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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


Building industry seeing much lower costs

With a 3.2 percent decrease in the construction materials price index in November, local builders and construction material suppliers are urging those interested in building a home to go ahead and do so as prices for building materials approach previous lows.

January 05, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Downturn hits United Way

There are many victims of a souring economy, but few feel it as swiftly or perhaps as harshly as those that depend upon the charity of others. Economic indicators point to unemployment rates, inflation and deflation, as well as interest rates, but these indicators do not reflect the impact that is felt by the charities that many count on for their survival.

January 05, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Bulloch housing market begins to pick up

Three weeks ago, the National Association of Realtors reported that the median price for an existing home tumbled by more than 11 percent to $183,300 in October, the largest year-over-year drop on records going back to 1968, and the lowest median sales price since March 2004. I read that news wondering if our local real estate market had seen the same decline in home values.

December 29, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Nancy Bryant appointed to GHPCO board

Nancy Bryant, executive director of Ogeechee Area Hospice, was appointed to the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Board of Directors (GHPCO).

December 29, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Hoping for ‘Heavenly’ sales

Spiral sliced hams have become a holiday "must" for many, and one local business owner is grateful for that tradition.

December 29, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Auto restorations on the rise

As sales of new automobiles plunge to historic lows nationwide, one industry seems to be reaping some benefit from the consumers' desire to hold on to their older model vehicles.

December 28, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Market District is model retail development

When local investor Bob Bryan purchased the 110-acre tract of land from the Hill family that now houses East Georgia Regional Medical Center and the Market District nearly two decades ago, most folks thought he had lost his mind.

April 13, 2015 | | Business


Cotton Patch blooms in Statesboro

While holding onto its first flouring, if you will, in Portal, the Cotton Patch Bakery has put on new growth with the Cotton Patch Bakery & Deli at 3000 Northside Drive West in Statesboro.

April 13, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Millen plant coming back

MILLEN - The Korean-based Wells Lighting company's decision to place its North American headquarters and factory in Millen promises to breathe life into a long-vacant industrial building and create 200 jobs, and potentially more, for Jenkins County and the surrounding area.

April 06, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Kidovations looking at even more expansion

There are few decisions for new parents more challenging than finding high quality, safe child care.

April 06, 2015 | | Business


Glennville banking on Boro

Previously a family home, the building being extensively renovated on Savannah Avenue near the Zetterower Avenue intersection will be the first office of the Statesboro Bank, a division of the Glennville Bank.

March 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Co-founders come 'home' to open new Zaxby's

On March 27, 1990, Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley opened their first Zaxby's restaurant just 83 steps from where Statesboro's newest Zaxby's now sits.

March 30, 2015 | | Business


Hunter Cattle earns 'Best Meat Product' award

Hunter Creek Cattle Company of Brooklet took home the prize for best meat product at the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


Portal Clyde's to return

The Clyde's Market in Portal will soon do a vanishing act, but should reappear over the next four months as an all-new store with a full-size deli and state-of-the-art gas pumps.

March 23, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ogeechee Tech success gaining statewide notice

When Dr. Dawn Cartee took over Ogeechee Technical College nearly eight years ago as the institution's fourth president, she created a pretty impressive "to-do" list. At the top of the list was one large goal - accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

March 23, 2015 | | Business


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