main st.

764-4612

mon-thurs:9-5pm

• fri: 9-6pm • sat: 9-12pm

federally insured by the ncua

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Cleanings & Exams

Custom-Fit Dentures & Partials

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Zoom2® Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic Bonding

Root Canal Therapy

Natural-Looking Crowns & Bridges

Non-Surgical Laser Gum Treatment

Porcelain Veneers

Digital X-Rays

Implants

Drill-Less Waterlase® Laser Dentistry

6-Month Braces

Friday Appointments Available

4 Lester Road, Statesboro, GA 30458

Tel: (912) 764-9891 www.statesborodentist.com

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