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Welcome, students: your guide to the Boro
o, 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 lowdown 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,”“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.)
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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-plus-years stay 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 upperclassmen, 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 privately owned apartment or house, or university-owned residence halls. 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-dried. Most agree that choosing a place to call home — for at least the next year — depends largely on each student’s personal tastes. 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 RAs 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 campus and when it opened its newest residence hall, Centennial Place. Last year, there were more than 5,000 students living on campus, most of whom (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 Chris MacDonald, 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
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between 25-30 percent of undergraduates living on campus. Campus Club apartments on Lanier Drive was purchased by the university. It transitioned from an off-campus complex to on-campus housing in fall 2012. Centennial Place, which opened in August 2009, houses 1,001 students. It is adjacent to the Russell Union and Landrum Dining Commons, and features a Tech Corner and College Optical Express. Freedom’s Landing, next to Paulson Stadium, also offers high-end housing options that — according to Macdonald — are on par with many of the off-campus apartment complexes. “I would say Georgia Southern students enjoy a quality of on-campus housing unequalled in the state,” MacDonald said. “I’m pretty confident in that.” Where many universities of similar size have perhaps one or two high-end housing complexes on campus, he said, Georgia Southern has six: Centennial Place, Freedom’s Landing, Eagle Village, University Villas, Southern Pines and Southern Courtyard. Older dorms include Kennedy Hall and Watson Hall, which MacDonald assures are on par with, if not better than, any other housing facility in the state. “Our housing is built around what we know students were looking for, and that is a little more privacy and stronger amenities,” he said. Many of the apartments have kitchens and in-apartment
laundry facilities, private bathrooms and individual bedrooms. Many of them also have pool access.
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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.
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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 24hour 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
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apartment to apartment, so be sure you checkout pet policies prior to purchasing a pet. Rent at apartment complexes can run from $400-$1,200 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. However, 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?
A: “You might’ve been friends since
birth, but I can promise that you and your bestie will see each other in a completely new light after you’ve lived sideby-side for a full year. Their socks beside their couch at home may not have bothered you in high school, but if it’s your own sofa in your apartment, your reaction may be different. It’s better to live with someone who is just as clean or just as dirty as you. You’ll save yourself a lot of stress, and you’ll keep a friend.” — Lauren Gagnon, Senior
A: “If your roommate does anything
that bothers you, DO NOT bottle it up. Let them know, or you’ll end up hating every little thing they do. Also, NEVER move in with close friends.” — Saralyn Neville, Senior
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. Plus moving a roommate in a house to help with bills and pay rent — earns money that goes straight toward the owner’s mortgage. For the renter, renting is normally a no-stringsattached 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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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 also can speak to a nurse 24 hours a day for nonemergency situations. 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 workshops and crisis intervention services. 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 parttime student or someone 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. There, a secure, private web communications program called Eagle Online Student Health is available. This new program integrates directly with the Health Services Electronic Medical Records system, providing significant enhancements to your communication with Health Services including the following: 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 Because this is a very secure, private database website, you will be required to log in using your existing My Georgia Southern student username and password. For more information, contact the Dean of Students Office.
Q: What advice would you give to incoming freshmen? A: “Show up to class. I know it may seem tempting to skip, but when you miss class, you miss important stuff.”
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A: “Don’t slack off. Don’t party too much.”
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ence and should be enjoyed. Go to the party; hang out with friends. But don’t forget that college is school. Go to class (seriously, most of the time it’s almost half of your grade), show your professors that you care, and do your work. Have the fun, but don’t forget that you’re supposed to learn in college—it’s school” — Lauren Gagnon, Senior
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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 is 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, 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
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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. Highway 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 its extensive equipment selection, 180 offers more than 30 group fitness classes, including the famous Les Mills workouts, which include 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 large gyms or simply not seeing the results you need, Fit by Julie, Yoga on Vine, YourPowerYoga, or Crossfit Boro. Each offers something a little different to help you reach your fitness goals.
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Buckhead Plaza is home to the newest El Sombrero in Statesboro as well as many new retail and service options including Statesboro Car Wash, R.J. Pope, Farmers and Merchants Bank, The Herb Shop, Verizon, 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.
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. Downtown Statesboro is home to the Averitt Center for the Arts which houses several art exhibits each month and stages productions at the Emma Kelly Theater. Shops include Free Spirit Pottery; Cobbler’s Bench; R.J. Pope Menswear; Pladd Dot Music; Bellies, Babies and Ballerinas; Children’s Cottage Consignments; Galactic Comics & Games; GSU’s City Campus; and bridal boutiques. 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 Daily Grind, Sugar Magnolia Bakery, Main Street Billiards, CAKE & Cool Beanz, Chops on Main and 40 East Grill.
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Social, and Serenity Day Spa. Market District also offers many food options including McAlister’s Deli, Barberitos, Shane’s Rib Shack, Mellow Mushroom, Jimmy John’s, Tokyo Japanese, Top’s China Express and La’Berry.
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, Seasons of Japan and Buffalo Wild Wings.
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 businesses including The Wax Strip, Altel, 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 Children’s Place as well as other specialty stores like Bath and Body Works and the Shoe Dept. It’s food court is home to Savannah Gyro and several other eateries.
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Q: What is your favorite local place to shop? A: “I am an absolute sucker for a
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television, internet & phone Northland Cable Television 32 E. Vine St. Statesboro (912) 489-8715 www.yournorthland.com/statesboro Northland 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.
Bulloch Telephone Cooperative 2903 Northside Drive W. Statesboro (912) 865-1100 www.bulloch.net To establish telephone or television service with Bulloch Telephone, 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. Dish Network Statesboro Frontier Communications Authorized Retailer 76 E. Grady St. Statesboro (912) 764-3271 www.frontier.com
76 East Grady Street (912) 764-3271 (800) 921-8101 customer service www.frontier.com
Frontier customers can establish phone, internet or television services with a phone call or a visit to the local office. 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.
Dish Network has a wide variety of premier programming with something for everyone. Whether you want to keep the kids entertained or the spouse busy or you want to learn something new, Dish Network has a package to fit your needs. Dish has more than 100 HD channels to choose from. DirecTV (855) 493-3473 www.directv.com 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 (855) 493-3473.
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water & solid waste hookup/where to dump
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.
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 non-refundable account establishment fee are required. A deposit may be required, based on a credit check. Excelsior serves most of the rural areas of the county and some suburban areas. 18 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
To get your water hooked up in Statesboro, you can either visit the City of Statesboro website to 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). A sanitation fee of $35 is required. For gas, there is an $85 deposit. Other charges may also apply. 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. You can find more information at bullochcounty.net and keepbullochbeautiful.org.
911 Emergency public safety information
Statesboro Fire Department
Statesboro Police Department
25 W. Grady Street • (912) 764-9911 Public Safety Director Wendell Turner Patrol Car: Black and gray though you may see an occasional blue and white car; those are being phased out Ticket info: Statesboro Police Department tickets must be paid at the Statesboro Municipal Court, located on the corner of South College and West Grady streets. If tickets are not paid in a timely manner, you will be summoned to police court where late fines may be applied in addition to the original traffic violation fine.
24 West Grady Street • 1533 Fair Road (912) 764-3473
Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office U.S. 301 North • (912) 764-8888
Chief Tim Grams
Sheriff Lynn Anderson
Public Safety Director Wendell Turner Fire protection in Statesboro is provided by a fulltime fire department with 36 career firefighters and 20 volunteer firefighters. The Statesboro department also extends fire protection to an area around the city. Homeowners in this fire district are assessed an additional millage rate but receive a discount on their homeowners insurance. The department has two stations and plans to add at least one more.
Patrol Car: White with reflective green striping Ticket info: A ticket from the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Dept. can be paid at the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office on U. S. 301 North. If the ticket isn’t paid on time, it could be assigned to one of various courts, where additional fines may be levied.
Bulloch County Fire Department
Georgia State Patrol
17245 U.S. 301 N. • (912) 489-1661
Chief Christopher Ivey
Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn Bulloch County’s full-time fire department consists of 13 fire substations manned by volunteers. The department serves rural areas of Bulloch County, including Portal, Stilson, Brooklet and Register. The substations help lower ISO ratings and provide quick response in emergencies.
Emergency Medical Services
West Grady Street (912) 764-6188 (business line) Emergency Medical Services (E.M.S.) are dispatched by the Bulloch County 911 Call Center. The call center fields an average of 5,700 calls per month. Bulloch County EMS operates six ambulances and responds to an average of 500 calls per month from the 911 Call Center. Approximately 445 of these calls result in emergency transportation. EMS/Rescue provides services seven days a week, 24-hours a day.
U.S. 301 South • (912) 688-6999
Sgt. 1st Class Brad Mosher
Patrol Car: Dark gray Ticket info: If you receive a ticket from a GSP Trooper, pay it at the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office on U.S. 301 North. State Troopers have statewide jurisdiction, except for military installations. They primarily patrol the interstate and provide SWAT responses to rural areas. Troopers focus on traffic violations such as D.U.I., erratic driving and speeding, and investigate traffic accidents on county roads. Remember, state of Georgia has a “super-speeder” fine. Drivers traveling 85 mph or more on divided highways or 75 mph or more on two-lane roads will be subject to an extra $200 fine above the regular citation amount. Drivers who don’t pay within 90 days risk license suspension. Monies raised from the super speeder fines assist funding Georgia’s network of trauma care hospitals.
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stay out of trouble Fireworks are now legal in Georgia, but be sure to abide by county and city rules so you don’t get into trouble or upset your neighbors. 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. 20 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
Q: What is your favorite Georgia Southern campus activity? A: “My favorite GSU activity is defi-
nitely the football games. I’m a diehard Eagles fan, born and raised.”
— Pricilla Cryer, Senior
A: “Unplugged. This is an open-mic night where anyone can share poems, songs, or anything else.”
