My, how the time has flown! But, as the old idiom goes – that’s what happens when you’re having fun! It is truly remarkable for us to note that with this spring 2014 issue of Statesboro Magazine we celebrate 15 years of showcasing the best people, places, and events that our area has to offer.
It’s amazing that we never run out of good people to interview and good stories to tell, but that’s our Statesboro. The good people of our town work to make it the most wonderful place in the world to live, work, and play, and that’s not true everywhere. We are a very special community, as our pages reflect, and we thank you for providing the great stories and adventures that are chronicled in each issue.
We hope you enjoy our 15th Anniversary issue, and we look forward to telling your stories for many years to come. Check out theissue now!
Planning for the ceremony, the dresses, the venues, the musicians, the food, the cake, the tuxedos, the rings, the flowers, etc., can take its toll on the most organized bride and groom.
At Statesboro Magazine, we want to help you have an easy and enjoyable wedding planning experience. We’ve put together another wonderful area wedding guide, Weddings by Statesboro Magazine, designed to assist in making your wedding day an affair to remember.
There’s information inside about current trends in floral design, engagement rings, wedding gowns, tuxedos, and gifts, plus La Bella Vita Photography joins us to share professional tips on capturing the perfect wedding photos.
Here you’ll find the region’s wedding experts ready to assist you in making all your dreams come true. Check out the
It’s official! History has been made by Statesboro Mayor Jan Johnston Moore. The newly elected Moore is the first woman to serve in the city’s leading role! In There’s Moore to It! Meet the new mayor and see her vision for Statesboro.
There’s more history too. We celebrate the Bulloch County Historical Society’s new historical markers seen all over Bulloch County. Plus, Happy 20th Anniversary to Ogeechee Area Hospice! Founding Director and CEO Nancy Bryant shares with us the story of the Evolution of Caring – her journey to bring a hospice services to our community.
In this issue, we take a closer look at the building expansions happening at the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau’s new Welcome Center, the Averitt Center for the Arts, Bulloch County’s Administration Annex, the Ogeechee Technical College Natural Resources Building, plus Georgia Southern’s Paulson Stadium Expansion and the Shooting Sports Education Center.
So much good news! Catch up on the start of a great new year in ourissue!
Statesboro really comes to life between Halloween and New Year’s Day. There are so many activities going on throughout the community: Scare on the Square, The Main Street Farmers Market, Rhythm & Brews, The Write Place Festival, Run the Boro, The Turkey Trot, The GSU International Festival, Shopping by Lantern Light, and of course, FOOTBALL. And, that’s all before December!
One of the best opportunities to discover Statesboro’s talented writing community is at the Write Place Festival, November 14th- 16th. It’s also the 40th anniversary of the Statesboro Service League, one of the area’s most generous and hard-working organizations. We also highlight a new dentist fulfilling a family legacy, Dr. Tommy Marshall, and a newly retired teacher who spent 40 years in the first grade.
Our annual Holiday Gift Guide showcases the best Statesboro merchants have to offer this holiday season! Remember to support our advertisers and shop local. Check out the swag on page 35 of the issue!
The Averitt Center for the Arts commemorates its 10th anniversary this month with special events September 11th – 21st. Each day will feature some of the quality programming for which the Arts Center is known. The public is invited to exhibit openings and other events offered free of charge. Inside this issue regular Statesboro Magazine contributor Lynn Lilly highlights for us the last decade of arts and culture in downtown Statesboro.
The story of the next Legend of the Arts and Statesboro’s Storyteller, Dr. Delma E. Presley, is told inside this special issue by local writer Loretta Brandon.
The Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau has done it again! Always promoting our area in a positive, progressive light, Director Heidi Jeffers and staff show us how Statesboro shines for visitors.
This fall brings so many great events to Statesboro! The fall issue of Statesboro Magazine is full of the people you’ll want to see and the places you’ll want to be seen. Check out the exciting happenings inside this Tourism issue!
Bulloch County is now home to Georgia’s Teacher of the Year for 2014 – Jemelleh Coes! What an honor this distinction brings to our area! BOE Public Relations & Marketing Specialist Hayley Greene shares the story of Jemelleh’s rise to the top. We also FOCUS on education with Bulloch County’s annual report starting on page 19. One local lady learned to cook great southern recipes by watching Paula Deen on cable TV. Inside this issue we see how Azure Bailey Rountree went from cooking novice to kitchen master turning her candy recipe into her dream come true. A special film series on America’s Music premieres July 30th at the Emma Kelly Theater. Brought to us by GSU’s Henderson Library, the Averitt Center, and the Tribeca Film Institute, this six-week odyssey through the musical landscape of America showcases blues, jazz, rock ‘n roll, bluegrass, hip hop, gospel, and more. Live concerts highlight the rock ’n roll and blues shows. Check out the exciting schedule of events inside thisback to school issue!
In this issue we’re proud to profile Allison McGrath Judge, R.N., and CEO of TransformHealthRx, a fast growing company that really is transforming how we think about company provided healthcare services. Also, meet Dr. Rose Cesar and read the inspirational story about her family immigrating to America in the 1960s, six medical professionals educated at OTC, Keith McIntyre, Assistant District Attorney and treasure hunter in his spare time. Speaking of treasures, there’s no better way to spend a nice weekend than searching for antiques and collectibles at one of the many shops in and around Statesboro. Inside this issue, you’ll find a special section highlighting Statesboro’s Antique Trail. We hope you enjoy this summer issue!
