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.
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.
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.
In April 1988, when Gary Davis opened his first Subway restaurant on South Main Street, no one could imagine the incredible success the chain would have globally.
Brodie International is a Statesboro-based manufacturer with local owners, but with a sales office in Beijing and customers in the petroleum industry around the world.
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