— Samantha Akins, Senior
Important places get your ID, mail & more
Department of Driver’s Services
Downtown Statesboro Development Authority
1905165 U.S. Highway 301 Open Tuesday-Saturday
Statesboro Post Office 1 South College Street Zip codes: 30458, 30459, 30460, 30461 www.usps.com Printing & Postal Services on campus 97 Georgia Avenue Dinning Commons, Room 1400-1500
Social Security Administration 1050 Brannen Street (866) 748-2088
Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce 102 South Main Street (912) 764-6111
Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau 332 South Main Street (912) 489-1869
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’s campus, you will find a selection of school supplies,study aids, and 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 scholarships.com, the average full-time student spent about $1,100 last 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 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 Georgia Southern environment. In addition to having Statesboro’s largest selection of new and used textbooks, the Eagle-centric shop sells licensed apparel, home décor 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
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materials and technology. Georgia Southern University faculty and staff work with The University Store to ensure a complete selection of required class materials. Unlike other sources, 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 help select required textbooks, onlineaccess codes or course materials. Want to save even more time? Pre-order textbooks online at gsustore.com or at 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, or use their I.D. number online at gsustore.com. 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, The University Store will pay up to 50 percent of new value unless a buying quota has already been met. The University Store understands the expense of a quality education and through Buy Back, rental, ebooks and used book programs, The University Store is working to drive down the cost of textbooks and course materials. The University Store is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at gsustore.com 22 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
Gray’s College Bookstore Gray’s College Bookstore, the official offcampus bookstore, is located on Chandler Road directly across from Parking and Transportation next to Subway and Eagle Clips. Gray’s offers textbooks and school supplies as well as a selection of Georgia Southern T-shirts and merchandise. Gray’s offers students many ways to save on books. The store’s easy financial aid program gives you a choice so you do not have to shop on campus just because you receive financial aid. Gray’s also works with professors so the store will have exactly the materials you need. If something isn’t in stock the first week of classes, a courteous staff member will order it for you and you’ll get 10 percent off! Gray’s guarantees cheaper prices 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. Pre-order your books online or in the store before August 1 for fall semester and get 10 percent off your entire order. Don’t forget, Gray’s also rents all of their text-
books (I-clickers included!) to give you an even cheaper option when choosing your semesters books. Stop by and use one of the new self checkout rental kiosks that speed up the process of renting your books so you can get back to enjoying your day. 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 their shelves for you. When the book sells, Gray’s will contact you so you can pick up your cash, or Gray’s can mail you a check. You get 75 percent of the final selling price.
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 toward 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 of your friendly, neighborhood daily newspapers in it. But you should pick one up every week, and here’s why: It’s got info about what’s going on in town
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and what you’re interested in. If you check out the calendar, you’ve got everything you need to plan out your week. Connect Statesboro has 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, filled with articles that examine issues concerning your life, comics you won’t find anywhere else, photos from the scene around town, GSU sports info from the Tailgate Tattler, the latest gaming news from Vampin’ Gamer and more. Want to know about that new band playing down the street? Connect’s probably got the info on them. Need to find a summer job in the classifieds? They’re in there, too.
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Connect Statesboro is also your online source for news. Check out ConnectStatesboro.com, where you’ll find all the content in the magazine, plus local music, videos and all the extra stuff that just won’t fit into the print version. Plus, Connect hosts awesome online contests throughout the year, 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 they strive to bring you want you want. It’s not tied down to 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 go to ConnectStatesboro.com. If you’re not reading it, you’re going to be wondering what everybody’s talking about all week.
dining, drinking, doing 441 Public Kitchen & Bar — Sitting just across from Gnat’s Landing on South Main, 441 Public Kitchen & Bar, founded by Georgia Southern alumnus and chef Seni (pronounced “Shanney”) Alabi-Isama, is bringing back everything the Boro loved about South & Vine Public House with a new look in a new location. Here, food is the main event, enhanced by live music, Prohibition cocktails and a unique atmosphere. If you want to class it up and have a finedining experience, this is the place to be. 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 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cocktails and service are award winning! Applebee’s — With happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, along with late-night fun beginning at 9 p.m. every day, Applebee’s, at 804 U.S. 80 East, offers plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the daily drink specials, half-price appetizers and more. Bigshow’s Burgers —Along with delicious burgers, Bigshow’s offers a wide variety of beer and features a new, unique Burger of the Week each week. Bigshow’s is also the only place in the Boro where you can catch heavier rock and metal shows on a regular basis, with one to two shows a month in addition to plenty of other live entertainment on the weekends. 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 karaoke and beer pong tournaments, there’s always something to do at GATA’s.
Q: What is your favorite party spot in the Boro? A: “My friends and I drift from one place to another, so we don’t have a particular place that we like to party. As long as we’re together and have some music in the background, we’re able to have a good time.
— Lauren Gagnon, Senior
A: “Bigshow’s is usually a place I
frequent when I plan on going out. They typically have some pretty epic local metal and rock bands playing, some great acts for Open Mic Night, and seriously awesome burgers! It’s an inviting place where you don’t feel like you have to fit into a certain clique of people to be there. You can simply show up, enjoy the events going on that evening, and have the time of your life in the process. — Benton Dutcher, Senior, Multimedia Communications Major
The Daily Grind — You literally cannot get a cozier atmosphere than the one in The Daily Grind, Statesboro’s longest-running coffee shop. Natural lighting, dark wooden furniture and a few comfortable armchairs around a fireplace make this venue seem like a quaint English pub. This place at the corner of Savannah Avenue and South Zetterower serves some of the best coffee in town. It’s not big, but it sure is cozy.
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Dingus Magee’s — Located just off campus, this restaurant has been one of Statesboro’s most popular for years. Check it out at night for their low cover charges and some of the best up-andcoming bands to hit the Boro. They’ve also got a good reputation for being the preferred venue for lots of out-of-town acts during their first performances in the Boro, so if you’re looking for music from outside the local scene, make sure to check their calender. Eagle Creek Brewing Company — In Statesboro alone, more than 20 bars and restaurants carry beer brewed by Eagle Creek, a brewery founded by two local men in 2013. Located in downtown Statesboro, the brewery features the youngest head brewer in America and offers facility tours, beer tastings and live music each week, from cool acoustic to rock ‘n’ roll. El Jalapeño — El Jalapeño is located on South Main Street, right across the street from Georgia Southern’s campus. Open Monday through Sunday for lunch and dinner, El Jalapeño features daily happy hour specials and a live DJ on the weekends. 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. They also have cornhole on Wednesday nights. 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 is sure to become one of your favorite hot spots. Bringing the 26 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
Boro great beer and wing specials and happy hour all week long, Gnat’s also features an outdoor dining area on the deck and weekly karaoke—not to mention their Tuesday trivia nights, which have won the Boro Award for best trivia five years in a row. As for music, several acts featured at Gnat’s have moved on to fame and fortune, so keep an eye out for the next big thing to hit the stage there. 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, as well as a Jam Session open mic night every Tuesday. 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 hoppin’. Main Street Bar and Grill — This little diner-esque eatery used to go by the name of Manny’s, but it’s still got all the same great food. Home of amazing calzones, daily food and drink specials and a hamburger-and-fries meal for $5, the Main Street Bar and Grill on South Main Street is the place to go to watch that big game and hang out with friends. Plus, they offer DirecTV Sunday Ticket — hello, sports fans! Mellow Mushroom — Located in the Market District behind the hospital, Mellow Mushroom is a local haven for beer and pizza lovers. With a huge selection of beer, well-stocked bar, trivia every Wednesday and drink specials throughout the week, you’ll dig this groovy, mushroom-lovin’ place. Midtown Bar & Grill — With its poker nights, beer pong tournaments and live sports on TV, Midtown Bar & Grill, located at 102 Brannen St., has something for everyone. Plus, the cover charge is usually free if you show your college ID. Millhouse Steakhouse — Located on the bypass next to Copper Beech Apartments, this college
hotspot features both a deck and inside dining options. Its menu features fantastic food on a college budget, which is probably why it ran away with this year’s Best Place for a First Date award in the Boro Awards. With live acts performing on the weekends, good music, good food and good vibes abound. The Rusty Tavern — Open Thursday through Saturday until 2 a.m., the Tavern, a late-night party spot located in University Plaza, is known for its $1 to $3 drink specials. If you’re looking to have some fun on a college student’s budget, be sure to check out this place. Southern Billiards & Burgers — Besides amazing burgers, this pool hall offers a full bar in addition to many pool tables. Home to poker and pool tournaments, this is the place to go for a round of games with friends. Southern Growlers — After purchasing a reusable 32-ouce, 64-ouce or 1-gallon glass jug from Southern Growlers, have it filled at this “beer filling station” located on South Main Street. With 20 rotating taps, Southern Growlers offers a great selection of regional craft beers, the latest seasonal brews, ciders and sodas. When your growler is empty, simply rinse it out and take it back for a refill! Sugar Magnolia Bakery and Café — Located at 106 Savannah Ave., Sugar Magnolia is a Statesboro exclusive specializing in fresh-baked breads and treats, both sweet and savory. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the bakery features ocassional poetry nights and local, acoustic-based musicians on the regular. Sugar Magnolia also displays local artwork in its dining area. Artists can schedule a show of their work, usually for about a month, and can even sell their work at the bakery. Your Pie — Your Pie offers the chance to build your own personal-size pizza or panini, cooked to perfection in an authentic brick oven. Pair your creation with a cold beer or glass of wine, and finish it off with some delicious gelato or sorbet. Be sure to check out college night each Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with discounts on pizza and pitchers of beer and live music from local musicians.
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 oncampus concert. In 2014, GSU’s Spring Concert at Paulson Stadium featured the Grammy award-winning country music trio Lady Antebellum (known for hits including “I Run to You,” “American Honey,” “Need You Now” and “Downtown”) as its headlining band, with opening acts by Joe Nichols (“Gimmie That Girl,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” “Sunny and 75”) and Kristian Bush of the country music duo Sugarland (“Baby Girl,” “Stay”). Indeed, many country artists have performed to large crowds at GSU in recent years, including Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and The Band Perry, but non-country artists including Migos, 3 Doors Down, Ciara, Ludacris and The Fray also have 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 Brothers 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 five
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years), Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland) and Cole Swindell, 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.
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 local students. Oh, yeah — he designs his own line of guitars, too. Piano: This trio began as a side project between members of Those Cats and Francis Marion & The Crocodiles, but it has since evolved into its own entity. Michael Kerr (guitar, vocals), Matt Litt (bass, vocals) and Scott Underwood released their first EP, “Tiny Bullet Choir,” earlier this year. Though they’re a young group, they’re already starting to carve out a place and establish a following in the local scene, working their way into people’s hearts with their self-described “devilishly heartbreaking blues.” Ten Mile Creek: Just some “good ole boys makin’ noise,” this former quintet has settled into a fourman lineup: David Hallman (bass), Samarie Palmer (drums, vocals), Brendan Sapp (guitar, vocals) and Gill Postell (keyboard, vocals). Despite recent success with their first single, “Dirt Road Princess,” which spent some time at the top of the Georgia Country Charts last year, this group continues to treat audiences to live shows right here in Statesboro — and they never disappoint on stage. The Hellhounds: Self-described as a “guitar-driven roadhouse blues/rock” band, the members of this rowdy local trio bring down the house with a rocking mix of percussion, bass and guitar every time they take the stage. The Orange Constant: Despite their wide-ranging 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. A favorite in the local music scene, this band has established a solid foothold in the area and is on the verge of their first album release. 28 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
Those Cats: A high-energy, six-piece powerhouse from right here in the Boro, Those Cats’ fresh, funky and soulful sound has provided listeners with a never-ending well of groove for more than four 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. Earlier this year, Those Cats released their second full-length album, “Eyes Up,” available for purchase from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and several other digital retailers.
Boro music facts fun facts on local talent
• Did you know that 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 university. 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 performs at the center year round in local productions.
