Over the last several months there have been numerous reports regarding budget cuts by the state of Georgia. One area that has been particularly impacted is education, both at the primary, secondary, and post secondary levels.
As Americans spend more of their leisure time at home during tough economic times, many want their homes to be a calming, uplifting haven to combat the outside forces of recessionary turbulence.
V. Sharon "Sharri" Edenfield was named to serve a second term as co-editor of "The YLD Review," the newsletter of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia, and installed June 19 during the organization's annual meeting at Amelia Island, Fla. She was sworn in by Presiding Justice George Carley of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
The T. E. Rushing family has been part of Statesboro's farming scene for three generations encompassing almost 90 years. With peanuts in the ground, Tommie and Stevie Rushing are gearing up for another harvest at the family's peanut processing facility, the T. E. Rushing Peanut Company on Harville Road.
One local family has turned their three generation barbeque sauce recipe into a money making venture producing Ole'-Time Bobby Joe's BBQ Sauce for sale in local markets and restaurants.
Stella Maris Polytechnic, a small faith-based college in Monrovia, Liberia, will receive 100 new business textbooks courtesy of the Rotary Club of Downtown Statesboro. The club's Service Committee chairman, Phil Waldrop, delivered the boxed books to the Wal-Mart Distribution Center last week, for transportation to the port in Baltimore, where they are to be loaded on a ship destined for Monrovia.
Last week's announcement by the Georgia Department of Labor that Georgia's unemployment rate had soared in May to 9.7 percent may have surprised many, but not those working in the employment/staffing industry.
Chris Mitchell's vision of a state-of-the-art commercial recording studio at Pladd Dot Music on North Main is a reality as Mitchell just recently released the fourth full CD produced and engineered there.
The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) recently installed four new board members - each with a slightly different perspective regarding priorities for the continued redevelopment of downtown.
This may be surprising to many of you, because it is somewhat counterintuitive. You would think that a "dollar" store, a store that sells everything for a dollar, would be booming right now.
Using an eclectic mix of inventory to lure customers into his clothing store, Leon Shelkoff is a master of retail parlaying his unique sense of style into a successful business. For the last 25 years, Shelkoff has operated Leon's Menswear, a clothing mainstay in the Statesboro Mall.
From a marketing perspective, we are never going back. Relying on simple advertising in a couple of key venues may no longer get the job done. Today, businesses must have an online presence. It just isn't an option.
The economy of neighboring Waynesboro (Burke County) is getting a much needed "shot in the arm" from a huge construction project that is headed our way. Elba Express, a subsidiary of the El Paso Corporation is in the process of constructing its new 190-mile Elba Express interstate natural gas pipeline which is going to run through Chatham, Effingham, Screven, Jenkins, Burke, Jefferson, Glascock, Warren, McDuffie, Wilkes, Elbert, and Hart Counties, Georgia, joining the Transco Pipeline in Anderson County, South Carolina.
Regionally known for its fine facilities and water park attraction, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department (SBCPRD) is an important part of our local economy when Georgia Southern is not in "full swing."
This past Thursday, the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau held its annual meeting highlighting a better than expected year for tourism in Bulloch County in 2008.
Bulloch First will break ground on construction of Statesboro's newest bank on Friday at 10 a.m.
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