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Fighting to keep courthouse

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.

April 16, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Willow Pond expanding

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.

April 10, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Business


In preparation for drought

Persistent drought conditions and record setting commodity prices have resulted in the "perfect storm" for those selling farm irrigation systems. The unprecedented demand for pivots, as they are referred to in the industry, is a clear sign that farming in south Georgia is changing.

April 02, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Everything for the kitchen

Looking for a storefront to showcase their inventory, brothers Richard and Stacy Underwood recently opened a second location of Underwood Restaurant and Store Equipment on Zetterower Avenue in Statesboro.

March 26, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Expanding with McBride

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher, Macay McBride, will be relocating the Macay McBride Sports Academy to The Clubhouse in Statesboro this April. The academy is a full service baseball and softball school offering lessons, cage rentals, workouts and team practices.

March 19, 2012 | Jan Moore | Business


Lisa Hodges takes over agriculture lending

Ricky Nessmith, president of Farmers & Merchants Bank, announced the recent promotion of Lisa Hodges from senior credit analyst and banking officer to agricultural lending officer for the bank.

February 13, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Business


Steak 'n Shake on the way

Ground is broken and construction is well under way for a new Steak 'n Shake restaurant in Statesboro Crossing at the corner of Brannen Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway.

February 06, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Closing a true Boro icon

The date has officially been set for the closing of a true icon in Statesboro's business community. Snooky's Restaurant is slated to serve its last meal on Feb. 18, just one day after the property on which it sits is scheduled to be sold.

January 30, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Riding on the 'Blue Goose'

At the age of 24, Jon Lockin owns and operates a small fleet of buses, having revolutionized transportation home from Statesboro's bars. He has also been pictured in Forbes Magazine.

January 23, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Business


A lot of money for roads

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Development Authority of Bulloch County recently successfully competed for and received $5 million in state and federal grants.

January 16, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Prom dresses on parade

Four years ago, Scott Marchbanks had no idea that his first annual prom dress preview fashion show would turn out to be a "must see" annual event for high school girls throughout southeast Georgia.

January 09, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Walker Pharmacy names new financial officer

Walker Pharmacy & Gifts, Inc. announced that Charles R. ("Bo") Fennell, Jr., a seasoned financial executive, has joined the company's leadership team as chief financial officer.

January 09, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Business


Tractor Supply nearly done

The latest national retailer preparing to open its doors in Statesboro is Tractor Supply. Located in the Kmart Shopping Center on Northside Drive, Tractor Supply is scheduled to open the morning of Jan. 14.

January 02, 2012 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Local makes Georgia Trend’s '40 Under 40'

Georgia Trend Magazine recently named Jennifer Fordham to its 15th annual group of rising stars under the age of 40 making an impact in Georgia.

January 02, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Business


Real estate picking up

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.

December 26, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business


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Articles by Section - Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New 'Mugs and Movies' is very impressive

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.

July 22, 2014 | | Business


Millen private prison brings jobs, cash

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.

July 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Holtze sells Quality Inn; will stay in Statesboro

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.

July 14, 2014 | | Business


Statesboro architect to restore Tybee theater

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.

July 14, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Ken's IGA expands in Brooklet

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.

July 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Virna’s Café brings international flair

Virna's Café is bringing new flavors to downtown Brooklet, where it is becoming a gathering place and music venue.

July 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Brooklet is Bulloch's growing small town

Hands down, the Andy Griffith Show is my favorite TV show.

July 07, 2014 | | Business


A successful season for Statesboro's Averitt Center

Football and the arts apparently have a lot in common.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - After 95 years, H.W. Smith Jewelers closing

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.

June 30, 2014 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Business


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