The year was 1919, President Woodrow Wilson would sign the Versailles Treaty officially ending World War I. Prohibition was in full swing and the city of Statesboro had just completed paving the Main Streets through downtown.
Recently, I toured the site of the proposed Medient Studios off of I-16 in Effingham - A "field of dreams" idea of constructing the world's largest movie studio 30 minutes from Statesboro.
When the Coca-Cola 125 Raceway opens Friday, drivers of all ages - provided they're at least 7 years old and tall enough to reach both the steering wheel and brakes - will be able to experience the thrill of stock car racing in miniature.
Sharri Edenfield of Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, P.C., in Statesboro was installed as the 68th president of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia on June 6 during the organization's annual meeting. She was sworn in by her uncle, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Judge B. Avant Edenfield.
I have always heard that two keys to success in business are: Keep your overhead low and keep your opinions to yourself.
Flavors of Louisiana with just a hint of Asia at The Boiling Shrimp, open since April 25, bring freshly prepared seafood back to the one-time Captain Joe's building on U.S. 301 South.
Have you ever met a person and wondered, after a few minutes of conversation, why in the world they are in Statesboro?
New children's clothier Three Gents and relocated floral shop Fleurish are sharing a handsomely remodeled corner shop across North Main Street from the courthouse in downtown Statesboro.
The year was 1974 and our country was experiencing tough financial times with interest rates reaching double digits. Local high school principal Hubert Tankersley saw how this was adversely affecting educators in reaching their financial goals.
Now in its 11th year, Splash in the Boro continues to be an extremely popular attraction for Bulloch County and a source of fun for families.
The intersection of Burkhalter and Pretoria Rushing roads might become much busier within a couple of years.
More high leaping, long jumping, fast swimming DockDogs dogs than ever before are traveling to Statesboro for the third annual Anderson's Summer Splash, a three-day event beginning Friday morning at Anderson's General Store.
A sparkling clean car always makes your day a little brighter.
Architectural glass fabricator Viracon had Gov. Nathan Deal as lead speaker for an announcement Tuesday that the company is adding 125 jobs at its Statesboro factory.
It is almost impossible to drive around the city or county and without noticing commercial construction projects. I encourage you this week to pay particular attention to the residential growth, especially the detached (individual family residence) home market.
Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.
Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.
Cotton Patch Bakery delivers sweet things based on traditional recipes but with considerable creative flair - such as 15-layer cakes in seven different flavors of icing, from chocolate and caramel to Orange Dream Sickle - well beyond its home base in Portal.
If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Lately, Hendley Properties seems to have a one-company residential redevelopment program going for downtown Statesboro.
There are few smells more wonderful than freshly tilled peanuts waiting in the fields to be harvested. If you have driven around Bulloch County over the past week, you have enjoyed that smell.
Perhaps it is to be expected in an industry noted for its legacy businesses, but whether their companies consist of a single publication or dozens of media enterprises, families are dominant forces in newspapers.
Ocean Galley Seafood & Steak Express, nearing completion on Lanier Drive across from Paulson Stadium, will give the Ocean Galley chain four locations, including a second in Statesboro, its hometown.
Food World just completed a $1 million renovation of its grocery store on Fair Road in Statesboro. The announcement was made Monday by HAC, Inc., Food World's parent company.
Construction is nearly complete on a one megawatt solar farm on Highway 80 near Portal.
Darin Van Tassell is a professor, coach, businessman and president of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Now, you can add foodie entrepreneur as Van Tassell embarks on his latest venture, making and bottling Dia's Clubhouse Greek Dressing and Marinade.
The Development Authority of Bulloch County is receiving some professional guidance from Boyette Strategic Advisors for how it should be funded and fixed with land, buildings and incentives to bring more jobs to Statesboro and Bulloch County.
Bulloch Telephone Cooperative was established in 1954 and is the only locally owned Telecommunications Company in Bulloch County.
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