Certified public accountant Paula Mooney has earned the ultimate respect of her fellow professionals while carving an unusual niche in her profession. A sole practitioner working primarily as a consultant, Mooney was recently installed as the president of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA).
Quietly, garnering little to no attention, the Inman Hodges family has built a mini-empire of 19 quick-serve restaurants from their unassuming offices on North Main Street in Statesboro. The Hodges have turned a single franchise agreement made with the Kentucky Fried Chicken Company (KFC) more than 40 years ago into an enviable empire of fast-food restaurants stretching from Hampton, S.C., to Brunswick in South Georgia.
From a developmental standpoint, the last few years have been very exciting for Statesboro and Bulloch County. From new subdivisions and shopping centers to major construction across the Georgia Southern University campus, we have clearly experienced a "boom."
Get ready all of you Krystal fans. Construction on a new Krystal restaurant has begun in Buckhead Crossing at the corner of Brannen Street and the Veterans Memorial Parkway (otherwise known as the Statesboro Bypass).
Local mortgage lenders feel bombarded by national news stories reporting foreclosure and bankruptcy in the mortgage industry.
With 10 veterinarians and six veterinary hospitals, Bulloch County residents have access to some of the best animal health care in the state of Georgia.
Every once in a while I am given a "lead" about a business in one of our neighboring counties. With hunting season quickly approaching and our collective interest turning towards the outdoors, this business caught my attention.
With enrollment numbers continuing to climb at Georgia Southern University, local business owners and utility providers are using various means to service the increase in business when students come back to Statesboro.
It's intimate, it's sleek, and it has fabulous ambience. It's Christopher's restaurant, slated to open during the first week of September.
Statesboro's hotel industry is undergoing a major change as construction of two large hotels begins in earnest. A full service Holiday Inn is being built on the Statesboro Bypass at the corner of Brannen Street and the Bypass, and a Spring Hill Suites is going in on the southwest corner of Highway 67 and the Bypass.
I consider it the ultimate compliment when people read what I write and take the time to either email me or call the paper with support or disagreement. I feel it is a great privilege to write about local business and as well as business from the surrounding areas that affect us here in Statesboro.
Chartered in 1948 with $25,000 in capital and 250 shares, Bulloch County-based Farmers & Merchants Bank now sits solidly as Statesboro's third largest bank with deposits of more than $188 million.
There isn't a day that goes by that someone doesn't ask me "When are we getting another grocery store?" There is no way around it, we clearly are obsessed about this topic. I'm telling you up front. Don't get excited. The purpose of this column is not to announce the impending construction of a new grocery store. Instead, it is to answer the burning question that smolders beneath our ...
Nestled serenely among a stand of pine trees on Jones Mill Road is a hospital that has quietly grown to be one of the most respected nationwide in the field of alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Since 1971, Willingway Hospital has played host to over 20,000 patients, many of whom have decided to remain in Statesboro to continue both their treatment and their lives. Because it is ...
I had the pleasure of attending the annual meeting of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) this past week. With Star Wars music in the background and a theme of looking towards the future, I was pleasantly surprised to see the degree in which the SCVB is doing just that.
One of the great joys that I have experienced over the last 10 years in writing this column is to watch businesses grow, thrive, and adapt to the demands of our local economy.
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