It’s springtime and Statesboro is dressed in flowers: azaleas, dogwoods, hyacinths, jonquils, tulips, and daffodils color the landscape with beautiful shades from pastels to deep purples. The weather is pleasant and the calendar filled with special occasions and holidays to enjoy. In this special issue of Statesboro Magazine, we’re featuring several ladies who have inspired us by their indomitable spirits and their outstanding accomplishments. They are our Inspiring Women.
We’re grateful to these inspiring women and the contributions they make to our community. Statesboro is a wonderful place because of the many dedicated ladies who have chosen to work and serve here. Fortunately for us their stories make every day seem warm and sunny. Read their exciting stories from theissue here!
What are the distinct details that will make your wedding day memorable? Let Statesboro Weddings by Statesboro Magazine help you plan for your special day. Inside this exciting annual issue, choose from the area’s best bridal sources for gowns, jewelry, flowers, venues, caterers, entertainment, and more. Our much sought after wedding magazine, launched in early spring each year, showcases the area’s most romantic settings and offers the latest in design and fashion ideas. Check-out our Bridal Resource Guide for a listing of websites and other handy contact information on local wedding vendors. If you are getting married in 2013, send a sampling of wedding photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you may be chosen as a featured bride for our 2014 edition! Check out the issue now!
One of the things we love about Statesboro is, it’s still the kind of town where you bump into people you know. At the post office, at the grocery store, at the movie theater, out shopping, at city hall – it is comforting to live in a community where friendly faces, hugs, and handshakes abound! We’re highlighting this spirit of fellowship in our feature, A Certain Synergy. We profile 10 local economic developers and their efforts to work together to make Statesboro’s future bright. Help us Make His Day! Join us in celebrating with Bubba Hunt, Statesboro Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year. Bubba’s a real idea man who takes marketing to a whole new level. We also talk to Dr. Lissa Leege Director of the GSU Center for Sustainability, who shows us how easy it is to Go Green! Happy New Year hugs to all of our readers and best wishes for a prosperous and affectionate 2013. Check out the issue now!
On their honor! Read the history of scouting in Bulloch County. Discover curvy fashionista Anslee Connell, whose designs have been showcased during fashion week in NYC! She’s a local girl who’s making it big in fashion! Our own Dr. John Waters at First Baptist Church is now president of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Check out this and other stories in the issue now!
Inside this issue, we showcase local musician, Chris Mitchell and the launch of his American Brand, an update on Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Christopher J.W.B. Leggett, Bulloch Council on Garden Clubs, the Board of Education FOCUS and much more! Check out the issue now!
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Annie hits the Emma Kelly Theater with two bright stars sharing the leading role! Another bright star of Bulloch County is Sgt. B.W. Shelnutt who was the first to fly in WWII & the first casualty. The story of his bravery is now a local legend. We say “So long” to a Statesboro & GSU institution that provided good food & good times for 40 years. We loved you Snooky’s! Check out this and other stories in the issue now!
This is our largest issue ever! Over 108 pages of everything great about Statesboro. Meet six authors at the Write Place festival on Nov. 1 – 3, 2012. Jurijs Safonovs is Lord of the Dance at the Averitt Center. A Russian trained Principal dancer, Jurijs is set to produce the next generation of prima ballerinas for our area. Catch up with local movie star Bubba Lewis as he discusses his role on MTV’s the Inbetweeners. Get to know Dr. Marc Bisseck, the first plastic surgeon to call Statesboro home. We also have two fabulous inserts: Visit Statesboro! A local guide to all the happenings in and around the Boro! And, EGRMC’s Physicians Guide – the definitive healthcare directory. Check out the issue now!
Janisse Ray, award winning NY Times bestselling author, farmer and Southerner shares about sustainability and life on Red Earth Farm near Reidsville. She will be our headlining author at this year’s The Write Place festival in November. Meet Dr. Brian Walton, general surgeon and fixer. Bang! Bang! 40 4-hers shoot sheet for competition! Check out this and other stories in the issue now!
The 2012 Georgia Literary Festival will be held November 9 and 10 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, with select events hosted at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Admission to most festival events is free. In conjunction with the festival, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is offering a guest package, which includes two nights of accommodations, a wine dinner Saturday featuring a menu by Chef Hugh Acheson, tickets to the “Tea with Ms. Daisy” event Friday, as well as breakfast both mornings.
For more information on Jekyll Island Club Hotel packages and for a complete Festival schedule, visit www.jekyllclub.com. For more information about the Festival and featured authors, visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And the holiday season starts with Statesboro Magazine’s first Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve chosen the best items locally available to showcase for our readers looking to find the most meaningful gifts for loved ones. You’ll find the gift guide beginning on page 35 of this issue. We also celebrate the holidays with three aspects of the season and stories to illustrate each. Hospitality in the Hall! Showcases the celebration of Hanukkah with local families. Charity in the Heart! Tells the story of the area’s new breast cancer foundation and a local family working to benefit the cause. Music in the Air! Invites local ladies who sing to be a part of the new Community Women’s Chorus directed by Dr. Michael Braz. We at Statesboro Magazine wish for you a blessed holiday season from our family to yours. For “When loved ones are near – It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Check out the issue now!