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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James M. Anderson and Associates, a Statesboro surveying company announced that Matt Anderson is returning to Statesboro to join the family business.
In what appears to be a sign of difficult financial times, two local car dealerships have closed in Statesboro - Trapnell Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep on Highway 301 South and NeSmith Select on the Veterans Memorial Parkway.
Georgia Southern University released its enrollment figures for the Fall 2008 semester last week showing record growth in enrollment, student retention, and an all-time high average SAT score by incoming freshmen.
In the next few weeks, work is scheduled to begin on another new apartment complex near Georgia Southern University. The Grove in Statesboro is going to be built on a very large parcel in the Market District development behind the Market District Center, home of McAlister's Deli and Blount, Burke, Wimberly, and Hendricks Insurors among others.
Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College, recently announced the appointment of three new members to Ogeechee Tech's local Board of Directors. Rachel C. Edwards, Ray Lynes McKinney, Jr., and Hoke Reeves, III, were recently installed by Superior Court Judge Gates Peed at a meeting on the College ... ![endif]-->!--[if>!-->![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>
You know that Fall has arrived, and the weather is sure to turn cooler when roadside pumpkin patches spring up. One of the most noted local pumpkin patches belongs to Rick Poppell, owner of Poppell's Produce in Jesup.
In an announcement made by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue earlier this month, F. Thomas "Tommy" David of Statesboro was named an At Large Representative for the Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).
Brannen Morton joins Herald staff as digital specialist
SAVANNAH - The top executive over Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick said he expects another record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a labor dispute on the West Coast.
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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