Long before obesity became what some are calling a national epidemic, Mimi Gibbons was helping local residents shed unwanted pounds. Owner of the Healthy Weigh Diet Center on Zetterower Avenue, Gibbons remembers when she initially opened in downtown Statesboro near the courthouse.
This past October, three employees of the Statesboro Popeyes Chicken restaurant brought home a "world" title. The threesome beat three teams in the Popeyes Bowl final to claim the franchise wide championship.
Kathleen Kosmoski has joined Ogeechee Technical College as the director of Resource Development and will work with the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. in support of scholarships and other programs at the College. A native of Chicago, Kosmoski most recently worked as the executive director of the American Red Cross Chapter in Augusta, but is widely known in the Bulloch County area for her seven years of work as the chapter manager at the local Red Cross Chapter.
Because of the nationwide housing slump and the squeeze on credit, many auto industry analysts are predicting a drop in U.S. auto sales by 500,000 or more vehicles in 2008, the worst performance since 1998. This prediction comes on the heels of a significant decrease in 2007 in which analysts expect sales of around 16 million vehicles down 2.6 percent from 2006's 16.5 million
Elliott Marsh of Statesboro has been selected as a participant in the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum's Leadership Development Program for 2008. Marsh, coordinator and instructor of agribusiness courses, is employed with Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro. Jimmy Hill, executive manager of the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum Foundation, said, "Elliott was chosen to participate in the year-long leadership program because of his involvement in and commitment to Georgia agriculture."
A number of you have contacted me about the "old Westside" School on Westside Road in Bulloch County. You have noticed the recent work that has been done on the structure and grounds, and have asked me to find out what is going on. Here's the "skinny."
Three marketing students at Georgia Southern University have been instrumental in the re-branding of an established Georgia company, changing its name, its look, and its Web site to reflect the company's growing list of clients and offerings.
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.
Brannen Smith with Sea Island Bank, a divison of Synovus Bank in Statesboro has graduated from the Georgia Banking School. The graduation ceremony took place May 8 at the Georgia Center's UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens. Smith also was chosen as the Graduate of Distinction from his graduating class.
Sea Island Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that Tina Haranda was promoted to assistant vice president and assistant branch manager of the Main Office Branch.
Current and former members of AgSouth Farm Credit received nearly $44 million in two separate distributions this spring. Customers in Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, and Jenkins counties received more than $1.3 million in cash.
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