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Statesboro Herald plans renovation of building

Publisher: Exterior should be completed in 60 days

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Posted: April 28, 2007 11:34 p.m.
Updated: May 13, 2007 5:00 a.m.
    The Statesboro Herald will embark upon a new era this week as major renovations to its headquarters get underway. For the next two months, the Herald will undergo a complete facelift of the front of its building followed by an extensive remodeling of the inside.
    Herald publisher Randy Morton said the renovations will enable the newspaper to keep pace in an industry undergoing tremendous change.
    “The changes that we are going to make are necessary because our business is growing. We need to be able to keep up with the new demands that we are facing,” Morton said. “These renovations will help us do that.”
    The chairman of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority, Barry Turner, is thrilled with the scheduled refurbishment of the Herald’s headquarters.
    “One of the goals of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority is to encourage improvement in the downtown area whenever possible, and the Statesboro Herald’s planned renovation will certainly be a wonderful improvement,” Turner said.
    Turner stressed the important role the Statesboro Herald has played in serving the local community over the years.
    “We very much appreciate the Herald’s decision to remain in downtown and to improve their headquarters on such a grand scale,” Turner said. “As an anchor in the downtown district, the Herald has contributed in many ways to the success of downtown and to Statesboro in general. The Herald’s decision to make radical improvements to their facility is but one more example of the company’s devotion to making Statesboro a better place to live.”
    Morton said customers should expect some inconvenience as work to the building is being done.  “The front of the building will be blocked off during the reconstruction phase of the outside,” he said. “We expect that phase to take about 60 days to complete. During that time we will finalize plans for interior renovations.”
    Morton said once work to the exterior is completed, an inside facelift will begin.
    “We are also going to remodel approximately 10,000 square feet inside our office building,” he said. “I hope our customers will bear with us during this time. Our ultimate goal is to provide the best service that we possibly can.”
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