The Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) staff and Board of Directors hosted their Annual Meeting recently at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Center and awarded two Bulloch County citizens annual tourism awards.
Certified public accountant Paula Mooney has earned the ultimate respect of her fellow professionals while carving an unusual niche in her profession. A sole practitioner working primarily as a consultant, Mooney was recently installed as the president of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA).
Bert Roughton Jr., managing editor of the print version of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will visit Georgia Southern University Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m., to present this year's Norman Fries Distinguished Lecture. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Performing Arts Center, corner of Chandler and Plant Roads.
Quietly, garnering little to no attention, the Inman Hodges family has built a mini-empire of 19 quick-serve restaurants from their unassuming offices on North Main Street in Statesboro. The Hodges have turned a single franchise agreement made with the Kentucky Fried Chicken Company (KFC) more than 40 years ago into an enviable empire of fast-food restaurants stretching from Hampton, S.C., to Brunswick in South Georgia.
Tracy Mallary earns Realtor designation
An associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University has been honored by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
Local mortgage lenders feel bombarded by national news stories reporting foreclosure and bankruptcy in the mortgage industry.
With 10 veterinarians and six veterinary hospitals, Bulloch County residents have access to some of the best animal health care in the state of Georgia.
The Governmental Operations and Legislative Affairs/Programs Committee of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Community Breakfast Forum.
Small business owners and economic development professionals from Bulloch, Evans, and Screven Counties met last month to begin the process of becoming Entrepreneur Friendly Communities.
Statesboro Imaging Center today announced that Kelly Morris has completed the certification requirements of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), and is now certified in Nuclear Medicine.
With enrollment numbers continuing to climb at Georgia Southern University, local business owners and utility providers are using various means to service the increase in business when students come back to Statesboro.
Gary Davis has been named as the newest member to serve on the Board of Directors of Farmers and Merchants Bank. The announcement was made by FMB President, Ricky Nessmith.
Statesboro's hotel industry is undergoing a major change as construction of two large hotels begins in earnest. A full service Holiday Inn is being built on the Statesboro Bypass at the corner of Brannen Street and the Bypass, and a Spring Hill Suites is going in on the southwest corner of Highway 67 and the Bypass.
Chartered in 1948 with $25,000 in capital and 250 shares, Bulloch County-based Farmers & Merchants Bank now sits solidly as Statesboro's third largest bank with deposits of more than $188 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Virna's Café is bringing new flavors to downtown Brooklet, where it is becoming a gathering place and music venue.
Hands down, the Andy Griffith Show is my favorite TV show.
Football and the arts apparently have a lot in common.
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.
Recently, I toured the site of the proposed Medient Studios off of I-16 in Effingham - A "field of dreams" idea of constructing the world's largest movie studio 30 minutes from Statesboro.
When the Coca-Cola 125 Raceway opens Friday, drivers of all ages - provided they're at least 7 years old and tall enough to reach both the steering wheel and brakes - will be able to experience the thrill of stock car racing in miniature.
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