My very own newspaper is printing "mixed signals" when it comes to the nation's economy. Specifically, this past Saturday, I picked up the Statesboro Herald and saw what I would consider to be opposing headlines. Headline one – The green flies on black Friday. Headline two – Nation awaits housing fallout: New wave of mortgage failures could create nightmare scenario in U.S.
Sending Christmas cards has become a top priority during the holiday season for many. This boon in Christmas card demand has translated into record sales for some local businesses that produce customized Christmas cards, particularly those with pictures included in them.
I haven't written anything about our local housing market in last several weeks, but I would be remiss as a business reporter if I continued to ignore the "elephant in the room".
A function that occurs mostly "behind the scenes", catering has become a very important means of revenue generation for many local restaurants.
Toiling behind the scenes, preparing "mini" testimonials in recognition of outstanding efforts, local trophy companies go unnoticed by most as their work is cherished by many.
With water woes abounding, we don't hear a lot of good news regarding bumper crops. However, I am here today to report that Bulloch County does have an historical bumper crop - tobacco.
Without further ado, here is what you have to look forward to in Statesboro Crossing – the new retail development going in at the southwest corner of Brannen Street and the Veterans Memorial Parkway (Statesboro Bypass).
Last week, the economy of neighboring Jenkins County was dealt another devastating blow when MI Windows and Doors, Inc. announced plans to close its Millen window fabrication plant by the end of December.
I ended my column last week with the promise that I would find out about Statesboro Crossing, the development slated to go in at the southwest corner of the Statesboro Bypass (Veterans Memorial Parkway) and the Brannen Street Extension.
A fully accredited two-year college of the University System of Georgia, Swainsboro based East Georgia College is home today to almost 1,200 students taking classes on Georgia Southern's campus. Since 1997, more than 2,500 students have attended East Georgia College at Statesboro (EGCS), and enrollment at EGCS has risen again this year by more than 260 students over last fall's attendance.
Local businessman and self-proclaimed inventor Isaac Boatwright is hoping that years of hard work will pay off in a patent for his invention - the Power Visor. Boatwright recently submitted paperwork on the Power Visor to the United States Patents Office and is expecting a patent pending number in the next two months.
You all have a keen eye for dirt. The moving of dirt. The piling up of dirt. If dirt on commercial property in Bulloch County is "altered", I get a phone call – "what is happening, we see dirt."
For the past 29 years, Amusements of America has brought part of its traveling amusement park to Statesboro for the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. One of a handful of very large mobile carnival companies in America, Amusements of America is one of the oldest of its kind in operation.
For the last three years or so, we have watched three, well intentioned entrepreneurs attempt to resurrect the former Pizza Inn location on South Main with three separate restaurant concepts – one of which the name escapes me, Billy Blue Marlins, and Wise Guys Pizza. Each put money and a lot of effort into it, only to come up empty.
Business analysts are hanging on every bit of news from the national housing market. Is the housing crisis over? Is the mortgage crisis over? Each week a new national headline of doom and gloom regarding homes sales appears.