This past year saw continued positive economic development for the city of Statesboro's historic downtown area. An interview with Downtown Statesboro Development Authority executive director Allen Muldrew yielded both highlights from 2012, in addition to the ever present challenges faced in redevelopment efforts.
There has been a major shift in philosophy at Statesboro City Hall in the past two years, and those connected with the real estate development community are glad to see it.
Since opening its doors five years ago, Southeastern Gun Supply has carved a niche in the Bulloch County area with gun collectors and enthusiasts with a shift in sales to tactical weapons.
While the construction of new apartment complexes in the area continues at breakneck speed, the proposed expansion of one complex recently presented a dilemma for an adjacent property owner.
With the holiday rush in full swing, local restaurateurs are enjoying the increase in business as residents seek ways to simplify the holiday season.
According to Georgia Southern University's Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development, consumers appear more optimistic as the holiday shopping season begins, and most plan to spend the same amount of money on gifts as they did last year.
Georgia Southern University and BB&T recently signed an agreement to create the BB&T Executive in Residence as part of the state's Eminent Scholar Program.
The Mainstreet Farmers Market is going to celebrate its fifth annual Shopping By Lantern Light on Tuesday evening, Nov. 20 in the downtown Sea Island Bank parking area.
In a move that may be somewhat of a surprise to their clients, Kayce Williams, owner of Kayce's Pet Parlor, has merged her business into the Westside Veterinary Clinic on West Main Street.
The recent opening of the new Vaden Nissan car dealership near the Statesboro Mall and Statesboro Crossing on Brannen Street has made the area a destination for those car shopping. The newest of three dealerships in close proximity to one another, Vaden general manager Bill Long believes the location is a home run.
While many retail operations depend on the Christmas shopping season to ensure profitability, Becky Hoover, owner of Party Impressions, said Halloween has become the most important shopping season for her store.
Keeping local ponds, lakes, and rivers "healthy" is a full-time proposition for Bulloch County resident Kelly Dabbs.
Construction of the Aspen Heights student residential complex on Fair Road has resulted in a mini real estate boom in the area.
With 24 years of experience working at the Daily Grind between them, Liz Anderson and Rebecca Wildi have fulfilled a dream by buying the local coffee house.
With the recent opening of The Jumping Place, Statesboro can now boast what is referred to in skydiving circles as a "drop zone," or a center for skydiving activity.