The wait for Statesboro shoppers is nearly over as seven stores in the Statesboro Crossing retail shopping development are poised to open in the next two weeks. Located at the corner of Brannen Street and the Veterans Memorial Parkway, Statesboro Crossing is the largest retail development constructed in Statesboro since the Statesboro Mall was built in the early 1970's.
Georgia Southern students are encouraged to "think global, act local" at the university's first Student Sustainability Summit Oct. 23-25.
More than 3,000 visitors are expected to descend upon Statesboro this weekend for the Special Olympics Georgia State Fall Games. One of five statewide competitions held by the organization each year, these games may be the largest in terms of participation.
The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) announces a cost share program available for landowners in the Nevils Creek Watershed located near the Bulloch/Screven county line.
Facing as much as a 10-percent reduction in state funding for this academic school year, all of Georgia's technical colleges are implementing a four day work week for its employees as part of an overall cost reduction plan. Ogeechee Technical College enacted its new work schedule last week.
I hope you all enjoyed reading about the resurfacing of Buffalo's Cafe on Lanier Drive last week. The second restaurant on track to come back to Statesboro after an extended absence is Mellow Mushroom.
The Park Avenue Bank announces that Sam Williams, market president for Appling and Jeff Davis counties, was appointed as market president for the Statesboro market as well.
Originally founded in 1982 to help secure equipment and a stadium for Georgia Southern's renewed football program, Southern Boosters, Inc. has evolved into a formidable fundraising arm for Georgia Southern's athletics department.
If all goes as planned, Statesboro will see the opening of its newest hotel, the SpringHill Suites, on Sept. 19. Located on the southwest corner of the Veterans Memorial Parkway and Highway 67 South, the SpringHill Suites will be the largest hotel in Statesboro with 113 rooms.
The Bulloch County Farm Bureau recently presented a check for $500 to Ogeechee Technical College and the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. for use in funding an Agribusiness scholarship.
Rising food and energy costs combined with cuts in state funding have local education administrators focusing on operational efficiencies and cost cutting measures.
Lynn Bowen recently was named as executive director for the Bulloch County Chapter of the American Red Cross Disaster Services.
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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