Historic Points of Interest in Downtown Statesboro • Bulloch County Courthouse: Built in 1894 to replace a log cabin courthouse burned by Yankees, it was renovated in 2000. • The Bank of Statesboro: Built in 1911, today it 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 in the film. • Jaeckel Hotel: Opened in 1905, now home to City Hall. Guests included Henry Ford, Cornelius Vanderbilt and William Jennings Bryan.
The Holiday Celebration in December features live music, dancing, and a chili cookoff.
First Friday local monthly event
For a fun, free way to spend a Friday evening, check out downtown Statesboro’s First 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! First Friday’s goal is to provide a place to sell local products and enjoy 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! Go to statesborodowntown.org for a complete calendar of events.
• The Holland House: Built in the 1890s by Dr. Matt Holland, this Victorian served as a hospital. Today, the South Main structure is home to a fraternity.
Statesboro Film Festival
get your cameras rollin’
A film about a man whose life is marred by memories of past tragedies was named Best Film at the 2015 Statesboro Film Festival, held at the Emma Kelly Theater in downtown Statesboro. “Sunny Side Up,” by Joe Guglielmetti and Yashar Alamdari, follows an older man whose clarity is obviously muddied as he lets mail build up in his mailbox, forgets he is cooking breakfast and is more worried about the day’s date than his safety as he is being robbed at gunpoint. This film also won the Viewer’s Choice category, receiving the most online votes. The annual event is organized by The Statesboro Herald and is sponsored by the Averitt Center for the Arts, Millhouse Steakhouse, Gailey Trophy and several others. Go to statesborofilmfestival.com, to see winning films from 2015 and contest rules. And start planning your film! Look out for updates for the 2016 festival as early as January 2016.
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Averitt center Fine arts in downtown Statesboro
he new Center for Performing Arts ceremonially opened in a renovated building at 41 West Main Street in March 2015. The theater inside was revealed as the Mical Whitaker Black Box Theater. This was one of several revelations honoring contributors of talent to the Averitt Center for the Arts or money to its expansion campaign. So far the building itself has not been named. Whitaker (top, left photo) was born in Metter but grew up in New Jersey and had an accomplished theater career, mainly as a director, in New York before returning to Georgia. Then, in 20 years teaching at Georgia Southern, he directed in more than 100 productions. In addition to his leadership role in the youth theater program, Whitaker directs Averitt Stars community theater productions and is now also the artistic director of the Arts at Willow Hill. In 2013, he was inducted to the Georgia Theatre Hall of Fame. Now, he can rehearse and direct some performances in a Statesboro venue with his name on it. “I know where I am here in this cross-section of Statesboro,” Whitaker said Friday, “and I’m hoping that the black box theater will serve as an instrument of peace, as an instrument of learning, even loving.” 30 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
What makes it a black box theater is that the seating and stage can be reconfigured experimentally. But it does have black walls and dark curtains, as well as a new lighting and sound system.
Studios and gallery
After the ribbon-cutting, people who took the tour saw young dance students practicing in what is now the Jurijs Safonovs Grande Dance Studio. This studio, like the Demi Studio beside it, has ballet bars and mirrors, and a window to the corridor, where parents can watch classes. Other built-in dedications include the Helen Rosengart Gallery, the Susan Jackson Lighting Booth, and a director’s office provided by the Downtown Rotary Club.
Phases 1 and 3
The building at 41 W. Main St. represents Phase 1 of the Averitt Center’s master plan. In Phase 2, a building on East Vine Street that previously housed the dance classes will become the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts. Phase 3 will be the Thurman Lanier Center for Art Education, in an as-yet unidentified location.
THe Averitt center 2015-2016 season schedule
Main Stage Shows
the averitt center the history
The Averitt Center and Emma Kelly Theater are focal points in the downtown art scene. The Averitt Center’s main building is housed inside the old Bank of Statesboro built in 1911 and the Emma Kelly Theater is located inside the building that served as 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. 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 for a new season this fall.
That Georgia Rhythm September 11, 2015
A Tale of Two Cities February 12, 2016
Nutcracker Ballet November 20–22, 2015
Dallas Brass March 4, 2016
Amahl & The Night Visitors December 10–12, 2015
TUSK – Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show March 26, 2016
Averitt STARS Shows The Boarding House September 25–27, 2015
Merry Wives of Windsor April 22–24, 2016
South Pacific February 25–28, 2016
The Miracle Worker June 3–5, 2016
Special Events Rocky Horror Picture Show October 20–21, 2015 Calendar Girls November 6–8, 2015 Write Place Festival November 12, 2015
Dream Girls January 29–31, 2016 What’s Your Favorite Song – “An Evening with Emma Kelly” April 8–10, 2016
Statesboro Youth Theater Joseph and the Amazing Aesop Fables Technicolor Dreamcoat October 9 – 10, 2015 July 31 – August 2, 2015 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee May 6 -7, 2016
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Center for Arts & Theatre GSU’s Center for Art & Theatre is a public venue for performances, art exhibitions and events. It is the home of the Black Box Theatre, Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection and Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection.
performance schedule The Pillowman By Martin McDonagh Sept. 30–Oct. 7, 2015
Georgia southern Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University is a modern performance facility, featuring an 825-seat theater complete with a state-ofthe-art sound and lighting system. Since opening its doors in 2002, the PAC has served the GSU and regional communities by providing world-class performing arts, music and dance as well as educational programs. In addition to presenting a season of professional touring shows, the PAC also hosts events for campus departments, student groups and community organizations. Past seasons have included Broadway musicals, international acts, celebrity impersonators, professional ballet and dance companies and worldrenowned musicians. In 2015-2016, the PAC plans to present another high-caliber, exciting season. Tickets for Georgia Southern students are always $10 with a valid Eagle ID. Follow Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Facebook and Twitter at @ThePACatGSU for the most up-to-date information regarding PAC performances!
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The Mystery Cycles —the Creation By Bernie Salins and Nick Rudall Nov. 11-18, 2015
Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare March 3-5, 2016 (Performing Arts Center) A Game of Love and Chance By Marivaux April 6-13, 2016
additional performances Wham! Bam! Play Slam! Original Plays created, written, and performed in the scope of 24 hours. August 22
Directing Showcase - Selection of scene work by student directors. April 23, 2016
Bill Bowers “It Goes without Saying” - Professional Mime; Workshops and Performance Jan. 18-22, 2016
Devised Theatre Performance — a performance creation scheduled to travel to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival April 29, 2016
10th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival - Original Student work April 15, 2016, Sanford Hall 1002
All performances at the Center for Arts and Theatre unless otherwise noted.
Farmers market fresh local produce
Looking for something to do on a Saturday in Statesboro? The Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market is an excellent place to visit. Every Saturday from April through November, visitors to Charlie Olliff Square behind Sea Island Bank in downtown Statesboro find fresh, local food and live entertainment from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Saturday-morning market draws nearly 1,100 visitors each week and is home to more than 45 vendors selling fresh produce, meats, dairy products, plants and many unique crafts from Bulloch and surrounding counties. If Saturday mornings are inconvenient, there are other opportunities and places to shop the market. On Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bulloch County Parks and Recreation’s Honey Bowen Building on Max Lockwood Drive, consumers may enjoy
the park’s picnic and playground area as they shop. The market also conducts events on the Georgia Southern University campus on alternate Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during spring and fall semesters. The market accepts EBT, credit and debit cards to make shopping easier. For more information, contact the Downtown Development Authority at (912) 764-7227 or visit statesborofarmersmarket.com. You can also download the Farmers Market app from the Apple App Store.
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 in April, offers residents from Bulloch and surrounding 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. Go to www.georgiasouthern.edu/artsfest or follow ArtFest on Facebook for more information.
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When: October 19-24, 2015 Where: Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds on Highway 67, 1 mile south of Statesboro
Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair: the Statesboro tradition
bout 50 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 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 Circle K smokes some mighty fine barbecue sold at the Barbecue Hut. Entertainment! From Elvis impersonators to 34 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
gospel groups and popular beach bands, there is live entertainment on select nights. 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 college ID.
Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo: bulls, broncs, cowboys When: Spring 2016 Where: Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds on Highway 67, 1 mile south of Statesboro
ne of the newest and most popular events is the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo. Thousands packed the Kiwanis fairgrounds for each of the first five years, so make your plans early if you want to catch the 2016 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 — all drawing large crowds. In 2013, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club cut back to two nighttime 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.
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Parks & 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. 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.
Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks & Recreation Department
Location: 1 Max Lockwood Dr., Statesboro Phone: (912) 764-5637 Fax: (912) 764-2425 Recreation Information Line: (912) 489-2087 www.bullochrec.com
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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.
Directions to Mill Creek Regional Park
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 Highway 24; go about 1 mile; the park is on the right. www.bullochrec.com
walking paths out for a stroll
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 path stretches from Triangle Park on East Main Street to the northeast corner of campus on Fair Road. The smooth, wide path is lighted and 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 trail-heads located on Gentilly Road and the intersection of Burkhalter and Pretoria Rushing roads. The trail is maintained by StatesboroBulloch Parks and Recreation, and features landscaping, lighting, signage, and bathrooms (at trailheads). The path runs behind the Statesboro Crossing shopping plaza, under the Veterans Memorial Parkway and over Cawana Road where it continues along Railroad Bed Road to the intersection of Burkhalter and Pretoria Rushing roads. Parks officials hope to stretch the trail to Brooklet, about 7 miles from Statesboro.
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Fun runs local 5Ks
Each year, Statesboro is home to many 5K run/ walks. Here are a few highlights:
The Chocolate Run — In February, local and area runners get to satisify a sweet tooth while supporting a good cause. The race begins in beautiful downtown Statesboro and benefits Open Hearts Community Mission for homeless people in the area. Over the past two years the race has raised a whopping $45,000! And it’s called “Statesboro’s sweetest race” for a reason — chocolate abounds. Color the Campus 5K — The Delta Phi Epsilon sorority at Georgia Southern hosts this annual race where participants, starting out in white clothing, are doused with paint in powder form as they wind their way around campus to help raise awareness and money for Cystic Fibrosis research.
Pink Power Palooza & Cotton Candy 5K — Each spring, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation hosts a 5K race on Georgia Southern’s campus. More than 600 people attended the last event — a day of carnival fun featuring the Cotton Candy 5K which raised nearly $15,000. The annual fundraiser supports the foundation’s efforts to increase the awareness of community members about breast health and to serve patients, survivors and families impacted by breast cancer through educational outreach, patient counseling and professional medical services. Find more walk/runs at active.com.
