Although market conditions remained difficult for realtors and sellers of single family homes this past year in Bulloch County, real estate activity increased slightly over the year before.
NEW YORK - The good news is that Wall Street experts think stock prices will rise more than 10 percent next year. The bad news is that they expected big gains in 2011 and got nearly zero instead.
Imagine what it would be like if Statesboro had been the home of Google, Facebook or Microsoft – software giants that have had and continue to have multibillion dollar economic impacts on the communities in which they are based.
After six years of preparation, Pam Knight's dream of becoming a restaurant owner came true when she opened Brooklet Landing in September.
With the state unemployment rate holding at more than 10 percent, many Georgia residents are struggling to find a job, unless perhaps, they are a recent graduate of one of Georgia's technical colleges.
Although renovations have been put on hold during the busy holiday shopping season, the Statesboro Mall is taking on a new look as its owners embark on a major facelift of Statesboro's renowned shopping landmark.
A recent study by Georgia Southern University shows a marked decrease in consumer confidence leading into the 2011 holiday buying season - a trend some researchers say could be troubling to retailers.
In a recent forum hosted by the Home Builders Association of Statesboro, several public officials and business leaders reported on economic conditions here and around the state.
Dr. Dale Grant, president of the Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors, announced that Lisa Stiffler Rogers, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., has joined the Board, and was sworn in at the October meeting.
This coming weekend marks the fourth annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and the last Saturday Farmers Market of this season. The Turkey Trot has grown every year with several hundred runners expected for this year's event.
It's a kick in the gut even for students and families hardened to bad financial news: Average in-state tuition and fees at Georgia's four-year public colleges rose another $631 this fall, or 8.3 percent, compared to a year ago.
The grand re-opening of the Statesboro Belk store last week was a huge success as hundreds of shoppers and dozens of business leaders came to see the newly remodeled 87,000-square-foot store at the Statesboro Mall.
With construction of one new apartment complex well underway, and three slated to follow in the next year, Statesboro appears to be on the brink of another multi-family residential building "boom" as single family home ownership continues to decline across the southeast and the rest of the country.
After a lengthy and noticeable absence from the hotel scene in Statesboro, the Hampton Inn is returning. Construction on the new hotel, which will be located in the Market District, is scheduled to begin this coming January.
Georgia Southern football is an economic boon for many Statesboro businesses on home game weekends, but none benefit more than Statesboro hoteliers.
Work recently began on The Clubhouse grounds to add not only an eco-friendly, electronically controlled go cart track, but also fields for soccer training and competition.
A former sales executive with the Statesboro Herald and advertising manager in Savannah, Reagan Daly has returned to Morris Multimedia as general manager for Statesboro Magazine.
Directors and shareholders recently promoted Kevin A. Harrison, president of Citizens Bank of Bulloch County, to the bank's Washington County Board of Directors during their 49th Annual Meeting. Last hosted in Statesboro in 2012, the event took place in Sandersville in March.
Since the former Rozier Ford Lincoln became J.C. Lewis Ford's Statesboro dealership, customers are finding a much larger selection of cars, trucks and SUVs, but many of the same sales and service people they already know.
The unemployment rate dropped by more than a percentage point in Bulloch County during the past year, just as it did in Georgia overall.
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