This week, 80 Georgia Southern University freshmen will begin their college career with BUILD, a volunteer leadership and service opportunity that gives them a head start on their college experience. It is the third year Southern Pathways has conducted BUILD, an acronym that stands for Building Undergraduate Involvement in Leadership Development.
Georgia Southern University has named Ronald J. Core, Ed.D. as interim vice president of business and finance. He replaces Joe Franklin who recently retired following a distinguished career at the institution.
Dr. Core, who has 33 years of experience in higher education administration, previously served as vice president of business and finance at Georgia Southern University from 1997-2004. Prior to returning to Georgia Southern University, Dr. Core served as vice chancellor of business affairs for University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNC Wilmington) with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. While at UNC Wilmington, Dr. Core was responsible ...
Even as the auto industry struggles mightily in the face of a shrinking American economy, local automotive dealer Robbie Franklin continues to walk with a spring in his step and a gleam in his eyes.
Last week's installation of Lynda Williamson as the first female president of the Rotary Club of Statesboro proved to be a celebrated milestone of just how far women have come as respected professionals in Statesboro's business community.
What do you get when you mix an interior designer, an artist, paint, wood and some creative juice? Yard Whimzees. The new Statesboro business was started by Liz Marsh and Donna Purvis.
Working in temperatures that regularly exceed 140 degrees, local air conditioning repair technicians face extreme working conditions as the summer heat settles in.
More than 600 job seekers gathered at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Building last week for the 2008 Southeast Georgia Regional Job Fair and Career Expo.
Metter native Steven Snell has joined the staff of Sea Island Bank as a consumer and small business lender according to an announcement by Billy Patterson Jr, senior vice president and city executive of the bank's Metter office.
With today's opening of the new, full-service Holiday Inn at the intersection of the Veteran's Parkway and Brannen Street, Statesboro has entered a new era in hotel lodging.
When Roy Akins opened Southeastern Marketing Advertising & Public Relations in 1984, some local residents thought Akins had made a mistake.
A capacity crowd of more than 400 attended Bulloch Telephone Cooperative's annual meeting last month at the Russell Union Theater on the campus of Georgia Southern University. There were 307 members who received a $10 credit on next month's telephone bill by attending the meeting.
Like millions of Americans, residents of Bulloch County rode the real estate wave in the 1990s. But unlike many communities, Statesboro claimed a growing college, which helped to accelerate the economic boom in the area.
(Note: The following is the first of two articles looking back at how the real estate industry changed through the years in Statesboro and Bulloch County. The next article will appear in next week's Business Monday section.)
With the recent completion of a new corporate hangar for jets, the Statesboro/Bulloch County Airport (SBCA) has become a strong alternative to the Savannah Airport for companies and recreational flyers looking for a place to park their planes.
Gasoline and crude oil jumped to new records last week, with gas rising three cents to an average national price of nearly $3.65 a gallon and oil crossing $124 a barrel for the first time. Diesel prices also rose, adding 0.9 cent to match a record national average of $4.251 a gallon.
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.
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.
Construction is nearly complete on a one megawatt solar farm on Highway 80 near Portal.
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.
The Development Authority of Bulloch County is receiving some professional guidance from Boyette Strategic Advisors for how it should be funded and fixed with land, buildings and incentives to bring more jobs to Statesboro and Bulloch County.
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.
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