Jonathan Mears recently opened his new business, Total Home Technology, at Railroad and Ledford streets in Pembroke.
MOULTRIE - A pioneer in the Vidalia sweet onion industry, Robert Dasher of G&R Farms in Glennville has been named the 2010 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. The announcement was made recently during the Willie B. Withers luncheon at the 2010 Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show in Moultrie.
Plum Creek Timber Company cinched a "plum" deal Wednesday when the corporation formally set aside 5,285 acres into a conservation easement here in Liberty County.
The Grass Strip Foundation, a new organization to promote civil aviation, is having its first open house Saturday at Berg Park Aerodrome near Midway.
The following are property transfers in Bryan County from Oct. 1-18:
Richmond Hill might be close to annexing a 1.4-square-mile swath of land near the intersection of Belfast Siding Road and I-95, a move that is the first step to building an industrial park that promises jobs and tax revenues for the area.
A new restaurant opened in Pembroke this week - the Whistlestop Café at 78 W. Bacon St. The location may be familiar to residents, but changes have been underway.
Three homes in the upscale Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill will be auctioned off at the end of this month.
Savannah Technical College will host two information sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Liberty Campus for anyone interested in becoming a commercial truck driver. The campus is at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.
The Coastal GA Area Community Action Authority, Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills starting Monday, Nov. 1. Residents who are homebound or elderly - age 65 or older - will receive first priority. Also individuals who have life-threatening medical conditions and have had their electricity disconnected may apply. All other eligible families may apply starting Dec. 1. Payments will be made directly to the home energy supplier.
AT&T Georgia announced earlier this month that Kaylyn Padgett has been appointed as regional director for Southeast Georgia's external affairs. Padgett will be responsible for governmental, business and community relations in the following counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wayne and Wheeler.
SAVANNAH - Through the Georgia Fresh Start program, United Way of the Coastal Empire partnered with the Salvation Army to provide more than $300,000 in financial assistance to more than 900 people in Liberty, Bryan and Chatham counties. This one-time financial crisis assistance, up to $3,000 per household, was distributed to low-income families facing critical situations due to a loss of income or unfortunate economic circumstances.
The Liberty County Development Authority hosted the official signing of the training agreement between Firth Rixson Forgings, LLC, and Georgia Quick Start during a ceremony Thursday. Under the agreement, 200 jobs reportedly will be created at the new Firth Rixson plant in Midway.
Ever wonder if there's a better, safer place for paid bills and old checks as they fall from the fingertips and into the trash can?
JESUP - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia Jesup Surgery Center has earned its second consecutive seal of accreditation.
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host a new member orientation breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. March 12 at Magnolia Grill Social Hall, inside Bubba's Bistro, at 2457 Highway 17.
North Bryan-based engineering and weapons manufacturer Daniel Defense announced Tuesday a 14 percent net reduction in workforce due to current market conditions.
SAVANNAH - Parker's recently presented a $2,000 Fueling the Community check to Bryan County Schools.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and business expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville.
Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security? The answer probably depends on how old you are - but whatever your age, you'll want to consider the best way of incorporating Social Security benefits into your retirement income strategy.
Pembroke Advanced Communications, part of Pembroke Telephone Company, completed a multi-million-dollar investment in North Bryan County, bringing the most advanced communications services to its subscribers thanks to the more than 300 miles of fiber optic cable that will deliver state-of-the-art broadband communications to the entire service area - the first of its kind for Bryan County.
In the span of just four hours, more than 1,000 cars will come through J.F. Gregory Park during the height of the season, according to manager Angus McLeod. The Richmond Hill Farmers Market is popular to say the least.
Last weekend was blessed with wonderful weather to draw us outside and enjoy. I know you are eager to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring.
All Things Chocolate and More co-owner Dominick "Scott" Riccelli and Margaret Riccelli-Willis and David Willis, who are also Riccelli's daughter and son-in-law, marked the opening of a new, 3,000-square-foot store at 10471 Ford Ave. in the new 3,000-square-foot Ruby Rose Plaza on Feb. 19.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue is reminding residents who bought motor vehicles on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, they can opt in to the new title ad valorem tax until the close of business on Thursday.
Anyone who has been in Bryan County any length of time has heard the adage that real estate drives the economy. That's still true, although signs of change can be seen.
Joe Hoke, representative of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Savannah Harbor deepening project, addressed the Richmond Hill Lions Club during its Jan. 30 meeting at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center.
It's a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, "saving" is not "investing" - and knowing the difference could pay off for you far into the future.
When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.