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New Web site for First Southern

First Southern National Bank has launched its newly re-designed Web site, www.first-southern.com. The state-of-the-art site is easier to navigate, user friendly, and includes product and service information, as well as news and details of the bank's green policy. In addition, the newly integrated content management system (CMS) allows First Southern to apprise customers of up-to-the-minute updates, new products and services, news flashes, security alerts, and events at the bank and in the community.

February 09, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


‘Peace, love and the prom’

With Kool and the Gang's "Celebrate Good Times" rocking in the background and tie dyed t-shirts on every employee, local merchant Scott Marchbanks has turned his bridal and formal wear store Frills & Fancies into prom dress central with a "feel good" theme guaranteed to put a smile on the face of shoppers.

February 09, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Staffing service sees hope as 2009 begins

National and state unemployment numbers have been all over the news in the last few days. In December, Bulloch County's unemployment rate rose to 7.4 percent, up from 6.6 percent the previous month.

February 09, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Shanda Rushing earns certification

Shanda Rushing of Southern Financial Resources was awarded a professional degree in the field of long-term care, Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC). The program is independent of the insurance industry and focuses on providing insurance professionals the tools they need to meet their client's long-term care needs.

January 26, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Development Authority battling economy to lure new companies

The Statesboro Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 87th year of operation this past Thursday. Since 1990, Peggy Chapman has served as that organization's president, but what many may not realize is that Chapman also wears another very important "hat."

January 26, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Four-day work week working well at OTC

Last October, I reported that Ogeechee Technical College (OTC)was adopting a four day work/school week in an effort to cut costs in the face of significant budget cuts. A few months have passed, and school officials are pleasantly surprised by some of the positive results the new schedule has produced.

January 26, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Fed expected to keep rates at record lows

WASHINGTON - With the country stuck in a painful recession, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to keep its key interest rate at an all-time low this week and examine other unconventional ways to lift the economy.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues are battling a three-headed economic monster: crises in the housing, credit and financial markets that - taken together - haven't been seen since the 1930s.

January 25, 2009 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Business


OTC exceeds United Way employee goal

Ogeechee Technical College recently concluded another successful State Charitable Contributions campaign in 2008. Many of the contributions from Ogeechee Tech employees were designated for United Way of Southeast Georgia, which is based in Statesboro, while a number of employees directed their contributions to their home counties, including Evans and Screven. The 2008 goal of $10,000 was exceeded with a total of $10,033.75 being raised through direct contributions and payroll deduction for employees. The total also includes contributions from Ogeechee Tech's Student Leadership Council.

January 19, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Joiner-Anderson expanding

In a time when business expansion has become increasingly rare, one local business is taking advantage of an opportunity to enter a neighboring market with the help of a seasoned staff.

January 19, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Board of Realtors looks for better 2009

Last Thursday the Statesboro Board of Realtors held its annual awards dinner honoring local real estate professionals who had excelled in 2008.

January 19, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


OTC instructor graduates

Elliott Marsh, Jr. of Statesboro recently met all of the graduation requirements of the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum's Leadership Development Program. Marsh is the agribusiness instructor with Ogeechee Technical College.

January 12, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Trash disposal costs rising

The removal of more than 85,000 tons of solid waste each year from Bulloch County requires a joint effort from both the city of Statesboro and the county. As co-operators of the county landfill site located on Lakeview Road, both entities are striving to create as streamlined of an operation as possible in an era of increasing costs.

January 12, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Rumors of closing can harm a business

Unfortunately, speculation and rumor are the byproduct of uncertain and frightening times. Right now, I think it is fair to say that the rumor mill is running rampant, particularly as it regards local restaurants.

January 12, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Local Business Briefs

Fairytale Rentals earns award

January 05, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


GSU dean is named Fulbright ‘specialist’

Lucindia Chance, Ed.D., dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, has been named a Fulbright Specialist by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

January 05, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


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FMB welcomes new vice president back to Statesboro

Farmers & Merchants Bank announces the appointment of Robert M. Benson III as vice president, business banker and manager of the Brannen Street branch in Statesboro.

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


Six Statesboro attorneys named to State Bar posts

Six attorneys based in Statesboro were appointed recently to serve as members of various standing, special, program and board committees of the 47,000-member State ...

August 17, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


Social Security at 80

WASHINGTON - As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government's largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history.

August 10, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Business


JPH College of Public Health ranked 12th in nation

The Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University was recently ranked one of the top public health graduate programs in the nation ...

August 10, 2015 | | Business


Citizen's Bank of Swainsboro coming to Bulloch

The Citizens Bank of Swainsboro has filed for approval with banking regulators to open a full service banking office in Bulloch County according to bank ...

August 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


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