I heard a rumor this week that led me to an interesting topic – warehouse space. The rumor involved the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in the Gateway Industrial Park on Highway 301 South.
The Statesboro Mall hosted its largest bridal show ever this past Saturday with more than 40 vendors and an estimated 1,000 attendees. Vendors lined the corridors selling everything from honeymoon travel packages to wedding cakes and balloons.
I reported two weeks ago on the large number of single family residential housing building permits that had been issued by Bulloch County in January and February of this year. There were approximately 200 issued in the past two months with only 91 being issued in the county for the same period last year.
Construction has begun outside of Cobbtown on Victory Lane, one of the most unique residential developments being built in the United States today. With a four-and-a–half-mile road course and FAA approved airport anchoring the development, Victory Lane also will have an 18-hole golf course, fishing and recreational lakes, a lakeside clubhouse, spa and fitness facility, and a 1,600-acre nature preserve with equestrian facilities.
For decades, boutique type ladies clothing stores have been an integral part of downtown Statesboro. The two that I remember being dragged into by my mother were Tillie's and Henry's.
Located in the heart of downtown Metter, behind the Pineland State Bank, is one of the largest cricket farms in southeast Georgia. Slated to produce more than 40 million crickets in the next four months, McCorkle's Cricket Farm provides crickets, other live bait, and wholesale tackle to over 500 retail outlets in Georgia and South Carolina.
I was struck by the news released by the federal government this past Friday that housing construction has "plunged" to the lowest level in nearly a decade. The Associated Press reported that applications for new building permits fell in January for the 11th month out of the past 12, and that housing construction was down 11.8 percent in the South.
Harry Wachniak is grateful that he has been able to build upon a legacy left by his parents and turned it into a business that he, his wife, and children have been able to enjoy for the last 10 years. As owners of the Parkwood Motel & RV Park on Highway 301 south in Statesboro, the Wachniaks have been making dramatic renovations to the facilities that his mother and father bought over 40 years ago.
There is no better feeling than when a salesperson "calls" on you, and you end up selling their company your product or service. What makes it even better is if that salesperson is representing a company owned by the largest retailer in the world, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Southeastern Orthopedic Center, a Savannah based orthopedic group with 21 physicians, has filed a Certificate Of Need (CON) to build a limited purpose ambulatory surgery center for outpatient surgeries next to their Statesboro office.
I think by nature, productive human beings hope that when they depart this earth, a legacy of the good they accomplished will continue on. That legacy can be in the form of their children, businesses they have been a part of, organizations they have served, or any number of things.
With the world price of crude oil dropping significantly in the last several weeks, local consumers wonder why the price of gasoline has not dropped at the same rate.
The new Talbots clothing store opened with much fanfare and anticipation this past Friday. At the 11:00 a.m. ribbon cutting, people were literally hanging out of the door feeling giddy that this national clothing retail company had decided to open a store here.
Let's say a couple of hearty travelers from the North are driving through Statesboro for the first time on their way to Savannah. Like most, they exit Highway 80 on the west side of town opting to take the bypass.
According to Portal natives, Lee DeLoach and Marion Hulsey, it has been 35 years since a restaurant was built there.