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Apartment rentals stay hot

With construction of one new apartment complex well underway, and three slated to follow in the next year, Statesboro appears to be on the brink of another multi-family residential building "boom" as single family home ownership continues to decline across the southeast and the rest of the country.

October 10, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Hampton Inn coming back to Boro

After a lengthy and noticeable absence from the hotel scene in Statesboro, the Hampton Inn is returning. Construction on the new hotel, which will be located in the Market District, is scheduled to begin this coming January.

October 04, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Game day adds up to big $

Georgia Southern football is an economic boon for many Statesboro businesses on home game weekends, but none benefit more than Statesboro hoteliers.

September 26, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Assessing tax appeals

This past June, the Bulloch County Tax Assessor's office mailed over 30,000 Annual Notice of Assessments to property owners in Bulloch County.

September 12, 2011 | Jan Moore | Business


A Taste of Downtown

This past Friday, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) hosted the fourth annual Taste of Downtown celebration. As a part of the DSDA's F1rst Friday Downtown calendar, this particular event has become an annual favorite as demonstrated by the largest crowd ever to attend.

September 05, 2011 | Jan Moore | Business


Training quality officers

In a very short period of time, the law enforcement academy at Ogeechee Technical College has made a significant positive impact within the local law enforcement community, turning out sought after graduates that are trained and ready to go.

August 29, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Gold boosting business

Investors flocked again to gold on Monday, sending it to the latest of a series of records, as fears about recession in the world's major economies infected financial markets.

August 22, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


HeritageBank takes over First Southern

First Southern National Bank in Statesboro was closed Friday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver.

August 20, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Local


Great Dane ramping up

Work is continuing at a steady pace at the site of Great Dane's new refrigerated trailer manufacturing plant in the Gateway Industrial Park complex on Highway 301 South.

August 15, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Olive Garden's 'Diamond'

Statesboro resident Vince Mercaldo, general manager of the Olive Garden in Statesboro, was recently presented with Darden Restaurants' top honor - the Joe R. Lee Diamond Club Award, named after the company's retired chairman and CEO.

August 08, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Sir Shop still going strong at 40

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in business this summer, the Sir Shop in the Statesboro Mall continues to offer cutting edge and traditional style clothing for men as our culture trends towards a much more casual form of dress.

August 01, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Family at Ocean Galley

The sustained success of the Ocean Galley restaurant in Statesboro is not a fluke. With a sincere devotion to his employees and clientele, owner Wayne Sircy operates a thriving restaurant that has maintained its stronghold even as the number of franchise and chain restaurants in the area continues to grow.

July 25, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


New procedures in Boro

Dr. Joseph Hathaway, Jr. of the Gastroenterology Institute in Statesboro said his move to Bulloch County a year ago was instigated by the need to return to practicing medicine the way he always envisioned it.

July 18, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Dealz only on weekend

With an eye towards the bargain hunter, L.A. Waters Furniture Company has recently opened a new furniture store concept in Statesboro - Weekend Dealz.

July 11, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Farmers fear worker shortage

With most parts of Georgia's new immigration law slated to go into effect on July 1, Georgia farmers are already experiencing migrant labor shortages with expectations for the situation to worsen exponentially over the next several months. Even a ruling Monday that temporarily halts some of the law's provisions is not expected to make much of a difference.

June 28, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


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