Clearing for the construction of the Monarch Douglas apartment complex has begun on Highway 301 South.
Founded in 1989 by Lewis Stewart, Jr. and Edmund Brannen, Stewart Brannen Millwork has become one of the United States' premier manufacturers of custom windows and doors.
With its experienced and well respected CEO Ricky Nessmith preparing for retirement, Statesboro-based Farmers and Merchants bank has turned to another seasoned banker to take the helm for the next several years.
When James Revell purchased The Country Store and The Country Store Flooring Center in 2007, he knew his first order of business was to increase the sales of the small flooring company that is connected to the main convenience store.
Pladd Dot Music owner Chris Mitchell is expanding his full service music operation to include the manufacturing of guitars and amplifiers.
A newly released report states that the combined economic impact of the University System of Georgia's 35 institutions on their host communities reached $13.2 billion in Fiscal Year 2011, which is 5 percent higher than the $12.6 billion reported for FY 2010.
Georgia Southern University named recently a veteran entrepreneur to be a liaison to the business community locally and globally.
Statesboro-based TransformHealthRX recently was named one of the 50 fastest growing women-owned/led companies in North America by The Women Presidents' Organization, in partnership with American Express OPEN. And the local company is changing the way city and county governments provide health care services for their employees.
Last week, Frontier Communications launched a new community Wi-Fi Hot Zone covering Mill Creek Regional Park in Statesboro.
When Tracy Waters and Tracy Ham constructed their shopping center at the corner of Lovett Road and Brannen Street in 1995, there weren't many neighbors so-to-speak.
Since opening in 2004, the Sugar Magnolia Bakery and Cafe has become a cornerstone in a part of downtown that has experienced a lot of change.
After more than 16 years in downtown Statesboro, the Plunderosa closed its doors for good Saturday. Owners Linda Aycock and Martha Bacon said it has been a great business, but age and a desire to retire were the determining factors in their decision to close.
As part of Briggs & Stratton's company-wide sustainability initiative, the corporation invited the Mainstreet Farmers Market Friday to its manufacturing plant located in Gateway Industrial Park.
This past March, the public was made aware that the federal government is considering closing dozens of courtrooms, many of which are located in small, rural communities, as part of an effort to cut costs. The federal courthouse in Statesboro was on the list of 60 potential closures, ranking on the lower end at 56, as well as the courthouse in Dublin which was ranked 9th.
Georgia Living Management, Inc. has announced plans for the construction of a new Alzheimer's wing at its Willow Pond assisted living facility on Country Club Road.
Over the past couple of months, Carmike Cinema 12 in Statesboro has undergone extensive exterior and interior renovations. If you have been over that way, you have noticed the repainted exterior of the building. Inside, you will also see fresh paint, wallpaper and bathroom renovations.
MILLEN - When Corrections Corporation of America built a private prison just outside Millen, officials hailed it as a boon to Jenkins County's economy, then suffering from unemployment hovering near 20 percent.
Everyone seems to be focused on cleaning up and redeveloping the "Blue Mile," also known as South Main Street from the County Courthouse to the main entrance of Georgia Southern.
Statesboro Architect Kevin Palmer of Palmer Architects has been retained by the Friends of Tybee Theater to complete the design and restoration of the Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island.
In business for 36 years and a landmark at its current location for 20, Ken's IGA in Brooklet recently completed its largest store expansion so far, growing from a corner grocery to more of a supermarket, with wider aisles and a new abundance of dairy products and frozen foods.
Virna's Café is bringing new flavors to downtown Brooklet, where it is becoming a gathering place and music venue.
Hands down, the Andy Griffith Show is my favorite TV show.
Football and the arts apparently have a lot in common.
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.
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