I know that you all have already heard about Georgia's June unemployment numbers. Our state's unemployment rate eclipsed 10 percent. But what you may not know is that neighboring Jenkins County has the highest rate in the state - 20.7 percent.
One local businessman saw the culmination of a dream when he entered into a purchase agreement to buy the Car Care Center on Northside Drive in 2002. And now his dream continues.
The "stay-cation" appears to be a very real phenomenon, and the evidence of such is right here in our own backyard. The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department's water park, Splash in the Boro, is posting record attendance numbers this summer.
Dr. Todd Becker has joined Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists' offices in Claxton and Savannah. He recently graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed a comprehensive three-year surgical residency. He received extensive training in forefoot and rearfoot reconstruction, trauma, diabetic ulcers, limb salvage, heel pain and sports medicine.
Local businessman Frank C. Rozier, III was recently named chairman of the board of the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association. Owner and president of Rozier Ford Lincoln-Mercury in Statesboro, the second-generation automobile dealer assumed the helm of the association at a time considered by many to be the most difficult ever faced by the industry he represents.
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.