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Splash in the Boro: swim, surf, sun
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 Olympic-size 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, a frozen treat in the form of small dots. As a GSU student, you’re eligible for a 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 38 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
water park in 2010, and the park has seen an increase in attendance because of the additions. They include the Mat Racer, a four-lane, 350-foot-long, racing track where Splash guests can race against each other or against the clock, and the Flowrider which 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 park’s youngest visitors — a zero depth spray pool that is a blast for kids who can’t swim yet. The park also expanded the entrance to cut down on weekend lines. 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. Mill Creek Park is located off Highway 24. For more information about the facility along with the park’s schedule and fees, contact the water park at (912) 489-3000 or go to splashintheboro.com.
local state parks picnic, hiking, day trips
Bulloch County has two great state parks within easy driving distance. 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 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. Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen in Jenkins County is home to crystal clear springs and is 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 still can see the earthen breastworks and imagine the prison site. The natural springs produce 7 million gallons of water daily, and visitors can enjoy the view from several wooden platforms stretched across the pools. Storyboards 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 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 Georgia Highway 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. Georgia Southern Golf Course opened to the public in 2013. It’s located off of Golf Club Road about five miles outside of Statesboro. Students can schedule a tee time using their Eagle ID. 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, practice green and pro shop as well as a fun miniature golf course. If golf’s not your thing, grab a helmet and take a whack in the batting cages. It’s at Old Register Road just off the Highway 301 bypass.
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Medical Directory East Georgia
Regional Medical Center Built in July 2000, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is a four-level, 149-bed, acute-care hospital featuring a Women’s Pavilion, an adjacent medical office building and an outpatient diagnostic imaging center. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a distinction awarded only to those healthcare facilities that maintain the highest standards of quality. It recently was named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll. East Georgia Regional Medical Center’s health care team consists of approximately 650 employees and over 100 physicians representing a wide range of specialties. The expansion of medical services and professionals, along with a major investment in technology, has firmly established EGRMC’s reputation for providing a higher medical standard. The medical center offers a 24-hour physicianstaffed emergency department, a Level II neonatal center, outpatient services including same-day surgery and ambulatory care, a sleep center, a pain management center, a wound care clinic, a cardiac catheterization lab, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation (PT, OT and ST) and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment including a new 64-slice low-dose CT machine and a new 3D digital mammography machine. EGRMC also recently updated its interventional radiology/vascular suite to top-of-the-line equipment. The hospital is also home to the only robotic surgical system in the area, which allows faster and less painful recovery time for qualifying patients. In spring 2010, East Georgia Regional expanded its service line to include Interventional Cardiology. The expansion of the Cardiology program has allowed patients needing Angioplasty and/or stent placement to receive the highest quality care without 40 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
leaving Statesboro. Each month, the Surgical Services department performs more than 1,000 surgeries, and the Emergency Department treats more than 3,300 patients. The Women’s Pavilion provides dedicated services to women of all ages and includes eight delivery rooms and 21 private recovery suites. More than 120 babies are born in the Women’s Pavilion each month. In 2013, the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation joined the hospital to supply all babies born at the Women’s Pavilion with a Georgia Southern University blanket.
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Fishing & Hunting outdoor activities
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 blackwater lake is fed by a creek that is home to otters, beavers, alligators and more. The lake is privately owned, but landowners 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, north-
east of Portal. Another popular fishing spot is Simmons Pond off Georgia Highway 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 landowners 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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Boro CHURCHES growing spiritually
Believers Church Of Statesboro 7059 Harville Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-1440
Brooklet United Methodist Church 201 Parker Avenue Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-2908
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 5820 Westside Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 865-3898
Connection Ministry 29 North Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-5849
Bible Baptist Church 889 Ga. Highway 24 Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 764-5615 Brooklet First Baptist Church 19163 U.S. Highway 80 East Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 842-2394
Cornerstone Church 500 Woodrow Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-2869 Crossroads Community Chuch 23923 U.S. Highway 80 East Statesboro, GA 30461 912-764-4539 East Main Church Of God 403 East Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-5381
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Online Church Directory To find directions to any church on this list, go to statesboroherald.com and click on “churches.”
Eastern Heights Baptist Church 23805 U.S. Highway 80 East Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 764-9151
First United Methodist Church 101 South Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-7589
Emit Grove Baptist Church 1567 Emit Grove Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 839-3722
Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church 720 North Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-8581
Fellowship Primitive Baptist 9566 Mud Road Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 823-3401
Friendship Baptist Church 4025 Friendship Church Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 865-4165
First Baptist Church 108 North Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-5627
Grace Community Church 4703 Pulaski Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 852-9242
First Baptist Church Portal 204 Baptist Street Portal, GA 30450 (912) 865-2927
Gracewood Baptist Church 12376 U.S. Highway 301 South Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2762
First Presbyterian Church 1215 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2053
Immanuel Baptist Church 10290 U.S .Highway 80 East Brooklet, GA 30415 (912) 823-3181
Kingdom Hall-Jehovah’s Witness 15 East Parrish Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6089 Langston United Methodist ChURCH 104 Langston Chapel Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-3333 Life Spring Southern Hospitality Conference Center 104 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 536-2955
Lifeway Church Of God 5 Stonehaven Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-8443 Macedonia Baptist Church 1992 Macedonia Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-3332 Magnolia Baptist Church 760 Magnolia Church Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-5432 Merrywood Baptist Church 23366 U.S. Highway 80 East Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 764-6423
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Nevils united methodist church Nevils Groveland Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (229) 256-3477 Nevils Creek Primitive Baptist Nevils Creek Church Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-2125 New Beginnings Christian Outreach Ministry 24 Joseph East Kennedy Boulevard, #13 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-7395
Statesboro Deliverance Church 10929 Highway 301 South, Suite 5 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-6527 Statesboro Mission Outreach 20597 Highway 301 North Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-2992 Statesboro New Covenant Church 701 Gentilly Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6777
New Hope United Methodist Church 9559 Ga. Highway 24 Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-5115
Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church 4 South Zetterower Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-6058
Olive Branch Baptist Church 55 Heape Drive Ellabell, GA 31308 (912) 858-3216
Statesboro United Pentecostal Church 1294 Old Register Way Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 488-2264
Pittman Park Methodist Church 1102 Fair Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-3213
Temple Hill Baptist Church 2011 Metts Road Statesboro, GA 30461 (912) 587-5733
Saint Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church 221 John Paul Avenue Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-6726
Tony Thompson Ministries 2 East Vine Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-4673
Seventh-Day Adventist Church 534 East Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-4363 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 18098 GA Highway 67 Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-2481 Statesboro Church Of Christ 23568 Highway 80 East Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 764-5269
Impacting ACTS (Area Christians Together in Service) (912) 489-4588
American Cancer Society (912) 764-7410
American Diabetes Association (912) 353-8110
American Heart Assoc. (888) 352-3824
Trinity Episcopal Church (912) 489-4208
(912) 764-6405 Provides drug awareness and counseling
Union Baptist Church 1934 Union Baptist Church Road Register, GA 30452 (912) 852-5879
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Trinity Baptist Church 1172 Nevils Denmark Road Nevils, GA 31321 (912) 839-2599
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Fellowship Of Statesboro 609 East Grady Street Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 489-8338
Bulloch Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council
Bulloch County Red Cross (912) 764-4468
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) (912) 764-4849
Statesboro Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity (912) 489-2076
Keep Bulloch Beautiful (912) 764-6147
March of Dimes (912) 354-5900
Prevent Child Abuse (912) 764-9462
(912) 764-4605 Provides temporary shelter and services for battered women and children
United Way of SE Georgia (912) 489-8475
Victim Witness Assistance Program (912) 764-0018
Willingway Hospital (912) 764-6236
volunteer: making the difference
here 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’s 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 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 you 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 visit 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
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Community outreach: a heart for service Hearts and Hands Clinic — In its fourth 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 now can 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. 46 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
Open Hearts Community Mission — Community and business leaders gathered with members of the Open Hearts Community Mission’s board of directors in February 2015 to break ground on the property at 39 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, where the Statesboro’s first homeless shelter will be built. The shelter’s mission is not simply to provide for the basic needs of the homeless, but to help them get back on their feet. Already, Open Hearts has been doing that by temporarily housing people in need in motels and helping them apply for jobs and otherwise addressing their immediate needs so they can change their circumstances. Those services also include programs to help people obtain their GED diplomas, determine their career skills and get matched with jobs suited for their abilities. The mission, founded three years ago, has served more than 400 people in need. Once it’s open, perhaps as early as the end of 2015, the shelter is expected to be able to host up to 30 people at a time. There will be separate wings for men and women along with two family rooms for parents with children.
SPORTS PREVIEW: follow the Eagles
here is no shortage of places to go and things to do in and around Statesboro But sitting down and taking a break doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. Georgia Southern offers a total of 16 sports that are sure to provide entertainment to everyone throughout the fall, winter and spring. The 2014-15 season saw the Eagles’ first foray into the Sun Belt Conference, with plenty of positive results. A bigger stage, ongoing program improvement, growing national exposure and a fiercely loyal fan base have turned Georgia Southern into one of the fastest growing brands in the NCAA landscape. Last season saw plenty of teams take a big leap forward, but all Eagle squads are intent on improving and accomplishing more with each passing year.
Football The move to the Sun Belt last season saw most of the pressure fall on the Eagles’ storied football program. While all other sports were already competing at the highest level that the NCAA has to offer, former GSU football teams competed at the I-AA/FCS level — just a tick down from the titans of the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, etc. Despite being the new kids on the block and still competing with a roster full of players recruited to play at the FCS level, the Eagles made no excuses and got right to work in continuing with their most cherished tradition — winning. Georgia Southern made NCAA history in becoming the first team to go undefeated in conference play in its first year as an FBS program. Of all other
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teams to make the leap, only one other program had even managed to tie for a conference championship in its first season. With a win over LouisianaMonroe in the season finale last November, the Eagles claimed the outright Sun Belt championship. This season, the stakes are just as high. The Eagles won’t take anyone by surprise, but they still have more potential firsts on the horizon. Due to some sketchy NCAA bylaws, not even a conference title made the Eagles eligible for a bowl game last season. With a talented returning roster and plenty of bowl games paying attention to the hottest upstart program in FBS, this fall could easily lead to the first bowl game in Georgia Southern history.
Where many fans were cautiously optimistic about what the GSU football team could accomplish, expectations were far lower for the men’s basketball squad heading into the 2014-15 campaign. Scholarship restrictions and a pair of coaching changes had relegated the Eagles to bottom-feeder status in the Southern Conference — a plight that was expected to grow even worse with the jump to the more competitive Sun Belt. But a funny thing happened on the way to another disappointing season. Instead of struggling, the Eagles — led by second year coach Mark Byington — ripped off a handful of wins early in the conference schedule and sat atop the Sun Belt standings through much of the season. Exclamation points came midway through the schedule as the Eagles defended Hanner Fieldhouse with wins over rival Georgia State and defending conference champion Louisiana-Lafayette. The Eagles did so well in the regular season that they earned a double-bye straight into the semifinals of the conference tournament. Georgia Southern notched a last-second victory over UL Monroe to make its first final of a conference tournament in over two decades and — while the Eagles came up just short in the title game — injected plenty of new life into what had been a sputtering program.
