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Shiffler: Unemployment is biggest issue

Several months ago before the economy lurched into a legitimate free fall, I interviewed Dr. Ron Shiffler, dean of the Colleges of Business Administration and Information Technology at Georgia Southern University to get his opinion on the state of our economy at that time.

April 13, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Ogeechee District names top conservationist

The Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District, which is made up of Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans, Screven and Tattnall Counties, hosted the 58th Annual Awards Banquet to recognize an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to soil and water conservation.

April 06, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business

Mushroom’s opening more than mellow

When it comes to restaurants, Statesboro continues to amaze. Three weeks ago, the Mellow Mushroom pizzeria opened in the Market District behind East Georgia Regional Hospital on Bermuda Run Road.

April 06, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Focus of senior care changing

When the United States census is taken next year on April 1, 2010, the demographic snapshot of our diverse country will continue to develop into a picture of an aging nation.

April 06, 2009 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business

Hard rain good start to growing season

This past weekend, we were the recipients of a "million dollar rain". That's right. According to local University of Georgia county agent Wes Harris, it was a well timed and much needed deluge that may lay the foundation for a good growing season for local farmers.

March 30, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Carrots are king at Gerrald’s

Known for its sweet Vidalia onion production, Gerrald Farms on Highway 24 East in Statesboro has quietly become one of the largest producers of carrots in North America.

March 30, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Mark Hynko joins First Southern

First Southern National Bank has hired Mark Hynko as senior vice president of the bank.

March 23, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business

Citizens Bank of Bulloch Co. creates board of directors

David P. Beaubien, president of Citizens Bank of Bulloch County, recently announced the creation of a local board of directors. The appointed members represent a variety of area professions and related affiliations. Beaubien will also serve on the Bulloch County Board of Citizens Bank to direct the experienced group of advisors.

March 23, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business

Bulloch building industry welcomes 'Islands' project

Statesboro's construction industry has received a much needed "shot in the arm" from a major student housing project being built on Lanier Drive just outside of the Veterans Memorial Parkway.

March 23, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

‘J.D.’s’ takes old Uncle Shug’s location

I pass this location almost every day and think to myself, if I just had the "guts," I would open Jan Moore's Chicken Shack. But I don't, and I didn't, and someone with far more entrepreneurial fortitude than I has beaten me to the punch.

March 23, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Five physicians join staff at East Georgia

East Georgia Regional Medical Center recently announced the addition of five new physicians to its staff.

March 16, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business

Free health clinic to open

Inspired by the presidential election of 2008 in which healthcare services for the uninsured became a hotly debated topic, two Georgia Southern students decided to form an organization to address that issue on a local level.

March 16, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Seeing more clearly at EGRMC

When East Georgia Regional Medical Center upgraded to a state-of-the-art General Electric 1.5 TESLA high definition Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner in 2008, it allowed the 150-bed hospital to offer superior medical diagnostic capabilities which are often only found in elite teaching hospitals.

March 09, 2009 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business

Spring breaking in Ireland

Six Georgia Southern University honors students will begin a unique spring break next week when they depart Statesboro for a trip to Northern Ireland. They students will tour, volunteer and spend St. Patrick's Day working alongside some of the country's most notable artists.

March 09, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business

Whitaker Motors goes green

Local businessman Ken Whitaker recently sold his company Whitaker Motors to one of the largest metal recyclers in the southeast. This past January, East Point, Georgia based Newell Recycling bought the company with the intent of turning the Highway 301 South location into a collection station to feed its giant "shredder" located at the Savannah Port.

March 02, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

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