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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.