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.
Edward Jones financial advisor Tom Armstrong announced today that a second financial advisor, Wade Elliott, has joined his office in Statesboro.
Nestled serenely among a stand of pine trees on Jones Mill Road is a hospital that has quietly grown to be one of the most respected nationwide in the field of alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Since 1971, Willingway Hospital has played host to over 20,000 patients, many of whom have decided to remain in Statesboro to continue both their treatment and their lives.
Frank C. Rozier III has returned to the chairmanship of the Board of Directors of FMB Equibanc, Inc and Farmers and Merchants Bank. He succeeds R. Earl Dabbs who is retiring from the board after having served as board chairman for the past two years.
With new leadership firmly in place, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) and Main Street Statesboro have positioned themselves to begin another chapter of redevelopment in Statesboro's city center.
Kelly M. Smith, PharmD, was granted tenure in her role as associate professor, pharmacy practice and science, at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College, has announced that the Executive Board of the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. has appointed Hoke S. Reeves to the office of secretary of the foundation effective July 1.
V. Sharon "Sharri" Edenfield of Statesboro was honored for her outstanding service by the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia during the organization's annual meeting June 14-16 at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
By LUKE MARTIN
Statesboro resident Brian Welker made the best of a bad situation when he started washing windows 15 years ago.
Jon Johnson joins Viracon Statesboro
For different reasons, two Bulloch County farm families have come to the same conclusion, growing produce organically is the future for them. Al Clark, owner of Clark & Sons Organics in Portal, recently received state certification to grow organic produce on eight of his 100 acres. Jim and Connie Hayes, owners of Healthy Hollow Farm near Stilson, are awaiting certification this fall of 20 acres within their 600 acre farm.
Brian Moore was named chair of the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology at Georgia Southern University.
Local builders are gearing up for a statewide change in the building code going into effect July 1.
Statesboro attorney Hal Roach, Jr. was elected vice chairman of the Georgia State Personnel Board. Roach was appointed to the State Personnel Board by Gov. Sonny Perdue in 2006.
The City of Statesboro recently honored Peggy Chapman for her outstanding contributions to the city and to the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Whitfield Signs, which helps other businesses and organizations gain exposure and brand-recognition, is gaining an enviable level of exposure because of one major client, Georgia Southern University Athletics.
Recently, my pastor Scott Moore spoke to us on the blessings of wealth. In that sermon, he explained that if you have a car, you're inside the top 10 percent of the world's wealthiest people and if you have Internet at home you're inside the top 3 percent.
The Georgia Southern Business Innovation Group (BIG) will participate in "Global Entrepreneurship Week," Nov. 17-22. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a Kauffman Foundation initiative, is a worldwide celebration of the innovators and job creators that bring ideas to life.
In 2006, Bethany Assisted Living Inc. was the recipient of a major gift from the Gesmon Neville Family. Coupled with a partial purchase, Bethany was able to acquire the single largest undeveloped tract of real property within the city limits of Statesboro, known as the Neville Family Farm.
Wall Orthodontics relocated to its new office this week at 1512 Brampton Ave., beside the new Parker's. It is beautifully designed, and I believe it will enhance their clients' experiences along with increasing efficiency.
When the Fab Lab, devoted to developing ideas for new products and businesses, opens in the building next to Georgia Southern University's existing City Campus in downtown Statesboro, the alley between the two will be transformed into an open-ended "outdoor room" with a glass roof.
For nearly 30 years, my wife, Lori, and I have operated Lori Grice Photography on East Main Street in downtown Statesboro. We have seen the ebb and flow of businesses in the core of downtown. We understand the struggle of operating a small business, especially on Main Street. There are both challenges and rewards in doing so. Each of us who chooses to operate a businesses in the core of downtown has made a special commitment to our community to invest in, and continue to work toward, maintaining a thriving downtown.
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