Statesboro's hotel industry is undergoing a major change as construction of two large hotels begins in earnest. A full service Holiday Inn is being built on the Statesboro Bypass at the corner of Brannen Street and the Bypass, and a Spring Hill Suites is going in on the southwest corner of Highway 67 and the Bypass.
Chartered in 1948 with $25,000 in capital and 250 shares, Bulloch County-based Farmers & Merchants Bank now sits solidly as Statesboro's third largest bank with deposits of more than $188 million.
Edward Jones financial advisor Tom Armstrong announced today that a second financial advisor, Wade Elliott, has joined his office in Statesboro.
Nestled serenely among a stand of pine trees on Jones Mill Road is a hospital that has quietly grown to be one of the most respected nationwide in the field of alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Since 1971, Willingway Hospital has played host to over 20,000 patients, many of whom have decided to remain in Statesboro to continue both their treatment and their lives.
Frank C. Rozier III has returned to the chairmanship of the Board of Directors of FMB Equibanc, Inc and Farmers and Merchants Bank. He succeeds R. Earl Dabbs who is retiring from the board after having served as board chairman for the past two years.
With new leadership firmly in place, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) and Main Street Statesboro have positioned themselves to begin another chapter of redevelopment in Statesboro's city center.
Kelly M. Smith, PharmD, was granted tenure in her role as associate professor, pharmacy practice and science, at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College, has announced that the Executive Board of the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. has appointed Hoke S. Reeves to the office of secretary of the foundation effective July 1.
V. Sharon "Sharri" Edenfield of Statesboro was honored for her outstanding service by the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia during the organization's annual meeting June 14-16 at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
By LUKE MARTIN
Statesboro resident Brian Welker made the best of a bad situation when he started washing windows 15 years ago.
Jon Johnson joins Viracon Statesboro
For different reasons, two Bulloch County farm families have come to the same conclusion, growing produce organically is the future for them. Al Clark, owner of Clark & Sons Organics in Portal, recently received state certification to grow organic produce on eight of his 100 acres. Jim and Connie Hayes, owners of Healthy Hollow Farm near Stilson, are awaiting certification this fall of 20 acres within their 600 acre farm.
Brian Moore was named chair of the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology at Georgia Southern University.
Local builders are gearing up for a statewide change in the building code going into effect July 1.
An agreement to buy the full output of a 20-megawatt solar project planned for construction in southeast Georgia will increase Green Power EMC's ability to deliver electricity from renewable sources by more than 60 percent.
H.A. Sack Co., Inc. just celebrated going more than one million hours without a lost time injury.
Over the past couple of months, Carmike Cinema 12 in Statesboro has undergone extensive exterior and interior renovations. If you have been over that way, you have noticed the repainted exterior of the building. Inside, you will also see fresh paint, wallpaper and bathroom renovations.
MILLEN - When Corrections Corporation of America built a private prison just outside Millen, officials hailed it as a boon to Jenkins County's economy, then suffering from unemployment hovering near 20 percent.
Everyone seems to be focused on cleaning up and redeveloping the "Blue Mile," also known as South Main Street from the County Courthouse to the main entrance of Georgia Southern.
Statesboro Architect Kevin Palmer of Palmer Architects has been retained by the Friends of Tybee Theater to complete the design and restoration of the Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island.
In business for 36 years and a landmark at its current location for 20, Ken's IGA in Brooklet recently completed its largest store expansion so far, growing from a corner grocery to more of a supermarket, with wider aisles and a new abundance of dairy products and frozen foods.
Virna's Café is bringing new flavors to downtown Brooklet, where it is becoming a gathering place and music venue.
Hands down, the Andy Griffith Show is my favorite TV show.
Football and the arts apparently have a lot in common.
The year was 1919, President Woodrow Wilson would sign the Versailles Treaty officially ending World War I. Prohibition was in full swing and the city of Statesboro had just completed paving the Main Streets through downtown.
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