Wednesday's presentation of the 2008 Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year Award may just have a little more meaning than it has in the last several years.
Lisa Yocco was presented with the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University 2009 Honors Day Convocation held at the Performing Arts Center earlier this month. Yocco is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
On April 8, Viracon celebrated its 10th year of operation in Bulloch County's Gateway Industrial Park. Local community leaders joined corporate executives from the company's Owatonna, Minn., headquarters to mark a milestone anniversary which was a welcome sight in today's tough economic climate.
Saturday marks the beginning of the second season of the Main Street Farmers Market in downtown Statesboro. Taking residence again in the Sea Island Bank parking lot, this farmers market has grown into a legitimate Saturday morning event attracting both locals and visitors alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Southern National Bank has hired Mark Hynko as senior vice president of the bank.
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.
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.
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.
East Georgia Regional Medical Center recently announced the addition of five new physicians to its staff.