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Alicia Bea's loss softened by expansion of Yard and Haus

I have to admit I am a little sad that Alicia Bea's is gone. I, like many downtown development watchers, celebrated Alicia and Noel Burnsed's successful renovation of two buildings, the acquisition and use of another, and the revitalization of a downtown restaurant.

October 16, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column

Mill Creek 'ponies' up for future

Carol Lind and Robert Bryan have turned their passion for horses into an 18,000- square-foot, state-of-the art facility for boarding horses and teaching horseback riding. The culmination of a 13 year journey, Mill Creek Ponies is home to a phenomenal facility in the very competitive world of Hunt seat horseback riding.

October 15, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Insurance commissioner candid in Boro visit

Sometimes it is tough to drag yourself to association meetings involving your industry. You know you need to be there. You know there is going to be information presented that you need to know. And, you know that your involvement is good practice.

October 08, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column

OTC wants ‘secret’ to get out

Often overshadowed by its university neighbor, Ogeechee Technical College's star is clearly on the rise as enrollment is expected to eclipse 2,000 students this fall under the guidance of its president, Dr. Dawn Cartee.

October 08, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Jan Moore - What will rise on torn-down hospital site?

See if you can guess this parcel of Bulloch County land. The vital statistics are as follows: 2.33 acres; land value estimation - $195,000; value of improvements - $700,000; tax appraiser's assessed value $358,200.

October 02, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column

Boro accountant leads state ‘society’

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).

October 01, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Hodges family builds strong restaurant business

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.

September 26, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Experts say new home prices staying stable

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."

September 26, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column

New Krystal going up in Buckhead Crossing

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).

September 17, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column

‘Subprime’ having little impact in Bulloch

Local mortgage lenders feel bombarded by national news stories reporting foreclosure and bankruptcy in the mortgage industry.

September 17, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Plenty of furry patients for Boro vets

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.

September 13, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Sylvania store goes big time in outdoor sports

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.

September 11, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column

GSU students’ return revs economic engine

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.

September 03, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Christopher’s fulfills Midtown ‘dream’

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.

September 03, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Jan Moore column

New hotels on the rise in the Boro

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.

August 28, 2007 | Jan Moore | Business

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