MILLEN - When Corrections Corporation of America built a private prison just outside Millen, officials hailed it as a boon to Jenkins County's economy, then suffering from unemployment hovering near 20 percent.
Everyone seems to be focused on cleaning up and redeveloping the "Blue Mile," also known as South Main Street from the County Courthouse to the main entrance of Georgia Southern.
Statesboro Architect Kevin Palmer of Palmer Architects has been retained by the Friends of Tybee Theater to complete the design and restoration of the Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island.
In business for 36 years and a landmark at its current location for 20, Ken's IGA in Brooklet recently completed its largest store expansion so far, growing from a corner grocery to more of a supermarket, with wider aisles and a new abundance of dairy products and frozen foods.
Virna's Café is bringing new flavors to downtown Brooklet, where it is becoming a gathering place and music venue.
Hands down, the Andy Griffith Show is my favorite TV show.
Football and the arts apparently have a lot in common.
The year was 1919, President Woodrow Wilson would sign the Versailles Treaty officially ending World War I. Prohibition was in full swing and the city of Statesboro had just completed paving the Main Streets through downtown.
Recently, I toured the site of the proposed Medient Studios off of I-16 in Effingham - A "field of dreams" idea of constructing the world's largest movie studio 30 minutes from Statesboro.
When the Coca-Cola 125 Raceway opens Friday, drivers of all ages - provided they're at least 7 years old and tall enough to reach both the steering wheel and brakes - will be able to experience the thrill of stock car racing in miniature.
Sharri Edenfield of Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, P.C., in Statesboro was installed as the 68th president of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia on June 6 during the organization's annual meeting. She was sworn in by her uncle, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Judge B. Avant Edenfield.
I have always heard that two keys to success in business are: Keep your overhead low and keep your opinions to yourself.
Flavors of Louisiana with just a hint of Asia at The Boiling Shrimp, open since April 25, bring freshly prepared seafood back to the one-time Captain Joe's building on U.S. 301 South.
Have you ever met a person and wondered, after a few minutes of conversation, why in the world they are in Statesboro?
New children's clothier Three Gents and relocated floral shop Fleurish are sharing a handsomely remodeled corner shop across North Main Street from the courthouse in downtown Statesboro.
Darin Van Tassell is a professor, coach, businessman and president of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Now, you can add foodie entrepreneur as Van Tassell embarks on his latest venture, making and bottling Dia's Clubhouse Greek Dressing and Marinade.
Bulloch Telephone Cooperative was established in 1954 and is the only locally owned Telecommunications Company in Bulloch County.
The Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration was recently named one of Newsweek's 12 Top Business Schools of 2014. The recognition comes on the helm of the College being named as one of the nation's Top 30 Best Online MBA Programs by BestColleges.com
The owners of the Statesboro Mall and three Statesboro shopping centers, Jim Hull and Barry Storey, have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group LL, with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.
Southern Boys BBQ, open just six weeks, is catering tailgating traditions that have been going on longer than it has been in business.
Vaden Automotive Group was named recently the "2014 F&I Dealer of the Year" by "F&I and Showroom Magazine" for achievements in Finance and Insurance profitability and commitment to regulatory compliance.
It's been 40 years, and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC is still trucking.
When my daughter Edie Grace was 5, her favorite Disney movie was "Ice Princess." She must have watched that movie a thousand times before she actually had the opportunity to hit the ice.
Seldom do all of Party Harbor's more than 50 inflatable attractions - including pirate- and princess-themed bounce houses, waterslides and the latest combo unit based on a Disney movie - appear in one location. But they'll all be set up Saturday and Sunday at Party Harbor's Inflatable Festival.
This week, Walmart Distribution Center #6061 will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Bulloch County.
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