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Lee DeLoach re-elected to AgSouth’s Board

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that Loy D. Cowart Jr. of Twin City and Lee H. DeLoach of Statesboro were reelected to the board of directors as part of the association's 2008 annual meetings. Cowart's and DeLoach's terms will expire in 2011.

December 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Bulloch gets some good news on the job front

Three weeks ago, I reported October 2008 unemployment statistics for our area promising to report the latest numbers when they became available. Last week the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) released their November 2008 statistics, and guess what? Bulloch County's unemployment rate has gone down.

December 28, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


GSU's WebMBA program gaining in popularity

Georgia Southern University's WebMBA® is attracting working professionals who are looking for a competitive edge in the current economy. The program, taught through a consortium of five universities in the state of Georgia, has been named one of the Best Buys among online MBA programs by GetEducated.com, a consumer group that rates, ranks, and verifies the cost and credibility of online colleges and online universities.

December 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Pladd Dot: Big ideas, big location

Statesboro is home to a thriving music school founded by Chris Mitchell, a full-time music educator and accomplished performer. The former Southeast Bulloch High School music and chorus instructor recently moved his business, Pladd Dot Music, into a renovated 7,000 square foot building on North Main Street.

December 22, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Ready, set … start shopping

The holiday shopping season got off to a surprisingly solid start, according to data released Saturday by a research firm. But the sales boost during the post-Thanksgiving shopathon came at the expense of profits as the nation's retailers had to slash prices to attract the crowds in a season that is expected to be the weakest in decades.

December 15, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Beth Mathews completes Ga. Leadership Academy

Twenty six technical college executives from across the state of Georgia just graduated from the Technical College System of Georgia's Executive Leadership Academy.

December 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Retailers hopeful for holidays

Local merchants are getting ready for what they hope will be a robust Christmas shopping season even though many economists believe it will be the weakest in decades. From deep discounts to discount cards, local retailers are trying to offset the sales declines that are affecting every segment of the marketplace.

December 08, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Financing Splash creates cooperation and dissension

Two weeks ago I reported that the county had decided to proceed with the expansion of Splash in the Boro, and had issued a request for loan proposals to several banks to procure funding for the project.

December 08, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Brad Williams named to FMB’s Board of Directors

Farmers and Merchants Bank president Ricky Nessmith announced the addition of Brad M. Williams to the bank's Board of Directors. Williams is a founding partner of Dabbs-Williams General Contractors which has been in business since 2000 and has grown to nearly $25 million in annual revenue and employs 35 people.

December 08, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Kahley to lead First Southern mortgage division

First Southern National Bank recently announced the promotion of Kelly Kahley to head of the Mortgage Division. She will lead the bank's business development efforts as well.

December 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Expansion is a ‘ball’ for Quality Inn

The Quality Inn and Suites on South Main Street in Statesboro is undergoing a major renovation including the addition of a ballroom and expanded meeting facilities.

December 01, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Statesboro home recognized by brick industry

Four Georgia-based architectural design firms and their building partners were recognized for outstanding skill and creativity in designing with brick at the AIA Georgia Design and Honor Awards Gala Celebration last month.

November 24, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Splash to get 'splashier' attractions

Bulloch County Commissioners recently approved a proposal from local general contractor Lavender and Associates to begin a $4 million expansion of Splash in the Boro.

November 24, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


A new vision for downtown Statesboro

Recently, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority ushered in new leadership as Allen Muldrew was named the organization's executive director. A seasoned small business owner and political consultant, Muldrew brings a unique set of skills to his new role.

November 17, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Matt Anderson joins family firm

James M. Anderson and Associates, a Statesboro surveying company announced that Matt Anderson is returning to Statesboro to join the family business.

November 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | 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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