A number of you have contacted me about the "old Westside" School on Westside Road in Bulloch County. You have noticed the recent work that has been done on the structure and grounds, and have asked me to find out what is going on. Here's the "skinny."
Three marketing students at Georgia Southern University have been instrumental in the re-branding of an established Georgia company, changing its name, its look, and its Web site to reflect the company's growing list of clients and offerings.
With modules of harvested cotton lining the fields throughout Bulloch and surrounding counties, it would appear that this year's cotton crop is a big one when in reality, it is much smaller than previous years. Local cotton gin owners said that a combination of weather and higher prices being paid for other crops has lead to a significant decrease in local cotton production.
On the back of Shoney's executive business cards is the mantra of new management: restoring the Southern buffet and restaurant chain to its ''glory days.'' It is the latest attempt to revive the once-dominant comfort food chain, long known for its inexpensive buffets.
Last week, 10 students from the Bulloch County Performance Learning Center (BCPLC) took the stage to participate in the first-ever Dress for Success Fashion Show held in the William James Educational Complex cafeteria. With cameras flashing amid "oohs" and "aahs "from the audience, the students looked the part of high school graduates interviewing for their first job.
Sending Christmas cards has become a top priority during the holiday season for many. This boon in Christmas card demand has translated into record sales for some local businesses that produce customized Christmas cards, particularly those with pictures included in them.
Ogeechee Technical College presented a Program Showcase to hundreds of Statesboro High School students recently. Students were allowed to visit instructors from a variety of programs, including Turf Grass, Wildlife & Plantation Management, Culinary Arts, Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, Accounting, Medical Assisting and many others.
The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference, a Thursday until Saturday event, in Claxton next October.
A function that occurs mostly "behind the scenes", catering has become a very important means of revenue generation for many local restaurants.
Toiling behind the scenes, preparing "mini" testimonials in recognition of outstanding efforts, local trophy companies go unnoticed by most as their work is cherished by many.
Statesboro physician Stephen M. Jordan, M.D., was designated a certified medical director in long term care by the American Medical Directors Certification Program (AMDCP). Dr. Jordan, who specializes in internal medicine and is board certified in his field, is one of only 2,200 U.S. physicians and 63 in Georgia to have earned this certification. He has been in private practice in Statesboro since 1975.
Park Avenue Bank announces the addition of Jim Lanier and Sherrie Harville to its main Statesboro location.
Last week, the economy of neighboring Jenkins County was dealt another devastating blow when MI Windows and Doors, Inc. announced plans to close its Millen window fabrication plant by the end of December.
AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA (AgSouth) launched its newly formatted Web site, www.agsouthfc.com, last week. The new site has a different look and provides online visitors with improvements in navigation, uniformity, appearance, and accessibility to information.
A fully accredited two-year college of the University System of Georgia, Swainsboro based East Georgia College is home today to almost 1,200 students taking classes on Georgia Southern's campus. Since 1997, more than 2,500 students have attended East Georgia College at Statesboro (EGCS), and enrollment at EGCS has risen again this year by more than 260 students over last fall's attendance.
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.
A new cooperative project between East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Emory University links the Statesboro hospital's ICU by audio, video and continuous computer charting of patients' vital signs to Emory's 24/7 critical care medical staff.
Stereotypically in the South, if you hear someone refer to a man as "Bubba," you immediately have visions of "Larry the Cable Guy" and banjo music. Thanks to a new generation of southern Bubbas, that perception is changing.
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