The year was 1974 and our country was experiencing tough financial times with interest rates reaching double digits. Local high school principal Hubert Tankersley saw how this was adversely affecting educators in reaching their financial goals.
Now in its 11th year, Splash in the Boro continues to be an extremely popular attraction for Bulloch County and a source of fun for families.
The intersection of Burkhalter and Pretoria Rushing roads might become much busier within a couple of years.
More high leaping, long jumping, fast swimming DockDogs dogs than ever before are traveling to Statesboro for the third annual Anderson's Summer Splash, a three-day event beginning Friday morning at Anderson's General Store.
A sparkling clean car always makes your day a little brighter.
Architectural glass fabricator Viracon had Gov. Nathan Deal as lead speaker for an announcement Tuesday that the company is adding 125 jobs at its Statesboro factory.
It is almost impossible to drive around the city or county and without noticing commercial construction projects. I encourage you this week to pay particular attention to the residential growth, especially the detached (individual family residence) home market.
Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors was recognized recently as the second-highest agency in premium volume growth among 369 Auto-Owners insurance agencies in Georgia. The Statesboro-based agency was honored at a recent meeting of regional associates.
The following is a list of business licenses issued by the City of Statesboro in the month of April:
The grocery shuffle continues in Statesboro as both Harvey's became Food World on Monday.
Statesboro attorney Jimmy Franklin was elected unanimously to serve a four-year term on Georgia's Judicial Qualifications Commission. Franklin is a partner in Franklin Law, with offices in both Atlanta and Statesboro.
The new Parker's convenience store rapidly taking shape at the Brampton Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway intersection features a drive-thru that is a first for the company.
Have you ever found yourself with a free evening, with absolutely nothing to do and wondered what might be happening around town that you would enjoy? Of course we all have, only to log onto Facebook the next day and see pictures of all your friends having an incredible time at an event you knew nothing about.
The bakery named Cake and the coffee shop called Cool Beanz Espresso Bar are literally two shops in one, so much so that patrons often don't realize they've bought their cupcake or quiche from one business and their coffee from another.
After investing $6.1 million on an upgrade of its Statesboro plant during a six-month shutdown in 2012, Viracon continues to rebound and has been hiring. Meanwhile, the architectural glass fabricator also is being recognized for its focus on its employees as people with lives outside work.
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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