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Unfortunately, the women’s hoops team at Georgia Southern didn’t have quite the welcome party into the Sun Belt that the men enjoyed. The Eagles won three of their first six games last season, but went just 2-18 the rest of the way, leading to a last place finish in the conference. Even though the results left plenty to be desired, things weren’t quite as bad as the record would indicate. The GSU ladies had plenty of sparks and played even the top teams in the Sun Belt to close games on multiple occasions. Almost everyone on the roster will return this winter with another season of experience, and they’ll have a new leader to guide the way. Just after the season ended, Georgia Southern announced that Kip Drown would be taking the
reins as the Eagles’ new head coach. Drown is making the jump up to Division I after a very impressive 27 years at lower levels. Georgia Southern is hoping that bringing a head coach up into the highest ranks works as well the second time as it did the first. After all, the Eagles’ incredible football success in 2014 was due in large part to the coaching of Willie Fritz, who was in his first season at football’s highest level.
Georgia Southern guard Angel McGowan, right, drives past Jacksonville defender Sherranda Reddick during a game at Hanner Fieldhouse.
With all the talk of transitions and new opponents as Georgia Southern entered the Sun Belt, the Eagles’ baseball program probably saw the least amount of drastic change. As a member of the Southern Conference, the diamond Eagles were often mired in a battle with a handful of teams capable of making it to the NCAA’s postseason. The Eagles bid farewell to the SoCon in their favorite fashion – by winning a conference title. Georgia Southern won its third conference tournament in six years during its SoCon swan song in 2014. Faced with new faces and just as much stiff competition in the Sun Belt, the Eagles didn’t budge and ended up right in the thick of things in yet another stout conference in the NCAA baseball landscape. Georgia Southern baseball has been the school’s most consistent program as of late, finishing over the .500 mark in 15 of the last 16 seasons. And now that the Eagles are in a conference that generally gets more consideration from the national selection committee, GSU figures to begin each new season with a good chance of playing well past the regular season. Georgia Southern catcher Chase Griffin, right, scores the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on a base hit by teammate Hunter Thomas against Appalachian State at J. I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles were down 4-3 with two outs.
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Georgia Southern’s David Vargas Masis celebrates the Eagles 2-1 victory over Georgia State during the Sun Belt Conference semi-finals.
Georgia Southern golfer Kim Koivu makes his way to the eighteenth green during the final round of the Schenkel Invitational golf tournament at the Forest Heights Country Club.
Olympic Sports Out of all the Olympic sports Georgia Southern has to offer, the richest tradition lies in the men’s golf program. Eagle golf has made appearances in six of the last seven NCAA regional tournaments and created some nice bookends for the program, winning the final SoCon tournament of its tenure before blazing a trail to a dominant victory at its first Sun Belt championship tournament. GSU golf figures to remain a fixture amongst the national top-50 for years to come and might soon have a new neighbor as the Eagles prepare to tee off on women’s golf this season. In other sports, GSU Softball enjoyed a great fourseason run, but a huge exodus of graduating talent — combined with a jump to an incredibly deep and talented Sun Belt — led to a rough 2015 season. The young Eagles took some lumps, but figure to put up more of a fight with some more seasoning in the coming years. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams have key pieces returning in the fall and can be expected to be factors in the 2016 conference tournaments. In all, the only huge surprise in the negative realm during the 2014-15 season came from the volleyball team. Eagle Volleyball has seen its fair share of conference titles and NCAA tournament experiences. GSU figured to continue with tradition last fall, but some 50 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
tough Sun Belt teams, a few injuries, and an impromptu move away from its normal home court led to an uncharacteristically poor season. On the soccer field, both the men’s and women’s programs had solid seasons in the fall of 2014. The GSU ladies advanced to the semifinals of the Sun Belt tournament. Even more impressive was the Eagles’ ability to defend their home turf, going 5-0-2 in Statesboro. Speaking of a home field advantage, the men’s team nearly won the Sun Belt title on its home turf. After dropping a crucial regular season game to in-state rival Georgia State, the Eagles returned home to host the conference tournament and got their revenge with a 2-1 semifinal victory over the Panthers. While not quite an Olymic sport, one of the most successful athletic programs at Georgia Southern added another chapter to its rich history in the spring of 2015. The Eagles’ cheerleading squad does a great job of pumping up fans at football and basketball games, but they shine even brighter when they’re part of the competition. The squad traveled to Daytona Beach in April, securing its second consecutive national championship — as well as its fifth overall title. With plenty of talent returning and a new appreciation for what it will take to keep up the program’s standard for success, the volleyball team — as well as every other squad donning the blue and white — has nothing but the highest hopes for the upcoming year.
Restaurant Guide Fordham’s Farmhouse
Bites on Brampton 1212 Brampton Ave. • (912) 623-2030
Bites on Brampton offers a simple, classic menu of burgers, chicken sandwiches and wraps, boneless wings and chicken tenders SEE MENU ON PAGE 57
Boro Takeout Express 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 the restaurant you would like to order from, call that restaurant and let them know your interest so they will participate. Boro Takeout 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, parties or study sessions. For large orders, please call ahead. Order online at borotakeout.com. SEE AD ON PAGE 60
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. With its relaxed, comfortable setting complete with wooden china cabinets and various knickknacks, 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 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 Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast hours are Monday-Friday from 7-10 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday form 7-10:30 a.m. For delivery, call (912) 225-1000 or go to borotakeout.com. SEE MENU ON PAGE 58
711 South Main St. • (912) 764-2161 Are you obsessed with finding authentic Mexican food? A place to bring both your family and your friends for a special celebration or just a simple get-together? Then look no further then El Jalapeños, a Mexican restaurant known for using only the freshest ingredients. The restaurant prides itself on its excellent food, large portions and fast service. They make your food only when you order it, and if there’s something you want that you don’t see on the menu, just ask.
Kentucky Fried Chicken at its Statesboro location on 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.
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Kentucky Fried Chicken 898 Buckhead Dr. • (912) 764-2161
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Seasons of Japan
1601 Statesboro Place Circle (912) 871-6474
715 Northside Drive E. • (912) 764-5150 Order online at seasonsofjapan.com
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 less than $10, and the food is award winning in Statesboro! The extensive patio and deck area make the restaurant a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy good food and drinks. Millhouse also has live music every Thursday through Saturday. Open daily at 4 p.m.
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 59
Vandy’s BBQ 22 W. Vine St. • (912) 764-2444 718 Northside Dr. E. • (912) 764-3033 Since 1929, Vandy’s downtown location has tantalized downtown with the aroma of smoked barbecue. Vandy’s twice has 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 56 52 • Student Guide to Statesboro • Welcome to the Boro
Seasons of Japan has fast service and affordable prices and offers fine-dining-quality food. Try the hibachi shrimp, shrimp tempura, teriyaki chicken, sushi, salads, appetizers and much more. For a quick bite during your lunch break, try an express bowl. 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 your 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. SEE MENU ON PAGE 54
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 Restaurant location on Brannen Street. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday and dinner from 4-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4-9 p.m. Sunday. This is no ordinary Japanese restaurant. Shogun serves real sushi at its 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 lunch and dinner menus also feature steak, chicken and shrimp cooked to perfection on the hibachi grill. Large parties are always welcome! For delivery, call (912) 225-1000 or go to borotakeout.com. SEE MENU ON PAGE 55
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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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Find Us on 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 W o r l d o F J a pa n E s E c u I s I n E express Bowls speCial Menu Deep FrieD rolls Teriyaki Chicken Bowl Hibachi Vegetables $5.90 ★Monster Roll (6pc) $8.90 (Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Carrots, (Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Cream Cheese, Jr. $3.95 • Med. $6.95 • Lg. $7.95 Asparagus, Broccoli Slaw, and Mushrooms) & Avocado, Deep Fried with Panko)
Hibachi Shrimp Bowl Jr. $5.95 • Med. $8.95 • Lg. $9.95
Hibachi Tofu Steak
(Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms Asparagus, Broccoli Slaw, & Grilled Tofu)
Angus Steak Bowl Jr. $5.95 • Med. $8.95 • Lg. $9.95
Hibachi Chicken Breast
(Chicken Breast, Asparagus, & Mushrooms)
Angus Sirloin Steak
Angus Yakiniku Steak Bowl (Sliced Sirloin Steak with Special Yakiniku Sauce)
Jr. $5.95 • Med. $8.95 • Lg. $9.95
Super Bowl Med. $8.95 • Lg. $9.95
Prepared After Order
Teriyaki Chicken Wrap Hibachi Shrimp Wrap Angus Steak Wrap
step 1: Choose 1 Main Filling — Rice, Noodles, or Lettuce step 2: Choose 1 Vegetable — Hibachi Onions & Zucchini, (Avocado or Asparagus additional 50¢) step 3: Choose 1 Sauce — Mayo, Spicy or Mild Seasons White Sauce.
Add Cilantro or Cream Cheese to any wrap for free. $7.90 $9.50 $9.50 $8.90 $8.90 $9.50
★Seasons Bento Sashimi
(8 pc California Roll, Smelt Eggs & Shrimp Tempura, Edamame, Assorted Fish)
Angus Hibachi Steak Yakisoba
Teriyaki Ahi Tuna
(Seared Sushi Grade Tuna)
Lettuce, Mayonnaise, & Asparagus)
Crab Roll (Imitation Crab, Mayonnaise & Cucumber)
Sesame Seeds & Avocado)
Shrimp Tempura Roll
(Deep Fried Shrimp & Cucumber, Mayonnaise & Smelt Eggs)
Savannah Roll (5pc)
(Avocado, Asparagus, Cucumber, Imitation Crab, Mayonnaise and Lettuce in Soy Paper)
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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. SOY ADVISORY—Some of our products contain: SOY, which is one of the eight major food allergens. Persons who are allergic to soy should avoid food and any supplements containing soy components. Consuming soy may cause an allergic reaction. A list of all products containing soy is available upon request
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Chicken Salad Shrimp Salad
(Seaweed & Cucumber on top)
(Hibachi Shrimp and Imitation Crab)
Bang Bang Salad
(Shrimp Tempura with Spicy White Sauce)
Hibachi Onions & Zucchini Broccoli Fried Rice Soy Beans (Edamame) Yakisoba (Noodles) Dumpling Shrimp (8) or Beef (5) Teriyaki Chicken 4 oz. Hibachi Shrimp 4 oz. Angus Steak 4 oz. Shrimp Tempura Shrimp with Vegetables
★Tuna Roll/Spicy Tuna Roll
★Boston Roll (Tuna, Avocado & Smelt Eggs)
Soft Drinks Med. $1.85 • Lg. $2.50
Bottled Water $2.00
sauCes To Go paCkeTs
★Red Dragon Roll
★Orange Dragon Roll
Avocado, Mayonnaise, Cream Cheese & Smelt Eggs)
(Imitation Crab, Mayonnaise, Cucumber & Assorted Fish on Top) (California Roll, Smelt Eggs with Spicy Tuna on Top) (California Roll, Smelt Eggs with Fresh Salmon on Top)
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Miso Soup House Salad Avocado Salad Seaweed Salad
★Samurai Roll (Salmon, Imitation Crab,
(Spicy Yellowtail, Cucumber, Tuna, Avocado, & Cilantro)
Add Cilantro or Cream Cheese to any roll for free.
