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.
Sending Christmas cards has become a top priority during the holiday season for many. This boon in Christmas card demand has translated into record sales for some local businesses that produce customized Christmas cards, particularly those with pictures included in them.
Ogeechee Technical College presented a Program Showcase to hundreds of Statesboro High School students recently. Students were allowed to visit instructors from a variety of programs, including Turf Grass, Wildlife & Plantation Management, Culinary Arts, Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, Accounting, Medical Assisting and many others.
The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference, a Thursday until Saturday event, in Claxton next October.
A function that occurs mostly "behind the scenes", catering has become a very important means of revenue generation for many local restaurants.
Toiling behind the scenes, preparing "mini" testimonials in recognition of outstanding efforts, local trophy companies go unnoticed by most as their work is cherished by many.
Statesboro physician Stephen M. Jordan, M.D., was designated a certified medical director in long term care by the American Medical Directors Certification Program (AMDCP). Dr. Jordan, who specializes in internal medicine and is board certified in his field, is one of only 2,200 U.S. physicians and 63 in Georgia to have earned this certification. He has been in private practice in Statesboro since 1975.
Park Avenue Bank announces the addition of Jim Lanier and Sherrie Harville to its main Statesboro location.
Last week, the economy of neighboring Jenkins County was dealt another devastating blow when MI Windows and Doors, Inc. announced plans to close its Millen window fabrication plant by the end of December.
AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA (AgSouth) launched its newly formatted Web site, www.agsouthfc.com, last week. The new site has a different look and provides online visitors with improvements in navigation, uniformity, appearance, and accessibility to information.
A fully accredited two-year college of the University System of Georgia, Swainsboro based East Georgia College is home today to almost 1,200 students taking classes on Georgia Southern's campus. Since 1997, more than 2,500 students have attended East Georgia College at Statesboro (EGCS), and enrollment at EGCS has risen again this year by more than 260 students over last fall's attendance.
Local businessman and self-proclaimed inventor Isaac Boatwright is hoping that years of hard work will pay off in a patent for his invention - the Power Visor. Boatwright recently submitted paperwork on the Power Visor to the United States Patents Office and is expecting a patent pending number in the next two months.
An upcoming certificate course offered by Georgia Southern University will review core employment knowledge needed by human resource personnel, office and division managers, and business owners.
Starting in October, AgSouth Farm Credit in Statesboro will join a new training program aimed at helping beginning and young farmers.
Valentine's Day is Saturday, and many businesses have offered ways to please your significant other for weeks now. But one group of merchandisers experiences a rush around Feb. 14 unlike other trades - the floral business.
"There are two people in your life, your mother and your sweetie, that must be taken very good care of, and there is no better holiday to do this than Valentine's Day," said John Hatcher, co-owner of the Hen House in the Statesboro Mall.
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