With today's opening of the new, full-service Holiday Inn at the intersection of the Veteran's Parkway and Brannen Street, Statesboro has entered a new era in hotel lodging.
When Roy Akins opened Southeastern Marketing Advertising & Public Relations in 1984, some local residents thought Akins had made a mistake.
A capacity crowd of more than 400 attended Bulloch Telephone Cooperative's annual meeting last month at the Russell Union Theater on the campus of Georgia Southern University. There were 307 members who received a $10 credit on next month's telephone bill by attending the meeting.
Like millions of Americans, residents of Bulloch County rode the real estate wave in the 1990s. But unlike many communities, Statesboro claimed a growing college, which helped to accelerate the economic boom in the area.
(Note: The following is the first of two articles looking back at how the real estate industry changed through the years in Statesboro and Bulloch County. The next article will appear in next week's Business Monday section.)
With the recent completion of a new corporate hangar for jets, the Statesboro/Bulloch County Airport (SBCA) has become a strong alternative to the Savannah Airport for companies and recreational flyers looking for a place to park their planes.
Gasoline and crude oil jumped to new records last week, with gas rising three cents to an average national price of nearly $3.65 a gallon and oil crossing $124 a barrel for the first time. Diesel prices also rose, adding 0.9 cent to match a record national average of $4.251 a gallon.
First Southern National Bank announces the promotion of Sarah Chester to assistant banking officer / deposit specialist.
Ogeechee Technical College has a new degree program that is garnering much attention around the state and in the southeast. According to Barry Turner, executive director of public relations, OTC is the only educational institution in the country to have a Radiology Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Specialist program.
About 200 people came out to participate in the first annual Economic Empowerment Summit sponsored by the African American Business Owner's Coalition. The summit was held April 26 at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University. The summit consisted of a day-long series of workshops, panel discussions and training sessions designed to provide participants with the essential tools and information they needed to effectively and successfully operate their businesses and improve their communities. Jack Hill, Republican senator for Georgia's 4th District and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee opened the summit's morning ...
Farmers and Merchants Bank President Ricky Nessmith announced the retirement of Billy Tyson from the bank's Board of Directors. The board bestowed upon Tyson the title of Director Emeritus in recognition of his over 40 years of service which has benefited Farmers and Merchants Bank. A resolution read at the board meeting recognized Tyson's distinctive service which began in 1968. In 1970 he joined tbe Board of Directors, and served as President of the bank from 1974 to 1991. He served a Chairman of the Board in 1991. During his tenure that spans the past 40 years, his ...
The latest design in on-road vehicles made its way to Statesboro last week as the crew of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) unveiled the Can-Am Spyder roadster at Polaris America of Statesboro on Highway 80 East.
Martin NeSmith of NeSmith Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac-GMC in Claxton was named a General Motors Dealer Of The Year today in New York City and presented with the prestigious Jack Smith Leadership Award. NeSmith is one of only 115 GM dealers out of 6,700 in the U.S. who were recognized for their exceptional sales performance and superior customer service.
This Wednesday, the small business committee of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce will honor four businesses at its annual "Small Business of the Year" luncheon selecting one to receive this year's coveted award. The four nominees are Coldwell Banker/Tanner Realty, Olive Branch Design & Landscape, the franchisee of the Statesboro Sonic Drive-In Restaurant, and the Statesboro School of Dance. Below is a description of each nominee in conjunction with a brief interview.
Statesboro realtor Pat Hirsch has had a busy year. But what's new?
The certified public accounting firm of Dabbs, Hickman, Hill and Cannon, LLP announces that Tal R. Johnson, Vivian S. Myers and Austin K. York were named as partners with the firm. In their new leadership capacity, they join a firm that has served clients for nearly 50 years.
Bulloch County Farm Bureau Director David Cromley and his wife Jamie were named recently as chairs of the 2015 Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee.
Statesboro's newest pizza place doesn't really cook anything in the sense of heating it. Instead, Papa Murphy's Pizza crew members make fresh pizza dough, form it into crusts, top them with other fresh ingredients, and hand customers the pizzas with instructions on how to bake them at home.
A quick poll of local retailers show what seems to be one of the best Christmas selling seasons, even rivaling the pre-recession period.
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