(Green Mix or Organic Spring Mix)
(Deep Fried Shrimp, Mayonnaise, Cucumber & Avocado)
Seasoned Fried Cheese Cake
rolls (Cooked) — Prepared After Order
California Roll (Imitation Crab, Mayonnaise,
Served with Fried Rice, Steamed Rice, or Yakisoba (add 50¢), and Onions and Zucchini
Prepared After Order
(8 pc California Roll, Edamame, Fried or Steamed Rice, Hibachi Shrimp)
(Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab, Mayonnaise, Smelt Eggs & Cucumber)
Combos served with Med. Drink, and choice of side salad, Vegetable, Miso soup or extra rice
Seasons Bento Shrimp or Angus Steak
Hibachi Shrimp Yakisoba
Avocado, Mayonnaise & Smelt Eggs)
Make it an express CoMBo for only $2.50 more.
(8 pc California Roll, Edamame, Fried or Steamed Rice, Teriyaki Chicken)
Super California Roll (8pc) (Fried Imitation Crab, $5.50
Served with Fried Rice, Steamed Rice, or Yakisoba (add 50¢), and Onions and Zucchini
Seasons Bento Chicken
Teriyaki Chicken Yakisoba
Vegetable Roll (Cucumber, Carrots,
express enTrees Teriyaki Chicken Hibachi Shrimp Angus Hibachi Steak Hibachi Shrimp & Teriyaki Chicken Angus Steak & Teriyaki Chicken Angus Steak & Shrimp
(Japanese noodles w/steak)
(Lobster, Asparagus, Mayonnaise, Smelt Eggs, Deep Fried with Panko)
Angus Filet Mignon Steak & Chicken
(Japanese noodles w/shrimp)
$5.80 $6.80 $6.80
(Japanese noodles w/chicken)
(Spicy Tuna, Cream Cheese, Deep Fried with Panko)
Angus Filet Mignon Steak Angus Filet Mignon Steak & Shrimp
(Angus Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, or Any Two)
Seasons White Sauce $.50
$2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $3.00 $3.50 $3.95 $4.95 $4.95 $5.95
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
Banana Tempura Cheese Cake Tempura Oreo Tempura
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
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 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
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
FREE CASUAL DINING
DRINK with any meal purchase
1212 Brampton Ave, Statesboro, GA 30458
Fries or Chips ..................................... 295 Bacon and Cheese Fries ..................... 495 Chili Cheese Fries .............................. 495 Onion Rings ........................................ 495 Chili .................................................... 395
comes with fries or housemade chips
Classic Single Burger .......................... 595 Handmade patty w/ American cheese, sautéed onions, pickles, and housemade sauce served on a Kaiser bun
Classic Double Burger......................... 795
SANDWICHES & WRAPS comes with fries or housemade chips
Buffalo Chicken Tender Sandwich ....... 749 Lightly breaded and fried tenders, with lettuce and tomato served on Texas Toast with Buffalo Ranch Sauce
Crispy or Grilled Chicken Sandwich .. 749 Chic Chicken breast your way on a Bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and housemade sauce
Southern Crispy Chicken Sandwich .... 649
Lightly breaded and fried breast, served on a warm bun with a pickle
Bourbon Chicken Sandwich ................ 749 Grilled chicken breast simmered with homemade bourbon sauc with American cheese and bacon on a Kaiser bun sauce,
Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich ......... 749
Same as our Classic Single, but double the meat!
Grilled chicken breast with crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato and housemade sauce
Bacon Cheese Burger.......................... Bu 849
Classic BLT ......................................... 595
Two handmade patties w/ American cheese, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, and housemade sauce served on a Kaiser bun
Crispy bacon, lettuce, and tomato served on Texas Toast with mayo
Bites Deluxe Burger............................. 695
*Make any Sandwich into a wrap with a flour tortilla *Ma
Handmade patty w/ American cheese, crispy bacon, sautéed onions, lettuce, tomato, and housemade sauce served on a Kaiser bun
Mushroom Swiss Burger....................... 849 Two handmade patties, w/melted Swiss, sautéed mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, and mayo served on a Kaiser bun *Any burger can come on Texas Toast, just ask!
TENDERS & BONLESS WINGS comes with sauce, and fries or housemade chips
3 Tenders ............................................ 595 5 Tenders ............................................ 749 6 Boneless Wings ................................ 495 8 Boneless Wings ................................ 695 10 Boneless Wings .............................. 749 *Sauce choice: Mild, medium, hot, xtra hot, lemon pepper, terriyaki, lemon yaki, honey bbq, and hot honey bbq
Coke Products and Tea ........................ 199
comes with Texas Toast
Grilled Chicken Cesar Salad .............. 649
Chicken on Romaine with Parmesan and croutons with Caesar Dressing
Crispy or Grilled Chicken Salad ......... 649 Fried or grilled chicken breast on fresh greens with cucumber, tomato, and onions
Buffalo Chicken Salad ......................... 649 Fried or grilled chicken tenders tossed in buffalo sauce on fresh greens with cucumber, tomato, and onions
House Salad ........................................ 549 A bed of fresh greens topped with cucumber, tomato, and onions
DESSERTS Cheesecake, with fruit topping ........... 299 Chocolate Cake .................................. 299 Carrot Cake ........................................ 299
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REGULAR ....................................... $7.09 Served with Fries or Choice of Side Item GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH ......... $6.89 Choice of meat, 2 sides & bread HUNGRY ......................................... $8.19 CHICKEN BACON SWISS.................. $7.19 CHICKEN CLUB ............................... $7.19 Choice of meat, 3 sides & bread CHEESEBURGER ............................. $6.49 SUPER............................................ $8.49 BACON CHEESEBURGER ................. $7.49 Choice of meat, 2 sides, bread & tea PATTY MELT ................................... $7.49 SUPER HUNGRY .............................. $9.19 B.L.T. ............................................. $5.29 Choice of meat, 3 sides, bread & tea CHICKEN TENDER PLATE ................. $6.79 VEGETABLE PLATE .......................... $7.09 BUFFALO TENDER PLATE................. $7.19 Fries or Choice Served of with Side Fries Itemor Choice of Side Item REGULAR ....................................... $6.79 Served with $6.79 Choice of 4 sidesREGULAR & bread....................................... GRILLED CHICKEN GRILLED SANDWICH CHICKEN ......... $6.59 SANDWICH ......... $6.59 Choice of meat, 2 sides Choice& of bread meat, 2 sides & bread CHILD PLATE .................................. $4.89 CHICKEN BACON SWISS.................. CHICKEN BACON SWISS.................. $6.79 $6.79 HUNGRY ......................................... HUNGRY ......................................... $7.69 $7.69 SALAD ................................ $6.59 HOUSE CHICKEN CLUB ............................... CHICKEN CLUB ............................... $6.79 $6.79 Choice of child meat, 2 sides & bread Choice of meat, 3 sides Choice& of bread meat, 3 sides & bread CAESAR............................. SALAD .............................. $6.59 CHEESEBURGER CHEESEBURGER ............................. $5.89 $5.89 SUPER............................................ $8.09$1.89 $8.09 BACON................. ADDITIONAL SIDE SUPER............................................ ITEMS ................. BACONCHEF CHEESEBURGER CHEESEBURGER $6.79 ................. $6.79 SALAD .................................. $5.79
BUFFET BUFFET MENU SERVICE MENU SERVICE
Kids Menu’s Available!
Choice of meat, 2 sides, Choicebread of meat, & tea 2 sides, bread & tea PATTY MELT ................................... PATTY MELT ................................... $6.79 $6.79 SUPER HUNGRY .............................. SUPER HUNGRY .............................. $8.69 B.L.T. ............................................. $8.69 B.L.T. ............................................. $4.99 $4.99 Choice of meat, 3 sides, Choicebread of meat, & tea 3 sides, bread & teaTENDER PLATE CHICKEN CHICKEN ................. TENDER $6.49 PLATE ................. $6.49 BUFFALO$6.79 TENDER BUFFALO PLATE................. TENDER $6.79 PLATE................. $6.79 VEGETABLE PLATEVEGETABLE .......................... PLATE$6.79 .......................... Choice of 4 sides &Choice bread of 4 sides & bread CHILD PLATE .................................. CHILD PLATE .................................. $4.59 $4.59 HOUSE SALAD ................................ HOUSE SALAD ................................ $6.29 $6.29 Tuesday Wednesday Choice of child meat, Choice 2 sides of child & bread meat, 2 sides & bread CAESAR SALAD .............................. $6.29 $6.29 Fried Chicken, Beef Stew, BBQ Chicken, Chopped CAESAR SALAD Fried .............................. Chicken, Homemade Meatloaf, Country ADDITIONAL SIDE ITEMS ADDITIONAL ................. SIDE ITEMS $1.79 ................. $1.79 CHEF SALAD .................................. CHEF SALAD .................................. $5.49 $5.49
Fried Chicken, Liver & Onions, Chicken & Dumplings, Pork Cubed Steak, Roast Beef, Grilled Chicken with Pepper & Onions
Steak w/ Gravy, Salmon Patties, Beef Cube Steak, Lasagna or Spaghetti with meat sauce
Breakfast Menu’s Available!
