According to Portal natives, Lee DeLoach and Marion Hulsey, it has been 35 years since a restaurant was built there.
Averting possible closure, one of Bulloch County's two public golf courses is now under new management. Statesboro residents, Ernest Kelley and James Cannady, have entered into a lease-purchase agreement with the ownership group of Southern Links Golf Club on Golf Club Road, and have assumed day-to-day management of the course and its financial operations.
As many area retailers take a long awaited break from the marathon holiday shopping season, local health and fitness gyms are gearing up for their "busy season" – January through April.
Statesboro's tallest building and local landmark, the Summit Apartments, is undergoing a $4.2 million renovation encompassing both the inside and outside. Purchased this past April by the Ambling Companies based in Valdosta, Ga., the six story building on North Main Street is losing its minimalist, institutional facade in favor of a warmer, more appealing outer shell in conjunction with a complete interior overhaul.
When Robert Wiggins bought four acres of land fronting Highway 80 in 1978, he wasn't exactly sure what he was going to do with it.
Over the next 15 years, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health will have a major impact on southeast Georgia's regional economy, according the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development (BBRED) at Georgia Southern University. By 2020, the college-one of eight at Georgia Southern-will support 146 new jobs, resulting in an estimated $7.3 million in additional goods and services produced. It will create an additional $10.7 million in personal income.
In 2002, manufacturing operations at the Daniel Measurement and Control industrial plant in Statesboro had ground to a virtual halt. Daniel Measurement and Control owner, Emerson (NYSE: EMR), had moved production of many of Daniel's product lines to Mexico resulting in a greatly underutilized facility.
The serious holiday shoppers were back in the nation's stores and malls over the weekend, buying in earnest but also making sure they came away with great bargains.
Dear Kate & Dale: Recently a member of our support staff quit. She had told other employees that she was looking for a new job, which I heard about secondhand. I was told by one of the partners of our firm that I should have told him about her. My question is: If I hear that a person is seeking new employment, what obligation do I have to pass on such information?– Mitchell
The dream held by many local equine enthusiasts of Bulloch County building an agricultural arena is about to come true. Bulloch County manager, Tom Couch, said a team has been put together to develop plans for the new facility which will be located on Langston Chapel Road across from Langston Chapel Middle and Elementary schools.
From the small town of Louisville, Georgia, a community banking power has emerged. Founded in 1902 in the historic town that once served as Georgia's capital, the Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company has 20 branch facilities scattered from Augusta to Savannah including an office in Statesboro.
The Grant Committee of the Hospital Authority of Bulloch County recently made awards totaling $24,600.
Denise Roberts was named 2006-2007 Ogeechee Technical College's Support Staff of the Year.
Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.
Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.
Cotton Patch Bakery delivers sweet things based on traditional recipes but with considerable creative flair - such as 15-layer cakes in seven different flavors of icing, from chocolate and caramel to Orange Dream Sickle - well beyond its home base in Portal.
If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Lately, Hendley Properties seems to have a one-company residential redevelopment program going for downtown Statesboro.
There are few smells more wonderful than freshly tilled peanuts waiting in the fields to be harvested. If you have driven around Bulloch County over the past week, you have enjoyed that smell.
Perhaps it is to be expected in an industry noted for its legacy businesses, but whether their companies consist of a single publication or dozens of media enterprises, families are dominant forces in newspapers.
Ocean Galley Seafood & Steak Express, nearing completion on Lanier Drive across from Paulson Stadium, will give the Ocean Galley chain four locations, including a second in Statesboro, its hometown.
Food World just completed a $1 million renovation of its grocery store on Fair Road in Statesboro. The announcement was made Monday by HAC, Inc., Food World's parent company.
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