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?
You probably have thought about what you'd like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don't have the money you thought you'd have?
SAVANNAH - Kroger customers and associates throughout the Savannah area donated more than $19,200 to the Second Harvest Coastal Georgia Food Bank to help replenish their pantry after the collapse of its freezer roof over Labor Day weekend.
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for It Works! and the Georgia Skinny Wrap at 10 a.m. Thursday at RHBC Chamber office at 2591 Highway 17, suite 100 in Richmond Hill.
I had a call this summer about a jasmine bed dying in a big circle about 20 feet in diameter. No, it was not alien spacecraft engines burning the jasmine and not raccoons making crop circles.
MIDWAY - An area manufacturer is among 255 companies worldwide selected to participate in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study that explores whether manufacturing can be reinvigorated in the United States.
Fall is almost officially here - and if you're like most people, you're probably wondering how summer went by so fast. Those trips to the lake or the beach are fading in memory now, giving way to helping kids with homework, raking leaves and the other rites of autumn. And just as your day-to-day tasks change with the seasons, so, too, will your money management and investment activities at different phases of your life.
The owners of Life Moves Dance Studio broke ground Friday on their new location at 11260 Highway 144 between Richmond Hill Court and Parker's Square.
Now that we are past Labor Day, there are a few things you can do - and not do - around the yard before we get too deep into the NFL season.
SAVANNAH - Vice President Joe Biden visited the Georgia Port Authority's Garden City Ocean Terminal on Monday and discussed the importance of infrastructure investment to exports, economic competitiveness and job creation.
The following real estate transactions were filed with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 9-16:
PawParazzi owners Jane and Alex Honor Saturday marked the pet store's move to a new location in Parkers Square shopping center at 11360 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
The following real estate transactions were filed with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 3-6:
National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 8. And although this "Day" is not as widely known as Mother's Day or Father's Day, it does remind us of the importance of grandparents. If you're a grandparent yourself, you may be thinking of ways to help your grandchildren on their journey through life. One of the greatest gifts you can give them may be financial support for their college education - and one way you can help provide this support could be found in the distributions you receive from your retirement accounts.
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 19 at United Way of the Coastal Empire Bryan County office, 9611 Ford Ave., behind the Richmond Hill Public Library.
SAVANNAH - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson, Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love and guests recently celebrated the grand opening of STC's Aviation Training Center.