Fried Steak, Livers, Grilled Chicken Breast, Shrimp Creole or Jambalaya
Breakfast Menu’s Breakfast Menu’s
DAILYDAILY BUFFET BUFFET
Kids Menu’sRice Kids Available! Menu’s Available! VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, & Gravy, VEGETABLES: Rice &Available! Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, Available! Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Stewed Potatoes, Broccoli Monday Monday Casserole, ZipperTuesday Wednesday Wednesday Green Bean Casserole, Fresh Peas, Casserole, Black-Eyed Peas, Green Beans, Rutabagas, Peas, Boiled OkraTuesday OR HomeFried Peach Chicken,Cobbler, Liver Fried & Fried Onions, Chicken, Chicken Liver && Onions,made Chicken FriedSoup, Chicken, & Carrot Beef Stew, Fried BBQChicken, Chicken, Chopped Stew, BBQ Chicken, Fried Chopped Chicken, Homemade Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Stew Homemade CountryOR Sweet MeatloafPotato, , Country Dry Limas, Brunswick Fresh Veg. Medley, Okra, Soufflé OR Beef Baby Carrots, Dumplings, Pork Cubed Dumplings, Steak, Roast Pork Cubed Beef, Steak, Roast SteakBeef, w/ Gravy, SalmonSteak Patties,w/Beef Gravy, Cube Salmon Steak,Patties, Beef Cube Fried Steak, Steak, Livers, Grilled Fried Chicken Steak,Breast, Livers,Shrimp Grilled Chicken Breast, Shrimp Apple Crisp,Creole Mustard Greens Turnip Greens Grilled Chicken with Pepper Green Beans, Fried Squash, Fresh Cabbage Grilled&Chicken Onions with Pepper & Onions Lasagna or Spaghetti with Lasagna meat sauce or Spaghetti with meat sauce Creole or Jambalaya or Jambalaya VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, VEGETABLES: RiceRice & Gravy, & Tomatoes, RiceVEGETABLES: & Gravy, Rice & Tomatoes, VEGETABLES: RiceRice & Gravy, & Tomatoes, Rice VEGETABLES: & Gravy, Rice & VEGETABLES: Tomatoes, RiceRice & Gravy, & Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy,
TUESDAY KIDS STUDENT NIGHT! MONDAY NIGHT NIGHT MacaroniIS & SENIOR Cheese, Mashed Macaroni Potatoes, & Cheese, Corn Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni Corn & Cheese, IS Stewed Macaroni Potatoes, &NIGHT! Cheese, Broccoli Stewed Potatoes,Macaroni Broccoli & WEDNESDAY Cheese, Macaroni MashedIS & Potatoes, Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, KIDS PLATE .99 EA GreenA Bean Casserole, Green Fresh Bean Peas, Casserole, FreshID! Peas, Casserole, Zipper Peas, Casserole, Boiled Okra Zipper OR HomePeas, Boiled Okra ORRutabagas, Home- GET Casserole, Black-Eyed Casserole, Peas, Green Black-Eyed Beans, Peas, Green Beans, Rutabagas, FREE TEA W/THEIR STUDENT 10% OFF ENTIRE MEAL W/PURCHASE OF ADULT PLATE! Limas, Brunswick Dry StewLimas, OR Sweet Brunswick Potato, Stew OR Sweet Potato, made Soup, Carrot Soufflé made OR Soup, Baby Carrot Carrots, Soufflé OR BabyDry Carrots, Fresh Veg. Medley, Peach FreshCobbler, Veg. Medley, Fried Okra, Peach Cobbler, Fried Okra, Apple Crisp, Mustard Greens Apple Crisp, Mustard Greens Green Beans, Fried Squash, GreenFresh Beans, Cabbage Fried Squash, Fresh Cabbage Turnip Greens Turnip Greens
TUESDAY KIDS NIGHT! TUESDAY IS KIDS NIGHT! WEDNESDAY Fried Chicken, Salisbury Steak, Fried Pork Chops, Fried Chicken, BBQISRib Tips, Fried Flounder, Fried Chicken, Salmon Patties, PepperNIGHT! Steak, IS STUDENT WEDNESDAY NIGHT! IS STUDENT MONDAY NIGHT ISMONDAY SENIOR NIGHT NIGHT IS SENIOR NIGHT KIDS PLATEPie, .99 EA KIDS PLATE .99 EA GET A FREE TEAChicken, W/THEIR GET ACountry FREE STUDENT TEA W/THEIR ID!Steak STUDENT ID! 10% OFFChicken, ENTIRE MEAL 10% OFF ENTIRE MEAL Grilled Pork Chops, Smothered Chicken Fried Catfish, Shepard’s Chicken Pot Pie Baked Fried W/PURCHASE OF ADULT W/PURCHASE PLATE! OF ADULT PLATE! or Shrimp Alfredo, Turkey & Dressing OR Chicken & Rice
Fried Chicken, SalisburyFried Steak, Chicken, Pork Salisbury Chops,Steak, Fried Pork FriedChops, Chicken,Rice BBQ&Rib Fried Tips, Chicken, FriedRice Flounder, BBQ &RibGravy, Tips, Fried Flounder, Fried Chicken, SalmonFried Patties, Chicken, Pepper Salmon Steak,Patties, Steak, VEGETABLES: Tomatoes, VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, RicePepper & Gravy, VEGETABLES: Rice & Tomatoes, Rice &Fried Gravy, GrilledHomemade Pork Chops, Smothered Grilled Pork Chicken, Chops, Chicken Smothered Chicken, Fried Chicken Catfish, Shepard’s Fried Pie,Catfish, Chicken Shepard’s Pot Pie Pie, ChickenBaked Pot Pie Chicken, CountryBaked FriedCheese, Steak Chicken, Country Steak Green Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Beans, Cheese Macaroni & ButterFried Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Dressing, Spiced or Shrimp Alfredo, Turkeyor&Shrimp Dressing Alfredo, Turkey & Dressing OR Chicken & Rice OR Chicken & Rice Grits, Squash Casserole, Broccoli w/ Cheese, Bean Casserole, Fried Okra, Peas & Carrots, Apples, Butter Beans, Onion Casserole, Creamed Peas, Rice Green Beans, Rice Blueberry or Rice VEGETABLES: Soup,RiceMustard GreensRice & Gravy, Corn, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Turnip Greens VEGETABLES: Rice & VEGETABLES: Tomatoes, RiceRice & Gravy, & Tomatoes,Garden RiceVEGETABLES: & Gravy, & VEGETABLES: Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, & Tomatoes, & Gravy, Homemade Rice & VEGETABLES: Tomatoes, Rice & Gravy, & Tomatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Homemade MacaroniDressing, & Cheese,Spiced Homemade Dressing, Macaroni Spiced & Cheese, Baked Beans, & Cheese, CheeseBaked Beans, Macaroni Cheese & Cheese,Macaroni Butter Beans, & Cheese, GreenButter Beans, Green Peach Cobbler, Fresh Macaroni Cabbage
Apples, Butter Beans, Onion Apples, Casserole, Butter Beans, Creamed Onion Casserole,Grits, Creamed Squash Casserole, Grits,Broccoli Squashw/Casserole, Cheese, Broccoli w/ Bean Cheese, Casserole, FriedBean Okra,Casserole, Peas & Carrots, Fried Okra, Peas & Carrots, Garden Peas, Green Garden Beans, Peas, Blueberry Green orBeans, Blueberry or Corn, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Corn,Turnip SweetGreens Potato Soufflé, Turnip Greens Homemade Soup, Mustard Homemade Greens Soup, Mustard Greens Peach Cobbler, Fresh Cabbage Peach Cobbler, Fresh Cabbage
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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
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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 almost 30,000 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 four-year 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 these utilities at City Hall on East Main Street.
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. Register to vote in the general election in Bulloch County by Oct. 5. 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.The county redrew its voting districts and added the Pittman Park precinct several years ago 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. 5 – Deadline to register to vote in the general election • Nov. 4 – General election • Board of Elections Office: Bulloch County Courthouse (at the Main streets intersection) (912) 764-6502 • Registration forms available at bullochcounty.net
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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 Jan Moore (912) 764-0616 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 District 1 Phil Boyum (912) 495-8820 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 firstname.lastname@example.org Represents students in: The Village at Mill Creek (Represents the northeastern area of city) District 2 Gary Lewis (912) 678-2844 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 email@example.com Represents students in: The Forum Apartments The Woodlands (Represents northern and western parts of the city)
MEETINGS • City Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. and on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall.
District 3 (Mayor Pro Tem) Will Britt (912) 687-1766 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 firstname.lastname@example.org 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) 690-0221 50 E. Main St. P.O. Box 348 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 • email@example.com Jon G. Burns (R-SH 159) 228 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-5099 District Address: 5829 Clyo-Kildare Road, Newington, GA 30446 firstname.lastname@example.org Jan Tankersley (R-SH 160) 401-B State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 (404) 656-0254 District Address: P.O. Box 187, Brooklet, GA 30415 email@example.com 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 • firstname.lastname@example.org
National Representatives U.S. Rep. Rick Allen (R) 2202 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-2823 District Office: Statesboro City Hall allen.house.gov U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R) B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3521 • perdue.senate.gov U.S. Johnny Isakson (R) 131 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3643 • isakson.senate.gov
Bulloch County government
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. The 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 each month at 5:30 p.m. and the third Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the N. Main Annex Building. The day-to-day operations of the county are handled by the county manager, Tom Couch.
Home to Four Cities
In addition to Statesboro, there are three other incorporated cities in Bulloch County — Brooklet, Portal and Register. With just over 1,300 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, neighbor-oriented 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. 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. 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. It built up around the railroad, but with the decline of rail service, 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. 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 pushed to have Statesboro named. Emit today is a quiet farming community.
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“Where Families and Friends Meet!” We offer a fine selection of seafood, steaks and chicken cooked to order. Our dining room is open daily at 11AM. We offer lunch specials from 11AM to 4PM. The Early Bird Special includes an entrée, 2 sides of your choice, 2 hushpuppies, drink and dessert all for $9.99 or less. We offer the Early Bird Special from 3PM to 6PM Sunday through Friday. We have daily All You Can Eat specials while supplies last. To see a full menu, go to www.Boro-Takeout.com ALL GSU & OTC STUDENTS RECEIVE 10% OFF ANY ENTRÉE! We accept EAGLEXPRESS at our Lanier Drive location. Delivery is available through Boro-Takeout, call 912-225-1000.
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ROAD TRIPS: Savannah, Ga.
Savannah’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.
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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
Distance: 56 miles Directions: Take Highway 67 South to I-16 East. Take I-16E into Savannah. Online: savannahcitymarket.com visitsavannah.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
Connect Savannah while you’re there, or check out their website at connnectsavannah.com, where they keep the most up-to-date 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 savannahriverboat.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 stadiumstyle 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.
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.us). 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) 2323945. 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.
ROAD TRIPS: Atlanta, Ga.
From 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 8 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 three major sports leagues — baseball, football and basketball. From the Braves and Falcons to the Hawks,
Atlanta offers something for fans of any sport. Also, the Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts a NASCAR race each year. 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 His-
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 World of Coca-Cola Stone Mountain Motor Speedway Braves baseball High Museum Atlanta Zoo Ebenezer Church CNN Center Centennial Park
torical 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 World of Coca-Cola 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. Jacksonville, 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.
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: visitjacksonville.com Attractions: beaches Jaguar football Adventure Landing Budweiser Brewery Tour Maritime Museum Zoo and Gardens The Landing Alhambra Dinner Theater Cruises Museum of Contemporary 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.
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ROAD TRIPS: Charleston, S.C. Charleston 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 AfricanAmerican 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 and Independence Hall in Philadelphia). The building features a dungeon which held various signers of the Declaration of Independence, and 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 Fort Moultrie, which was instrumental
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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: DiscoverCoastalSC.com charlestoncvb.com Attractions: Spoleto, spring arts festival C.S.S. Hunley Historic downtown Antique shops Beaches 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. Patriots Point, located across the river in nearby Mount Pleasant, 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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Proud Suppor ter of G e o r g i a S o u t h e r n S i n c e 1984
Your Statesboro Supercenter! 147 N O RT H S I D E D R I V E • S TAT E S BO RO, GA 30 458
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Come visit us at our newly expanded, 3400 sq. ft. store in Statesboro. Fully stocked with the hottest tobacco products, adult toys, costumes, and lingerie, we are conveniently located across from the fairgrounds at 17067 Hwy 67 Statesboro, Statesbo GA.
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Tobacco Products Adult Toys Male and Female Supplements Lingerie Clubwear Novelty Gifts Swimwear 3400 square feet of
everything sexy and fun student discount offered
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SERVICE DIRECTORY 2015
AIR COMPRESSOR SERVICE
Coastal Air Compressor Inc.
