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.
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.
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.
Prior to her death in November 2014, Lynda Brannen Williamson envisioned a foundation charged with the mission of providing servant leadership training and mentoring to ...
Farmers & Merchants Bank announces the appointment of Robert M. Benson III as vice president, business banker and manager of the Brannen Street branch in Statesboro.
Six attorneys based in Statesboro were appointed recently to serve as members of various standing, special, program and board committees of the 47,000-member State ...
WASHINGTON - As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government's largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history.
The Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University was recently ranked one of the top public health graduate programs in the nation ...
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