New County Annex
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I don't know why the historic society and the Herald are making a stink about the new County building.

They don't even know what they are talking about. They call the old bank and the new First Baptist Church sanctuary traditional. Traditional to what? Why was nobody complaining about the FBC trim and treatment that don't match the old chapel or the rest of their campus? Look around older downtown buildings and you see flat roofs. Hey wait! The Herald building has a flat roof and looks like an IGA store built in the 50's. Why didn't they spend their profits to make their building more traditional. One should watch how they cast their stones.

You don't look at your immediate neighbors for cues. If that were the case every house on Savannah Avenue would look alike. Also, this building looks like a far cry from the post office and nobody raised cain when the library was built with a flat roof.

Roy Thompson is right. Everybody has an opinion. Considering what was there before, this building's great. My opinion is that I don't want to pay another million bucks of our tax money to add a pitched roof to make five people feel better.

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Paulie commented on Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Didn't read a lot of stones being cast in the article. In fact, didn't read the Herald's opinion about anything.
I read some opinions from members of the Historical Society. Guess you don't think it's a good idea to have a discussion to try to make something better.
Personally, I like "Entry B" that was shown in the paper Wednesday.
I think the architects have done a commendable job. But that doesn't mean people can't wish for something more or something different.

cottonmouth commented on Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 14:48 PM

Fair enough Paulie. I happen to like entry b too feeling the architect did a good job. I just think it's unrealistic to make everything look the same. That's boring.

wwwhunter commented on Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 19:57 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Joe McGlammery both President of the Historical Society and Publisher of the Statesboro Herald? In any case I don't like the plans cause they are both ugly but if we are talking about pitched roofs I just can't see what all of the fuss is about. Heck the Statesboro Herald is just a block away and it sure does not have a pitched roof!

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