In 1963, Joe Johnston founded the Johnston Insurance and Real Estate Company in downtown Statesboro.
Licensed contractors around the state are concerned that work continues to be done by unlicensed builders with little to nothing that is being done about it.
Local car dealer Cleve White has opened Superior Automotive in the former location of Cleve White Nissan on U.S. Highway 301 South.
Georgia House Bill 386, which was passed in 2012, is causing quite a stir among Georgia automobile dealers as well as within the Bulloch County Tax Commissioner's office.
Bulloch Fertilizer Company will celebrate an impressive milestone this week - its 50th year in business. Founded in 1963 by Bill Mikell, John Cobb and Raybon Anderson, Bulloch Fertilizer was created in conjunction with a sister company East Georgia Liquid Feed Service.
Mark Anderson of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home recently announced that Statesboro native Bland Mathews had become a partner and owner in the business.
The economic impact of tourism in Bulloch County continues to rise as evidenced in the most recent statistics released by the Georgia Department of Economic Development - Tourism Division (GDED).
One of Statesboro's more unusual looking apartment complexes is about to undergo a complete transformation. Located at 15 East Grady Street, adjacent to the McTell Trail, the brown, two-building, 12-unit complex is going to be fully renovated by Hendley Properties.
The Hampton Inn Statesboro is close to completion, and plans are for the hotel to open in March or April. The 90-room hotel is located at 350 Brampton Avenue in the Market District on Fair Road.
Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company recently moved into its new Statesboro headquarters on the corner of South Main and Grady Streets after spending several years in a much smaller location on Zetterower Avenue.
This past year saw continued positive economic development for the city of Statesboro's historic downtown area. An interview with Downtown Statesboro Development Authority executive director Allen Muldrew yielded both highlights from 2012, in addition to the ever present challenges faced in redevelopment efforts.
There has been a major shift in philosophy at Statesboro City Hall in the past two years, and those connected with the real estate development community are glad to see it.
Susannah Lanier, agricultural educator at Southeast Bulloch High School, was one of 39 individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given at the National Association of Agricultural Educators annual convention in Atlanta earlier this month.
Since opening its doors five years ago, Southeastern Gun Supply has carved a niche in the Bulloch County area with gun collectors and enthusiasts with a shift in sales to tactical weapons.
Trish Tootle recently celebrated her 25th anniversary working with Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Over the past couple of months, Carmike Cinema 12 in Statesboro has undergone extensive exterior and interior renovations. If you have been over that way, you have noticed the repainted exterior of the building. Inside, you will also see fresh paint, wallpaper and bathroom renovations.
MILLEN - When Corrections Corporation of America built a private prison just outside Millen, officials hailed it as a boon to Jenkins County's economy, then suffering from unemployment hovering near 20 percent.
Everyone seems to be focused on cleaning up and redeveloping the "Blue Mile," also known as South Main Street from the County Courthouse to the main entrance of Georgia Southern.
Statesboro Architect Kevin Palmer of Palmer Architects has been retained by the Friends of Tybee Theater to complete the design and restoration of the Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island.
In business for 36 years and a landmark at its current location for 20, Ken's IGA in Brooklet recently completed its largest store expansion so far, growing from a corner grocery to more of a supermarket, with wider aisles and a new abundance of dairy products and frozen foods.
Virna's Café is bringing new flavors to downtown Brooklet, where it is becoming a gathering place and music venue.
Hands down, the Andy Griffith Show is my favorite TV show.
Football and the arts apparently have a lot in common.
The year was 1919, President Woodrow Wilson would sign the Versailles Treaty officially ending World War I. Prohibition was in full swing and the city of Statesboro had just completed paving the Main Streets through downtown.
Recently, I toured the site of the proposed Medient Studios off of I-16 in Effingham - A "field of dreams" idea of constructing the world's largest movie studio 30 minutes from Statesboro.
When the Coca-Cola 125 Raceway opens Friday, drivers of all ages - provided they're at least 7 years old and tall enough to reach both the steering wheel and brakes - will be able to experience the thrill of stock car racing in miniature.
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