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Spring breaking in Ireland

Six Georgia Southern University honors students will begin a unique spring break next week when they depart Statesboro for a trip to Northern Ireland. They students will tour, volunteer and spend St. Patrick's Day working alongside some of the country's most notable artists.

March 09, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Whitaker Motors goes green

Local businessman Ken Whitaker recently sold his company Whitaker Motors to one of the largest metal recyclers in the southeast. This past January, East Point, Georgia based Newell Recycling bought the company with the intent of turning the Highway 301 South location into a collection station to feed its giant "shredder" located at the Savannah Port.

March 02, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


First Southern promotes Russell

First Southern National Bank announces the promotion of Audrey Russell to Loan Administration Officer. She will continue working in the Credit Department analyzing credit and performing loan reviews. In addition, she will manage the bank's special assets and perform other duties as needed in loan administration.

March 02, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Southern Boosters changing its name

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.

March 02, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Wise Nurseries helps ‘green’ GSU campus

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.

March 02, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Ga. Southern Spring enrollment at 16,664

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.

February 23, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


‘After hours’ networking

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.

February 23, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Three’s the charm on old BK site – hopefully

Three's the charm, or so we hope.

February 23, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Storage site for the military

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.

February 17, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Hodges Management takes fundraising seriously

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.

February 16, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Farm Bureau president to speak in Boro

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.

February 16, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Economic forum focuses on issues in southeast Georgia

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.

February 16, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


New Web site for First Southern

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.

February 09, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


‘Peace, love and the prom’

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.

February 09, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Staffing service sees hope as 2009 begins

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.

February 09, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


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Statesboro insurors earn award

Frankenmuth Insurance recently recognized Lee, Hill and Johnston Insurors of Statesboro as a "Preferred" Partner for 2015.

July 27, 2015 | | Business


Jimmy Franklin honored at state Bar meeting

During the annual grants meeting of the Georgia Bar Foundation earlier this month, Statesboro attorney Jimmy Franklin was honored for his two years of service ...

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


Rotary Club of Statesboro welcomes 2015 president, board of directors

The Rotary Club of Statesboro, a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages ...

July 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


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