Air Compressors • Dryers • Service • Parts • Scheduled Maintenance LARRY D. RIVERS OFFICE: (912) 564-2635 • FAX: (912) 5642636 452 Industrial Park Road • P.O. BOX 1563 • Sylvania, GA 30467
Stringer KENNEDY’S Heating & Air Chevron 865-2969
Full Serve Service Station Minor Auto Repairs
Jappy & Emily Stringer
Owners Frankie and Roy Kennedy
530 Fair Road • Statesboro (912) 681-3393
21249 HWY 80 W. • STATESBORO GA REG. CU400200
Complete Auto Repair & Preventive Maintenance
We repair major home appliances!
WASHERS • DRYERS • STOVES REFRIGERATORS • DISH WASHERS We offer in warranty and out of warranty repairs on home appliances for Sears, Lowe's, and all other manufacturers.
871-OOPS (6677) Owners: Ken & Lisa Daniels Fax: 912-871-6907
VOTED BEST OIL CHANGE, AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR, & TIRE SERVICE! Southside service center Automotive Service & Repair
22204 HWY 80 E. Statesboro, GA
(912) 871-7860 3101 Old Register Road Statesboro, GA 30458
Turner & Jones, LLC Certified Public Accountants • Income Tax Preparation • Bookkeeping • Payroll Services
E. Binion Turner, CPA Daniel Jones, CPA 4A Tillman St. Statesboro, Ga 912.764.7553
See • Touch • Smell
INTERIOR PAINTING “Bring color to your home!”
12161 US Hwy 301 South • email@example.com
CLIENT SATISFACTION IS IMPORTANT TO US!
The GreenEarth Difference
Locally owned & operated by: Bennie, Wanda, Ben & John Lee 647 Northside Drive East • Statesboro, GA www.borogreenercleaners.com
407 S. Main St. Swainsboro, Ga 478.237.7867
Daycare DAY CARE
SMILES, GIGGLES & HUGS
OIL, LUBE & FILTER
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Includes Courtesy Inspection!
• 6 Weeks to 9 Years of Age • Low Student to Teacher Ratio in all classrooms • Developmentally Appropriate Programs • Open 6:30 am-6:30 pm Monday through Friday
Fluid/filter disposal charges may apply in some areas. Most cars & light trucks. Vehicles requiring synthetic or diesel oil & filter may be extra. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. Redeem at participating Goodyear Retailer.
NECPA ACCREDITED CENTER
Hwy 80 East • Statesboro 1723 Northside Drive East
(912) 681-1100 22 Joseph E Kennedy Blvd.• Statesboro
Walsh Custom Surfaces, LLC
Morris Fence Company
Serving Bulloch & Surrounding Counties for over 40 years!
Residential & Commercial FREE ESTIMATES
Locally Owned: John D. & Karen Morris
Call John P. Walsh at (912) 682-2070. Fax: 912-839-2281 • firstname.lastname@example.org
& ORGANIC FOODS • Natures Sunshine Products • Gluten Free Products • Hair & Skin Care • Cosmetics • Bulk Herbs & Teas • Vitamins • Aromatherapy • Weight Loss • Allergy Relief • Health Foods • Stress Relief
“We Care About Your Health & Well-Being” 840 F Buckhead Dr • 489-HERB (4372)
FOR THOSE WHO DEMAND MORE OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR EQUIPMENT!
We offer a large variety of: • New and used CASE IH tractors, harvesters, skid steers, and implements. • A full parts and service department well stocked with genuine manufacturer parts. • A full line of residential lawn mowers.
COME SEE WHAT MAKES US THE
912.842.7088 Fax: 912.842.7087 205 Depot Street Brooklet, GA 30415
BEST IN THE ‘BORO
Now is the time to repair or replace your GARAGE DOOR
FOR 7 YEARS STRAIGHT!
• Residential & Commercial • Installation & Service • Broken Springs • 6” Seamless Gutter
912-871-6622 College Plaza
Mon-Thurs 5am - Midnight • Fri 5am - 9pm Saturday 8am - 8pm • Sunday 8am - 8pm
KEITH LOVEDAY Branch Manager 912.682.2387
DANNY BROWN Sales 912.429.6553
GROOMING & BOARDING
Custom Cabinets and Interior Designs Open by appointment
• Garage Door Openers
Phone: (912) 764.6020 Fax: (912) 764.7772 24 West Main Street Statesboro, GA
TOMMY’S GROOMING & BOARDING KENNEL
GET A REAL
SINCE 1973 • PROFESSIONAL BOARDING & GROOMING
1 FREE NIGHT BOARDING (1 COUPON PER VISIT) • 24 FT. HEATED & COOLEDRUNS • BATHING - LARGE & SMALL DOGS • DAY CARE FOR PETS • REASONABLE RATES • SEPARATE CATTERY
AND A REAL AGENT
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Switch to the Allstate Value Plan. Allstate’s most affordable car insurance still comes with help from yours truly whenever you need it. So give me a ring and see how much you can save. It’s real easy!
DARLEY INSURANCE 912-764-5017
Business Benefits Workers Compensation Home & Auto 1100 Brampton Ave. Suite M in the Market District. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
6 East Vine Street STATESBORO
Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Northbrook Indemnity Co. Northbrook, IL. © 2012 Allstate Insurance Co.
One agency for all your insurance needs.
764-9602 RETAIL STORE
Jacob’s Produce Fresh Produce From the Garden to Your Table ... • New Potatoes • Onions • Blackberries
• Shelled Peas • Squash and much more!
12½/miles out Lakeview Rd to Ga Hwy 17. Take left. Located 1/mile on left.
912-764-6791 Hours of Operation Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm Sun: 1:00pm - 6:00pm Owned & Operated by: Gary Cooler 325 Northside Dr. East • Statesboro, GA
FAMILY GET-A-WAY Great place for meetings, birthday parties, and family reunions.
Hwy 67 @ Denmark
HOME GROWN Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Peas, and White & Green Peanuts
Barefoot in the Grass Lawn Service
Experienced & Qualified
esti REE mat es
TRAVIS LAMB - OWNER
Cypress Natural, Red, Black & Brown Colored Mulch Selling by cubic yard. Selling in bulk, River rock, sand, potting soil and aggregates.
For all your lawncare & landscape needs! Commercial & Residential • Lawn Maintenance Sod & Irrigation • Trimming • Edging Pruning • Landscaping • Fertilizer Pine Bark, Mulch & Pinestraw Replacement & Installation Planting of Trees, Shrubs, & Plants Hardscapes & Decorative Pavers Landscape Design • Rock
We deliver. 912-601-7073
Call Us Today For Your Free Estimate!
Grass Cutting Edging Trimming Weed Eating Monthly Maintenance
FREE ESTIMATES 912-414-0984
POOL CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE Fiberglass Pools • In Ground Pools Vinyl Liner • Marquis Spa Doughboy Above Ground Pools • Liner Replacements • Free Water Testing • Service Repair & Maintenance • Complete Line of Pool Accessories
Bragg Motor Service 407 Northside Drive Statesboro (912) 764-3719
1002 W. Ogeechee St. Slyvania (912) 564-2559
B&M Pool SPA & PATIO
Quality • Service • Reliability
“Tree Mulching, Brush Cutting, and Brush Hogging!”
The Most Innovative, Inexpensive, Efficient and Environmentally Safe Method of Land and Lot Clearing! Call us today at 912.681.7994 or 912.536.4500 Visit our website at www.CRTmulching.com
Call us today for all your waste hauling needs! We cover all of southeast Georgia! COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION CARDBOARD RECYCLING
877-490-7336 or 912-852-5700
26 Joe Kennedy Blvd. • Statesboro, GA www.thetintshopstatesboro.com Locally Owned & Operated by JEFFREY & CINDY HORTON
OVER 20 YEARS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Professional Window Tinting
AUTO • HOME COMMERCIAL • TINT
“When Quality Counts” • Free Pickup/Delivery
GLASS REPAIR SERVICE
24 Hours a Day - 7 Days a Week!
When normal business hours don’t work for you, give us a call.
WE’LL COME TO YOU! ¤ Commercial Glass Priority Service ¤ ¤ Residential Glass ¤ ¤ Custom Showers and Mirrors ¤ ¤ Auto and Heavy Equipment ¤
¤ Custom Shower Enclosures and Mirrors Shower Enclosures range from Basic to Designer Styles ¤ Entire Sunrooms ¤ Religious themed window installation available for Worship Establishments
Locally Owned & Operated www.glassreplacementstatesboro.com
Text stAtesboro to 47464 for info ConnECTIonATSTATESBoRo.CoM • 912.681.7270
Live The Life. Make The Connection. ApArtments Include Designer black name-brand appliances • Electric ranges • Microwave ovens • Custom cabinets • Double stainless steel sinks with disposals • Breakfast bars • Individual bathrooms • Custom designer furniture packages • Ceramic tile entries* • Full-size washer/ dryer • Energy-efficient, double-paned windows with mini blinds • Multiple outlets for high-speed data transmission and free Internet access • Energy-efficient heating and air conditioning • Free cable television • Covered private patios and balconies • Multiple phone outlets in kitchen and bedrooms • Wood Flooring in common areas (*Select homes) communIty AmenItIes 24-hour athletic club with stereo and TVs • Computer lounge with free Internet access and copy/fax • Four resort style pools with water volleyball • Two sand volleyball courts • Club room with kitchen, fireplace and large screen TV • Private study rooms • Game room with billiards and more • Picnic areas with beautiful open air cabana • Lighted basketball court • Gated entry and exit • Covered parking • Elegant architectural styling • Lush landscaping throughout the community • 24-hour, professional on-site maintenance • Barbecue grills • Tanning bed • FREE WiFi • After hours courtesy patrol • Pet friendly • Pet park
2000 stAmbuk lAne, stAtesboro GA 30458
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Optim Spine got me back to me. Robert Frankosky Optim Spine Patient
Optim Spine has something you don’t find in most places _ a large team of doctors that specialize in just about everything related to back and neck pain. Our renowned collection of orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and interventional pain management doctors work together to solve pain problems others can’t. We call our approach Combined Strength, and we use it to get you back to you.
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FINANCIAL SERVICES ARE HERE FOR YOU! statesboro branch
• 313 s. main st.
• friday: 9-6pm
this credit union is federally insured national credit union administration
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• 2,3,4 Bedroom apartments and townhomes • Furnished options available • FREE roommate matching • All inclusive packages • Walk to GSU • Pet Friendly (Large Breeds Welcome) • Beach oasis with hammock garden • Sparkling pool with cabanas • State of the art fitness center with lake view • Serenity yoga studio • Bark Park complete with agility run • Billiard room featuring 60’’ TV
RENT STARTING AT $299
710 Georgia Ave. • Statesboro, GA 30458 • (912) 871- 6501 • www.southerndownsapartments.com
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Published on Jul 15, 2015