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Statesboro Bypass gets a contractor - finally

After years of delay and anticipation, widening of the remaining portion of the Veteran's Memorial Parkway (Statesboro Bypass) is officially underway. The portion of the Bypass stretching from Highway 301 South to Highway 301 North encompasses some of the heaviest traveled roadway in this area functioning as a main thoroughfare and not necessarily as the bypass it was intended to be.

April 11, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Statesboro High grad receives National Park honor

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve's chief of operations, Gary Youngblood, was recently named the National Park Service Alaska Region recipient of the Harry Yount Award for 2007.

April 09, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Corn planting soaring in Bulloch

Be prepared for something this area hasn't seen much of in the last several years – field upon field, planted in corn.

April 04, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Avret promoted, Lanier hired at Sea Island Bank

Alana Avret was named sales manager of Synovus Mortgage Corp. at Sea Island Bank in Statesboro while Joe Lanier joined the staff as a mortgage lending officer, said D. Wayne Akins Jr., SIB president and CEO.

April 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Local Business Briefs

Larissa Thutt joins Joselove-Filson

April 02, 2007 | From staff reports | Business


Sea Island keeps eye on the future

With an eye towards the future, Sea Island Bank in Statesboro has made an immediate impact in the Savannah market while continuing to build on its Statesboro and Metter market shares.

March 29, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


CPA firm appoints Kellum, Rountree to staff

Reddick, Riggs, Hunter and Kennedy, P.C., CPAs announce the addition of two new staff accountants to their firm.

March 27, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Brides take stage at Mall show

The Statesboro Mall hosted its largest bridal show ever this past Saturday with more than 40 vendors and an estimated 1,000 attendees. Vendors lined the corridors selling everything from honeymoon travel packages to wedding cakes and balloons.

March 21, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Clayton Anderson earns honor as Bulloch Conservationist of the Year

Clayton Anderson was named recently the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District Conservationist of the Year in Soil and Water from Bulloch County.

March 19, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Sea Island Bank names Dawn Cartee to Board

Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, was elected to the board of directors at Sea Island Bank, according to an announcement by Bruce Yawn, the bank's chairman of the board.

March 19, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Cobbtown claims Victory Lane

Construction has begun outside of Cobbtown on Victory Lane, one of the most unique residential developments being built in the United States today. With a four-and-a–half-mile road course and FAA approved airport anchoring the development, Victory Lane also will have an 18-hole golf course, fishing and recreational lakes, a lakeside clubhouse, spa and fitness facility, and a 1,600-acre nature preserve with equestrian facilities.

March 15, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


East Georgia Regional brings comprehensive neurosurgery service to Bulloch hospital

A native of the Detroit area of Michigan, Dr. Don Graham, remained a Midwesterner through most of his medical training in neurosurgery. An internship year in Largo, Fla., just after medical school and a fellowship in Tampa were precursors to a 15-year solo practice in Florida. In October 2005, however, Dr. Graham heard about Statesboro and the community's and hospital's desire for a neurosurgery program. In November 2006, he started a neurosurgical practice here.

March 13, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Metter cricket farm thrives

Located in the heart of downtown Metter, behind the Pineland State Bank, is one of the largest cricket farms in southeast Georgia. Slated to produce more than 40 million crickets in the next four months, McCorkle's Cricket Farm provides crickets, other live bait, and wholesale tackle to over 500 retail outlets in Georgia and South Carolina.

March 07, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


A campground of memories

Harry Wachniak is grateful that he has been able to build upon a legacy left by his parents and turned it into a business that he, his wife, and children have been able to enjoy for the last 10 years. As owners of the Parkwood Motel & RV Park on Highway 301 south in Statesboro, the Wachniaks have been making dramatic renovations to the facilities that his mother and father bought over 40 years ago.

February 28, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Gregg Ponder joins Farmers & Merchants

Gregg Ponder has been named to the position of Assistant Vice President at Farmers and Merchants Bank. Rick Nessmith, President of FMB, explained that Ponder's official title will be Assistant Vice President-Loan Officer.

February 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Business


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New 'Mugs and Movies' is very impressive

Over the past couple of months, Carmike Cinema 12 in Statesboro has undergone extensive exterior and interior renovations. If you have been over that way, you have noticed the repainted exterior of the building. Inside, you will also see fresh paint, wallpaper and bathroom renovations.

July 22, 2014 | | Business


Millen private prison brings jobs, cash

MILLEN - When Corrections Corporation of America built a private prison just outside Millen, officials hailed it as a boon to Jenkins County's economy, then suffering from unemployment hovering near 20 percent.

July 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Holtze sells Quality Inn; will stay in Statesboro

Everyone seems to be focused on cleaning up and redeveloping the "Blue Mile," also known as South Main Street from the County Courthouse to the main entrance of Georgia Southern.

July 14, 2014 | | Business


Statesboro architect to restore Tybee theater

Statesboro Architect Kevin Palmer of Palmer Architects has been retained by the Friends of Tybee Theater to complete the design and restoration of the Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island.

July 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Ken's IGA expands in Brooklet

In business for 36 years and a landmark at its current location for 20, Ken's IGA in Brooklet recently completed its largest store expansion so far, growing from a corner grocery to more of a supermarket, with wider aisles and a new abundance of dairy products and frozen foods.

July 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Virna’s Café brings international flair

Virna's Café is bringing new flavors to downtown Brooklet, where it is becoming a gathering place and music venue.

July 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Brooklet is Bulloch's growing small town

Hands down, the Andy Griffith Show is my favorite TV show.

July 07, 2014 | | Business


A successful season for Statesboro's Averitt Center

Football and the arts apparently have a lot in common.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - After 95 years, H.W. Smith Jewelers closing

The year was 1919, President Woodrow Wilson would sign the Versailles Treaty officially ending World War I. Prohibition was in full swing and the city of Statesboro had just completed paving the Main Streets through downtown.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Business


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