For the last 55 years, the Statesboro Dairy Queen restaurant has been dishing up Dilly Bars and dip cones to a band of loyal customers. Even though a new restaurant now replaces the old, and the menu has changed since it initially opened in 1953, the descendents of the Husmith Marsh family continue to run one of the most successful Dairy Queen restaurants in the state of Georgia.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced the 2008 recipients of its prestigious SCTE Emerging Technologies Awards at its Conference on in Los Angeles on January 15, 2008. Greg Griffis of received the IP Innovator Award, sponsored by .The IP Innovator Award recognizes an SCTE member who, as an engineer or a manager, has displayed innovative achievement and creativity in the advancement and development of IP networking.Griffis, a senior network design engineer who focuses on designs for the backbone with Cox Business Services and Cox Digital Telephone, is an expert in IP ...
The mood of local real estate professionals ranged from optimistic to concerned at this year's Statesboro Board of Realtors annual dinner and awards banquet. With a somber mood hanging over the country's economy driven by the continued crisis in the mortgage and real estate markets nationwide, Bulloch County realtors readily acknowledged that the residential real estate boom of the last several years appears to have stalled.
Larry Allen of Statesboro was recently awarded the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award comes a $500 grant from The Allstate Foundation for the Joseph's Home For Boys, where Allen volunteers and serves on the board of directors.
Smith Barney has announced that Barbara Bart has joined the firm as a financial advisor. Dr. Bart will be located in the Savannah office reporting to Samuel Hershberger, branch office manager.
Long before obesity became what some are calling a national epidemic, Mimi Gibbons was helping local residents shed unwanted pounds. Owner of the Healthy Weigh Diet Center on Zetterower Avenue, Gibbons remembers when she initially opened in downtown Statesboro near the courthouse.
This past October, three employees of the Statesboro Popeyes Chicken restaurant brought home a "world" title. The threesome beat three teams in the Popeyes Bowl final to claim the franchise wide championship.
Kathleen Kosmoski has joined Ogeechee Technical College as the director of Resource Development and will work with the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. in support of scholarships and other programs at the College. A native of Chicago, Kosmoski most recently worked as the executive director of the American Red Cross Chapter in Augusta, but is widely known in the Bulloch County area for her seven years of work as the chapter manager at the local Red Cross Chapter.
Because of the nationwide housing slump and the squeeze on credit, many auto industry analysts are predicting a drop in U.S. auto sales by 500,000 or more vehicles in 2008, the worst performance since 1998. This prediction comes on the heels of a significant decrease in 2007 in which analysts expect sales of around 16 million vehicles down 2.6 percent from 2006's 16.5 million
Elliott Marsh of Statesboro has been selected as a participant in the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum's Leadership Development Program for 2008. Marsh, coordinator and instructor of agribusiness courses, is employed with Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro. Jimmy Hill, executive manager of the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum Foundation, said, "Elliott was chosen to participate in the year-long leadership program because of his involvement in and commitment to Georgia agriculture."
A number of you have contacted me about the "old Westside" School on Westside Road in Bulloch County. You have noticed the recent work that has been done on the structure and grounds, and have asked me to find out what is going on. Here's the "skinny."
Three marketing students at Georgia Southern University have been instrumental in the re-branding of an established Georgia company, changing its name, its look, and its Web site to reflect the company's growing list of clients and offerings.
With modules of harvested cotton lining the fields throughout Bulloch and surrounding counties, it would appear that this year's cotton crop is a big one when in reality, it is much smaller than previous years. Local cotton gin owners said that a combination of weather and higher prices being paid for other crops has lead to a significant decrease in local cotton production.
On the back of Shoney's executive business cards is the mantra of new management: restoring the Southern buffet and restaurant chain to its ''glory days.'' It is the latest attempt to revive the once-dominant comfort food chain, long known for its inexpensive buffets.
Last week, 10 students from the Bulloch County Performance Learning Center (BCPLC) took the stage to participate in the first-ever Dress for Success Fashion Show held in the William James Educational Complex cafeteria. With cameras flashing amid "oohs" and "aahs "from the audience, the students looked the part of high school graduates interviewing for their first job.
Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.
Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.
Cotton Patch Bakery delivers sweet things based on traditional recipes but with considerable creative flair - such as 15-layer cakes in seven different flavors of icing, from chocolate and caramel to Orange Dream Sickle - well beyond its home base in Portal.
If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Lately, Hendley Properties seems to have a one-company residential redevelopment program going for downtown Statesboro.
There are few smells more wonderful than freshly tilled peanuts waiting in the fields to be harvested. If you have driven around Bulloch County over the past week, you have enjoyed that smell.
Perhaps it is to be expected in an industry noted for its legacy businesses, but whether their companies consist of a single publication or dozens of media enterprises, families are dominant forces in newspapers.
Ocean Galley Seafood & Steak Express, nearing completion on Lanier Drive across from Paulson Stadium, will give the Ocean Galley chain four locations, including a second in Statesboro, its hometown.
Food World just completed a $1 million renovation of its grocery store on Fair Road in Statesboro. The announcement was made Monday by HAC, Inc., Food World's parent company.
Construction is nearly complete on a one megawatt solar farm on Highway 80 near Portal.
Darin Van Tassell is a professor, coach, businessman and president of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Now, you can add foodie entrepreneur as Van Tassell embarks on his latest venture, making and bottling Dia's Clubhouse Greek Dressing and Marinade.
The Development Authority of Bulloch County is receiving some professional guidance from Boyette Strategic Advisors for how it should be funded and fixed with land, buildings and incentives to bring more jobs to Statesboro and Bulloch County.
Bulloch Telephone Cooperative was established in 1954 and is the only locally owned Telecommunications Company in Bulloch County.
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