A name that is synonymous with Georgia Southern football and its winning tradition is about to change. Southern Boosters, Inc., the fund raising arm of Georgia Southern University athletics, is now the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation, Inc.
Statesboro's Wise Nurseries recently donated more than 8,600 perennials, shrubs and trees worth $92,000 to Georgia Southern University. The gift represents the largest single gift of plants to "green" the campus.
Georgia Southern University announced that its Spring Semester enrollment reached 16,664 - an increase of 804 students, or more than five percent, from a year ago.
Business After Hours coordinated by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce is a monthly event not to be missed by many local business people and community leaders.
Three's the charm, or so we hope.
Founded in 1967 by Hal C. Waters, Statesboro Transfer & Storage Company has become one of the largest providers of storage space in the southeast for deployed military personnel.
I think that most people would agree that now would be a tough time to fund raise for a cause or for an organization. The media tells us that everyone is tightening their belts, saving more, and becoming downright miserly.
Zippy Duvall, president of the Georgia Farm Bureau, will be the featured speaker during the annual Agribusiness Luncheon sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon is set for noon on Thursday, March 19 at R.J.'s Steakery Restaurant.
A free, public forum on how southeast Georgia can prosper despite a struggling national economy will be held on Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m. in the College of Information Technology Auditorium on the Georgia Southern University campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Bulloch First will break ground on construction of Statesboro's newest bank on Friday at 10 a.m.
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