Unfortunately, speculation and rumor are the byproduct of uncertain and frightening times. Right now, I think it is fair to say that the rumor mill is running rampant, particularly as it regards local restaurants.
Fairytale Rentals earns award
Lucindia Chance, Ed.D., dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, has been named a Fulbright Specialist by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
With a 3.2 percent decrease in the construction materials price index in November, local builders and construction material suppliers are urging those interested in building a home to go ahead and do so as prices for building materials approach previous lows.
There are many victims of a souring economy, but few feel it as swiftly or perhaps as harshly as those that depend upon the charity of others. Economic indicators point to unemployment rates, inflation and deflation, as well as interest rates, but these indicators do not reflect the impact that is felt by the charities that many count on for their survival.
Three weeks ago, the National Association of Realtors reported that the median price for an existing home tumbled by more than 11 percent to $183,300 in October, the largest year-over-year drop on records going back to 1968, and the lowest median sales price since March 2004. I read that news wondering if our local real estate market had seen the same decline in home values.
Nancy Bryant, executive director of Ogeechee Area Hospice, was appointed to the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Board of Directors (GHPCO).
Spiral sliced hams have become a holiday "must" for many, and one local business owner is grateful for that tradition.
As sales of new automobiles plunge to historic lows nationwide, one industry seems to be reaping some benefit from the consumers' desire to hold on to their older model vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty six technical college executives from across the state of Georgia just graduated from the Technical College System of Georgia's Executive Leadership Academy.
Brannen Smith with Sea Island Bank, a divison of Synovus Bank in Statesboro has graduated from the Georgia Banking School. The graduation ceremony took place May 8 at the Georgia Center's UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens. Smith also was chosen as the Graduate of Distinction from his graduating class.
Sea Island Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that Tina Haranda was promoted to assistant vice president and assistant branch manager of the Main Office Branch.
Current and former members of AgSouth Farm Credit received nearly $44 million in two separate distributions this spring. Customers in Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, and Jenkins counties received more than $1.3 million in cash.
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