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Building industry seeing much lower costs

With a 3.2 percent decrease in the construction materials price index in November, local builders and construction material suppliers are urging those interested in building a home to go ahead and do so as prices for building materials approach previous lows.

January 05, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Downturn hits United Way

There are many victims of a souring economy, but few feel it as swiftly or perhaps as harshly as those that depend upon the charity of others. Economic indicators point to unemployment rates, inflation and deflation, as well as interest rates, but these indicators do not reflect the impact that is felt by the charities that many count on for their survival.

January 05, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Bulloch housing market begins to pick up

Three weeks ago, the National Association of Realtors reported that the median price for an existing home tumbled by more than 11 percent to $183,300 in October, the largest year-over-year drop on records going back to 1968, and the lowest median sales price since March 2004. I read that news wondering if our local real estate market had seen the same decline in home values.

December 29, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Nancy Bryant appointed to GHPCO board

Nancy Bryant, executive director of Ogeechee Area Hospice, was appointed to the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Board of Directors (GHPCO).

December 29, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Hoping for ‘Heavenly’ sales

Spiral sliced hams have become a holiday "must" for many, and one local business owner is grateful for that tradition.

December 29, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Auto restorations on the rise

As sales of new automobiles plunge to historic lows nationwide, one industry seems to be reaping some benefit from the consumers' desire to hold on to their older model vehicles.

December 28, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Lee DeLoach re-elected to AgSouth’s Board

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that Loy D. Cowart Jr. of Twin City and Lee H. DeLoach of Statesboro were reelected to the board of directors as part of the association's 2008 annual meetings. Cowart's and DeLoach's terms will expire in 2011.

December 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Bulloch gets some good news on the job front

Three weeks ago, I reported October 2008 unemployment statistics for our area promising to report the latest numbers when they became available. Last week the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) released their November 2008 statistics, and guess what? Bulloch County's unemployment rate has gone down.

December 28, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


GSU's WebMBA program gaining in popularity

Georgia Southern University's WebMBA® is attracting working professionals who are looking for a competitive edge in the current economy. The program, taught through a consortium of five universities in the state of Georgia, has been named one of the Best Buys among online MBA programs by GetEducated.com, a consumer group that rates, ranks, and verifies the cost and credibility of online colleges and online universities.

December 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Pladd Dot: Big ideas, big location

Statesboro is home to a thriving music school founded by Chris Mitchell, a full-time music educator and accomplished performer. The former Southeast Bulloch High School music and chorus instructor recently moved his business, Pladd Dot Music, into a renovated 7,000 square foot building on North Main Street.

December 22, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Ready, set … start shopping

The holiday shopping season got off to a surprisingly solid start, according to data released Saturday by a research firm. But the sales boost during the post-Thanksgiving shopathon came at the expense of profits as the nation's retailers had to slash prices to attract the crowds in a season that is expected to be the weakest in decades.

December 15, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Beth Mathews completes Ga. Leadership Academy

Twenty six technical college executives from across the state of Georgia just graduated from the Technical College System of Georgia's Executive Leadership Academy.

December 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Retailers hopeful for holidays

Local merchants are getting ready for what they hope will be a robust Christmas shopping season even though many economists believe it will be the weakest in decades. From deep discounts to discount cards, local retailers are trying to offset the sales declines that are affecting every segment of the marketplace.

December 08, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Financing Splash creates cooperation and dissension

Two weeks ago I reported that the county had decided to proceed with the expansion of Splash in the Boro, and had issued a request for loan proposals to several banks to procure funding for the project.

December 08, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Brad Williams named to FMB’s Board of Directors

Farmers and Merchants Bank president Ricky Nessmith announced the addition of Brad M. Williams to the bank's Board of Directors. Williams is a founding partner of Dabbs-Williams General Contractors which has been in business since 2000 and has grown to nearly $25 million in annual revenue and employs 35 people.

December 08, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


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Bulloch Telephone unveils 2016–17 cover

Garrett Nevil, chairman of the Bulloch County Commission, was presented recently the new 2016-17 telephone directory from John Scott, general manager of Bulloch Telephone Cooperative.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


CORE partners with Boys & Girls Club

CORE Credit Union announced recently a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County in support of their Academic Enrichment Programs.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


GB Bank Group names 3 to advisory board

GB Bank Group Inc., parent company of Statesboro Bank on Savannah Avenue, recently named three members to the bank group's advisory board, including Becky ...

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Business


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